Survey of high court advocates exposes fault lines between bar, bench; greater transparency in judicial appointments need of the hour
The way in which the system of appointments is currently functioning needs rethinking with a majority of the surveyed advocates demanding greater transparency in its operation
Govt takes 127 days, Collegium 119 days to deal with recommendations for appointment of judges, Centre tells SC
Attorney General KK Venugopal told a Supreme Court bench that high courts across the country have not even recommended the names for appointment of judges for 199 out of 396 vacancies
Homebuyers can approach banks for loan revival; Rs 25,000-cr fund not for projects facing litigation in higher courts: Govt
A day after announcing a Rs 25,000-crore stress fund for stalled housing projects, the government on Thursday advised homebuyers to approach lenders for additional borrowing or revival of their loans, while clarifying that projects facing litigation in higher courts will not be covered under the scheme
Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision
Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.
The pendency of cases in Indian courts is the biggest factor accounting to the slow and languishing pace of the case.
Indian judiciary must be proactive to ensure women’s participation in legal process; diversity in decision-making reaps better results
The Supreme Court of India has had only eight women as judges since its inception, including Justice Indira Banerjee.
Karachi Bar Association spars with Chief Justice of Pakistan, passes resolution against Saqib Nisar for 'behaving like an SHO'
The stalemate between The Karachi Bar Association and the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has intensified as the bar association has passed a resolution against Nisar.
SC expresses concerns about overcrowding in prisons, asks high courts to look into such 'violation of human rights'
The Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150 percent of the capacity
The Supreme Court collegium on Friday made public the names of 37 additional high court judges it has recommended for appointment as permanent judges.
Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judges
High courts nationwide are 37 percent short of judges, and ad hoc appointments–not posting judges to courts that need them most–are worsening delays and affecting India’s economy, according to our analysis of data released by the department of justice.
SC nod to setting up of 12 fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave its go-ahead to set up 12 special fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament and state assemblies and directed that these courts become operational by 1 March, 2018.
Around six lakh cases pending for a decade or more in various high courts; Bombay HC leads tally, reveals data
Nearly six lakh cases are pending for a decade or more in various high courts and the Bombay High Court leads the tally with over one lakh litigations
SC promotes 25 additional high court judges to permanent judgeships, elevates 19 lawyers to the bench at 3 HCs
SC collegium has recommended the appointment of 25 additional judges as permanent judges in 5 high courts and elevated 19 lawyers as judges in three high courts.
The judges of Supreme Court and the 24 high courts will soon get a salary hike with the Union cabinet approving a proposal, Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Delhi
The Niti Aayog has suggested the introduction of a 'judicial performance index' to check delay in the trial and address the issue of pendency of cases.
Who would blink first in the judicial appointments issue — the executive or the judiciary? If both remain inflexible, India is headed for a constitutional crisis
The Centre has taken a grim view of "some" states not releasing funds to their respective high courts.
The high courts face a shortage of 458 judges, according to a latest Law Ministry data which comes at a time when the judiciary and the government are divided on various clauses of a document which will guide future appointment of members to the higher courts.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained all high courts from entertaining any petition against the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act.