Indian judiciary

Will have last say on recommendations on national security: SC Collegium

Since January last, the government and the apex court are trying to finalise the memorandum of procedure -- a document to guide appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.

Mar 17, 2017, 22:06 PM IST

Indian judicial system needs major changes: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said Indian judicial system established decades ago require major changes.

Feb 23, 2017, 00:57 AM IST

Efficient governance can lessen burden of judiciary: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that efficient governance could lessen the burden of judiciary.

Feb 22, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
88 times rise in pending cases in SC since inception in 1950

88 times rise in pending cases in SC since inception in 1950

The data has been released by the Supreme Court in the 'Indian Judiciary Annual Report 2015-2016'.

Jan 18, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
24 HCs short of 43.65 percent judges, 40.54 lakh pending cases

24 HCs short of 43.65 percent judges, 40.54 lakh pending cases

Out of the total 40.54 lakh cases pending in all the high courts as on June 30 last year, 29,31,352 were civil cases and 11,23,178 criminal matters, while 7,43,191 matters are over a decade old.

Jan 13, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Appointment of judges function of executive: Parliamentary panel

Appointment of judges function of executive: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary committee on Thursday said that appointment of judges to the higher judiciary is essentially the function of the executive.

Dec 08, 2016, 21:01 PM IST

Clearing backlog of cases national challenge for judiciary: CJI

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Friday said that clearing the huge backlog of cases across the country was a national challenge for the judiciary, and pointed out that such backlog attracts criticism for the entire judicial system.

Aug 19, 2016, 19:03 PM IST
Don't try to bring judiciary to grinding halt, SC tells government

Don't try to bring judiciary to grinding halt, SC tells government

The Supreme Court on Friday sharply criticized the Modi government for sitting on the recommendation of its collegium on the appointment and transfer of judges in High Courts, almost bringing judiciary to the state of collapse.

Aug 12, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

No proposal now for reservation in higher judiciary: Govt

There is no proposal being considered now to amend the Constitution to allow reservation in higher judiciary but the issue needs to be looked into at some point of time, government said on Thursday.

Aug 04, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
Sexual harassment case: RK Pachauri claims to be innocent, says 'have faith in Indian judiciary'

Sexual harassment case: RK Pachauri claims to be innocent, says 'have faith in Indian judiciary'

Pachauri was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.

May 16, 2016, 18:02 PM IST
After cricket, football's turn to clean up: Justice Mukul Mudgal in FIFA governance committee

After cricket, football's turn to clean up: Justice Mukul Mudgal in FIFA governance committee

The former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana, who headed the IPL spot-fixing probe, said is aware of his appointment.

May 15, 2016, 17:14 PM IST
Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

Days after CJI's emotional appeal, Supreme Court set to get four new judges on May 13

President Pranab Mukherjee is believed to cleared the names of three high court chief justices and a senior advocate for elevation to the apex court.

May 12, 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Judiciary encroaching upon legislative and executive authority brick by brick: Arun Jaitley

Judiciary encroaching upon legislative and executive authority brick by brick: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised alarm with regard to the judiciary encroaching upon the authority of the legislature.

May 12, 2016, 10:02 AM IST

DNA: Analysis of crisis in Indian judicial system

The Indian Judiciary is overburdened by many cases and the reason behind that is the less numbers of Judges.

Apr 25, 2016, 23:37 PM IST

Ready to work in summers to clear backlog: CJI

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Saturday called for judicial services to the people must be expedited and if needed, he was receptive to the idea of courts working in the summers to clear the backlog.

Mar 19, 2016, 19:42 PM IST
'Dialogue and dissent' key tenets of democracy; judiciary should safeguard them: Allahabad HC CJ

'Dialogue and dissent' key tenets of democracy; judiciary should safeguard them: Allahabad HC CJ

The Allahabad HC CJ also cautioned against a fixated view of laws.

Mar 14, 2016, 09:23 AM IST

Over two crore cases pending in lower judiciary

Over two crore cases are pending in the country's lower judiciary, out of which more than 10 per cent have remained unsettled for over 10 years, latest Law Ministry data says.

Feb 09, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

High Courts short of 443 judges, SC five as vacancies mount

Vacancies in high courts continue to mount with the collegium which made a comeback three months ago yet to recommend fresh names for the posts.

Jan 18, 2016, 16:50 PM IST
Salman Khan accepts decision of judiciary with humility

Salman Khan accepts decision of judiciary with humility

Salman Khan took to Twitter to thank his family, friends and fans for their prayers, after being acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Dec 11, 2015, 08:09 AM IST

CJI HL Dattu to be next NHRC chief?

'Prabhu ki kripa' was how outgoing Chief Justice HL Dattu reacted to reports that he was being tipped as the next Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.

Dec 02, 2015, 14:32 PM IST