'Some Judges are lazy & take years to issue verdict', Former SC Judge

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Some allegations may come before collegium but nothing is done usually- Justice J Chelameswar

Justice Jasti Chelameswar

NEW-DELHI: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chelameswar has called some judges lazy. He said that the collegium  which appoints and transfers judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court, works in a very opaque manner and often takes no action when allegations against judges come to fore. He also said that some judges are lazy and take years to write judgments. 

Justice Chelameswar was addressing a seminar on 'Is the Collegium separate from the Constitution' in Kochi, Kerala on Tuesday. He said, "Some allegations may come before collegium but nothing is done usually. If allegations are serious maybe action should be taken. The general solution is to just transfer judges. Some judges are just lazy and take years and years to write judgments. some judges are inefficient."

"Now if I say anything I will get trolled tomorrow saying why is he saying all this after he retired but that is my fate. But recently SC remanded two judgments from an HC because it could not understand what its judgments said.", Says Justice Jasti Chelameswar. 

He added, "I never suggested handing over the selection of judges to the Executive in my dissenting judgment in the National Judicial Appointments Commission case." 

Justice Chelameswar on Law Minister Kiren Rijiju's statement on the 42nd Amendment said- 'No one is paying attention to how to strengthen the collegium system so that the common man can get its benefits.

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