Law panel to study need for more judges, court told

January 12th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The central government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it would amend the terms of reference of the 19th Law Commission to include that it would conduct a scientific study and recommend if there was need to increase the number of lower courts in view of the huge backlog of cases.

The court was also told that the government was considering giving statutory status to the commission so that its recommendations became binding.

“There is a move to make statutory provision to make Law Commission a statutory body so that its recommendations are binding,” Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval told the court.

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