Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said huge vacancies in various high courts of the country was a matter of concern and asked the chief justices to fill up the posts without further delay.
Addressing the conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts in New Delhi, Singh said, "Existing vacancies in high courts is still quite high in number and needs to be filled up...I appeal to the chief justices of high courts to initiate proposals for quickly filling up these posts."
The Prime Minister also pointed that vacancies in subordinate court level comprised 20 to 25 per cent of the subordinate judicial posts.
"Almost 3,000 posts of judges in the country are vacant because of the delay in recruitment. All the posts at the subordinate level need to be filled up without any further loss of time," he said.