The Indian Judiciary plays an increasingly important role in the life and the governance of this country. However, anyone who has any experience of the courts is aware of the serious problems that beset the judicial system. For some time now there has been an increasing realization that this issue needs to be discussed outside these circles as well and common people of this country who are the real stakeholders of the system need to get involved in this issue. The bench of Justice A. Sikiri and Justice S.
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An independent and impartial judiciary, and a speedy and efficient system are the very essence of civilization. However, our judiciary, by its very nature, has become ponderous, excruciatingly slow and inefficient. Our laws and their interpretation and adjudication led to enormous misery for the litigants and forced people to look for extra-legal alternatives. Huge backlog of cases are proving to be the primary problem for judiciary. According to figures compiled by the ministry of law, the Supreme Court had 62, pending cases at the end of The figures went down to 59, in December, But at the end of , the pendency in the Supreme Court went up to 62,
Judicial reforms in India
Law is never static. It is a logical, self contained, autonomous, and changing system. It changes according to social needs. It undergoes changes due to socio economic pressures and customs.
A strong and independent judiciary is very important for the growth of India. Since a speedy and efficient system are the very essence of society. But Indian judiciary, by its very nature has become very slow and inefficient. Besides, our laws and their interpretation has led to enormous misery for the litigants and forced people to look for other alternatives. Huge backlog of cases are proving to be the primary problem for judiciary.