Ravi Shankar Prasad stated the delay in disposal of circumstances will not be solely because of scarcity of judges.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday stated that there isn’t a scarcity of Judges within the Supreme Court docket.
“There is no shortage of Judges in the Supreme Court of India. The Supreme Court has reached its full strength of 31 Judges for the first time since 2009,” stated Mr Prasad, in a response to a starred query within the Lok Sabha.
The union minister, nonetheless, asserted that there are 403 vacancies within the Excessive Courts. “While every effort is made to fill up the existing vacancies expeditiously, vacancies do keep on arising on account of retirement, resignation or elevation of judges and increase in judge strength.”
Mr Prasad stated that the delay in disposal of circumstances within the increased judiciary will not be solely because of scarcity of Judges, however because of different causes corresponding to rising variety of state and central laws, accumulation of first appeals, variety of revision or appeals, frequent adjournments, indiscriminate use of writ jurisdiction and lengthy length of trip interval of Court docket.
He stated that the Chief Justice has despatched proposals for augmenting the judge-strength in Supreme Court docket in order that it will possibly operate extra effectively and successfully.
“The CJI has also proposed to increase the retirement age of high court judges for ensuring continued availability of more experienced judges for a longer tenure and for improving the vacancy position and reducing the pendency of cases,” the union minister added.
Mr Shankar stated that the matter of augmenting the judge-strength of the Supreme Court docket and improve within the retirement age of excessive courtroom judges must be thought-about together with different measures to make sure transparency, accountability within the appointment of Judges and courtroom and case administration for the discount in pendency of circumstances within the Greater Judiciary.
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