LAHORE - National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) on conclusion of its meeting on Sunday resolved to get judiciary rid of corruption and suggested some standards for the senior lawyers to speed up dispensation of justice and financial help for the junior lawyers. The meeting of the NJPMC was held under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Tariq Parvez Khan, Lahore High Court CJ Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Sindh High Court CJ Sarmad Jalal Osmani and Balochistan High Court CJ Qazi Faez Isa participated in the meeting. The NJPMC considered various options to ensure the implementation of the policy and to set up an effective monitoring mechanism for achieving the twin objectives of the policy namely eradication of corruption in the judiciary and expeditious dispensation of the justice. The committee resolved that the HCs should amend the recruitment rules for conducting test and interviews to recruit judicial officers so that vacant posts of the judicial officers could be filled up quickly. It also resolved that except in public interest or in the interest of institution or unavoidable circumstances, the judicial officers needed not to be transferred frequently before completion of three-year service at a station. The committee also directed the chief secretaries of all the provinces to initiate steps for computerisation of revenue record to eradicate corruption and streamlining the functioning of revenue department and also formulate an effective policy for corruption-free revenue department. It directed them to formulate a policy within three months and forward it to the Chief Justices of the respective HCs. The committee further observed that the performance of administrative staff of the courts or tribunals if not found satisfactory and there are complaints of corruption, the Chief Justice of High Courts through Registrar should exercise effective control over them. The committee resolved that to curb corruption a cell at district level headed by the District and Sessions Judge and including President District Bar Association should be established to entertain complaints against clerks of the lawyers and eliminate touts in courts. The committee resolved that the chief justices should ensure monitoring of the District and Sessions Judges by appointing judges of the HCs. The committee further resolved that the jail authority might arrange education facilities to adult prisoners. The NJPMC suggested some standards for the senior lawyers saying that as senior lawyers remain unavailable at district courts due to being busy in superior courts, they should maintain a certain standard for themselves to ensure representation in every court. It said that the senior lawyers should train their junior and delegate cases to them for independent pleading. Junior counsels should be encouraged to prepare and plead cases independently, the committee asked the senior lawyers. It said the lawyers must realise their responsibilities and remove all causes of delay in disposal of cases. There should be limit on adjournments and if the limit exceeds, costs must be imposed upon the lawyers, it said, adding that the lawyers should avoid being engaged in a case where another lawyers is already engaged unless there is apprehension of miscarriage of justice.