‘Judiciary and executive to stay within limits’

Pti May 09, 2010

NEW DEHLI: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the Indian judiciary, legislature and executive should not exceed their respective powers as enshrined in the Constitution, but work in harmony to maximise public good.

According to the Press Trust of India, while addressing the national conference on ‘Law and Governance’ to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Bar Association of India on Saturday, Singh said, “It is assumed that none of the organs of the state, whether it is the judiciary or the executive or the legislature, would exceed its powers as laid down in the Constitution.”

“Even though their jurisdiction may be separated and demarcated, it is expected that all institutions would work in harmony and in tandem to maximise the public good,” he said. Referring to one of the topics to be debated at the meet, Singh said the doctrine of ‘separation of powers’ was acknowledged as one of the basic features of the Constitution.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 09/05/2010

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