Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, May 11 (UNI) Emphasizing on the need of providing faster and cheap justice to maintain faith of people in judiciary, Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice, Justice Vjinder Jain described this as the biggest challenge, Speaking after laying the foundation stone of Talwandi Sabo Judicial Complex today, Justice Jain pointed out that litigants had been compelled to live with delays that lead to frustration.
Loss of faith among the disputants gives rise to unethical and unsocial practices in the society besides it is a set back to democracy, he added.
Urging the litigants to end disputes taking advantage of alternative dispute resolution forms, he said that such forms provide procedural flexibility, saves valuable time and money besides helping avoid the stress.
A committee has also been formed under the Chairmanship of Justice Mahesh Grover to sort out the pending cases by mutual understanding of litigants, he added.
Pointing to the pending cases, Justice Jain stated that 5.50 Lakh cases were pending in the year 2007 and now this had reached 5.91 lakh. Lack of judges and judicial infrastructure is one of the reasons for the whopping backlog, he said Jain.
To reduce the delay, Justice Jain claimed that time bound proposal to sort out the pending cases had been chalked out. He stated that cases pending for the last seven years would be sorted out with in one year and those that are over ten years old would be settled in two years.
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