Law Commission recommends more working hours for judges

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): In a report submitted by the Law Commission, it has recommended that judges should work more by cutting down the number of vacations and increasing their working hours.

"Considering the huge pendency of cases, vacations in higher judiciary must be curtailed by at least 10-15 days and court working hours should be extended by at least half-an-hour," the Commission said in its report.

In its 230th report submitted by the Law Commission chairman A R Lakshamanan to Union Minister for Law Veerappa Moily on August 5, it suggested a seven-point reform for judiciary.

The commission highlighted that following the boost in their (judges) remuneration it was their duty to work for the goodwill of the judicial system.

"With the increase in the salaries and perks of the Judges, it is their moral duty to respond commensurately. Considering the huge pendency of cases at all levels of judicial hierarchy, it has become necessary to increase the number of working days," the report stated.

The Commission also expressed concern over the erosion of working culture in the Judiciary and suggested that it must be revived.

"Of late there has been a general erosion of work culture throughout the country. Government servants avoid discharging their duties and responsibilities. The Judiciary has also been affected by this evil," it added.

The Commission further said that it was high time for all the judges at different levels of judicial hierarchy to devote full time to judicial work. (ANI)

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