Prologue : The government is going to introduce a bill to regulate the functioning of tribunals and commissions headed by retired judges.
The Bill seeks to fix the retirement age of former high court judges and technocrats, appointed to such panel, at 67. Former Supreme Court judges will retire from these bodies at 70 years.It also provides for banning former Supreme Court and high court judges from being appointed to head or be members of various tribunals, and from providing costly legal advice in the form of arbitration in private disputes.
Epilogue : What compelled the government to think of such a bill? It said, it's Liberhan Commission's report. The LC report was submitted after 17 years.
Another report, on same track.
The panel headed by an 88-year-old retired Supreme Court judge to resolve the water dispute between Punjab and Haryana — the Eradi Commission — is being wound up 24 years after it was set up. The dispute remains unresolved.