The Supreme Court will soon have a Special Bench to deal with problems confronting the subordinate judiciary in each State, including infrastructure development and appointment of judicial officers.
Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, heading a three-judge Bench, indicated this on Monday during the course of hearing of a petition seeking effective implementation of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Justice Kapadia said that the Bench to be set up soon on the lines of the ‘Forest Bench' would have a sitting every week and address the problems being faced by the Bench and the Bar in the subordinate courts. The CJI said, “We will appoint an amicus curiae to assist the court, and the Bench will take up the problems State-wise.” He said the High Courts would be asked to identify the problems they were facing and these would be forwarded to the States concerned for action.
“The Chief Secretary of every state will be asked to provide all facilities to all lawyers and other members of the judiciary. We cannot deal with all problems, but we can solve some problems,” Justice Kapadia said.
He also indicated that he would set up a Constitution Bench, which would sit continuously, to dispose of pending issues involving interpretation of the Constitution.