New Delhi, Feb 23: CJI Kehar has said that judiciary should not be blamed for pendency of cases and suggested that the government should cut down on the number of litigations. Justice Khehar said that the national litigation policy was formulated by the government and we expected that some kind of control would come around on the litigations that come from the government, which is the largest stakeholder with the judiciary.
The CJI favoured an independent mechanism for having a second look at cases which merit to be filed. He sggested that there can be a mechanism where some independent agency, may be some retired judges or some professionals of eminence, whether it is the district court or the high court or the Supreme Court, to take a second call. He added that if we can just reduce ten per cent of those litigations, we will go the long way ahead.
Justice Khehar said though various reasons led to the delay in filing of appeals, the judiciary was invariably blamed for it. When the final decision is taken, it takes five more months to file the appeal and the period of limitation is 30 days. CJI said that I don't understand that how that delay could ever be explained by anybody at all, but it ends up with us.