Recently, the Center will make a renewed effort to reach a consensus on the All-India Judicial Services (AIJS).
- According to the information received, the government and the judiciary have discussed ways to overcome the obstacles faced by AIJS.
- The idea of creating AIJS (All India Judicial Services) was first mooted in 1958 in the report of the 14th Law Commission.
- AIJS aims to create a centralized cadre of District Judges. These will be recruited centrally through All India Examination and will be appointed on the lines of All India Services (AIS) in each state.
- It is noteworthy that at present the appointments of District Judges and Subordinate Judiciary are done by the respective State Governments.
AIJS (All India Judicial Services) will assist for the following:
- Filling up around 5,000 vacancies in District and Subordinate Judiciary.
- Enriching the quality of justice at the lower levels of the judiciary. This will reduce appeals arising out of their decisions.
- Attracting best talent through transparent and efficient method of recruitment.
- This may not take into account local laws, customs and customs, which have wide variations state-wise.
- A national trial could prevent people from vulnerable backgrounds from being able to enter judicial services.
- The language problem is because the proceedings and judgments in the District and Sessions Courts are written in the local language.
Source – The Hindu