The Central Government said on Saturday that it expects CJI N V Ramana to give immediate attention to the large backlog of cases in trial courts, where ordinary people spend their entire lives fighting for justice but are frequently denied their legitimate rights due to delayed adjudication of their grievances.
“It is the lower courts where we need to look with urgency. Many persons from humble backgrounds, be it from rural or urban areas, spend their lifetime earnings in land or houses expecting justice. When that justice gets delayed, it is a big question mark on all of us,” law minister Kiren Rijiju said at a Bar Council of India’s function to felicitate the CJI.
In his remarks, the CJI praised Prime Minister Modi and the law minister for expediting the appointment of 9 Supreme Court Judges, saying that he anticipated the Apex Court Collegium's names to be appointed to the high courts in the same manner. The collegium has approved a total of 68 names for appointment as judges in 12 HCs, which is a new high.