India needs a robust judiciary: Chief Justice

India cannot achieve its economic growth without a robust judiciary overseen by an adequate number of judges, Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said on Sunday.

A robust judicial system was needed to attract foreign investment and to make the Make in India campaign a success, he said here.

“Those whom we are inviting (for investment) are also concerned with the judicial system and justice delivery,” the head of the Supreme Court said.

“Efficacy of the judicial system is so vitally connected with the development of the country.”

Justice Thakur was speaking at the inaugural of the joint conference of chief ministers, chief justices of high courts and Supreme Court judges.

He said the country’s judiciary, dealing with an “avalanches of cases”, suffered from a poor judge-population ratio and perennial vacancies.

The ratio was dismal compared to even other developed countries.

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