Chief justice of India News
President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Justice Lalit, who took over as the 49th CJI in Delhi on Saturday. Hailing from the small Lalit clan of Maharashtra, Justice Lalit was born in Solapur and earned his law degree from the prestigious Government Law College in Mumbai, which is among the oldest in Asia, established in 1855.
NV Ramana said that during his tenure as the Chief Justice, he focused on filling up vacancies of judges and as many as 250 high court judges were appointed. The CJI said filling up the vacancies of judges and improving infrastructure were the two issues on top of his agenda during his tenure of one-and-half years.
CJI NV Ramana on Saturday said that the political party in power believes that every governmental action is entitled to judicial endorsement. He said that the parties in opposition expect the judiciary to advance their political positions and cause but the judiciary is answerable to the Constitution only. Both India and the United States are known for their diversity, said the CJI.
PM Modi inaugurated the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Court PM Modi made a strong pitch for use of local languages in courts. CJI Ramana voiced his concern over misuse of PILs and said it has now turned into "Personal Interest Litigation" and is used to settle personal scores.
PM Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts today. The conference will take place at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Chief Justice of India, Justice NV Ramana and Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju will also address the conference.
CJI NV Ramana said that he is making efforts to fill up vacancies in the judiciary and improve judicial infrastructure. He said that he is also addressing issues relating to security of judges and others. He appreciated Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his proactive role in facilitating the functioning of judiciary in the state.
"The surveillance issue came to light two years ago, why come now suddenly?," asked the Bench Senior advocate CU Singh appearing in another petition told the Bench that petitions have been filed now because the names of the persons targeted were not known in 2019. Senior advocate Meenakshi Arora contended that the issue of was raised in Parliament in Nov 2019, but the then IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said there was no unauthorised interception.