Former MP and Telangana State Planning Commission deputy chairman B Vinod Kumar today welcomed the Centre's decision to increase the number of judges at the Telangana High Court from 24 to 42.
"Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had, on February 15, 2019, requested that the number of judges at the Telangana HC be increased for the purpose of addressing and resolving all pending cases in a speedy manner. The then-Chief Justice of the state had also made the same request. In fact, I too had raised the issue in Parliament in the past. Our collective efforts have borne fruit after two years. The Centre has now given this suggestion its nod. The number of judges will increase from the current 24 to 42. This is a positive development," Kumar said.
"The number of cases is increasing in the court and the low number of judges is leading to a high pendency rate. The initiative of Chief Justice of India N V Ramana in this regard will provide great reprieve, and will make the court more efficient," he added.
Thanking the CJI for his action in the matter, the former MP expressed his hope that the HC would now resolve all the pending cases in a speedy fashion.
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