Ad-hoc Judges can be appointed to bring pendency under control: Supreme Court seeks replies from High Courts

"We will lay down guidelines stating if pendency goes beyond certain limit for say more than 8 or 10 years, then Chief will automatically recommend the appointment of ad hoc judge," CJI suggested.
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The Supreme Court today sought responses from High Courts across the country on the possibility of appointing ad hoc judges in line with Article 224A of the Constitution (Lok Prahari v. Union of India).

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