N V Ramana, the Chief Justice of India (CJI), said today that the Constitution establishes a division of powers among the state's three institutions, and that citizens should be cognizant of the 'Lakshman Rekha' when doing their duties.
"The constitution establishes power separation among the three organs, and the harmonious functioning of the three organs fosters democracy. We must keep Lakshman Rekha in mind while performing our duties "The Chief Justice stated.
The Chief Justice further stated that his words concerning legislative scrutiny made on Independence Day had been misinterpreted, and that he did not want to intervene in the legislative process. However, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha's comment was used to emphasize the importance of thorough legislative review before passing laws.
He was speaking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inaugural session of the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts, which began this morning.
Mr. Ramana was also concerned about the abuse of Public Interest Litigations (PIL).
He claims that PILs have evolved into "Personal Interest Litigation" and are now used to settle personal scores, and that courts are therefore wary of allowing them to proceed.
Governments' purposeful inaction in the face of judicial declarations, according to the Chief Justice, is bad for democracy's health.
The Chief Justice of India (CJI), N V Ramana, said today that the Constitution established a division of powers among the state's three institutions, and that individuals should be aware of the 'Lakshman Rekha' when carrying out their responsibilities.
"The constitution establishes power division among the three organs, and the three organs' harmonious operation promotes democracy. While performing our duty, we must remember Lakshman Rekha "According to the Chief Justice.
The Chief Justice went on to say that his remarks about legislative scrutiny on Independence Day had been misconstrued, and that he did not intend to interfere with the legislative process. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, on the other hand, used his remark to emphasize the importance of a thorough legislative review before passing legislation.
"In 2015, we identified over 1,800 statutes that had become obsolete. One thousand and fifty-five of the Centre's laws were repealed. However, only 75 of these legislation have been repealed by state legislatures "he stated
PM Modi also emphasized the importance of developing a digital legal system that empowers citizens.
"Technology has become a significant tool for strengthening citizens. Our judicial infrastructure, too, needs to be digitalized. Human resources that are tech-savvy are critical to integrating Digital India into the country's growth story "Added the Prime Minister.