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  • 27 November, 2019

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CJI throws light on lack of infra in lower courts

Syllabus subtopic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

News: Chief Justice Sharad A. Bobde on Tuesday said backlog of cases and lack of infrastructure in lower courts for judges and litigants, including women and senior citizens, needed deeper attention and quick resolution.

Prelims and Mains focus: about the lack of infrastructure in lower judiciary, challenges and ways to address them

Remarks made by the judges

  • Justice N.V. Ramana quoted Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s words that no matter how good or bad a Constitution was, its fate lay in the hands of the persons wielding it.
  • Chief Justice Bobde said, “We do not have the luxury of dealing with the backlog of cases in isolation from the flow of new cases to our courts — the demands of justice mean that we will have to deal with both. Together.”
  • Describing the subordinate judiciary as the backbone of the system, the CJI said they lacked proper facilities for litigants, including the differently­abled.
  • The courts did not even have proper display boards to show a case’s progress, only to name a few problems.
  • He highlighted the importance of Artificial Intelligence in justice administration.

Note: For more on the status of Indian Judiciary, click on the link given below:

https://barandbench.com/india-justice-report-on-the-judiciary-average-case-pendency-in-subordinate-courts-is-5-years/

Source: The Hindu


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