Srinagar, June 3: J&K High Court Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal today inaugurated Vidhik Seva Kendras/Legal Service Centers at Srinagar/Jammu wings of J&K High Court.
On this occasion Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Executive Chairman of J&K Legal Services Authority, Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, Executive Chairman of Ladakh Legal Services Authority and Justice Tashi Rabstan, Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee also joined the Chief Justice. Besides, the other judges of the High Court were present by virtual mode.
The Chief Justice declared the service open for litigants, advocates and other stakeholders to ensure the filing of the cases in the High Court and other district and subordinate courts at their doorstep by use of this service, an official handout said.
CJ Pankaj Mithal, who is also Patron in Chief of J&K and Ladakh Legal Services Authorities, while appreciating the initiative of the J&K Legal Services Authorities, observed that the services introduced will give timely relief to the litigant public/lawyers and other people for filing of their cases by e-mode while at their respective places without approaching the courts physically.
Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority also described the services as an additional and effective benefit made available to the public at large in the UTs of J&K and Ladakh in strengthening the object of access to justice and timely dispensation of justice.
Justice Thakur, Executive Chairman Ladakh Legal Services Authority stressed the need for having more such centers at the far of areas at Ladakh and J&K.
Soon after the inauguration, the services were immediately availed by a litigant through Advocate Rahul Sharma and litigant Pt. Ghan Shyam Sharma through Advocate Aqib Javed.
The function was organized by J&K and Ladak Legal Services Authorities.