CJI raises concern over inadequate infrastructures in judiciary
CJI N.V. Ramana raised concern over the lack of infrastructures facilities in Indian courts. Due to poor infrastructure the courts cannot functions effectively, CJI pointed out
New Delhi: What could be more embracement to the Centre, the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has raised the lack of judicial infrastructures before the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju.
Both were shared the stage in a function, the Chief Justice has urged the law minister to make the proposal to set up National Judicial Infrastructure Authority incoming session of the Parliament.
"The judicial infrastructure for courts in India has always been an afterthought. It is because of this mindset that courts in India still operate with dilapidated structures, making it difficult to perform effectively," the Chief Justice said at an event.
Only 5 per cent of court complexes have basic medical facilities and 26 per cent of the courts "don't have basic infrastructures like separate toilets for women and 16 per cent of the courts don't even have toilets for men," he said.
Nearly 50 per cent of the court complexes don't have a library, and 46 per cent of the court complexes don't have the facility to purify water. Due to lack of infrastructures, the courts cannot functions effectively, the Chief Justice remarked.
Further Chief Justice has said that "I have sent the proposal to the Union Law Minister. I am hoping for a positive response soon and that the Union Law Minister will expedite the process."
This is the second time that the Chief Justice has made a request regarding an issue linked to judiciary while sharing the stage with the Law Minister. Last time, it was over the issue of seeking speedy approval from the government for recommendations made by Supreme Court collegium for the appointments of judges in high courts.