Introduce national exam for appointment of judges

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Aug 2017 11:05:12


Staff Reporter,

Yuwa Prakoshta Nagrik Upbhokta Margadarshak Manch (NUMMYP) has urged for introduction of national-level examination for appointment of judges in various courts of the country. They have sent a letter, signed by hundereds of residents of the city, to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India and requested him to take decision in this regard.

NUMMYP office-bearers said, for the last several years, thousands of posts of judges are lying vacant in the High Courts and subordinate courts in Madhya Pradesh and other States of the country. They alleged that the shortcomings in the selection process are creating such situation, which could be redressed easily through a national-level section process.

President of NUMMYP, Manish Sharma said, as per the information given in the Rajya Sabha by the Law and Justice Minister, as many as 2,81,25,056 cases are lying pending in High Courts and other subordinate courts in the country. The number of posts of judges lying vacant in the High Courts is 407 while the post of Judges lying vacant in subordinate courts, in the year 2014 was 4,589, which has risen to 5,875 in 2016. NUMMYP office-bearers said Central Government plays no role in the appointment of judges in the courts.

They said the Law Department had on April 28, 2017, through a letter to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India gave suggestions/options for constitution of Union Selection System. They said, earlier, an extensive proposal was made for constitution of All India Judicial Service and was recommended by the Committee of Secretaries in 2012. Later, it was included in the convention of Chief Ministers and Chief Justice of the High Courts in April 2013. But, till the date no strong decision has been taken in this regard. As per the information, the apex court is considering the request of the Union Government.