Retirement-age of doctors in the country is being rightly raised from 01.06.2016, a step which will utilise skill of experienced doctors for a longer duration thus achieving more for funds spent on their medical-education. At the same time when country is facing shortage of judges, long pending proposal to raise retirement-age of High Court judges to 65 years to be at par with that of Supreme Court judges should also be turned into reality to get other advantages too.
Step will effectively check lobbying by some High Court judges for elevation to Supreme Court. Moreover services of many deserving High Court judges will then be effectively utilised till optimum retirement-age of 65 years for judges that is presently only for Supreme Court judges. However there should be a ban of two years in post-retirement postings of retiring judges. Even chairpersons of Human Rights Commissions at national and state level should be selected from amongst retired judges of Supreme Court by National Judicial Commission, after two years of their retirement. All High Court judges should be compulsorily appointed from outside their home-states to check chances of influence by local relations and former bar-colleagues.
SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)