30.1.2011 (UNI) Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said within three years’ time, all courts in the country would be on fast-track mode, besides mobile courts would be introduced in the rural areas.
'Under the judicial reforms, the Union government intends to have fixed time frame for all the litigations from six months to three years,' he announced.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Moily said 5000 mobile rural courts would be set up in the country for which the Centre has already sanctioned Rs 5,000 crore. 'Each rural mobile court would be attached with two or three panchayats to hear the cases in day-to-day manner,' the Minister said.
'The centre has earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for the judicial reforms in the country in order to implement the national litigation policy and other policies,' he said.
'After the implementation of judicial reforms, all corruption cases would be expedited within six months to one year time while rural cases would be ended in a mandatory six months time. However, all the cases would be completed within 3 years time,' he said adding that to hear the cases, all courts would work similar to a fast-track court.
'On the introduction of the new policy, 50 per cent pending cases would immediately be resolved,' he further said.
He said within three months time, he would get the reports of 21 High Court Chief Justices and thereafter, implementation of the judicial reforms would start.
The minister said a judicial reform would help in fastening judicial proceedings and lay down standards for lawyers and Judges.
Besides, it would give legal education to the masses and implement the Constitutional provision of Right to Justice.
Claiming that there would be strict monitoring of funds meant for the judicial reforms by the High Courts, he said his ministry would seek cent-per-cent utilisation of the funds to give right to justice to the people.
Asked about the prevailing large vacancies of Judges in the Allahabad High Court leading to delay in justice, Mr Moily said the delay in appointment of new Judges was due to the appointment of new Chief Justice of India (CJI).
'Now the things have been sorted out and soon, all vacancies would be filled up,' he assured. UNI