By Akash Agarwal, Amity Law School, Noida.
Accountability and Transparency are the two big-wig cornerstones of any democratic establishment for providing justice to the general public. However, the form of transparency and accountability may vary from one state to another depending upon certain relevant factors. In a democratic country like India, adhering to the concept of separation of powers, which establishes three wings of Government, i.e. Legislature, Executive and Judiciary, the concept of accountability becomes crucial and formulates a system of checks and balances on each other. However, the Legislature and Executive are fairly accountable for the acts they commit, but as far as the Judiciary is concerned, the roads of accountability and transparency are really bumpy and uneven. The Constitution of India provides comprehensive powers to the Judiciary, due to which the Indian Judiciary can be considered as the most powerful organ among all other organs. (more…)