A parliamentary committee has asked the government to press the Supreme Court and the country’s 25 high courts to respond at the earliest to its recommendation that judges go on ‘gradual’ leave in view of the huge number of pending cases. Can.
The Standing Committee on Law and Personnel tabled the Action Taken Report on its previous report on ‘Judicial Procedures and their Reforms’ in the Lok Sabha.
The Committee reminded its previous recommendation in the Action Taken Report in which it had said that holidays of different judges at different times would ensure that the courts do not remain closed for about two months every year.
The Justice Department of the Law Ministry told the committee that its recommendation has been sent to the Supreme Court and Registrar General of High Courts after due approval of the Minister. “Their (courts) response is awaited,” the government said.
“The department may, as soon as possible, take up this issue with the Registrar General of the Supreme Court and High Courts to send their response to the recommendations of the committee regarding successive holidays by individual judges at different times of the year,” the committee told the government. So that the issue of holidays can be resolved once and for all.
It said that once the issue is finalized, the courts will have relatively more time to dispose of the cases and will be able to reduce the pendency of cases and the inconvenience currently faced by the litigants. Will be.
The parliamentary committee had earlier said that former Chief Justice R. It adopts the suggestion of M. Lodha that all the judges should take their leave at different times instead of going on leave at the same time, so that the courts remain open continuously and judges are always available to hear the cases.