The country’s Chief Justice NV Ramana on Saturday said the central government has approved some of the 106 recommendations made by the collegium for high court judges since May. He said the Union Law Minister has informed him that the rest of the recommendations would be finalized in a day or two.
At the inauguration of the All India Awareness and Outreach Campaign at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, the Chief Justice said, the quality of democracy rests on the quality of justice. A vibrant judiciary is essential for a healthy democracy. He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has created many problems for many institutions including the judiciary. Large vacancies, non-functioning of courts and lack of video conferencing facilities in rural areas have led to the gathering of thousands of cases apart from various forums.
The Chief Justice further said that my fellow judges and I have tried to enable the litigants to get speedy justice. After May we recommended more than 106 judges for different high courts and 9 chief justices of different high courts.
The government has approved some of them and the Law Minister has assured that the rest of the recommendations will be finalized in a day or two. He said that I thank the government for filling up these vacancies and ensuring speedy access to justice to the people. These appointments will take care of pending cases to some extent.