President Pratibha Patil on Friday called for injecting dynamism in judicial process and said judiciary should focus on training and reforms.
People have strong faith in judiciary, which should be made more transparent, people oriented and influential, she said in Buldana in Marathwada region of central Maharashtra.
Patil was speaking at a function organised in connection with the centenary celebrations of the district court.
Outdated laws should be modified or replaced by new ones. At the same time, judiciary and its various organs should be strengthened, the President said.
"The Bar and the Bench are equal partners in judiciary and both should contribute in strengthening the image of the entire judiciary."
Patil lauded Maharashtra Government for launching the 'Mahatma Gandhi Tanta Mukta Gaon Yojana,' a scheme aimed at resolving disputes at the village level. Women lawyers should handle the cases of discrimination against women, prevention of child marriages and dowry, she said.
Governor SC Jamir, Union Minister Mukul Wasnik, Maharashtra Law Minister Radha Krishna Vikhe Patil and Buldana District Guardian Minister Rajendra Shingne were present on the occasion.