Anantnag, June 8: Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, Justice PankajMithal Tuesday said that the judiciary was committed to make justice delivery mechanism affordable and accessible.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that Justice Mithal, who was accompanied by Registrar General Jawad Ahmad, visited Anantnag and took stock of the functioning of the District Court Anantnag and other subordinate courts in the district.
Justice Mithal held a detailed meeting with judicial, civil and Police officers and reviewed the infrastructural and administrative set up and functioning of the courts in the district.
He was apprised about the cases being litigated besides the issues related to adjudication process in the district.
The Chief Justice directed the Principal District and Sessions Judge, Naseer Ahmad Dar to establish a Legal Service Centre at the district headquarter observing the Centre would 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 on following all directions and orders issued by the High Court regarding the resolution of cases in Covid times.
Deputy Commissioner AnantnagPiyushSingla informed the Chief Justice that of the 56 kanal state land identified for the proposed District Court Complex at Sarnal, 40 kanal had been allotted and the allotment for the rest was under process.
Directing the concerned officers and executing agencies to expedite the process of allotment and construction work on the complex, Justice Mithal said that the development of judicial infrastructure and provision of all requisite facilities to courts in J&K was being pursued as a matter of priority.
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 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-the-spot directions for redress of certain issues and assured all their genuine demands would be fulfilled in a time-bound manner.
He also called for greater coordination among the judiciary, civil and Police authorities for ensuring the justice delivery becomes smooth and hassle-free.