Increase Retirement Age Of SC Judges To 67 Years And HC Judges To 65 Years: Parliamentary Panel Recommends

A Parliamentary Panel has really helpful that the retirement age of Supreme Court Judges must be larger to 67 years and that of High Court Judges must be larger to 65 years, opining that this may assist in conserving the prevailing Judges, and would, subsequently, be useful in decreasing judicial vacancies in addition to the pendency of instances.

In its 96th document on Demands for Grants (2018-19), the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice headed by way of Mr. Bhupender Yadav notes that as on 1 January 2018, 55,495 instances are pending within the Supreme Court and 34.27 lakh instances are pending sooner than the High Courts during the rustic.

It additionally takes notice of the emptiness of Judges within the High Courts, and opines that the information laid down by way of the Supreme Court in relation to Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and every other v. Union of India don’t seem to be being adhered to. Making connection with this example, it asserts that it’s the “responsibility of the Supreme Court in its administrative side to direct the concerned High Courts to initiate the process of filling-up vacancies in advance”.

It then states, “The Committee is of the view that to reduce pendency of cases, the existing vacancy positions of judges need to be filled up immediately and the vacancies arising in future should be filled strictly as per the guidelines in the Second Judges case.”

Updated: March 14, 2018 — 5:33 pm
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