The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme court that there was no logjam over judicial appointments. Saying that the appointments of judges in high courts of Chhatisgarh, Kerala and Madras have been cleared, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi assured that all files will be processed as soon as possible.
Rohatgi also said that the Centre is not indulging in a blame game with the judiciary, when the apex court noted that judicial appointments shouldn’t get stuck after the collegium clears them. Blaming high courts for often delaying the process, the attorney general gave the status of judicial appointments in sealed cover envelope to the court.
Earlier this year in May, in an impassioned plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice TS Thakur highlighted the shortage of judges saying that the judiciary needs to be strengthened to clear long-pending cases in various courts across India.