SC disposed off the petition for appointment of the judges directing the UOI to take appropriate steps to reduce the pendency of case to 3 years with liberty to file a fresh petition if UOI does not take apt steps in this regard.
It is the most respectfully prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to allow petitioner to amend the prayer:
a) issue a writ, order or direction or a writ including writ in the nature of mandamus or an appropriate writ, order or direction as may be necessary, directing the Respondents, to double the number of Judges and provide appropriate infrastructure required to reduce the pendency of cases to 03 years and implement the Resolution dated 25.10.2009, presented by the Union Minister for Law and Justice at the Conference “National Consultation for Strengthening the Judiciary towards Reducing Pendency and Delays”;
b) issue a writ, order or direction or a writ including writ in the nature of mandamus or an appropriate writ, order or direction as may be necessary, directing the Respondents to implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report No-221 (Need for Speedy Justice), Report No-230 (Reform in Judiciary) and Report No-245 (Arrears and Backlog-Creating Additional Judicial Manpower) and other Law Commission Report for Judicial Reform expeditiously;
c) issue such other writ, order or directions as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit to implement the Resolutions adopted in the Chief Justices Conferences and to ensure time bound delivery of justice to all and allow cost to petitioner.