Judicial Independence In India

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Introduction: Legislature, Executive and Judiciary are the three principal organs of government who have separate functions to perform and for the sake of smooth and proper exercise of those functions minimum overlap should be insured. Independence of one organ without the interference or adverse effects of other organ is called doctrine of separation of powers that form on of the essentials of Indian Constitution. Judicial Independence is the concept that the judiciary needs to be kept away from the other branches of government. Judiciary is looked upon by the common people of the country as their savior, the custodian of fundamental rights, as savior of their hopes. That is, courts should not be subject to improper influence from the other branches of government, or from private or partisan interests. Executive that includes President, Governor should not exploit their positions beyond a certain extent of the functions they are assigned, to infringe upon the work of judiciary. Appointment of Judges: Judges are the pillars that hold judiciary functions intact. The procedure of appointment of the judges to…show more content…
The NJAC, which was brought into existence after inserting a new article (Article 124A) in the Constitution, consists the Chief Justice of India as ex-officio chairperson, two other senior judges of the Supreme Court, the Union Minister of Law and Justice and two eminent persons to be nominated by a committee consisting the Chief Justice of India, the Prime Minister, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha or where there is no such Leader of Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition party in Lok Sabha. The eminent persons shall be nominated for a period of three years and shall not be eligible for

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