SC Pulls Up States For Delay In Recruitment Of Judges
The Hindu|November 16, 2018
SC Pulls Up States For Delay In Recruitment Of Judges

CJI­led Bench takes note of over 5,000 vacancies in subordinate judiciary

Krishnadas Rajagopal
The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up various State governments and the administrative side of the High Courts for delay in filling vacancies in subordinate judicial services.

A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had taken suo motu cognisance of more than 5,000 vacancies for subordinate judicial posts even as pendency touched crores.

Poor infrastructure

It found that the source of the problem lay in poor infrastructure, from courtrooms to residences for judges, and a sheer lackadaisical approach to conducting the appointment process on time.

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November 16, 2018