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Lok Satta chief calls for a National Judicial Commission

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Lok Satta party president Jayaprakash Narayan on Saturday suggested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to constitute a National Judicial Commission with powers to appoint and terminate the services of Supreme Court and High Court judges.

Mr. Narayan, who called on the Prime Minister at Raj Bhavan here on Friday night, said the commission should comprise eminent citizens chosen in a bipartisan manner and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India. He also wanted the formation of an Indian Judicial Service on the lines of the Indian Administrative Service.

“I have also suggested to the Prime Minister to make civil services competitive by providing opportunities to the best and brightest in different fields,” he told media persons here.

He pointed out that sectors like education and health care are in an awful state in the country because there are not many competent people in the services to handle such all-important sectors and deliver results.

He said the Prime Minister appreciated his suggestions and promised to follow them up.

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