SC to Centre and States Government as To Why Do Appeals Drag On ?

Supreme Court while taking note of long delays in hearing of appeals by various high courts of India , has asked both Centre and State Governments as to what they propose to do check such delays  and why some appeals are literally dragged on for over a decade.

It is pertinent to note and also it is a fact on record that "24 high courts of India are facing an acute shortage of judges with as many as 384 vacancies waiting to be filled up "

The vacany is upto 40% in some High Court and this issue is really alarming when pendency of cases is piling up on daily basis .

Perhaps with the rejection of NJAC by Supreme Court , the Collegium system may result into fast recruitment as for long period no recruitment were done due to pendency of decision by SC on NJAC as well.

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