With over 27 million cases pending in subordinate courts across the country, there is a need to look beyond traditional summary statistics.
While 1,217 subordinate judicial officer posts remain vacant, the state government and UP Public Service Commission's delay in filling them has seen a rise in pending cases. A speedy recruitment process is in the interest of speedy access to justice.
ಅಖಿಲ ಭಾರತ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಧೀಶರ ಸಂಘ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರರು ಹಾಗೂ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ನಡುವಣ ಪ್ರಕರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಪ್ರೀಂ ಕೋರ್ಟ್ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 2ರಂದು ನೀಡಿದ ತೀರ್ಪಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ವಿಷಯದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೆಳಕು ಚೆಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
The Supreme Court of India in the case of All India Judges Association & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors., in its order dated 2 August 2018, has highlighted an often ignored problem with the Indian judiciary – the deplorable infrastructure of our courts.
Have you ever wondered how many women approach the judiciary to file cases in court? This post seeks to shed some light on the number of cases filed by women in the subordinate courts across India, as well as highlight the nature of cases filed by them in comparison to the nature of cases pending in the subordinate courts of India.
Reducing the role of justice dispensation and its ranking to a mere count of cases is also worrisome as it may incentivise a blind need to increase the number of cases disposed without ensuring reasoned quality decisions.
DAKSH conducted an Access to Justice Survey in 2015, a first of its kind for India, to understand the needs and expectations of litigants, their experiences with the judicial system and the socio-economic costs of being a litigant in India.
A recent decision given by a division bench of the Supreme Court has re-looked at plausible methods to reduce procedural delays in disposing cases related to bail.
The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 provides for a system of legal aid to weaker sections of the society in order to ensure that justice is not denied to any person due to socio-economic reasons.