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Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the Supreme Court this week, says district judges need to be trained on matters like sedition and dissent.
Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019
It’s been two weeks since SC collegium reiterated the judge’s name, but a report says govt is unlikely to clear it.
In this tussle between the collegium and the government, the judiciary has failed to stand up and defend itself so far.
The Union minister of state for law denies the Modi government has been lackadaisical in appointing judges to high courts.
‘Lack of unanimity’ is believed to have stalled decision; besides Joseph, SC collegium discussed names of judges from other high courts as well.