Itanagar, Aug 2: Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur has lauded the Gaon Burah (GB) institution as a pioneer in delivering justice at grassroots level.
Addressing the inaugural day of a two-day legal awareness programme for head GBs and GBs in West Siang district yesterday, the CJ said the institution has withstood the test of time as an agent of the district administration despite absence of a comprehensive written record on justice delivery system.
He urged GBs to go along with other agents of administration and avoid conflicts to deliver justice at their level.
Deputy Commissioner Amjad Tak in his address stressed on the need to generate awareness on law and its implications to make the GBs more conscious agents of the government.
Bar Council of Arunachal president Kardak Ete urged GBs to be fair and impartial in their judgements so that the trend of dragging all cases to court were avoided.
Western zone district and session judge Nani Grayu emphasized on the importance of the GB's having good knowledge of legal aspects to be able to judge fairly.