Judicial posts will be adorned by a large number of women very soon, says CJI Lalit
While addressing a function at Dr Ambedkar Government Law College in Puducherry, Chief Justice of India, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit expressed hope that judicial posts will be adorned by a large number of women very soon.
Chief Justice of India, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has said that judicial posts will be adorned by a large number of women very soon.
He was addressing a function of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Dr Ambedkar Government Law College in Puducherry on Saturday.
The CJI Lalit said, “Five states, including Orissa, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, already have more women at the induction level in the judiciary,” as reported by The Print.
He said 129 out of 180 judges in Rajasthan at induction level are women, and in Odisha and Jharkhand the number is huge. He referred to the appeal of Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Sundarraj in which he had said that women should come forward in large numbers to study law and also demand more women judges.
Lalit was sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India on August 27, 2022. Justice Lalit will have a brief tenure of 74 days as the head of India’s judiciary and would demit office on 8 November.
“I consider the Supreme Court the mother of the country and I always believed in it. You learn a lot from the institution,” the CJI said.
Talking about his family background, he said that he was the only judge in his family who was practising law, but his future family members are also practising the profession.
“I learned Sanskrit from my grandfather and wrote Shubhashital and Sanskrit. My grandfather role in my life is tremendous,” he further said.
He also said that law colleges should teach adjudicatory functions to their students because it will train them to enter into Judiciary at the earliest.