KC Ramamurthy moved a zero-hour notice in the Upper House of the Parliament. He is the BJP Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He demands the setting up of four regional benches of the Supreme Court at the National Level. These include Bengaluru.
The IPS officer-turned-politician emphasized that such an arrangement would reduce the pendency of cases.
KC Ramamurthy suggested that while the apex court deals with constitutional matters, the remaining benches would adjudicate upon appellate matters.
A parliamentary standing committee report was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. It also made similar recommendations for the government to consider setting up regional benches and increasing the retirement of high court judges.
The committee led by MP and senior advocate, Bhupendar Yadav and comprising 27 notable members including Tamil Nadu MP and senior advocate P Wilson was instituted to examine the performance of the Union Ministry of Law and Justice and tabled its 107th report a while back.
“This committee has been recommending time and again setting up of benches of the Supreme Court in southern, western, and eastern parts of the country on the premise that it is not possible for the people living in far-flung and remote areas to come to the national capital for seeking justice”.
Previously, Karnataka Industries Minister RV Deshpande had also communicated his request to the Prime Minister for making Bengaluru the winter capital of India.
He suggested a second seat of the Supreme Court, a second office of Union Public Service Commission and the Winter Session of Parliament to be conducted in Bengaluru.