Corruption In Judiciary Worse Than That In Public Departments: Madras HC Calls For
Strengthening Of Vigilance System, Surprise Visits, Inspections.
The conscience of this Court would not permit it, if this Court fails to mention the increasing
corrupt practices in the Judiciary Department as well as in Court premises", remarked Justice S.
The bench was of the view that urgent and stringent measures are warranted and appropriate
instructions/guidelines are to be issued to all the Government Offices. "The competent
Authorities of the Government have the choice to obtain suggestions and expert opinions in the
field of Anticorruption and accordingly issue comprehensive instructions/directions/guidelines to
deal with the corrupt practices in Public Departments", stated the bench. Expressing that the
Government of the day is expected to strengthen the Anticorruption wings and periodical and
frequent surprise raids/inspections are to be conducted in public offices, the bench observed that
further, the assets and the liabilities of the department servants are to be periodically verified as
the Service Rules require every public servant is bound to furnish the details of their assets and