The Supreme Court had on Friday sent out a stern message to the Centre over non-execution of collegium’s decision to transfer and appoint Chief Justices and judges in High Courts.Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Supreme Court’s scathing observation on appointment of judges, saying it was a reality check for the PM.
“Reality check from Supreme Court for the PM : No Govt of Modi, by Modi, for Modi,” he said in a tweet.
The Supreme Court had on Friday sent out a stern message to the Centre over non-execution of collegium’s decision to transfer and appoint Chief Justices and judges in High Courts, saying it will not tolerate the “logjam” and would intervene to make it accountable.Observing that justice delivery system is “collapsing”, a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur, who also heads the five-membered apex court collegium, had said, “We won’t tolerate logjam in judges’ appointment which is stifling its judicial work. We will fasten accountability.”
During the brief hearing, the bench referred to the rising vacancies of judges in the high courts and the increasing number of pending cases.
“The vacancy in high courts has risen to 43 per cent and there are four million cases in the high courts. The whole system is collapsing,” the bench said.