People have a lot of faith in judiciary, says Prime Minister

modi_650_040515114425NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the people of India have a lot of faith in the judiciary and this is a big asset. He was addressing the gathering at the inauguration of Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts in New Delhi today.
Referring to the speech of Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, where he spoke of the large number of pending court cases, the Prime Minister said that he understood the Chief Justice’s concern.

He hoped that the government and the judiciary could work together to find solutions to these issues. The Prime Minister also stressed on the efforts being made by the Government to remove obsolete laws from the statute books.
In his address, Justice T.S.Thakur expressed concern over the rising vacancies of judges in High Courts as well as subordinate courts. He referred to the enormous work load on the judiciary due to this reason.
He said piling of cases can be effectively reduced if all the vacancies in courts are filled up.Justice Thakur also suggested that services of retired Judges can be utilized as per the provisions of Constitution. He stressed that efficacy of judicial system vitally connected with development of country.
Speaking on the occasion, Law Minister Sadananda Gowda said the High Courts and the state governments have a major role to play in the development of judicial administration.

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