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No dispute between executive and judiciary: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Union Law Minister said that while the decision of court is supreme, those taken by the collegium system can be thought over again.

By: ANI | New Delhi |
July 19, 2016 7:50:43 pm
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union law minister, no dispute between executive and judiciary, collegium system, corruption in judiciary, India news Union Law Minsiter Ravi Shankar Prasad. (File Photo)

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asserted that there is no dispute between judiciary and executive and only an impression has been created.

Speaking in an exclusive conversation with ETV News head Jagdeesh Chandra, Prasad said, “If a new law is made, then it is the work of court to decide whether it is in the favour of the country or not.”

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The Union Minister also clarified that the decision of court is supreme and there is no dispute between government and judiciary.

Speaking on the collegium system formed for appointment of judges and rights of the government, he said the government has full right to give a rethink on the decision taken by collegiums and motive of both is same to bring transparency in appointment of judges.

“Three standards have been set for appointment of Judges­ eligibility, honesty and transparency,” he said.

The memorandum of procedure, which governs appointment of judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, was put in place following two apex court judgments in 1990s that established the collegium and ruled in favour of the primacy of the Chief Justice of India in making such appointments.

The Union Law Minister also called on the Supreme Court to end loopholes in judgements given by them.

“Any person can be wrong whether he is a judge or anyone. But this is the responsibility of Supreme Court to end these loopholes,” he said.

He further said that if there is any corruption in judiciary, then there should be a mechanism to solve that also and this mechanism should be made by the apex court

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