Corruption in Judiciary - Inputs on Root Causes
Below are your key inputs on Corruption Issues in Judiciary. Kindly review them and identify any additional issues that are missing. Otherwise, help identify Root Causes for these Issues.
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Transparency International India
Corruption in Judiciary - Key Issues
1. Judges in the lower courts come under pressure from ruling political parties as well as few law practitioners who are closely associated with them to get favourable judgements
2. Some judges of the lower court accept money to give favourable verdict to a certain party
3. Advocates can easily get cases adjourned/pushed forward by putting money into the chain
4. Advocates and Public Prosecutor work as conduit for bribing Judiciary in form of expensive holidays, cash etc.
5. Lawyers misguide their clients and keep asking for more money to fight the case
6. In rent control matters, lawyers and judicial staff work hand in glove to take maximum adjournments so that the tenant can postpone the vacating the premises for which they take extra money
7. One could also pay a bribe to prevent the adjournment of a case
8. A lot of money in exchanged with judgements for the judges to use their discretionary powers in granting adjournment, bail and compensation
9. Many times, one also has to pay to get certified document copies, pay for registering suit, complaint as well as petition
10. At the lowest level, peons take money to remove papers from the bundles. more
I don't think this sort of post mortem is required for corruption prevailing in different Government Departments. Corruption is one and the same wherever it prevails. It is corrupt Government Officials supported by corrupt politicians demanding bribes in cash from common citizens for services rendered. The key point to be noted is that they always demand bribe in cash and cash only. If there is no unnecessary(black) cash circulating in society the question of paying bribe does not arise. Bribe is paid in big denomination notes. Remove Rs.1000, 500 and 100 permanently from circulation. Create a cashless society. All transactions above Rs.1000 through bank cheques, online transfer, debit/credit cards only. This is the one and only solution for corruption, bribery and black money circulation. The grand success of Jan Dhan Yojna under the present Government will make this all the more easier. more
1) Many cases are filed without proofs.Every case filed should complete some formalities i.e. In one case case regarding plot was filed but no proof of owning the plot.He submitted one municipal bill which was 3 years old.But still judge approved the case to be filed.Actually latest municipal tax bill as well as electric bill & other documents are to be filed which were not.
2)There should be protocol for accepting all cases. unless these are filled case should not be filed.Because of corruption many cases are filed like above conditions. more