Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said that the onus is on executive if it wants less judicial interference and that the judiciary intervenes only when the executive fails in its constitutional duties.

He said that the extent of judicial interference in governmental issues depends on how effectively and efficiently the government does its job. The courts only fulfil their constitutional duty and need would not arise if the governments do their job.

Earlier Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed in his speech in Rajya Sabha that the judiciary had been encroaching on legislative and executive authority and that “step by step, brick by brick, the edifice of India’s legislature is being destroyed”.

He said that if what should be done to protect people’s rights are not being done, we are constrained to intervene. It is for the government to have a litigation policy so that people are not forced to approach the courts.

On dealing with the huge vacancies in judiciary, Justice Thakur said that the SC has requested the PM on several occasions.