Allahabad high court judges to work during summer vacation

To clear the massive backlog of cases, the judges have decided to work during the vacation period that starts on June 1 and ends on July 1.

GN Bureau | May 2, 2016


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As many as 68 of the 79 sitting judges of the high court here as well as those at the Lucknow bench have given their consent to a proposal by chief justice DY Chandrachud to utilise the summer vacation to clear long-pending cases, with priority being given to criminal appeals in which the accused have been in jail for decades, said a media report.
 
The move comes following an emotional appeal by chief justice of India T S Thakur during a meeting of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 24.
 
 
The media report said that the judges have agreed to Justice Chandrachud's proposal for "devoting 15 days out of the month-long vacation towards conducting special hearings for clearing the backlog".
 
RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal has sought that long court vacations should be abolished. He said that the union ministry of law and justice should immediately scrap any privileged vacations for courts, ensuring a common pattern of holidays from the supreme court to lower courts. He suggested that instead of closing work at courts altogether for long court-vacations, judges can be given vacations by rotation, similar to a system for professors at medical colleges in Delhi government.
 
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