Dispute Resolution Hotline August 03, 2018

Lateral entry for judiciary too – This may be the good idea

This article was originally published in the 18th July 2018 edition of


Given the pendency of cases in India and the shortfall in judiciary strength, it may be a good idea to appoint judges on a short-term basis to reduce the backlog of cases in India. This is inspired by how the government has devised a plan to recruit private sector professionals, based on a three-year fixed tenure (extendable up to five years), to fill joint-secretary-level vacancies in the Union government. The article explores if a similar framework can be adopted in judicial appointments which may be an answer to reduce backlog of cases.

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Alipak Banerjee & Vyapak Desai

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