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Modi advocates use of IT, reforms in judicial system for common man

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New Delhi, Mar 11 (UNI) Emphasising public trust and confidence in the rule of law, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need of IT and reforms to accelerate justice and make it affordable to the common man.

Speaking at the Conference of the Chief Ministers and the Chief Justices of High Courts here, he advocated strengthening of justice delivery system to achieve the goal.

Mr Modi said that in the age of globalisation, when India is expected to be a super power in this 21st century, it should make use of two of its our major strengths namely democracy and judiciary -- to compete with China. Our strong judicial system will help India outshine China and our laws and judicial proceedings are in English, whereas in China it is in Chinese which is a major advantage to us.

This initiative of highlighting our judicial strength should be done by the judiciary,'' he said.

The Chief Minister said the first night court in India will start in Baroda soon. Emphasising the need for e-courts and technology courts, like in Singapore, for speedy delivery of justice, he suggested opening of e-courts on a pilot basis, if this court is started in Gujarat, we will share the cost of the project,'' he said.

He suggested that a core team of experts be formed to coordinate the efforts done in various states, study the best practices in different states and also in different countries to learn and replicate successful initiatives.

Responding to the need of infrastructural development for the state judiciary, the Gujarat Government has wholeheartedly provided necessary budget and other supporting machinery for the construction of court buildings right from the High Court level to the Taluka level.

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