Initiate a mission mode project for filling the vacancies in the judiciary and for doubling the number of courts and judges in the subordinate judiciary
Nearly 400 vacancies for judges in high courts; 75 await govt nod
Feb 11, 2018|Hindustan Times|Full Article
Vacancies for judges in India’s 24 high courts breached the 400-mark on February 1, according to statistics provided by the law ministry but were brought down on Saturday, with the appointment of five judges to the Karnataka high court.
“The government has notified the appointment of five additional judges to the Karnataka high court. More appointments are awaiting clearance at different levels,” a law ministry official said on Saturday.
Appointments to the high courts are made by a three-member Supreme Court collegium, which consists of the three top SC judges, including the Chief Justice of India, who heads the body. Appointments to the SC are made by a 5-member collegium consisting of the five senior-most judges.
India's judge-population ratio goes up marginally
Jan 07,2018|The Economic Times|Full Article
In 2014, the sanctioned strength of the lower courts was 20,214 judicial officers/judges.
In 2017, it rose to 22,677. The working strength in 2017 was registered at 16,693, whereas, in 2014, it was was 15,634.
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, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure him of the government's resolve in finding a solution jointly with the judiciary