Report No. 77
The need for periodic and intensive inspection of the subordinate courts by the District judge and a Judge of the High Court must also be emphasised. In carrying out the inspection, the inspecting judge not only brings to the notice of the subordinate judge any of the mistakes and errors committed by him; he also acts as a guide and mentor for the young junior officer. The emphasis in inspection should be to bring about improvement of the functioning of the officer concerned.
The inspection can also provide an opportunity to the subordinate judge to bring to the notice of the inspecting Judge some of the difficulties which might have been experienced by him. While stressing the necessity of inspection of the subordinate courts by the High Court Judges, we would like to sound a note of caution against a practice which has also come to our notice in a State of deputing one High Court Judge for inspection of all the courts. The better practice in our view would be to depute a separate judge for inspection of courts in each district.