SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges

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The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up various State governments and the administrative side of the High Courts for delay in filling vacancies in subordinate judicial services.


  • A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had taken suo motucognisance of more than 5,000 vacancies for subordinate judicial posts even as pendency touched crores.
  • The court found there were more than 1,000 vacancies in Uttar Pradesh alone.
  • The Bench found that the recruitment process was under way for only 100 vacancies in Delhi, which has over 200 vacancies.
  • In poor infrastructure, from courtrooms to residences for judges, and a sheer lackadaisical approach to conducting the appointment process on time.
  • The Supreme Court had earlier warned of centralising appointments to the subordinate judiciary. 
  • The move taking suo motu cognisance of the chronically ailing condition of the lower judiciary was only recently highlighted by Chief Justice Gogoi as one which required immediate attention.
  • More than three crore cases are pending in the lower courts.

SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges SC pulls up States for not recruiting judges Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on November 17, 2018 Rating: 5

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