New Delhi, October 2nd
With more than 40 percent of the judges’ posts in 25 high courts remaining vacant, the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday urged the early release of the names recommended by the SC Collegium for appointment as judges, saying: “For a healthy democracy, a vibrant one Justice is essential. “
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“Since May we have recommended more than 106 judges and nine chief justices for various HCs. The names of seven judges and one chief judge have been clarified. I expect the government to release the remaining names in a day or two, ”the CJI said, in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, judges and lawyers at the opening of the NALSA campaign.
As of September 1, the 25 HCs with 1,098 sanctioned judge posts had 465 vacancies and many of the courts did not have regular chief judges. The CJI, NALSA’s chief patron, said these appointments would to some extent offset the pendency. “I am looking for government cooperation and support to enable access to justice and strengthen democracy,” he said. – TNS