Burden of judiciary can be lessened by efficient governance, says PM Narendra Modi

By: | Published: February 22, 2017 8:29 PM

As PM Narendra Modi hands over the first copy of the book, 'Judicial reforms- Recent Global Trends' to President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Prime Minister said that efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary in the country.

Stating that he had earlier promised to end one law per day, PM Modi said that till now he had ended 1200 laws. (ANI)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hands over the first copy of the book, ‘Judicial reforms- Recent Global Trends’ to President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Prime Minister said that efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary in the country. Stating that he had earlier promised to end one law per day, Modi said that till now he had ended 1200 laws.

Also speaking in the occasion, the President said that there is no lack of talent but the country needs a system in place to utilize the talent expeditiously. President Pranamb Mukherjee further said that there are adequate court rooms, infrastructure to use modern facilities and also stated that there are adequate number of judges in the country.

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Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar said that while justice is inspirational, judicial reforms are aspirational. Stating that his first objective was to fill up the most crucial positions vacant in courtrooms, the Chief Justice said that recommendations for the appointment of Supreme Court judges were made and the process of appointing them had successfully been undertaken. He further stated that the judiciary has made recommendations for filling up eight vacancies of Chief Justices of the High Courts across the country and asserted that the process of appointment is in the final stages and will be finalized very soon. Justice Khehar said that the finalization of the Memorandum of Procedure is regularly been discussed for hours and expected to be finalized within the next two weeks. Speaking on the delay of judicial procedures CJI Khehar asserted to ensure early disposal of cases.

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