Inauguration of “Judgments and Orders Portal” and “e-Filing 3.0 module”

What is the News? D.Y.Chandrachud, Judge of Supreme Court and Chairperson, e-Committee of the Supreme Court inaugurated two new initiatives. One is the Judgments and Orders Portal and the other is an e-Filing 3.0 module. The Pune-based e-Courts project team developed these two initiatives. These initiatives aim to strengthen the legal system in the country.… Continue reading Inauguration of “Judgments and Orders Portal” and “e-Filing 3.0 module”

Performance Analysis of Lok Adalats in India

Synopsis: The Lok Adalats (People’s Court) have been functioning in India since the last 38 years. They have successfully solved lakhs of cases that have reduced the judicial burden. However, some experts question their efficacy as they tend to neglect justice for speedier resolution.  Background: Lok Adalats established to provide quick, accessible and affordable justice… Continue reading Performance Analysis of Lok Adalats in India

CJI launches “SUPACE Portal”— AI-driven Research Portal

What is the News? The Chief Justice of India launches the Supreme Court’s “SUPACE Portal”. About SUPACE Portal: Full-Form: SUPACE stands for Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency. Purpose: It is an artificial intelligence-based portal. It will make the research work easier for judges, thereby easing their workload. Key Features of the Portal:… Continue reading CJI launches “SUPACE Portal”— AI-driven Research Portal

Justice N.V. Ramana – the next “Chief Justice of India(CJI)”

What is the News? The President of India appointed Justice N.V. Ramana as the next Chief Justice of India. Appointment of CJI and other Judges: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the other judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President of India under Article 124(2) of the Constitution. Constitution on appointment… Continue reading Justice N.V. Ramana – the next “Chief Justice of India(CJI)”

Significance of Circuit Benches

Synopsis: Virtual hearings started during the pandemic provided much relief. However, now focus should be on other measures like the establishment of circuit benches. Background: The pandemic saw the initiation of virtual proceedings in the Supreme Court. It was because the physical hearing was not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. This new method ensured fair… Continue reading Significance of Circuit Benches

Lack of Transparency in the Supreme Court’s In-house Inquiry Procedure

Synopsis: In-house inquiry procedure needs to be made transparent The issue: Recently, the Supreme Court dismissed the complaint from Andhra Pradesh CM against Justice N.V. Ramana, on the basis of in-house inquiry. But the court declined to disclose the findings of the in-house inquiry. This has raised issues of transparency in the court’s process. According… Continue reading Lack of Transparency in the Supreme Court’s In-house Inquiry Procedure

Pendency of Cases and Rising Vacancies in the Judiciary – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Recently the Supreme Court asked the reason from the government for delaying the process of appointment of judges. The SC also highlighted that the government has not cleared the 55 recommendations made by the Collegium for judicial appointments to High Courts.  The total sanctioned strength in the 25 High Courts is 1,080. However, the… Continue reading Pendency of Cases and Rising Vacancies in the Judiciary – Explained, Pointwise

Collegium System and Appointment of “Ad-Hoc judges” in High Courts

What is the News? The Supreme Court has asked the reason from the government for delaying the process of appointment of judges. As the government has not cleared the 55 recommendations made by the Collegium for judicial appointments to High Courts. Vacancies in High Courts: The total sanctioned strength in the 25 High Courts is… Continue reading Collegium System and Appointment of “Ad-Hoc judges” in High Courts

Need for an Integrated Digital System in Indian Justice System

Synopsis: Implementation of an integrated digital system for the criminal justice system will help in speedy justice. Background 43 years old Vishnu Tiwari was recently found innocent by the Allahabad High Court. Vishnu was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of… Continue reading Need for an Integrated Digital System in Indian Justice System

Justice N.V. Ramana recommended as 48th CJI (Chief Justice of India)

What is the News? The current Chief Justice of India(CJI) has recommended Justice N.V. Ramana, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court as the next CJI. About Chief Justice of India(CJI): Chief Justice of India is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of India. He/she is also the highest-ranking officer of the Indian judiciary.… Continue reading Justice N.V. Ramana recommended as 48th CJI (Chief Justice of India)