Time to prohibit judges from joining politics

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Time to prohibit judges from joining politics

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 12, 2024 | Indian Polity

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: Polity, Topic: Judiciary and tribunals, Issue: Appointment and Removal of Judges

Checks on the conduct of Judges:

  • Judges take an oath to perform their duties without fear or favor, emphasizing the need for impartiality and integrity.
  • The Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct highlight values like independence, impartiality, and dignity in judicial behavior.


  • The Constitution Assembly rejected the idea of legally barring judges from occupying executive posts to maintain judicial independence.
  • There are past instances where judges resigning to pursue political roles ( Chief Justice Koka Subba Rao(1967), Baharul Islam(1983))

The way ahead:

  • Need to investigate and address judicial aberrations.
  • The Supreme Court should prohibit judges from entering politics after resignation, considering it a breach of their oath and accepted norms of judicial conduct.

Source: The Hindu

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