Main Media English

Get Latest News, India News, World News at Main Media English

Support Us

SC expresses anguish at litigations pending for over 50 years, issues guidelines

IANS logo Reported By IANS |
Published On :

New Delhi, October 21 (IANS) In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court expressed its anguish at litigation pending for over 50 years saying that because of judicial delays, litigant public is getting disillusioned of justice delivery system.

A bench of Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Aravind Kumar extracted data from National Judicial Data Grid (NJGD) and found that the oldest civil case in the country has been pending since 1952 in the court of Civil Judge Senior Division in West Bengal’s Malda district.

Also Read Story

Empty chairs, forced attendance allegations cast shadow on INDIA bloc’s Delhi rally

Nagaland’s sole LS seat to witness triangular contest in 2024 polls

Odisha Crime Branch busts racket involved in Rs 1.04 cr fraud

IPL 2024: Under-pressure Mumbai Indians hope to shine in home comfort (Preview)

IPL 2024: Sai Sudharsan, David Miller star as clinical Gujarat beat Hyderabad by seven wickets

Viksit Bharat Ambassador meet-up: India is world’s 3rd largest start-up ecosystem today, says I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

Amit Shah chairs meeting of Lok Sabha core committees in Jaipur, holds roadshow in Sikar

IPL 2024: Ishant Sharma back as Delhi Capitals win toss, elect to bat against CSK

Viksit Bharat Ambassador Jaipur meet-up: Participants heap praise on the initiative

The bench said that top three pending criminal cases arising from distinct magisterial courts in Maharashtra date back to 1961 and even beyond.

It said that numerous loopholes in the law itself, redundant and voluminous paperwork, absence of the witnesses, adjournments sought and granted for no justifiable reason, delay in service of summons, lack of implementation of the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) are the major causes of delay.

“There is an urgent need to take proactive steps to not only clear the huge backlog of cases at all levels but there should be introspection by all the stakeholders to gear up to meet the aspirations of the litigant public,” the apex court said issuing detailed guidelines for speedy trial of pending cases.

It noted that about 6 per cent of the population in India is affected by litigation and courts play an important role in the life of a nation governed by Rule of Law.

The Supreme Court said that litigant public or members of the bar or anyone connected in the process of dispensation of justice, should not be allowed to dilute the judicial processes by delaying the said process in any manner.

“We must streamline procedures, bolster infrastructure, invest in technology, and empower our judiciary to meet the demands of our time,” it said, ordering the Secretary General of the apex court to circulate a copy of its judgment to the Registrar General of all the High Courts for taking suitable steps.



(This report is auto-generated from IANS news service. 'Main Media' holds no responsibility for its content.)

Get involved in bringing the ground realities of Seemanchal. Click the "Support Us" button to join our membership.

Support Us

Related News

Pawar vs Pawar: A fight for supremacy in Baramati

Rebel Wilson opens up on weight loss journey, says she’s an emotional eater

Shraddha Kapoor asks fans how they wasted 1st quarter of 2024

PM Modi virtually interacts with party workers in Varanasi

AIADMK will ally again with BJP after LS elections, says Chidambaram

PE-VC investments fall by 8 per cent to $6.2 billion in Q1

Cut! Mark Ronson’s role in Amy Winehouse biopic gets axed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *