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NATIONAL MISSION FOR JUSTICE DELIVERY AND LEGAL REFORMS

22nd July, 2022 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

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  • The Union Minister for Law and Justice has stated in the Rajya Sabha that the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms was set up for:
    • Increasing access by reducing delays in the judicial system.
    • Enhancing accountability through structural changes.
    • Setting performance standards and capacities.
    • Reduce pendency in the judicial system.
    • Improve infrastructure for courts including computerization.
    • Increase the strength of subordinate judiciary.
    • Create policy and take legislative measures in the areas prone to excessive litigation.
    • Introduce reforms in court procedure for quick disposal of cases.
    • Focus on human resource development.

 

Steps were taken for Judicial Reform

  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for the Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary has been extended till 2025-26 for the construction of;
    • Court Halls.
    • Residential Units.
    • Lawyer’s halls.
    • Toilet complexes.
    • Digital computer rooms.
  • The Union Government has been implementing the e-Courts Project for the digitalization of the district and subordinate courts.
  • All stakeholders can access information relating to judicial proceedings/decisions on the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).
  • E-Courts services such as details of case registration, cause list, case status, daily orders & final judgments are available to litigants and advocates through the web portal.
  • Judicial Service Centres (JSC) in all computerized courts.
  • E-Courts Mobile App, Video Conferencing facility.
  • 500 e-Sewa Kendras have been set up at court complexes to facilitate lawyers and litigants needing assistance.
  • 20 virtual courts have been set up in 16 States/UTs.
  • Sanctioned and working strength of judicial officers in District and Subordinate Courts has increased as follows:

  • Amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 has been made by the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act 2015 for expediting the speedy resolution of disputes by prescribing timelines.
  • Establishing Fast Track Courts for cases of heinous crimes; cases involving senior citizens, women, children etc.

 

https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1843359

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