Pendency of cases will be curtailed from fifteen to three years: Moily

Friday, January 14, 2011

NEW DELHI - Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily has stressed the need for providing speedy justice to litigants, saying pendency of cases will be curtailed from fifteen to three years.

Veerappa Moily made the statement after releasing a booklet named ‘Innovating For Tomorrow-Giving Wings to Tomorrow’s dreams’, which contains the innovations that have been brought in during the past one and half years by his Ministry and the vision ahead.

“Under this umbrella, various plans to curtail the pendency in the Courts from the present 15 years to 3 years have been drawn and are at various stage of implementation. One of the programmes which has been successfully implemented in this direction is the consideration of the cases of the under trials who were not only languishing in the jail without their cases being taken up but were also straining the capacity of the jails,” said Moily.

Moily said with a Mission Mode Programme, which started on January 26 to July 31 last year, cases of over 2.5 lakh under trials, out of an estimated three lakh under trails were decided.

“The programme has not ended on July 31, but is continuing,” he said.

The Law Minister further stated under the E-Courts project, computerisation of courts has been approved.

“Timeline has been revised to March 2012 for computerizing 12000 courts and March 2014 for the remaining 2249 courts,” he said.

Moily further stated that his Ministry wants to bring comprehensive amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1966 in order to make arbitration more popular make India as a hub of international arbitration and overcome problems due to certain judgements of Supreme Court and High Courts.

“In addition, the Ministry has convened national consultations at various places wherein all the stakeholders like Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, legal experts, advocates and representatives of the arbitration institutions,” he said. (ANI)

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