Concerted efforts required to weed out corruption: CJ

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2014 20:10 IST

Himachal Pradesh high court chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir has stressed on concerted effort to root out increasing corruption.

“Judiciary plays a vital role in checking corruption and concerted effort is need of the hour,” said chief justice, while addressing a workshop on ‘Negotiable Instruments Act and Adjudication of Offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

The chief justice emphasised on the need of “judicial discipline” and impressed upon the officers to deliver judgment in time.

“There is a need to apprise the judicial officers of the changes introduced in recent years in the Negotiable Instrument Act with the judgments of the Supreme Court,” he added.

The chief justice also stressed on the need to bring “attitudinal change” to deal with the cases of negotiable instruments and corruption.

He said the aim behind organising the workshop was to enhance the skill and knowledge of the participant judicial officers and to apprise them of the development of laws under the Negotiable Instruments Act and the Prevention of Corruption Act so that cases related to these Acts could be dealt effectively and expeditiously.

The workshop was organised by the Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy for district and additional district judges in which 35 judicial officers participated.

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