There are solely two ladies judges within the Supreme Courtroom and 78 in varied excessive courts of the nation, the federal government knowledgeable Parliament on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a query within the Lok Sabha, Union Minister for Legislation and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned the main points of the feminine judges within the tribunals should not maintained centrally as they’re administered by totally different ministries or departments of the federal government.
The small print of the feminine judges within the subordinate judiciary are additionally not maintained centrally as the subject material falls inside the area of the excessive courts and state governments, he added.
“As on September 1, 2020, there are 2 ladies judges within the Supreme Courtroom and 78 ladies judges in varied Excessive Courts,” Mr Prasad mentioned.
He mentioned the Supreme Courtroom has a sanctioned power of 34 judges and two of them are ladies.
Based on the information supplied by the minister, the utmost of 11 ladies judges are within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom, adopted by 9 within the Madras Excessive Courtroom and eight every within the excessive courts of Delhi and Bombay.
The information mentioned the excessive courts of Patna, Manipur, Meghalaya, Telangana, Tripura and Uttarakhand do not need any girl decide.
There may be solely a lady decide every within the excessive courts of Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Sikkim.
On whether or not the federal government is taking steps to extend the illustration of ladies within the judiciary and whether or not reservation can be supplied to spice up their power, the minister mentioned the appointments of excessive courtroom judges are made underneath Articles 217 and 224 of the Structure.
“These Articles don’t present for reservation for any caste or class of particular person together with ladies. The Authorities has, nevertheless, been requesting the Chief Justices of the Excessive Courts that whereas sending proposals for appointment of Judges, due consideration be given to appropriate candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Different Backward Courses, Minorities and Ladies,” he mentioned.
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