What is meant by independence of the judiciary? Explain.

 

Answer:

Answer to be written in the exam:

  1. Independence of the judiciary means that it is not under the control of the legislature or the executive.

  2. The judges do not act on the direction of the government or according to the wishes of the party in power

  3. The judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court s are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Once a person is appointed as judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court it is n early impossible to remove him or her from that position.

  4. There is a security of pay and allowances for the judges. Their salaries cannot be reduced.

  5. The Supreme Court and the High Courts are free to decide their own procedure of work and establishment .

  6. Judge is not allowed to practice after retirement so they cannot influence the judgments of the court.
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