- The Judiciary of India is an independent body.
- It is separate from the Executive and Legislative bodies of the Indian Government.
- The Executive and Legislature, that is the Central and State Governments, cannot interfere in the work of the judiciary.
- The courts are not under the government and do not act on their behalf.
- Judges in the High Court as well as the Supreme Court are appointed with very little interference from the other branches of the government.
- It is also very difficult to remove a judge from his post.
Advantages of an Independent Judiciary
- It is the independence of the judiciary that allows the courts to play a central role in ensuring that there is no misuse of power by the legislature and the executive.
- It also plays a crucial role in protecting the Fundamental Rights of citizens because anyone can approach the courts if they believe that their rights have been violated.
- Politicians cannot use their power to change any judgement.