The Supreme Court of India is not only the ultimate court Of appeal, but is also the guardian of the Constitution of India entrusted with the huge responsibility of protecting thr rights of the citizens and non-citizens against the illegal and / or unconstitutional excesses that any arm of the state might seek to subject them to. It is for the Apex Court to ensure that the Rule of Law is Maintained and no organ of the state crosses the well- defined legal boundaries for any reason whatsoever.
However, it is in the very nature of political power to try exercising as great and complete a control as possible over the people for the purpose of attaining and perpetuating political dominance, and for that reason a certain amount of tension between the Judiciary and the other two wings of the state is every bit as desirable as it is inevitable. The most dependable guarantee against the erosion of citizans’ rights at the hannds of the powerful and the influential is an independent, impartial and assertive judiciary. Fortunately, Indian supreme Court is among the most powerful supreme Courtin in the world, and is widely known to step in save theday when things get stuck either on account of governmental inaction or maladministration.
Mr. Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, the new Chief Justice of India, is among those judges who are known for their unwavering commitment to protecting, preserving and upholding the rights of the people and ensuring the independence of the Judiciary. It is, therefore, expected that under the new chief Justice, the indian supreme Court Would Continue to play its part in the constitutional scheme just as well as it has always done.