HC Judges want shorter commutes

30 Jan

Today’s Vijay Times has a news item that says that Judges want 40 houses within 10 minutes from the High Court. The reasoning is that since judges stay far away, it is difficult for them to reach courts on time.

Isn’t this a problem for everyone? The answer to this is simple. Just leave home early.

I wonder if the judges will be able to dispose of more cases if they live closer. I don’t think so.

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10 Responses to “HC Judges want shorter commutes”

  1. M O H A N January 30, 2007 at 9:12 am #

    Prima facia this does not seem to give any impetus to judges as the backlog is quite mindboggling!!!

    a) Have seen scientists in DRDO log out at 5PM sharp, chit chat with family, have a small tiffin and get back to work by 6 to continue working late in night due to close proximity of living quarters.
    b) The pollution, road rage, crime will definetly come down due to this directly
    c) Productivity at work can go up in majority of cases and go down in minority of cases ( like this fellow in ASIEO who told his mom he is in office while the boss thought he is working from home types)
    d) Security for judges may be another reason why this would be practicle.

  2. Veena Shivanna January 30, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    You can go home for lunch & have a nap too..
    Mohan I know why you are planning to shift to BTM now a days 🙂

    Vijay, nimmane elli ?
    We travel 22kms one way(past 6+years) , generally this is the topic we discuss much when either of us feel tired. Men feel its tiring to travel long, its in our case atleast & I have seen many of my collegues/friends/relatives who crib for the longer travel distance! I am not concluding anything anyway….
    One thing is sure, if your office is around the work place, then when there are some guests at home you will get a call to drop in for 1 hour…’Permission keLkondu baa’ types!

  3. Veena Shivanna January 30, 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    Too add to this comment of mine, paapa those females who changes atleast 2 BMTC buses to reach their office….!

  4. Vijay January 30, 2007 at 12:18 pm #

    Veena: Exactly !!!! That was my point… people commute EVERYDAY…. they are not the only ones…

    I cannot complain about distance.. I chose my office close to my house (under my control)… but I am not asking the Govt to build me a bungalow either

  5. Veena Shivanna January 30, 2007 at 1:53 pm #

    Vijay, you are smart… You have choice.. Those govt people chooses to live in a free shelter, hence.! Its a double edged sword though! 😉

  6. Arun January 31, 2007 at 4:19 am #

    …the practise of summer vacation, winter vacation, monsoo vacation for the courts should stop. Instead of building bunglows let the Govt expedite the process of creating a HC bench in North Karnataka and strengthen it further. All the three proposed locations are kind of lung space to the City. Any tampering would hit the ecology of Bangalore as already thousands of trees have been chopped and few more thousands would be chopped on the pretext of road widening and metro-ing.

  7. Vijay January 31, 2007 at 4:38 am #

    Arun: Great points..

  8. praneshachar January 31, 2007 at 6:17 am #

    decntralisation is the only solution to bring down the pending cases so it is essential to have atleast more benches but problem comes where it should be and the tussle starts those who were fighting for a bench in North Karnataka starts localising and demands the place to be at their place. anyhow a bench each at dharwad and kalburgi (gulburga) is decided hope this will be achieved in course of time.
    you have to adjust your schedule to reach your place of work in time. I think all/most of the judges in bangalore are provided transport facility by govt so what is the problem.
    I think proposal from the fraternity is not supported by valid merits, prima facie not admissible and needs to be summarily dismissed,

  9. Veena Shivanna January 31, 2007 at 7:57 am #

    Pranesh avare,
    Judge gaLige Judegementaa ? 😉

    There are some jokes on similar lines,
    1) Sooryange torchaa ?
    2) Autoge standaa ?

    Unable to recall, received as some email forward long time back, may be churmuri website can provide the list!

  10. M O H A N February 1, 2007 at 4:14 am #

    Recently one judge using fowl language scolded an another judge in the premisis itself!!!

    They both went and complained to chief justice and he settled the case as newspapers reported last week.

    When there is surya grahana, there will be a torch for even lord surya deva.

    The take away is never let “ahankara” get in the way of “truth” and nobody is above the supreme truth.

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