Some years ago, while travelling on a train, I met a magistrate of the Indian courts, who revealed that he was receiving a salary of 1.5 Lakhs a months, which works our to Rs. 5,000 every day. And that for a measly magistrate. My guess is that most judges would be making Rs. 10,000 a day by way of salary alone.
Given that, it is said that they work just 6 months a year, and:
“A recent report by the SC shows that about 19,000 judges, have 3 crore (30 million) pending cases, resulting in a civil case continuing for around 15 years on an average. The total number of pending cases in Indian courts is expected to touch 15 crore by 2040.
And according to the monthly pending cases report of the apex court, out of the 63,843 pending matters dealt with last month, only 5,484 cases have been disposed of.” (Which is less than 10%, comment mine).
— Comment above edited, From:
A little more, Very Juicy, from the above site:
“Both lawyers and judges are guilty of delaying justice — one by seeking adjournments and the other by allowing them.
At times lawyers are found requesting adjournments on flimsy or outright absurd grounds, ranging from a lack of preparation to the death of a colleague!”
One ‘special court’ postpones the ‘judgement’ for the 4th time in 2 weeks, as the culprit is absconding, ‘fearing retribution!’ …Do the bally courts want to say that there are fellows, that too Rapists, who do not ‘Fear’ retribution?
What simply is the Bally Idea of Postponing the Announcement of a judgement just because the culprit is not there? Why can’t they Announce the judgement and leave it to the police to find the bally fellow and put him in?
I recall an Excellent Tamil proverb, namely,
“சோத்துக்குக் தெண்டம், பூமிக்கு பாரம்,”
meaning, A Waste to the Food they Eat, and a Burden to the Earth!
I reiterate: Shame on you, courts!
चुल्लू भर पानी में डूब मरो.
And that means, If you have any honour left, go and drown yourself even if you find just a handful of water.
Signed: Yesudas. 08.01.2018.