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CJI Thakur expresses concern over shortage of judges in Delhi High Court

The Chief Justice of India (CJI), TS Thakur once again expressed his concern over the shortage of judges to handle the cases in the Delhi High Court. While speaking at an event marking 50 years of the Delhi HC the CJI said on Monday "Financial constraints cannot stand in the way of access to justice.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 1 Nov 2016 4:58 AM GMT

CJI Thakur expresses concern over shortage of judges in Delhi High Court
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New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India (CJI), TS Thakur once again expressed his concern over the shortage of judges to handle the cases in the Delhi High Court. While speaking at an event marking 50 years of the Delhi HC the CJI said on Monday "Financial constraints cannot stand in the way of access to justice. It should be a reality and it cannot be a reality if people have to wait for years and years for their cases to be decided.”

Justice Thakur further stated, "...It is natural that the Delhi judiciary will come under tremendous pressure in times to come. Already, there are difficulties in keeping pace with the avalanche of cases that keep coming as the number of judges remains limited,"

Justice Thakur also supported Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and said that the CM has assured the judiciary that his government will improve infrastructure and increase the number of quote to hear cases. " The HC presently has 34 judges, out of the sanctioned 60," the CJI said while addressing people at Vigyan Bhawan in the National capital.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present as the chief guest of the event. The function was also attended by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung, Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice BD Ahmed.

What else CJI said:

  • Judges should introspect about their conduct in court.
  • Many Past instances had brought disrepute to the institution and have affected the public perception towards the judiciary.
  • Judges should not bother about criticism. They should commit themselves to carry out 'unpolluted justice.

It may be mentioned that the Supreme Court had earlier directed the centre to fill the vacancies to prevent the institution from suffering. The Centre has already defended its stand on the issue.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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