14 July:Chief Justice of India K G Balkrishnan has expressed concern over inordinate delay in the justice delivery system saying lakhs of pending cases were due to number of vacancies in subordinate courts nationwide.
Inaugurating the two-day conference of members of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa (BCMG) in Nagpur on Saturday, he said nearly 50,000 posts of judicial officers were lying vacant in over 15,000 subordinate courts.
Respective state governments should initiate the recruitment process to overcome the problem, he added.Justice V S Sirpurkar, Supreme Court judge, and Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Swantanter Kumar were also present on the occasion.
If the police adopt a scientific method and use of hi-tech gadgets in investigation, it would help judiciary to dispose off cases quickly, Balkrishnan said.Regarding public interest litigation (PTL), Balkrishnan said we have to ensure that it was not misused.
Many PILs have indeed helped in restoring order in the society.The mid-day meals scheme for students, clean air in Delhi is some of the results of the PILs only.He earlier inaugurated e-library for BCMG members which are being set up at all taluka places under Bombay High Court jurisdiction.
Justice Sirpurkar on "media trial" said it is surprising that no PIL has been filed on this issue.Justice Swantanter Kumar said media trial sometimes does interfere with the system.About 1,500 lawyers from across two states are attending the conference. DD NEWS