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CJI writes to HC Justices on disposal review system

THE ASIAN AGE. | J. VENKATESAN
Published : Jun 27, 2018, 2:19 am IST
Updated : Jun 27, 2018, 2:19 am IST

The CJI has stressed on the need for continued formative assessment and aligning a process oriented approach with a result oriented one.

CJI Dipak Misra
 CJI Dipak Misra

New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over the huge backlog of cases, the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has written to the Chief Justices of all the high courts (HC) to implement the Disposal Review Mechanism for speedy disposal of matters on priority basis.

The letter is not addressed to the HC of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Tripura where the pendency is not high. The CJI’s letter is a sequel to the observations of Arrears Committee of the Supreme Court in respect of mounting pendency of civil and criminal appeals in HC.

The mechanism is intended to concentrate on the institution and disposal taking stock of cases in each month so as to enhance the rate of disposal. The CJI taking note of the deliberations of the arrears committee has requested the HC to prepare an action plain with cut-off dates for disposal of 10 years and five years old cases and such plans have to be continuously monitored by the committee at the level of HC and subordinate courts in the light of experience and new ideas.

The CJI has stressed on the need for continued formative assessment and aligning a process oriented approach with a result oriented one.

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