Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul inaugurated an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre in Mansa on Saturday. He said that he found the centre to be top-class in terms of infrastructure.
Elaborating on the ADR concept, he claimed that such centres helped in easy and cost-effective resolutions of certain cases and helped reduce pendency.
Justice Kaul praised the efforts by Mansa district and sessions Judge Gurbir Singh in this regard.
"Advocates also need to help in popularising ADRs , so that more people approach it with their cases. This will help solve and resolve disputes at a very early stage, which is god for all stakeholders."
Justice Kaul said that his endeavour was to ensure that 50,000 pending cases were resolved over the next four months.
"The ADR will not only save the time and money, it will also bring more satisfaction to common man. He will gain even more confidence in the justice delivery mechanism. Mutual dialogue is needed in these cases of minor disputes, mostly related to lands and matrimonial," said justice Kaul.
Justice Kaul claimed that most cases were simple and if judges handled them carefully, they would be resolved amicably.
Speaking on the dais, justice Jasbir Singh emphaised on the role of law and justice delivery mechanism in ensuring the uplift of society and culture.
Justice Kaul claimed that the judiciary needed strengthening of physical infrastructure for optimum delivery of justice.
"The state governments of Punjab and Haryana have always been of help. Courts have never faced any financial crunch."