Judges must possess an excellent quality of integrity: SC
NEW DELHI: The judiciary is an institution founded on honesty and integrity, he said, reaffirming that it is necessary for judicial officials to possess the excellent quality of integrity in order to serve the public.
He made the observation by refusing to show indulgence to a judicial magistrate based in Maharashtra, who had challenged his dismissal from the service in 2004 after the accusation that he had issued orders in favor of the clients of a lawyer with whom he had a close relationship . .
Impeccable integrity must be reflected in both the public and personal life of a judge, the superior court said, and the added judicial officials must always remember that they hold high positions and serve the public.
A bank of judges Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose said that the petitioner did not meet the expectations of integrity, behavior and integrity and that he cannot be indulgent.
Therefore, we find no merit in the appeal, which is therefore dismissed, he said.
The petitioner was appointed judicial magistrate in March 1985.
In February 2001, he was suspended and fired in January 2004.
He challenged his dismissal in the Bombay High Court, but his statement was rejected.
He then transferred the cusp court, which issued a notice on his statement limited to the issue of the amount of punishment.
In this case, the officer decided the cases due to his close relationship with a lawyer and not because the law forced him to do so. This is also a bonus of another kind, said the bank, explaining that the bonus can be of various types.
It can be money gratification, power gratification, lust gratification, etc., he said.
The bank said that the first and main quality required in a judge is integrity. Being a public servant, judicial officials should always remember that they are there to serve the public.
The need for integrity in the judiciary is much greater than in other institutions. The judiciary is an institution whose foundations are based on honesty and integrity.
Therefore, it is necessary for judicial officials to possess the excellent quality of integrity, he said.
A judge is judged not only for his quality of sentences, but also for the quality and purity of his character, said the main court.
Who is judged on others must be incorruptible. That is the high standard expected of him, he said in his verdict.
If a judicial officer decides a matter for strange reasons, he is not fulfilling his duty in accordance with the law, the bank added.