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Relieve judiciary of avoidable burden, CJI urges govt

Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Saturday urged the Law Ministry to devise a mechanism to relieve the judicial system of the “avoidable burden” that arises out of “sheer apathy, indifference or incapacity” of the government and its departments to take certain decisions.

The CJI also asked the government to set up a panel, comprising former judges, to decide on whether or not to fight a case against any citizen when the issue could be resolved outside court.

“I would request the Law Minister to devise some mechanism to relieve our judicial system of avoidable burden that comes on us, not because we are not ready to share that burden but because of the sheer apathy or indifference or the incapacity of the government to deal with a situation to take a decision,” the CJI said.

He was speaking at the launch of a theme song for National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) here. The NALSA was constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free legal services to the weaker sections of society.
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