TS Thakur – Chief Justice of the biggest democracy in world breaks Down Before PM Modi, Says Need More Judges.
The expression itself says us about the judiciary system condition of India.
Currently, the judge to people ratio stands at 15 judges to 10 lakh people which is way less when compared to countries like US, Australia, the UK and Canada.
Cheif Justice of India TS Thakur said that since 1987, when the Law Commission had recommended increase in the number of judges from then 10 judges per 10 lakh people to 50 as a total increase in the number of judges from 21,000 to 40,000, “nothing has moved”.
“In 1987, the requirement was 40,000 judges. From 1987 till now, we have added 25 crore in terms of population. We have grown into one of the fastest growing economies of the world, we are inviting foreign direct investment into the country, we want people to come and make in India, we want people to come and invest in India.Those whom we are inviting are also concerned about the ability of the judicial system in the country to deal with cases and disputes that arise out of such investments.Efficacy of the judicial system is so vitally connected with the development,” he said, referring to Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Ease of doing business’ campaigns.