According to Supreme Court judge Justice S Ravindra Bhat, the retirement age of Supreme Court and High Court judges should not be raised beyond the current maximum of 65 years.
While the retirement age for High Court judges, which is presently 62, may be raised to 65, he believes it should not be raised any further because justices would like to relax. ” I believe that is sufficient and the retirement age should not be raised, in my opinion.. Perhaps it should be increased to 65 for High Court justices, but not beyond that. We, too, would like to take a break “Justice Bhat made a witty remark.
He reasoned that younger people should be given the chance to serve on the Bench as well. “It is also past time, in my opinion, for us to recognize the relevance of younger people. Young people have new ideas. They bring a freshness of inquiry and a wealth of understanding about current affairs to the table that we older people would not only be sheltered from but also resistant to” he stated. Justice Bhat was speaking at the launch of Aseem Chawla’s book on the evolution of the Indian tax landscape, Finding a Straight Line Between Twists and Turns.
Justices Vipin Sanghi and Vibhu Bhakru of the Delhi High Court, as well as Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), were in attendance at the India Habitat Centre. Justice Bhat talked on the topic of taxation, ‘Social Justice and Fiscal Policy.’ He emphasized how taxation has always been at the heart of political fights, citing taxation as an example of how the entire American independence movement was sparked by taxation. “Because of this taxation notion, America was born. The revolutionaries’ rallying cry was “no taxation without representation.” Taxation fueled the demand for political representation “he stated
Similarly, he claims that one of the key causes of the French Revolution was harsh and arbitrary taxes. Whenever there have been arbitrary taxes in the past, societies have traditionally risen up, he added.