Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Should judge's receive awards?

How would you react:
- if a judge is given a 'good job done' reward?
- if a judge is given a prize for doing an exemplary job?

Perhaps, you will be happy! Think again.

Judges have a very important role to play in society. Just as they should not be seen receiving any favors or special treatment from a politician or any body, same way - recieving awards of any kind while in active service sounds completely out of order. The news in question here is some district and session court judges in karnataka being felicitated with cash award of Rs 10,000/=, a plaque and a citation, for promoting kannada language.

Ok, one may argue that this was just an appreciation for their usage of the local language; but if this practice continues, what prevents any 'body' or 'organization' from rewarding select judges for 'good job done', 'delivering excellent judgements', 'delivering immediate judgement' and so on...! Would it mean if your case lands up in the court of a judge who hasn't received a 'good job done' reward, you are not going to get 'enough' justice?

What is even more surprising that judge's chose to receive such awards! From my limited knowledge, in countries around the world - this is a completely unheard of practice.


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At 1:34 AM, Blogger Pinku said...


Good question. and thanks for sharing this information cause i had missed it in main media.

I dont think judges should be allowed to take any such awards especially if cash or gifts are included.

also a negative marking system should be in place for judges who try a particular case and its contested in a higher court and the earlier judgement negated. Cause it means a) the lower court judge didnt go into the matter carefully enough and b) wastage of court time by trying the same case twice.

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Get it...get it! India this...India that! Definitely we have lots of problems in India. I can agree to everything you have to said here. But what are you acheiving here(ref-all the posts)? I am sorry but you just seem to be taking out the frustration by writing?

Can we be little constructive than just being contemplative on these issues?

Like start something like a suggestion box. Or you suggest something yourself.

Ofcourse changing things for better is not a one man job so blogging can be good medium. It can possibly initiate real life contacts with like minded people so that we together can be the change that we want to see...hey but not just in our literary styles and topics, but something that more tangible?

If you talk about something today can you implement it tomorrow be whatever it is? Very few people can acheive that. My dad was one such person(not bragging) how can I, I am yet to begin :(

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At 10:30 AM, Blogger workhard said...

Hey.. if judges receive awards should be done in an appropriate fashion coming from senior authorities nothing that will incline them to give bias judgements..

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