Judges Accountability Bill ready: Moily

Nilesh Bhagat and Ajay Kaul

New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) A long-delayed controversial bill on accountability of judges will be taken up by the Union Cabinet at its next meeting amid the government’s assertion that the proposed law was aimed at ensuring that no fingers are pointed at the judiciary.

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told PTI in an interview that the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010, had been finalised after exhaustive studies and examination of such legislations existing across the world.

It has been cleared by Group of Ministers, to which it was referred in March this year following differences of opinion in the Cabinet.

The bill would now come up before the Cabinet for approval, Moily said.

Asked whether the Cabinet would take up the bill this week, he replied in the affirmative.

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