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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Who is to referee the umpires?

Who is to referee the umpires?

Meaning is injected when we emphasis substance over superficiality;

Performance over mere planning and projections;

Actions over tall talk; properly prioritizing things even if they are not politically correct [may not get brownie points in terms of vote garnering gimmicks- an obsession of next election minding politicians].

Present Government of India wants to inject substance into every area of India’s governance to the extent possible and sincerely and seriously prefers to push that over superficiality.

He is improving the image and importance of every vital institution to enhance its credibility in the eyes of all through certain restructuring process involving justification through transparent and ethically high standards for those institutions at all levels.

This included even closing down certain highly revered institutions which have outlived their relevance, like The Planning Commission of India.

Getting rid of many outdated laws and practices like attestation by gazetted officers etc.

Present government wants to ensure delivery of benefits to the deserving and started it by opening bank accounts [ Jan Dhan Yojana], made people voluntarily give up subsidies, started Swatch Bharath, Digital India, Insurance and pension for many etc.

Started new and improved institutions to ensure transparent, efficient and better governance and quick delivery like NITI AAYOG etc

To any unbiased observer the present government of India irrespective of whichever party is ruling, whoever is the leader or whoever is taking credit for all that is happening, as a nation, India is doing certain things with long term vision which are very good and vital for not only the economic development, governance etc but for the very sustenance of faith in the institutions of governance, delivery of necessary things for decent life of all and overall sustained growth of civilized life.

But unfortunately some sector and lobbies do not want their status quo to be altered and authority to be upset and continue to protest and prevent any change.

The author has mentioned BCCI and SC which leads me to this
CriCket, BcCi and sC are involved in disproportionte debate because
Corporate involvement, commercial activities and common man’s interests all these three together generate lot of ‘C’ which alone is being seen, yes you guessed it right cash.

Wishing the retreat great success. Judges are not just human beings.
They are greater and special because they listen more [sometime mere verbal diarrhea from lawyers] and are humble enough to listen to all sides rather than jumping to conclusion with their personal biases and opinions which are very difficult tasks especially in an era when even a 3 year old has a opinion on everything and even 30 year old petrified opinionated souls continue as students.
Judges cannot be expected to be experts in every subject or issue nor can they feign as know-all and judge all specialists like the media anchors and press reporters.
Judiciary is one important institution which has primarily the onus of judging the legal sustainability of any matter , often it is also required to take into consideration the socio-moral aspects and humanitarian concerns with contextual relevance in the interest of greater good of humanity and environment and also social harmony.
It is very good that though complete and concrete changes have not taken place in our judicial system in tune with the greater expectations of growing population of well informed society.
It is good that the honorable judges have also gone one step further in opting for a serious retreat [rather than foreign jaunts in the name of retreat] to further their knowledge and update on various issues as is evident from the agenda. We all must congratulate them for their humility and good intentions.
But my only humble request at this juncture to this august assembly of senior and scholarly souls is, as judges please resist your temptation to pander to media projected populist notions while handling any case on any issue. If possible put a gag on media trails on issues that are already in court. Media messes around with its 24/7 non stop nonsense.
Let the honorable judges ensure to continue  the meta terms that comes to the mind of ordinary citizens when they think of judges is law, order, rules, impartiality, national interest, humane concerns, environmental protection, ensuring economic developmental activities at least with certain amount of  financial discipline and concern for the society at large, punish the violators however mighty and powerful they may be, keep main stream paid media from sensationalizing sensitive issues and if possible also look into the possibility of  installing cameras in all court rooms and also record all cases to enhance the trust of the public.

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