Punjab industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal on Sunday expressed the state’s serious concern over “sense of frustration among the litigants who want unpolluted, expeditious and un-expensive justice”.
Mittal was speaking at the national conference on ‘Justice Delivery System’ at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on behalf of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
“Instead of taking recourse to law, a common man may be tempted to take law in his own hands, by resorting to extra-judicial means of securing justice which could prove extremely dangerous for peace, stability and for success of our democratic system,” Mittal said in his address at the national meet.
He said the sanctioned strength of Punjab superior judicial services was 189, while the number of those actually working was 151. Similarly, the sanctioned strength of the Punjab Civil (judicial) Services is 403 and the number of actually working is 365.
The Punjab minister, however, counted certain measures that Punjab was taking to build up the vast infrastructure of subordinate courts across the state under the supervision of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Badal busy at Dhuri
Badal on Sunday remained on a hectic election campaign schedule in Dhuri and thus could not make it to the Delhi national convention, sources in the CM’s office said.