New SC bench to improve conditions of sub-courts

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New Delhi, Jul 6: Supreme Court Chief Justice S H Kapadia has proved that his first priority was to improve the basic infrastructure and develpoment of the subordinate courts.

Chief Justice on Monday, Jul 5 told that a special bench will sit on every Monday in a bid to improve the working condition of the subordinate courts across the country.

The decision was taken by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Kapadia and Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swapanter Kumar during the hearing of a PIL seeking directions to the government to improve the working conditions in consumer courts of the country.

Similarly, a constitution bench will be formed which would meet every Tuesday to hear matters pending before the court.The composition of this bench would keep changing from time to time.

"We will appoint an amicus curiae (a person who volunteers or is invited by the court to give advice upon some matter pending before it) to assist the court and the bench will take up the problems state wise," said Chief Justice Kapadia.

"The chief secretary of every state will be asked to provide all facilities to all lawyers and other members of the judiciary. We cannot deal with all problems, but we can solve some problems," he added.

There are 26 High Courts in the country and the Chief Justice of every High Court is the administrative head of all the subordinate courts including district courts in his state.

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