SCBA Found 13 Lady Lawyers Suitable for Elevation to The High Courts: President Vikas Singh
(Judicial Quest News Network)
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has released a statement soon after Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said that women should demand a representation of 50% women in the judiciary.
CJI on Sunday called for an “Urgent correction “in the state of affairs and said he strongly advocates reservation of a significant percentage of seats in law schools and Universities for women.
Vikas Singh president of SCBA in a press release stated that SCBA is sure that steps, if not already taken would be taken immediately and as a first a step the recommended names would be sent for consideration epically the names of lady lawyers.
The press release said that CJI being the head of the institution and the appointments being made by the collegium system, he can easily provide more and more representation of women lawyers.
In an event of felicitation organised by the Women Lawyers Association of the Supreme Court CJI had called for 50% reservation for women.
It is also pointed out tin the press release that SCBA received complaints from several lady Lawyers regularly practicing in the Supreme Court that they were neither informed nor invited to the felicitation.
SCBA press release also said that the CJI should meet the executive committee of the SCBA more frequently.
“Through several letters, we have been requesting for a meeting which has not been granted to us”.
The SCBA Search committee had shortlisted the names of the 13 Women lawyers to be considered for elevation to 17 different High Courts.