NEW DELHI: A joint meeting of various advocates bodies, including the Bar Council of India, has unanimously proposed to the government to bring an "immediate amendment" to enhance retirement age of the judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts by two years.
It also decided to send the copy of the resolution to the Prime Minister of India and Union Minister for Law and Justice for the necessary action.
A press release issued on behalf of the apex regulatory body of the advocates, Bar Council of India stated the joint meeting of all the State Bar Councils, the office-bearers of High Court Bar Associations and Bar Council of India held last week has discussed the issue with regard to enhancement of age of superannuation of judges of High Courts and Supreme Court.
"The same was thoroughly considered; and after consideration, the meeting unanimously came to a conclusion that there should be immediate amendment in the Constitution and the retirement age of Judges of High Court should be enhanced from 62 to 65 years and the age of superannuation of the Judges of Supreme Court should be enhanced to 67 years," it said.
The joint meeting has also resolved to propose to the Parliament to consider amending the various Statutes so that even the experienced advocates could be appointed as the Chairpersons of various commissions and other Forums.
It is relevant to point out here incumbent Attorney General K K Venugopal has repeatedly been emphasising on raising the retirement age of judges.