Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there is a need for judicial reforms in the country but hoped that the Judiciary itself would take steps for it.
Mr. Singh, on a visit here, was asked about accountability of judiciary in the backdrop of accusations of land grabbing against Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran.
“I think there is a case for paying attention to judicial reforms. I sincerely hope that the judiciary itself will take effective steps in this regard,” Mr. Singh said.
Justice Dinakaran’s appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court has hit a roadblock with a collegium headed by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan understood to have put on hold the decision on his elevation after allegations that he possessed around 500 acres of land in Tamil Nadu.