Court cases remaining pending for an inordinately long time affect the general health of the economy and the country,apart from causing difficulties to the litigants,said Attorney General for Maharashtra Ravi Kadam at a seminar on Saturday.
Stressing on the need to ensure speedy delivery of justice,Kadam noted,The Lok Adalats are now functioning quite well in relatively smaller disputes. But more needs to be done to ensure their general effectiveness.
The Lok Adalats,conducted by the Maharashtra State Legal Service Authority,are considered a speedy and more amicable form of judicial redressal compared to formal courts. Kadam was speaking at a seminar on Law and the Common Man,which was held to have an interaction between the legal fraternity and the government. The event was organized by the Bar Council for Maharashtra and Goa.
The Attorney General also announced the formation of a committee to deal with cases involving various departments of the state government. About 50 per cent of all court cases involve the state government as a party. These litigations must be handled properly and the peoples grievances should also be redressed, he said.
Anil Singh and Ashish Deshmukh,the chairman and vice-chairman respectively of the Bar Council,were felicitated at the event.