CPI Press Release on Nomination of Top Government and Judicial Officers to Rajya Sabha
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on March 17, 2020:
The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India in the background of the nomination of former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha, demands that a law banning all top government and judicial officers to hold any post of profit for some period after their retirement be enacted.
It is worth remembering that on 27th March, 2019 then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi himself had said that “there is a strong view that post retirement appointment is a scar on the idea of judicial independence”.
The present nomination of former chief justice puts the credibility of judicial system in dock.