CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar: We will try our best for early disposal of cases

By: | Published: February 22, 2017 11:15 PM

On Wednesday speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on redundant laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about efficient governance which is required in order to reduce burden on judiciary.

CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar (PTI)

On Wednesday speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on redundant laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about efficient governance which is required in order to reduce burden on judiciary. On the ocassion PM Modi presented the first copy of the book ‘ Judicial Reforms-Recent Global Trends’ to President Pranab Mukherjee. For a country to run properly it is very important that both the judiciary and the government works hand in hand, in his speech Narendra Modi highlighted this fact. PM Modi in the event said that as per his promise of ending a law each day, he has ended 1200 laws till date. Adding to this, he said that ‘ efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary’.

Also addressing the audience was Chief Justice of India JS Khehar who highlighted the key appointments in the judicial system. Khehar said the primary duty was to fill up the most important positions and recommendations were already made for the appointment of the judges to the Supreme Court which have come through. Khehar further gave details on the recommendations which have been made for the 8 vaccancies in High Courts. Khehar assured in his adress that the judiciary system is trying its best to dispose cases at a faster rate. He said, “I assure you we will try our best for early disposal of cases. While justice is inspirational, judicial reforms are only aspirational.”

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We have been at it regularly for hours almost every day trying to finalise Memorandum of Procedure, expect to finalise it in next 2 weeks.”

Present at the event along with PM was President Pranab Mukherjee who addressed saying that there is no dearth of talent in the country but to utilize the talent, the system should be in the right place. He referred to the numerous problems in the courtrooms and and said work for a better judicial infrastructure must be carried out apace. he added, “There is no lack of talent but we must have the system in place to utilise the talent expeditiously. Need to address problems and have adequate court rooms, infrastructure, to utilise modern facility and adequate number of judges,” said President Mukherjee.”

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