Several judges are active politicians even before being appointed judges, and many of them join politics after retirement. Political rulers misuse respected name of judiciary by having retired judges of their own ideology in judicial commissions. Infamous Godhra train-burning incident is a case in point when retired judges appointed by Union Railway Ministry and Gujarat government gave different findings according to requirements of political rulers.
Supreme Court should first initiate suo-motto move to refine appointing process of judges in higher courts with so many charges levelled against some of them, and also make the process transparent like the one for information commissioners.
National Judicial Commission should be constituted with retired Supreme Court judges as its member-nominees of the President, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Chief Justice of India, Bar Council with Chief Vigilance Commissioner as ex-officio member for appointment of judges in higher courts.
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