The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, addressed at the Constitution Day celebrations on Saturday about the need for the All India Judicial Services to bring the proper talent to the judiciary.
While maintaining his fervent belief that the independence of the judiciary is unassailable, President Kovind suggested that a better manner to pick judges for the Higher Judiciary may be discovered without weakening it in the least.
He proposed that an All India Judicial Service be established to identify, nurture, and promote the best talent from the grassroots to the highest levels of government. He also stated that the concept is not new and has existed for over half a century without being put to the test.
“I’m sure there are better suggestions out there. The ultimate goal should be to strengthen the justice delivery system,” remarked the President. At the event, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Supreme Court Justices AM Khanwilkar and L Nageswara Rao addressed.
While the inauguration of three female Supreme Court judges is a source of joy, the President also stressed that much more needs to be done to strengthen the judiciary’s gender balance.
Judges have set a high bar for themselves, according to the President, and it is incumbent on them to use extreme caution in their courtroom remarks. Even if uttered with good intentions, indiscreet remarks allow for a wide range of interpretations to be applied to the judiciary.
The President remarked that there have been recent instances of disrespectful remarks about the courts on social media platforms, and that while these platforms have done a great job of democratising knowledge, they also have a dark side.
President Kovid noted that the Indian Constitution is a road map for our collective journey, and that justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity are at its foundation.
Justice is the fundamental fulcrum around which democracy spins, according to President Ram Nath Kovind, and it is further enhanced if the three institutions of the state, the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary, coexist together.
President Ram Nath Kovind noted that in a growing country like India, only a small percentage of the population can afford to go to court and seek justice. While reform is the obvious response to what may be done to speed up the pace of justice, reform is a broad concept that encompasses various stakeholders’ desires for diverse outcomes. As a result, the actions required for the goal must be broad in scope in order to develop consensus on the reforms.
NALSA is promoting an inclusive, legal system to ensure justice to the vulnerable elements of society through its extensive network, according to a campaign by the National Legal Service Authority.
The President of India concluded his speech by saying that Constitution Day is a day to remember the men and women who made it possible for us to live in a free republic. It’s a day to reaffirm our commitment to continue on the path they paved for us.