Shimla: Chief Justice of India KG
Balakrishnan on Saturday batted for appointing more women judges and
asserted that judiciary should help bridge socio-economic
Lamenting the inadequate number of women judges at all
levels, he attributed this to the presence of less women
In his inaugural address marking the 40 years of
Himachal Pradesh High Court here, Balakrishnan said judiciary
"has a great role in removal of social inequalities and the
common man must feel the impact of judicial delivery system.
"It is not important that judgements should be lengthy
but these should help bridge the socio-economic disparities in
society," the CJI said.
He said judiciary should address problems of education
and health care.
Union Minister Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal, Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court
Kurian Joseph and former Supreme Court judge Krishna Iyer were
also present on the occasion.
Iyer said there should be complete transparency in
appointment of judges.