SC swamped with pending cases
There are 65,000 cases pending in the Supreme Court, said Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur at a National conference on “Emerging Challenges Before Indian Judiciary” at Pragathi Resorts here on Saturday.
Speaking at the conference, Justice Lokur said cases were piling up in the courts by the day. He said the government had not approved the “Computerisation Project Phase-II,” though it was to have been completed by August this year. In the phase-l, over 97 per cent computerisation in districts was carried out.
Acting Chief Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale said there was a huge backlog of cases across the country. Many were languishing in the jails and innumerable matrimonial disputes remained pending in courts. He stressed the need to fill the large number of vacancies in the court. He called upon Telangana State government to develop a good infrastructure for judiciary that would become a role model for other states. He underlined the need for a people-friendly professional police force that automatically would bring down the number of crime.
The event was organised by Association of Retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts in association with Telangana State government in order to identify the areas of service to the nation. Association Secretary Justice A K Srivastav said the Association was providing free legal advice to the poor, counselling, mediation and Lok Adalats, participation in legal literacy, lectures in universities and Judicial Training Institutes, organising conferences, workshops and seminars on legal social issues besides looking after the welfare of the judicial fraternity.
Over 65,000 cases pending in the apex court, says SC Judge Innumerable matrimonial cases pending in the courts: Justice Bhosale
TS govt told to create good infra for judiciary in the State Need for a people-friendly professional police force stressed