The Law Commission of India recently submitted a report on “Manpower Planning in Judiciary: A Blue print” to Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Communications & IT.
The Report provides the following recommendations :-
- It provides for the focus to shift on the Recruitment of New Judges, in order to dispose off the backlog of cases within 3 years.
- The age of the Subordinate judges to be raised to 62.
- Special morning and evening Courts be set up for dealing with Traffic/ Police Challan cases. Such constitute 38.7% of the institutions and 37.4% of all pending cases in the last three years before the Subordinate Judicial Services.
- Recent Law Graduates may be appointed for short durations, e.g. 3 years, to preside over these special traffic Courts.
- Adequate provisions are suggested to be made for Staff and Infrastructure required for the working of additional Courts.
- High Courts be directed to evolve Uniform Data Collection and Data Management Methods in order to Warrant Transparency and to aid data based policy prescriptions for the judicial system.