To dispose of long pending cases in various courts, two days in a week have been fixed to clear the backlog at the earliest for the facilitation of aggrieved parties.
It was stated by chief justice, Punjab and Haryana high court, Sanjay Kishan Kaul while interacting with mediapersons here after laying the foundation stone of the state-of-the-art Alternative Dispute Redressal Centre (ADRC), set up at a cost of Rs. 1.30 crore.
Justice Kaul was accompanied by justicee Jasbir Singh, SS Saron, Rajesh Bindal, administrative judge, Ferozepur sessions division, and district and sessions judge Vivek Puri.
Kaul said that ADR centres would prove a boon for providing speedy justice to the litigants through lok adalats and help in reducing the workload on the courts.
He said that it would also save the precious time, money and energy of the people seeking justice from courts. He also laid the foundation of the advocates’ chambers and said that the chambers would also be constructed soon.
Earlier, Kaul also inaugurated the new judicial complex at Zira to be constructed at a cost of
Rs 26.30 crore and also planted a sapling in the complex.
He said that now the residents of Zira subdivision would get justice under one roof along with other judicial services.
He said that as per the requirements and needs of the area, ADR centers were being constructed in Punjab and Haryana for the facilitation of general masses.
MEETS JUDICIAL OFFICERS
Meanwhile, Kaul also held a meeting with judicial officers of Ferozepur, members of the Ferozepur Bar Council, besides presiding over a function organised by the council.
Those present on the occasion included district and sessions judge, Faridkot, Archana Puri; additional deputy commissioner Arvinder Pal Singh Sandhu.