CJI wants more interaction between judiciary and govt

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Allahabad, Sep 15 (UNI) Chief Justice of India Justice K G Balakrishnan today observed that there should be more interaction between the government and judiciary.

He was speaking as chief guest in an inaugural function of a new block in Allahabad High Court premises.

The function was presided over by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

The CJI demanded more financial assistance by all the state governments towards judiciary.

Justice Balakrishnan said four per cent of the GDP is fixed for improvement in judiciary in the US, but in India, it is less than one per cent.

''Although, Uttar Pradesh faces problems on multiple fronts, such as illiteracy, poverty and crime, the state must give some attention towards the judiciary,'' he noted.

The CJI also appreciated Allahabad HC for its rich tradition of judges and applauded some of its decisions.

In her address, Ms Mayawati observed that courts were the temples of justice.

Terming Public Interest Litigations (PILs) as a boon for the poor, she underlined that more and more people should use PIL to get justice.

However, the CM also showed concern over increasing number of court cases.

''A high level committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Satish Chandra Mishra to reform judicial system and keep an eye on problems faced by courts.'' On the occasion, the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Justice Hemant Laxman Gokhle and Justice Tarun Chatterjee, Justice Markandey Katju, Justice V S Sirpurkar and many other former judges were also present.

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