Recommendations of Law Commission of INDIA

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 :- 

  1. 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.
  2. The age of the Subordinate judges to be raised to 62.
  3. 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.
  4. Recent Law Graduates may be appointed for short durations, e.g. 3 years, to preside over these special traffic Courts.
  5.  Adequate provisions are suggested to be made for Staff and Infrastructure required for the working of additional Courts.
  6.  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.

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