Dispute Resolution Hotline August 03, 2018

Lateral entry for judiciary too – This may be the good idea


This article was originally published in the 18th July 2018 edition of


Summary:

Given the pendency of cases in India and the shortfall in judiciary strength, it may be a good idea to appoint judges on a short-term basis to reduce the backlog of cases in India. This is inspired by how the government has devised a plan to recruit private sector professionals, based on a three-year fixed tenure (extendable up to five years), to fill joint-secretary-level vacancies in the Union government. The article explores if a similar framework can be adopted in judicial appointments which may be an answer to reduce backlog of cases.

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Alipak Banerjee & Vyapak Desai

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