Mr. N.A. Palkhivala 'God, give us men. A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts , true faith and ready hands. Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spills of office cannot buy; Men…
The members of the Court exercise their duties independently and impartially, without bias as to personal, social or political interests or relations. In their entire conduct, they are mindful of ensuring that no doubts arise concerning their neutrality in the exercise of their office with regard to social, political, religious or ideological groups. This does not exclude affiliation with and, subject to due restraint, involvement in such groups as well as participating in the general social discourse.
Upright and honest judicial officers are needed not only to bolster the image of the judiciary in the eyes of litigants, but also to sustain the culture of integrity, virtue and ethics among judges. The public's perception of the judiciary matters just as much as its role in dispute resolution. The credibility of the entire judiciary is often undermined by isolated acts of transgression by a few members of the Bench, and therefore it is imperative to maintain a high benchmark of honesty, accountability and good conduct.
Judicial service is not an ordinary government service and the Judges are not employees as such. Judges hold the public office; their function is one of the essential functions of the State. In discharge of their functions and duties, the Judges represent the State. The office that a Judge holds is an office of public trust. A Judge must be a person of impeccable integrity and unimpeachable independence. He must be honest to the core with high moral values. When a litigant enters the courtroom, he must feel secured that the Judge before whom his matter has come, would deliver justice impartially and uninfluenced by any consideration. The standard of conduct expected of a Judge is much higher than an ordinary man.