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It is time to end judicial feudalism in India

August 24, 2021 7:53 am

Upendra Baxi writes: No judge is ‘subordinate’ to any other. As constitutional beings, judges are limited in jurisdiction but also supreme within their own jurisdiction.

‘Alternate dispute resolution interwoven with justice delivery system’

February 07, 2021 2:52 am

Justice Shah, who was present physically at the centre along with Gujarat Minister of State home, parliamentary affairs, law and justice, Pradipsinh Jadeja, also acknowledged a shortage of mediators and assured he is already looking at ways to resolve the issue.

Launching vicious campaign against judges in the event of an adverse verdict threatens judiciary’s independence

September 10, 2020 9:56 am

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes: Those who have been defeated repeatedly by the people of India through a popular mandate cannot and should not control the polity and governance through collusive cases from the corridors of the Supreme Court and other courts. This is unacceptable.

Justice online: Pandemic gives India’s judiciary an opportunity it shouldn’t miss

May 18, 2020 9:51 pm

India must use the current situation to push for use of technology to improve procedural and substantive aspects of the legal process.

JK HC chief justice writes to Union minister, seeks establishment of administrative tribunals

May 14, 2020 11:10 am

Even for the states having extremely low pendency, separate tribunals have been created, she added.

It is time to identify causes of delays in our justice delivery system and provide meaningful solutions

August 21, 2019 9:10 am

Case and court management are the most important areas which, unfortunately, have not been adverted to in the Economic Surveys. The Ease of Doing Business Report of the World Bank for 2018 and 2019 shows that the time taken to decide a case has remained static at 1,445 days. Why is that?

India's judge-population ratio goes up marginally

January 07, 2018 1:52 pm

The issue of judge-population ratio came to the fore in April, 2016 when then Chief Justice of India T S Thakur lamented the executive's inaction in at least doubling the number of judges to handle the "avalanche" of litigations

Supreme Court for centralised system for lower judiciary appointments

August 04, 2017 9:40 pm

"We are inclined to pass an order after reaching an amicable consensus. If the objections persist, we may still pass the orders," said a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar.

‘justice delayed is justice denied': Protest against shortage of judges in courts, pending cases

May 05, 2016 4:04 am

The Indian judiciary is at present short of 20,502 judges in lower courts, 1,065 judges in high courts and 31 judges in the Supreme Court

Judiciary facing crisis of credibility: Chief Justice of India

March 13, 2016 8:08 pm

The CJI assured the lawyers that if Bar cooperates, judges will be ready to sit even on Saturdays to finish old legal matters.


Internal 'self-assessment' mechanism important in judiciary: PM Narendra Modi

April 05, 2015 3:01 pm

PM Narendra Modi said that while the judiciary is getting powerful, it is necessary that it also becomes 'perfect' to live up to the people’s expectations.