Suranjit finds executive stronger than legislative, judiciary

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:22, Oct 04,2016


Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs Suranjit Sengupta said on Monday that executive branch of the state was more dominant than the other two branches — the legislative and the judiciary.

Suranjit, however, observed that the parliamentary standing committee did not feel that the dominance of the executive branch hampered the works of the legislative and the judiciary.

He made the comments while giving opinion of parliamentary standing committee on Supreme Court Judges (Leave, Pension and Privileges) Amendment Bill 2015 that was passed at the parliament on Monday.

In the parliamentary system, functions of the state are carried out by dividing the works in three clusters but it was the parliament that was the centre of all works, Suranjit commented.

‘If anyone from any branch is required to be accountable before the parliamentary standing committee to expedite the parliamentary functions, it is not humiliating,’ he added.

He mentioned that Supreme Court registrar general did not attend several parliamentary standing committee meetings on the bill after he was invited to give his opinion and added that the registrar general, however, later joined meetings after criticism.

Supreme Court Judges (Leave, Pension and Privilege) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 raised the gratuity of retired judges. The bill was passed by voice vote at the session presided over by the deputy speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah.

The bill was tabled at the house on June 8, 2015.

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