High Courts

Complete trial in rape and POCSO cases within 6 months: Centre to high courts

In the wake of Unnao and Hyderabad rape and murder cases that shook the entire nation, the Centre has taken a pathbreaking decision. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written to all the Chief Justices of all High Courts in the country directing them to complete all cases of rape and those registered under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act within six months.

Dec 12, 2019, 14:50 PM IST

Sexual assault of children: SC asks high courts to fast track trial under POCSO Act

SC bench headed by CJI on Monday directed all high courts to ensure that the cases of sexual assault of children to be fast-tracked and decided by special courts. 

May 01, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

If you don't vote, you have no right to blame govt: Supreme Court

If you don't vote, then you have "no right" to question or blame the government, the Supreme Court has observed.

Feb 05, 2017, 11:40 AM IST

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

20 additional judges appointed to four high courts

Two separate Law Ministry notifications issued today said 11 additional judges have been appointed to Allahabad High Court.

Nov 12, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

High courts to get 34 new judges, 14 chief justices soon

Fourteen Chief Justices and 34 new judges will be appointed to various high courts in the country as the Centre has cleared proposals in this regard.

Sep 23, 2016, 21:06 PM IST

18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices.

Sep 21, 2016, 22:30 PM IST

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

HC judges shortage goes up from 443 to 470 in 7 months

As on July 1, the high courts were facing a shortage of 470 judges, with the Allahabad High Court having the maximum vacancies at 82.

Jul 07, 2016, 17:50 PM IST

India needs more judges, pleads CJI; PM Modi promises action

The ratio was dismal compared to even other developed countries, he said, looking at the prime minister who was on the dais.

Apr 24, 2016, 19:55 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

No proposal for raising retirement age of SC, HC judges: Govt

 There is no proposal to increase the retirement age of judges of Supreme Court and High Courts, the government today informed the Rajya Sabha.

Dec 11, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Collegium system faces task to fill over 400 vacancies in High Courts

 With the collegium system staging a comeback after a gap of six months, it has its task cut out -- to fill over 400 vacancies in high courts and appointing full-time chief justices in eight states.

Oct 18, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Eight judges retire in a month; vacancies in HCs rise to 392

 At a time when there is no mechanism in place to appoint or elevate judges to the higher judiciary, 8 High Court judges have retired in a month, raising the vacancies from 384 in August to 392 this month.

Sep 20, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

High Courts face judge crunch with 384 vacancies

Most of the 24 high courts of the country are facing an acute shortage of judges with as many as 384 vacancies waiting to be filled up at a time when there is no system to appoint or elevate judges to the higher judiciary.

Aug 18, 2015, 16:47 PM IST

'28 cases of alleged human rights violation against Army personnel in High Courts of North-Eastern states'

There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said on Friday.

Jul 31, 2015, 16:24 PM IST

Harmonise RTI rules on fee charged: Centre to SC, HCs, states

The registrars of the Supreme Court and high courts and the state governments have been asked by the Centre to harmonise rules to ensure uniformity in fee charged by them under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Courts should impose punishment befitting crime: SC

Befitting punishment should be awarded by courts to the guilty so that "public abhorrence" of the offence committed is reflected, the Supreme Court has said.

Jul 19, 2015, 11:32 AM IST

HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC

Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held.

Mar 05, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

Pending rape cases: HC CJs urged to set up fast track courts

The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress.

Dec 14, 2014, 10:39 AM IST