CJI Ramana virtually inaugurates two Sub-Divisional Courts in Jharkhand
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, today virtually inaugurated the Sub-Divisional Court at Chandil in Saraikela-Kharsawan District and Sub-Divisional Court at Nagar Untari in Garhwa district in a programme organised at Judicial Academy in Ranchi.
Chief Justice Ramana, Patron-in-Chief of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) also delivered the inaugural Justice S. B. Sinha Memorial Lecture in the state capital on ‘Life of a Judge’. The lecture was organised by Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority, Judicial Academy of Jharkhand and the National University of Study and Research in Law in Ranchi.
Speaking on this occasion, CJI Ramana asserted that non-filling up of judicial vacancies and not improving the judicial infrastructure was the main reason for the pendency of cases in the country. He also lamented over false narratives about the lives of judges.
The CJI came down heavily on the media and said it is taking democracy two steps backward. He said that Print media still has a certain degree of accountability whereas electronic media has zero accountability.
CJI Ramana also distributed scholarships to the children who have lost both parents in the COVID-19 pandemic under JHALSA’s Project Shishu. Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Dr. Ravi Ranjan, Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh, Justice S. Chandrashekhar and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad were also present on the occasion.