In its research paper following a round table discussion in which Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi also participated, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has recommended 7 measures which aim to make Supreme Court effective and efficient. The sub head to the paper also seeks to make an attempt to address issues of backlog and regional disparities in access.
The key recommendations made by its fellows Alok Prasanna Kumar, Faiza Rahman, Ameen Jauhar & Nitika Khaitan can be summarized as: –
In a nutshell, the paper connects Nick Robinson’s extensive research on Supreme Court with Law Commission Reports and other measures. The suggestions have been debated for quite some time as from time to time under their administrative powers Chief Justices have taken excellent steps to cure the defects our Supreme Court suffers from but to no avail. Pendency and backlog are big problems. SLPs have been converted into Special Experiment Petitions, Arbitration has not proved to be devoid of judicial interference, Economically strong & geographically close to New Delhi States have the maximum filing and as Supreme Court sits on the top of the pyramid pendency & frivolous filing must be checked at each step. The suggestions put forward, if implemented in spirit will definitely help in making our Supreme Court more effective and efficient.
Read the Full text of the report here.