He argued that deliberate inaction by the government, non-performance of bureaucracy and tendency of legislature and executive to play safe by avoiding to take decisions.
The CJI said that the judiciary must be at its innovative best to ensure that the challenges to its working are met with just and Constitutional measures.
The CJI lamented that the justice delivery mechanism in India is very "complex and expensive" and the country is far behind in making courts inclusive and accessible.
Similarly, I am of the firm view that all States must find proportional representation in SC to truly reflect the diverse nature of the Indian society.
The central govt in a fresh affidavit before the SC had said that it has decided to reconsider and re-examine the provision (Section 124A of Indian Penal Code, 1860) dealing with the sedition law
The swearing-in ceremony will be held in the newly-built auditorium of the additional building complex of the apex court at 10.30 AM on Monday.
Extremely saddened to witness rising violence against doctors, they need better environment: CJI NV Ramana
CJI NV Ramana said that he would also like to pay his tribute to the unending spirit of doctors, who work tirelessly round the clock for their patients.
On Friday, the conference of chief justices of the high courts had passed a resolution to create a national judicial infrastructure development authority of India.
The government and the judiciary on Saturday agreed to set up state-level bodies to cater to the infrastructural needs of courts across the country.
Modi says judicial system should be made simpler so that common people can understand
He emphasized the fact that policy making is not the judiciary's domain, but, if a citizen comes to the court with a prayer to address his grievance, the courts cannot say no
"As per sanctioned strength, we have just around 20 judges per 10 lakh population, which is alarmingly low," CJI NV Ramana said.
The CJI said that the deliberate inactions by the Governments, despite judicial pronouncements, are not good for the health of democracy.
He said that there is a severe gap between the existing infrastructure and the projected justice needs of the people.
PIL has served a lot of public interest. However, it is sometimes being misused to stall projects or pressurize public authorities. added the CJI