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CJI lends voice to 50% reservation for women in judiciary

Date: 28 September 2021 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • CJI Ramana has asked women judicial officers to demand for 50% of reservation in judiciary. Only about 30 per cent of the lower judiciary, 11.5 per cent of the High Courts, and 12 per cent of the Supreme Court have women judges.
  • Of India’s 1.7 million advocates, only 15 per cent are women, they make up only 2 per cent of the elected representatives in the State Bar Councils.
  • The CJI spoke about the difficulties women face while entering the legal profession, including gender stereotypes that force them to bear the responsibilities of the family.