Q.5)The setting up of regional benches of the Supreme Court of India has its own set of merits. Comment.
Why this Question:
Important part of GS Paper- II
Key demand of the question:
Benefits of setting up regional benches of supreme court and how it can change the justice delivery system in India.
Comment- Pick out the main points on a subject and give your opinion, reinforcing your point of view using logic and reference to relevant evidence, including any wider reading you have done.
Introduce by referring to the Article 130 that says “the Supreme Court shall sit in Delhi or in such other place or places, as the Chief Justice of India may, with the approval of the President, from time to time, appoint.”
In the first part, explain the current situation of Indian judiciary and how even the apex court is facing huge pendency of cases and how regional SC benches can help.
In the next part, highlight the merits of the idea of setting up regional benches of SC and why it has been recommended by the Law Commission.
Conclude with the importance of an effective judiciary in a democracy and how regional SC benches is a step in this process.