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Modi wants Centre, SC to take up judicial impact assessment

india Updated: Aug 17, 2009 10:24 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mooted judicial impact assessment by the Centre and the Supreme Court to ascertain how select rulings by courts affect the society.

Addressing a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts in New Delhi, Modi said such a system should work on the lines of assessment of any other development or infrastructure project and suggested setting up "certain parameters or benchmarks".

The BJP leader said that the Centre and the Supreme Court should take up a pilot project under which 100 judgements at taluka level, 50 at district level, 25 judgements of High Court and 10 of Supreme Court should be selected for assessment as to how these have impacted the society.

He said the it should also be seen whether the court judgements have adversely affected the interests of the society and the state.

Referring to judicial reforms, he said 'CJI of India Fellowship Programme' should be considered in law universities for grooming young lawyers and future jurists.