Govt should avoid unnecessary litigation: Ex-SC judge
New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Dalveer Bhandari, who is at present a judge at the International court of Justice at Hague, on Saturday said the government should refrain from resorting to unnecessary litigations in cases as it burdens judicial system.
"The state and the Central government are the biggest litigants in courts. The government must ensure that litigation be initiated only in genuine and bonafide cases," Justice Bhandari said.
He said there is an urgent need to bring "extensive" reforms in the judicial system to provide effective and speedy justice to people.
"We have carried out some reforms but they are far from adequate and we need to carry out extensive judicial reforms. It is absolutely imperative in our country to ensure that in future cases are decided promptly," he said.
Speaking in a seminar on judicial reforms, he said there are many inadequacy in the judicial system which need to be cured.
There is inadequate number of judicial officers, inadequate infrastructure, lack of use of modern technology such as computerisation and frequent adjournment by lawyers are causing delay in justice delivery system." he said.