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NEW DELHI: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on December 2 lamented that retired judges have kept the arbitral system of the country in a ‘tight fist grip’, denying chance to other qualified minds.
“Nowhere on the planet, in no other country, in no other system, there is such tight fist grip on the arbitral system by retired judges. In our country, this is at large,” he said.
He also lauded the ‘bold’ remarks of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud — a person, he said, is changing the landscape of judiciary in the country — on the arbitral system in India.
Dhankhar said the CJI reflected on the lack of diversity in appointing arbitrators. Chandrachud, Dhankhar quoted, had said retired judges dominate the field.
“He goes on to add, and I salute him for this, while other qualified candidates are overlooked, he implied this reflects an old boys club mentality,” said Dhankar.