BENGALURU: Shortage of judges in the judicial system is considered as a major reason in pendency of cases and denial of justice. Santosh Hegde, former Judge at the Supreme Court of India said, “The government and the judiciary should work together to solve the problem.” In the year 2016, 49 posts for judges were called, they received 2307 applications out of which only 534 were eligible and only 8 made it for the viva.
B.T Venkatesh, former State Public Prosecutor at the High Court of Karnataka said, “There should be periodical selection process and there should be transparency in this process.” As on today the Karnataka has 79 district courts and 12 high courts out of which 25 posts for judges are vacant.
Santosh Hegde, former Judge at the Supreme Court of India further added that it is not the fault of the judicial system alone, the government should also agree and not delay the appointment process. He also said that the collegium should be held accountable. They should publish the names of candidates they will be considering, so that there is some kind of transparency maintained in the selection process.