Cabinet amends judicial accountability bill

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2014 23:03 IST

The Union Cabinet on Thursday removed a clause debarring judges from making verbal comments against any constitutional authority during open hearing from the judicial standards and accountability.

The clause was being opposed by the judiciary and the law ministry sought removal of the clause from the bill. It is forth time the Cabinet had approved amendments in the bill.

The bill has already been passed in the Lok Sabha and is pending in Rajya Sabha.

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