Judge Sahib - How was Victoria Falls?
Year 2007: Chief Justice of India travels 7 times abroad, First Class, accompanied by wife- air fare cost alone is Rs 39 Lakhs. Read the fully story here.
Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj justifies, " They also need comfort, they also need to go out. Why they should be deprived of it.'' Sure Mr Minister, if that is the case why use the garb of a conference in Pretoria, and end up at Victoria Falls! Just because it is tax payers money!
And what about government rules that say judges cannot be accompanied by wives on work tours?
The Law Minister enlightens the CNN-IBN reporter: "How can you deprive the wife? You are a woman. You should understand”. Sure Mr Minister, if a citizen flouts rule, he must be jailed by the judge, if a Judge flouts the rule - Law Minister has a ready excuse?
I can see people, spending hours trying figure out how they can save a few thousand Rs in taxes - and there i see the Judge Sahib off to Victoria Falls with their money!