Judicial Quarters Quandary: Delhi High Court Puts Central and State Governments on Notice

In the busy world of courts and laws, there’s a simple yet crucial concern – where judges live. Recently, the Delhi High Court asked both the Central and Delhi governments to take notice of this issue. Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening and why it matters.

Calling the Big Shots

Justices Manmohan and Manmeet Preetam Singh Arora have made a serious request to top government officials – the Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, Chief Secretary of Delhi, and the Registrar General. They want answers, and a big meeting is set for July 16th.

Asking for Fairness

The Judicial Service Association of Delhi has raised an important point. There aren’t enough government homes for judges. With 823 judges and only 347 houses, something’s not adding up. It’s just not fair.

Learning from the Past

This problem isn’t new. Back in 1958, a report already said there weren’t enough homes for judges. But even after all these years, not much has changed. Judges still struggle to find good places to live.

Money Matters Too

It’s not just about having a roof over their heads. The money judges get to find a home isn’t enough. They only get 27% of their salary, which isn’t enough to match the prices in the market. So many judges end up living far away from where they work, like in Faridabad or Noida.


In the world of courts, where every decision carries weight, where judges live matters too. As the Delhi High Court steps in to talk about this, it’s a sign that things might change for the better. Ensuring judges have good homes isn’t just about comfort, it’s about fairness and keeping the justice system strong.

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