Union Minister and MP Kishan Reddy wrote letter to union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for increasing the strength of Judges to the High Court of Telangana. As currently Telangana has only 14 of the 24 sanctioned judges.
Here is the full letter, where recommendation is also made to increase judges from 24 to 42
Respected Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji,
Subject : Request for increasing the strength of Judges to the High Court of Telangana.
Sir, as you are aware that the State of Telangana was formed in the year 2014 and the Hon’ble High Court for the State of Telangana located at Hyderabad (“High Court”) had been sanctioned with 24 Judges (“Sanctioned Number”). It is to inform that out of the total Sanctioned Number of Judges, as of now only 14 Hon’ble Judges are appointed and functioning including the Hon’ble Chief Justice in the High Court. Owing to the increasing number of fresh cases being filed, there is corresponding increase in the pendency of cases in the High Court.
The number pending cases is immense and considering the rate of filing of fresh cases, it is to bring to your kind knowledge that even if the High Court starts functioning with Sanctioned Number of judges, still the number of Sanctioned Number of Judges won’t suffice to clear the pending cases adding on further burden to the judicial system and also to the litigating public thereby leading to undue delay in disposal of cases and further addition of cases leading to spiral of pendency. This will have a huge impact on the justice delivery system leading to clogging of cases thereby causing hinderance in the deliverance of timely justice to people.
Further, it is to bring to your kind information that the High Court as on date, has more than sufficient infrastructure to accommodate 46 to 48 Justices. In this regard, and as highlighted above, since the Sanctioned Number of Judges in the High Court is not sufficient to clear the pending cases, it is requested to increase the sanctioned number of judges from the existing number of 24 to 42.
I, therefore, request you to kindly look into the matter and take a favourable decision which will help public at large as well as the members of legal fraternity.
With kind regards,
(G. Kishan Reddy)