The recently published 117th report of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Complaints and Law and Justice has highlighted the institutional reasons behind the delays in the appointment of judicial officers.
The Justice Department had advised the Standing Committee that the delay was often due to the Supreme Courts “seldom meeting” deadlines set out in the Memorandum of Procedure. The Justice Department also filed that, in some cases, the Supreme Courts fail to initiate the Memorandum of Procedure. For example, the Supreme Courts fail to send recommendations within the timeframe set in the memorandum, which ultimately delays the whole process.
Another thing that makes the appointment process slow is the delay caused by the College and Central Government in considering the recommendations of the Supreme Courts.