Staff Reporter

KOCHI: V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court Judge, has called for rapid changes in the Indian judiciary.

Delivering the inaugural address at a seminar on ‘Corruption in legal institutions’ organised by the Indian Association of Lawyers (IAL) at the Bar Council here on Tuesday, Mr. Iyer said the appointment of judges by a collegium was instrumental in the falling standards of the Indian judiciary.

Mr. Iyer said there must be a performance commission to examine the delinquencies of judges. Accountability and transparency were essential in the judicial process, he said.

K.P. Radhakrishna Menon, former High Court Judge; Venganoor K. Chandrasekharan Nair, Additional Advocate General; and T.M. Mohammed Youseff, general secretary of IAL, spoke on the occasion.