SP hopeful on speedy appointment of judges

Lucknow, Aug. 14 : With the Supreme Court expressing unhappiness over government's failure on appointing judges, Samajwadi Party (SP) on Sunday seems hopeful that the need will be fulfilled at the earliest and justice will be provided to people.

"I am sure that these posts are filled at earliest and for go a long way and ensuring that speedy justice is delivered to the common man," party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia told ANI.

Chief Justice of India T.S Thakur on Friday sent stern message to the Centre over non-execution of collegium's decision to transfer and appoint of Chief Justices and judges of high courts.

Thakur sought a reply from Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi within four weeks over the delay in appointment of judges as recommended by the collegium.

The apex court asserted that time has come to take judicial note of appointments and transfers, which have not been made despite collegium's clearance eight months ago.

Regarding the collegium, the apex court stated that 75 names of high court judges have been cleared, but have not been approved.

"The vacancies in high courts have increased to 43 percent when the pendency in high courts has reached to four million cases.

If the government has any objection on the names, it should be sent back to the collegiums with relevant matter, but the process can't be stalled," the court observed.

Source: ANI