January 25, 2017 - 2:51pm
The government will appoint at least 10 new judges to the High Court next week, Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star today.
“Ten to twelve judges will be appointed to the High Court next week” Anisul said. He, however, refused to disclose the names of the judges who will be appointed.
Shortage of judges at the Supreme Court and other courts across the country is getting worse and creating a huge backlog of cases due to recruitment delays.
According to a latest SC study, 414,035 cases were pending with the HC as of September 30, 2016. It settled 8,449 cases from July 1 to September 30, 2016.
Earlier, the HC disposed of 37,753 cases from January 1 to December 31, 2015, and the number of pending cases stood at 394,225 then, said another SC study.