Acting Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Ajay Rastogi on Sunday backed Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur's appeal to increase the number of judges in order to handle the "avalanche" of litigations, and urged the government to resolve the matter.
Chief Justice of India Justice TS Thakur said on Saturday the process of appointing judges must go on while improving the system, as the delay in appointments will deprive people of their fundamental right of access to justice.
Emphasising that the organs of Indian democracy - Parliament, Executive and Judiciary - should operate within their own spheres, President Pranb Mukherjee on Thursday said the judiciary being a "critical" pillar must introspect and self-correct, when required, to meet the evolving needs of polity.
The Supreme Court is the "ultimate arbiter" of the Constitution and it will ensure laws passed by Parliament conform to the statute book and they are "faithfully obeyed", a judge of the apex court said today.
Former union law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj on Friday alleged that some of his Congress Party colleagues, especially former HRD Minister Arjun Singh, had asked him to influence the judiciary during his time in office under the first Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government from 2004 to 2009.
A day after the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court rejected the bail plea of Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba, activists including senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday condemned the order, terming it a blot on the history of the judiciary.
Coming out with a slew of guidelines to improve the collegium system of appointment of judges, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said views of the Centre and States should be taken into account and asked the government to prepare a memorandum of procedure (MOP) in consultation with the Chief Justice of India to enable transparency.
Suggesting that the legal format of arbitration process must undergo a change, Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Friday said "lack of professionalism" by arbitrators was bringing a bad name to the country.