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Sunday, 25 February 2024 3.21 AM IST

President proposes All India Judicial Service for enhanced judiciary

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NEW DELHI: President Draupadi Murmu proposed the establishment of an All-India Judicial Service during the 75th Constitution Day ceremony at the Supreme Court. The purpose is to nurture skilled judicial officers from diverse backgrounds. The President emphasized that this service would streamline the selection and advancement of talent across all levels of the judiciary. It aims to transparently select capable individuals from various regions solely based on merit and healthy competition. This move intends to offer more opportunities to underrepresented segments within the judiciary, fostering a more diverse and inclusive legal system. The President highlighted the importance of reflecting the country's social diversity in both the bar and the bench which she believes would significantly enhance the administration of justice.

President Murmu also commended the availability of Supreme Court judgments in multiple languages and endorsed the live telecasting of court proceedings considering them as steps toward ensuring accessibility to justice for all. She stressed the necessity of a citizen-centric system that prioritizes delivering justice effectively.

Chief Justice D.Y Chandrachud affirmed the Supreme Court's commitment to addressing citizens' issues, emphasizing its unwavering accessibility. Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal was among the dignitaries present at the event.

Furthermore, President Murmu unveiled a statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar in the Supreme Court Garden, which stands over seven feet tall. The statue portrays Ambedkar holding the constitution and depicts him as a lawyer. Notably, a petition urging the construction of this statue was submitted to Chief Justice D.Y Chandrachud by proponents of Ambedkar's legacy. Mahatma Gandhi's statue remains within the premises of the Supreme Court.

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