Jayant Tewari, OutSourced CFO
Point taken .... and I fully agree with you that the legal system is not sufficiently pro-active or reactive to social requirements .... I'm also fully aware of the "next Date" phenomenon ....
Unfortunately most of these matters do not lie within the personal jurisdiction of the judges themselves ... they are mandated by The Indian Evidence Act and the Criminal Procedure Code, which defines the number of non-appearances after which a warrant may be issued, the grounds under which such a non-appearance may be condoned etc. If the lawyer makes a plea in compliance with the Code, there is no choice left to the judge except for granting another date.
The fact that both these Acts and Codes are hopelessly outdated, being creations of the British is a sad commentary of our political system - the parliament being the sole amending authority, are also the primary users of these draconian legislation for their personal benefit.
I do believe we get the government we deserve, after all the elite are the ones who'd rather watch a movie than take the trouble to vote !!!
Judges are visible and easy to blame .... but are they personally responsible as a class - I wonder ....
BTW I'm neither a judge, bor do I have one in the family, nor am I a lawyer and am subject to correction from more learned members of this forum ...
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