New Delhi- Stating that there was a noticeable enhance in judges going through criticisms and commentary on social media platforms, Chief Justice of India (CJI), D.Y. Chandrachud, stated on Saturday that judges shouldn’t be affected by exterior pressures or public opinions throughout dispensation of justice.

“Even if I say just a single word on the bench, it seems to get reported faster than a speeding bullet. But, should we, as judges, be unduly affected by this? The role of a judge is to dispense justice impartially, without being swayed by external pressures or public opinions, ” CJI Chandrachud stated.

Delivering the inaugural tackle on the All India District Judges Conference, the CJI stated that know-how is the most effective device to eradicate the inefficiency and opacity surrounding the judicial course of.

The Chief Justice added that addressing the backlog and pendency of instances requires a multi-faceted method encompassing systemic reforms, procedural enhancements, and the deployment of technological options.

CJI Chandrachud stated: “Just as sunshine is said to be the best disinfectant, I believe that technology is the best tool at our disposal to eliminate the inefficiency and opacity surrounding judicial processes.”

He additionally stated the district judiciary varieties the spine of “our legal system and assumes an indispensable role within the legal framework of our society”.

“The district judiciary serves as the primary interface between the justice system and the local communities it serves. However, the district judiciary needs to constantly reflect and evolve its working, so that the faith of citizens is maintained, ” he stated.

Stressing on creating enough infrastructure for the district judiciary, the Chief Justice stated that scarcity of courthouses, courtrooms and administrative workplaces results in overcrowded courtrooms, inadequate area for authorized proceedings, and delays in case hearings.

“At the Supreme Court, we can only create schemes and policies. But it is your (district judiciary) push, along with the administration, that changes the ground reality, ” CJI Chandrachud stated.

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