Judicial appointments: SC says executive inaction decimating judiciary

28 October, New Delhi

Taking strong note of inordinate delay in appointment of judges to various High Courts across the country, the Supreme Court Friday said it could not sit over a situation, where the executive inaction is decimating the judiciary.

Expressing its anguish over the tardy process, a bench, headed by Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, said it has been very patient and tolerant so far, but the government inaction is scuttling the process of judicial appointments.

“We are not trying to be adversarial, but want cordiality to continue,” they said.Noting that courtrooms across the country are being locked because of lack of judges, the bench said the Collegium has made various recommendations for the appointment of judges, but the government is sitting on them.

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