The Supreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana, said that to serve the rising requirement for judicial Infrastructure in our country, the Central as well as the State Governments, through combined efforts, should set up a National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation.
Justice Ramana, who is to be inducted as the next Chief Justice of India on 24th April, added that setting up such a framework will bring uniformity and standardization to the infrastructure. Justice Ramana viewed that the judicial infrastructure should bring in modernization, up-gradation and building a “barrier-free citizen-friendly environment”. He said these considered over and above the concerns of pendency, vacancy or the number of courtrooms.
Looking at the rising number of disputes, Justice Ramana, while giving a speech at the inaugural of the new Bombay High Court building in Goa, added that ideals of ‘access to justice, followed by the speedy delivery of justice’ form the backbone of the Law or the Judiciary. The need for upgrading the infrastructure is crucial to resolve these disputes.
As per Justice Ramana, most senior judges occupied with administrative decision making with the subsisting judicial work. Justice Ramana also said that the pandemic posed an immense challenge for everyone. He even praised the Government and CJI Bobde for introducing the concept of Virtual Hearings.