(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Pendency of Case & Virtual Courts
Topic: Pendency of Case & Virtual Courts
- P. K. Malhotra, (Former Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice)
- Satya Prakash, (Legal Editor, The Tribune)
- Piyush Singh, (Advocate, Supreme Court)
Mounting pendency of cases from the Supreme Court to the lower courts has Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu worried as he expressed concern on the issue. Naidu also urged the government and the judiciary to ensure faster justice. He was addressing the Platinum Jubilee meet of Dr B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Andhra University on the occasion of its 76th Foundation Day. Naidu underscored the need to make delivery of justice speedier and affordable. Citing adjournment of cases over long periods, he observed that justice was becoming costly and referred to the well-known proverb “justice delayed is justice denied”. In a significant statement, the Vice President remarked that Public Interest Litigations (PILs) should not become private interest litigations for personal, pecuniary and political interests.