Judicial infra dev, requisite facilities to courts matter of priority: CJ Mithal

Judicial infra dev, requisite facilities to courts matter of priority: CJ Mithal

Anantnag, June 08:Chief Justice (CJ), High Court of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice Pankaj Mithal, on Tuesday said that the development of judicial infrastructure and provision of all requisite facilities to Courts in J&K is being pursued as a matter of priority.He said this while visiting Anantnag, where he took stock of the functioning of District Court and other subordinate courts here.The Chief Justice was  accompanied by Registrar General, Jawad Ahmad. Justic Mithal directed the Principal District and Sessions Judge, Naseer Ahmad Dar, to establish a Vidhik Seva Kendra (Legal Service Centre) at the District Headquarter.He observed that the centre will give timely relief to the litigant public/lawyers and other stakeholders for filing of their cases by e-mode while being at their respective places without approaching the courts physically. He also exhorted for follow all directions and orders issued by High Court regarding resolution of cases in Covid times.Justice Mithal held a detailed meeting with Judicial, Civil and Police officers and reviewed the infrastructural and administrative set up and functioning of courts in the district. He was apprised about the cases being litigated besides the issues related to adjudication process in the district.Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla, informed the Chief Justice that out of 56 kanal of state land identified for the proposed District Court Complex at Sarnal, 40 kanal has been allotted and the allotment for the rest is under process.He directed the concerned officers and executing agencies to expedite the process of allotment and construction work on the complex.Later, the Chief Justice held an interactive session with the members of the District Bar Association who thanked him for visiting the district. President of the Bar, Fayaz Ahmad Saudagar, raised a few demands which among others included development of infrastructure in subordinate courts, provision of Chambers to lawyers and establishment of matrimonial courts.Justice Mithal passed on spot directions for redressal of certain issues and assured all their genuine demands would be fulfilled in a time bound manner.He also called for greater coordination among judiciary, civil and police authorities for ensuring the justice delivery becomes smooth and hassle free.Among others SSP, Imtiyaz Hussain, ADC, Ghulam Hassan, SP Headquarters, Nikhil Borkar, ACR, Syed Yasir and other judicial, civil and police officers were present on the occasion.

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