Conversion of Supreme Court into small causal court must stop: Attorney General

Venkataramani said every department must have a resolution wing with competent and independent legal equipment to resolve facts-based issues.
India's Attorney General R Venkataramani. (File Photo)
India's Attorney General R Venkataramani. (File Photo)

NEW DELHI: Attorney General for India R Venkataramani on Saturday stressed the need to decongest the Supreme Court and said it is important that the government stops overloading it with endless statutory appeals and huge flow of cases from high courts.

Addressing a gathering at the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court, Venkataramani said there is a need to have a litigation policy for the government so that every matter does not become a matter of litigation.

Since 2015, November 26 is observed as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. Earlier, the day was observed as Law Day.

"It is important that the government stops overloading the Supreme Court with endless statutory appeals alongside a seamless and huge flow of cases from high courts. The conversion of the Supreme Court into a small causal court must stop," he said, adding that the high court should also be decongested.

Venkataramani said every department must have a resolution wing with competent and independent legal equipment to resolve facts-based issues.

"Only complex matters with legal issues which cannot be resolved must go for institutional resolution. I am confident the government will give an ear to an earnest attorney general to draw a quick roadmap," Venkataramani said at the event also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju and Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.

The attorney general said family courts needed to become more comfortable and that there was a need for a settlement commission when it came to property law and more.

"Rule of law is a non-violent revolution. More room for rule of law reduces violence. I look forward to a day when the west may come learning from us on justice standards. Colonialism of minds and people would be free," he said.
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