Government approves amendments to Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill
The Union government approved amendments to the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill which had already been passed in the Lok Sabha and was pending in the Rajya Sabha.
Some changes have been made to make the bill fit to Article 14 (which seeks equality before law). The amended clause debars judges from making unwarranted comments against conduct of any “constitutional body and other persons.” The clause is part of restatement of values for judges.
The restatement of values for judges has been placed in a separate Schedule of the Bill-Schedule II.