Day 10 Arguments

Judicial Vacancies in the Lower Courts

Note: this hearing was originally listed for 26th February 2019. It was adjourned to 28th February 2019 upon the request of Amicus Curiae Vijay Hansaria.

Day 10 Arguments: 28 February 2019

Chief Justice Gogoi has taken suo moto cognisance of the high number of vacant judicial posts and lack of judicial infrastructure in the District and Subordinate courts. He formed a three Judge Bench to monitor steps taken by the High Courts and the State Governments to address the issue.

Today, the Bench intended to hear amicus curiae Vijay Hansaria on the status of funding for judicial infrastructure by the Central and State Governments. Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria is assisting the Court to monitor the State of Madhya Pradesh and the High Courts of Madras, Odisha, Patna and Punjab and Haryana.