Courts step in when government fails, says CJI

T S Thakur said that if there was neglect and failure on the part of govt agencies, judiciary would play its role.

Published: 07th June 2016 04:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2016 04:23 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Monday said that if there was neglect and failure on the part of government agencies, the judiciary would definitely play its role.

In an interview to a private news channel, the CJI said that courts intervene only when the executive fails in its constitutional duties. “We would be happy if the government fulfills its responsibility. The judiciary will intervene only if the government fails,” CJI said. The CJI clarified that the judiciary was not interested in interfering in the works of the others and the fact was that 85 per cent of citizens stepped to the doors of the courts only when they were disappointed by the governments.

“If the governments do their job better, any need of interference would not arise,” the CJI added while reacting to a statement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley regarding alleged judicial interference in executive functions.


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