New Delhi, Feb 20: The 11th meeting of Advisory Council of National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms, chaired by Union Law & Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, was held on February 19, 2019.
The focus of the meeting, which was attended by Attorney General KK Venugopal, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and other senior functionaries of the Department of Justice, was on issues which can help in reduction of pending cases in courts as well as review the strategic initiatives which can speed up the delivery of justice besides making it affordable.
"The Council discussed ways and means for speedier disposal of cases pending in District and Subordinate Courts, further augmentation of Judicial Infrastructure and Judicial Manpower. The Council also looked at other possibilities including that of filling up of vacancies at the subordinate level for accelerating the pace of disposal of cases pending in District and Subordinate Courts", an official statement said.
The Council also discussed other methods which could be adopted for accelerating reduction of pendency in the courts and use of IT in courts.
"The Council discussed the possibilities of making amendments in the existing laws for speedier trial and disposal of cases and access to justice for poor and underprivileged", said.
The Council considered re-organisation of the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms for close supervision and monitoring of various activities of National Mission Directorate for effective implementation, the statement said.
The Council also deliberated on the issues linked with improving India’s ranking in World Bank 'Doing Business' report', particularly 'Enforcing Contracts', and implementation of Information and Technology tools in District and Subordinate Courts to bring about more transparency and expeditious disposal of cases pending in courts. (UNI)