Over 2 lakh RTI pleas pending

What is the News? Satark Nagrik Sangathan(SNS) has released a Report Card on the Performance of Information Commissions in India, 2021. What are the key findings of the report? Vacancies in Information Commissions: Under the RTI Act, information commissions consist of a chief information commissioner and up to 10 information commissioners, appointed by the President of… Continue reading Over 2 lakh RTI pleas pending

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches a Special Campaign on disposal of pendency in Government of India during the period 2nd October to 31st October, 2021

What is the news? The government has launched a dedicated Portal and a Special Campaign for disposal of pending grievances in the Government of India during the period 2nd October to 31st October 2021. The campaign will focus on citizen-centric governance to bring “Ease of Living” for the common man. About the campaign The Special Campaign… Continue reading Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches a Special Campaign on disposal of pendency in Government of India during the period 2nd October to 31st October, 2021

How to grease the wheels of justice

Synopsis: The problem of pendency of cases in courts across the country can be tackled with a few measures. Introduction Recently, in an event, the Chief Justice of India raised his concern over the pendency of cases. He made a plea to “Indianise” courts to make courts more responsive towards the needs of people. He… Continue reading How to grease the wheels of justice

Pandemic blues: Lower court pendency at record 4cr now

What is the News? The Pendency of cases in lower courts has crossed the four-crore mark for the first time. Pendency of Cases in Judiciary The total pending cases in district and subordinate courts stands at above 4 crores currently. But, it was 3.2 crores at the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020. … Continue reading Pandemic blues: Lower court pendency at record 4cr now

Beyond courts: Vendetta politics muddies the logic for speedier resolution of cases against MPs, MLAs

Source: TOI Relevance: checking criminalization of justice Synopsis: Given the rise in the number of politicians with criminal cases, there is a need for reform in political and judicial systems. Introduction The Supreme Court’s push to fast-track criminal cases against politicians isn’t making great progress. In fact, a rise of 18% has been seen in criminal… Continue reading Beyond courts: Vendetta politics muddies the logic for speedier resolution of cases against MPs, MLAs

Justice delivery system is headed towards a disaster. Judges must take responsibility. Here’s what they must do

How to address the pendency of cases in Judiciary?  Context: Currently, the number of pending cases in our courts is 446 lakhs and by 2022 it will cross 500 lakhs. The justice delivery system is hurtling towards a disaster.   What possible solutions can avert the pendency?  Filling sanctioned judicial positions: A detailed analysis shows that between 2006 and 2017, the average… Continue reading Justice delivery system is headed towards a disaster. Judges must take responsibility. Here’s what they must do