With the aim of tackling high pendency of court cases, the government has decided to establish 71 additional CBI courts across the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday.
"The government on the advice of Chief Justice of India, has agreed to establish 71 additional CBI courts in different states. Fast-track courts should conduct their business differently and faster than normal courts, only then we shall be able to tackle the pendency in cases," he told a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of states here.
Expressing concern over the large number of pending cases in courts all over the country, Singh said, "mammoth number of pending cases cannot be allowed to disillusion or dishearten us. It has to spur us to even greater peaks of achievement... There is no space for piecemeal, patchy or sectoral responses".