NEW DELHI: Coming down heavily on executives, the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana has said that judgements delivered by courts are generally not implemented by government on time which results in burgeoning contempt of court petitions in court.
Such unwanted defiance by government is overburdening court, the CJI said while speaking at a joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts which was presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The government, the CJI said, is the biggest litigant in courts accounting for 56 percent of cases in Courts, the CJI said.
He also highlighted lack of procedural fairness when it comes to arresting individuals and probing cases.
The key to good governance is “abiding by law and constitution”, and if the police probes are conducted in a just manner, and illegal arrest and custodial torture comes to an end, the number of cases would drastically decrease.