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Steps to ensure speedy disposal of cases: Moily

Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily has said that more fast track courts would be set up to ensure that no case was pending for more than one year.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2010 12:47 IST

Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily has said that more fast track courts would be set up to ensure that no case was pending for more than one year.

Centre plans a national ligitation policy to reduce the pendency of cases in various courts, Moily said while delivering the 19th Sree Chithira Thiruval Memorial Lecture on 'globalisation and legal reforms' organised by the Sree Chithira Thirunal Samskara Samithi in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday evening.

Setting up of commercial benches in high courts to deal with cases involving more than Rs.Five crore. This would help to dispose of such cases within a year, he said.

Referring to the state demand for a high court bench in state capital, Moily said state should first set up infrastructure for the bench.

'If the state government takes initiative, high court bench in Thiruvananthapuram will become a reality', he said.

It has also planned to improve the quality of law education, he said adding Centre had decided to set up 14 new law school universities and five regional research and training institutes for the faculty of the law schools, he added.