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Bombay Lawyers Association Approached The Bombay High Court To Fill Vacancy Of High Court Judges

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2022 7:50am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay Lawyers Association Approached The Bombay High Court To Fill Vacancy Of High Court Judges

The Bombay Lawyers Association has approached  the Bombay High Court to address the institution's high vacancy  of judges and to establish a permanent system for quickly filling such vacancies.

Despite having a sanctioned strength of 94 judges, the Bombay High Court currently has only 57 judges. This year, eleven judges from the Bombay High Court are retiring. 

The petitioner association states that it’s been a while since court's sanctioned strength of judges was filled.

“Due to the shortage of Judges, it is experienced that there is a huge pendency of matters for years together. There are so many matters not even listed for hearing Due to shortage of Judges, no urgent listing is granted. The official data from the website of this hon'ble this Court shows the case clearance rate in the year 2021 in 67 52% which means there are pendency of 32.48 per cent cases in the year 2021, the petition states that”.

Furthermore , it adds that 

The petitioner is filing the present Public Interest Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution[1] of India seeking diction for permanent mechanism to fill up the vacancies of Judges as soon it arises. The petitioner is also seeking directions to fill up the vacant posts of Judges at Bombay Hon'ble High Court as per sanctioned strength.

The Registrar Generals of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court, the Ministry of Law and Justice, and the Department of Law and Judiciary are respondents to  the petition (Maharashtra).

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