Objective of judicial system is also to protect justice: Prez Kovind
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: In Madhya Pradesh, the President Ramnath Kovind said that the objective of a judicial system is not only to resolve disputes, but also to protect justice. To remove the delay in justice is also an important step to protect justice, he said. The president was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of All India State Judicial Academies Directors's Retreat at Manas Bhawan, Jabalpur.
President Ram Nath Kovind is on two-day visit to Madhya Pradesh. Appreciating the efforts of MP state Judicial Academy, the President said that now there is a need to increase the scope of training of judges as well as other judicial and quasi-judicial officers for speedy disposal of pending cases in the country's courts, especially the district courts.
He advised the judiciary to play a proactive role while staying vigilant in resolving these loopholes present in the court proceedings and process and said that this goal can be achieved by adopting innovations at national and international level and sharing best practices. Appreciating the use of technology in the courts, the President praised the computerization of over 18,000 courts in the country.
The President said that 'we, the people of India', have high expectations from the judiciary. Society expects judges to be knowledgeable, prudent, affectionate, dignified and impartial. Quality is given more importance than numbers in the judicial system. And, to meet these requirements, it is very important to keep updating the training procedures, knowledge, technology, and judicial skills.
The President said that about seventy six million cases were heard by virtual courts in the country during lockdown. This is also a remarkable step towards the use of technology in the judiciary. This is the first event of its kind in the country, in which judicial academies across the country are sharing their efforts on improving the judicial system.
The President was happy to note that the use of technology in the judicial system has increased rapidly. More than 18,000 courts have been computerized in the country. Till January 2021 including the lockdown period, around 76 lakh cases were heard in virtual courts across the country.
The program was also addressed by Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
Three books published by Publication Division were also launched during the event.
Earlier, on his arrival at Dumna Airport here, Kovind was accorded a warm welcome by Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the official said.
In the evening, he will attend the Narmada aarti at Gwarighat on the banks of the river and participate in a cultural programme organised in the Madhya Pradesh High Court premises here, the official said.
After a night halt in Jabalpur, Kovind will leave for Jalhari village in Damoh district at 9.30 am on Sunday, from where he will go to Sangrampur village to attend 'Janjatiya Sammelan' organized by MP Tribal Welfare Department.