Justice Bhalla concerned over large pendency of cases

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Shimla, Mar 28 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Jagdish Bhalla today expressed concern over large pendency of cases in various courts, saying the bench and bar share the responsibility in early disposal of cases.

Delivering the inaugural speech during the legal workshop organised here on ''Techniques and Tools for Enhancing Timely Justice'', he said while the number of filing of cases was increasing every year, the disposal rate was relatively slow, which in itself was matter of concern.

Justice Bhalla said lack of infrastructure, financial constraints and shortage of judges remain a few of the reasons behind slow disposal rate of cases.

''Slow disposal rate raises eyebrows amongst people and therefore it is important that the bench and bar share responsibilities to speed up justice deliver process,'' he said.

He said computerisation of judicial working and conducting more Lok Adalats was a necessity for expediting disposal of cases.

Speaking on the occasion, National Judicial Academy Director Mohan Gopal said about 4.6 crore cases were pending in various courts of the country with another 1.8 crore added every year.

The workshop was organised by HP High Court in collaboration with HP State Judicial Academy and Nation Judicial Academy.

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