It is essential for the judiciary to reach people and not expect the people to contact them, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said today at a Constitution Day event. The technological infrastructure should not be dismantled, he added, stressing that justice must be accessible to all.
“In a country as diverse as ours, the main challenge facing the judiciary is making justice accessible to all. The Indian judiciary has introduced many things to improve access to justice,” he said , in which he describes various efforts by the judiciary to improve public access.
“Although the Supreme Court is located in Tilak Marg, it is the Supreme Court for the whole country and now virtual access has made it possible for lawyers to plead cases from their own place. As a CJI, I want to apply technology in list of cases,” added he to it.
The CJI further said that the representation of marginalized communities in the legal profession needs to be improved.