Supreme Court refuses to frame norms to bar superior judges from taking govt assignments

The Supreme Court refused to frame norms that would bar a superior court judge from taking up any government assignment for at least two years. The bench comprising CJI HL Dattu along with justices SA Bobde and AM Sapre dismissed a petition filed by a political activist, which referred to such post-retirement jobs as sinecures that could erode the judiciary’s independence.


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