Pending cases a cause of concern: CJI

 While releasing a book ‘Justice, Courts and Delays’ by senior advocate Arun Mohan, Justice Balakrishnan said a chapter on causes of pending cases would be included in the curriculum of training programme of the judges of the District courts at the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal.

 The judicial officers should be taught how to reduce the number of cases as the common people were suffering due to delay in granting justice, said the CJI while asking the author to bring out an abridged version of his book.

 Speaking on the occasion, former Chief Justice A S Anand said, “The judicial system is facing a crisis, a crisis of credibility due to pending number of cases.’’

More judges

The government should have more judges at different levels as India has one of the lowest per capita number of judicial officers in the world, he added.

 Law Minister Veerappa Moily said that the government was spending an enormous amount on the judicial system in the country.

 Former Solicitor General Hrish Salve said due to delay in the disposal of the cases the ‘rule of law is a casualty’.

Mohan has written the book after taking a break from the legal profession for the past 10 years to go to the roots of the delay in disposal of the cases in courts from district level to the Supreme Court level.

The book with full of illustrations from everyday life, is more for the common people than for the lawyers and jurists.

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