Chief Justice to insist on improving the number of justices and judges

Chief Justice to insist on improving the number of justices and judges
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Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has emphasized on improving the number of justices and judges in all three judiciaries, given a load of cases at the courts.

Saying that the workload has risen at the Supreme, High and District courts largely due to the excess of cases, Rana stated that there is no option to raise the positions of justices and judges at the courts at the earliest.

While interaction with the official trade association of SC workers and staffers at his office, Rana said that he has earlier notified the government concerning the need for additional justices at the different courts.

“We have requested the government to increase the posts of judges at the high courts and increasing the number of judges at the district courts is not a big deal,” chairperson of the trade union Prakash Parajuli said.

Article 129 of the Constitution says that there should be 21 justices, along with the Chief Justice, at the Supreme Court. Rana notified the staffers that meetings have been held with the government for changing the constitution for the cause.

There are about 160 judges at the seven high courts along with extended benches and 240 at the various district courts.

Out of the total 14,223 cases filed, the SC concluded just 10,203 cases in the last fiscal year while 23,507 cases persist pending at the court.

The SC has been heaping pressure on the government for increasing the number of justices at the apex court now following Rana was appointed the CJ. “Consultations have been held about amending the constitution for the cause,” Rana said.

Court staffers advised to CJ Rana to add the positions of additional 20 justices at the apex court. Out of 21 justices at the SC, five also need to manage the cases at the constitutional bench as well.

Court staffers advised to CJ Rana to add the positions of additional 20 justices at the apex court. Out of 21 justices at the SC, five also need to manage the cases at the constitutional bench as well.

Staffers at the SC had likewise drawn the notice of the head of the judiciary via public review of the courts for exceptions and controversial settlements.
As per the participants of the meeting, Rana accepted the charges of the employees at the SC for nearly two hours on Tuesday.

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