Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Over 5,000 posts in lower judiciary lying vacant: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"More than 5,000 posts in subordinate judiciary are vacant now. But government cannot do anything. But we are giving emphasis that while filling up vacant posts, there should be fair representation from the SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities," Ravi Shankar Prasad said

Law Ministry to make an exception to intervene in SC's widows welfare case, says Prasad

Eight state governments were fined by the Supreme Court in May for "not bothering" about the welfare of widows and destitute women.


Cabinet nods to amend law for speedy disposal of commercial disputes: Law Min

The proposed ordinance will replace the pending bill. It would bring down the time taken from the present 1,445 days in resolution of commercial disputes of lesser value.

Law Minister busy peddling fake news, says Rahul Gandhi

In a series of tweets, Gandhi said while the number of cases pending in the courts were rising, the Law Minister was busy peddling fake news. 

BJP gave Yashwant Sinha everything, pained by his language: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"When he lost the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, we sent him to the Rajya Sabha and appointed him as BJP's national vice president. Despite this, he is now using such language for the BJP," said Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Expedite cases against MPs, MLAs: Centre to tell states

The move also comes in the backdrop of a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cleanse politics of tainted lawmakers.


Lok Sabha debates bill to set up commission on appointment of judges

The Commission is proposed to be set up to have a "fair procedure" to appoint judges to higher judiciary.

Govt asks CJI, CJ of HCs to fill up vacancies

Government has asked to fill up vacancies for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country.

Government returns another SC collegium’s judge proposal

The CJI had publicly expressed his disapproval and said the government’s decision was “not proper”.

Gopal Subramanium controversy: Govt has the "highest regard" for the judiciary, says Prasad

CJI R M Lodha had said, it was not proper for the executive to unilaterally segregate Subramanium's name.