5th district court complex inaugurated at Dwarka

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New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan today inaugurated the fifth district court complex of Delhi at Dwarka.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was also present at the occasion.

The Chief Justice, while inaugurating the complex, termed it an important step in bringing justice at the door of the litigants.

He also said there should be a fixed time frame for the disposal of cases while emphasising on increasing the number of judges as the judge population ratio is very low in India.

The Chief Justice also said the opening of the court complex will give people easy access to justice.

Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Justice A P Shah announced that 15 family courts situated at five locations would be opeened in the Capital shortly. He also announced that two e-courts -- one at Delhi High Court and other at Karkardoma court would be opened shortly.

Fifteen courts that have been transferred to Dwarka would be operational from Monday. The courts that have been transferred include one judge in charge, two additional chief metropolitan magistrates, one MACT court, four metropolitan magistrate courts, one mahila court and one special NDPS court and five additional sessions judge court.

The Chief Justice also thanked the Delhi government for allocating more than 1 per cent of its yearly budget to judiciary.

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