Chief Justice of India T S Thakur says judiciary intervenes only when executive fails

0

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has said that judiciary intervened only when the executive fails in its constitutional duties.

“The courts only fulfill their constitutional duty and need would not arise if government do their job,” the CJI was quoted by PTI as saying in an interview to ETV News Network.

Justice Thakur’s comments assume significance in light of the warning issued by the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, who, not so long ago, had warned judiciary not to cross its lakshmanrekha.

Also Read:  Curfew imposed in Banswara district of Rajasthan

on May 16, expressing concerns over judicial ‘overreach,’ Jaitley had said that the judiciary must draw its own “Lakshmanrekha” and not take decisions, which fell in the domain of the executive.

The CJI has said that if there is neglect and failure on part of government agencies, judiciary will “definitely” play its role, the network said in a release.

Also Read:  Subramanian Swamy's comments on Sonia Gandhi almost created an ugly fight inside Rajya Sabha

“We only fulfill our positional duties as laid down by the Constitution. If the governments do their job better, any need of interference would not arise,” Thakur said when asked about a recent statement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regarding alleged judicial interference in executive functions.

The CJI also said “the government should do their job instead of hurling the accusations and the people turn to the courts only after they are let down by the executive.”

Also Read:  AAP's Okhla MLA admitted in hospital for suspected dengue

Dealing with the huge vacancies in judiciary, Justice Thakur said “I have requested the Prime Minister on several occasions and am sending a report on the same issue to the Centre

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here