Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri has said that there was a need to dispel the “enigma surrounding the judiciary” and come clear on the functioning of the courts, case backlog and steps taken to dispense justice through publication of annual reports.
“People still think there is an enigma in our judicial system…the way we function...what are the mechanisms we adopt in dispensation of justice…what is happening behind the scene. Such frank annual reports help to dispel it,” Justice Sikri said while releasing the biennial (2008-2010) report of the court on Tuesday.
Chief Justice AP Shah, who had released the last report in 2009, had said that going by the present pace, the Delhi High Court may take 466 years to clear the backlog. It had led to widespread criticism. The latest report of the Delhi High Court says “there is a concerted effort to cut down the backlog”.