This publication is an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning among states, to applaud the efforts of innovations taking place in the States and to adopt practices that are best suited to the context,” Shri Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, said during the launch. He added that this document should be made a living document and should be an active tool for innovation and scale up. “The utility of the compendium lies in the potential of its case studies being replicated across States and Union Territories,” observed Shri B.V.R Subrahmanyam, CEO, NITI Aayog. “This document is not only significant for peer learning among states, but also an important source for other countries to learn from India’s successes,” remarked Ms Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India. “As India is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, NITI Aayog and UNDP is bringing out this compendium showcasing 75 best practices in the social sector which truly highlight the theme ‘Achievements @75’ at the grassroot level
A judge is the pillar of entire justice system and public has a right to demand virtually irreproachable conduct from a judge (SC-10/12/2019)-A person discharging judicial duties acts on behalf of the State in discharge of its sovereign functions. Dispensation of justice is not only an onerous duty but has been considered as akin to discharge of a pious duty, and therefore, is a very serious matter. The standards of probity, conduct, integrity that may be relevant for discharge of duties by a careerist in another job cannot be the same for a judicial officer. A judge holds the office of a public trust. Impeccable integrity, unimpeachable independence with moral values embodied to the core are absolute imperatives which brooks no compromise. A judge is the pillar of the entire justice system and the public has a right to demand virtually irreproachable conduct from anyone performing a judicial function. Judges must strive for the highest standards of integrity in both their professional and personal lives.