On India’s 72nd Independence Day, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra while addressing the Supreme Court Bar Association has called for concrete planning to improve the judicial system and transform it. The reaction from CJI Misra comes eight months after four Supreme Court judges J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph raised questions against the functioning of cases and their allocation under CJI Dipak Misra.
Constructive steps need to be taken with a positive mindset. Concrete reforms must be undertaken with rationality, maturity, responsibility and composure. It's necessary to be productive instead of being counter-productive. Then only the institution can go to greater heights," said CJI Misra.
"To criticise, attack and destroy a system is quite easy. What is difficult and challenging is to transform it into a performing one. For this one has to transcend ones' personal ambitions or grievances," CJI Misra added.
Earlier on January 12, four apex court judges had addressed a press conference in New Delhi and criticised the working pattern under CJI Misra, accusing him of not listening to their concerns.