Important to protect, promote independence and integrity of judiciary at all levels: CJI Ramana
   Date :15-Nov-2021

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 Chief Justice of India Justice N V Ramana (c) Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Textile Smriti Irani (2nd from left), Supreme Court of India Judges Uday Umesh Lalit (2nd from right) and Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar (R) releasing the publication during the “Valledictory Ceremony” of “Pan India Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign”, organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI)
 
 
NEW DELHI :
 
CHIEF Justice of India N V Ramana on Sunday said the mind of the Indian judiciary can be known to millions largely through the actions of trial courts and district judiciary and therefore, nothing is more important than to ‘preserve, protect and promote’ the independence and integrity of the judiciary at all levels. He said the Indian judiciary has always remained in the forefront of shaping the welfare state and the decisions of the constitutional courts of the country have enabled social democracy to thrive. Speaking at the valedictory function of Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the Chief Justice said, “Despite our being a part of a welfare state, benefits are not trickling down to the intended beneficiaries at the desired levels. People’s aspirations about leading a dignified life are often met with challenges. One of them, primarily, being poverty”.
 
“The mind of the Indian judiciary can be known to millions largely through the actions of the Trial Court and the District judiciary. For an overwhelming majority of litigants, what is real and existing is only the district judiciary. Without robust justice delivery system at the grassroot level, we cannot imagine a healthy judiciary. Therefore, nothing is more important than to preserve, protect and promote the independence and integrity of the judiciary at all levels,” he said.