President Inaugurates Sesquicentennial Celebrations Of High Court Of Judicature At Allahabad

The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at the inauguration of the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature, at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh on March 13, 2016. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, the Union Minister for Law & Justice, Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda, the Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur and other dignitaries are also seen.
The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at the inauguration of the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature, at Allahabad, in Uttar Pradesh on March 13, 2016. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, the Union Minister for Law & Justice, Mr. D.V. Sadananda Gowda, the Chief Justice of India, Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur and other dignitaries are also seen.

Sanctioned Posts Need To Be Filled For Timely Disposal Of Cases

Allahabad (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad on March 13.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Allahabad High Court will complete 150 years of its existence on 17, March 2016. The High Court building will also complete 100 years of its existence in November 2016.

He congratulated the Allahabad High Court for its glorious contributions over one and a half century.

The President expressed confidence that the High Court will continue to uphold the basic values of equality, liberty and justice enshrined in our Constitution and safeguard the freedom and fundamental rights of our people so that they realize their full potential as worthy citizens of this great nation.

The President said that increasing the number of courts and judges and judicial officers at all levels is the first step towards achieving the objective of timely delivery of justice. The government and the judiciary are collectively addressing this issue through an ongoing increase in the sanctioned strength of judges both at the level of the High Courts and District and Subordinate Courts. These sanctioned posts need to be filled quickly so that requisite judicial manpower is available for timely disposal of cases.

The President said that it is imperative that we speed up adoption of information and communication technology in the judicial system. The process of computerization of district and subordinate courts is underway through the eCourts Integrated Mission Mode project of the Central Government. Most of the courts have already been computerized pursuant to this initiative. He stated that he was particularly happy that a Centre for Information Technology has been established in the Allahabad High Court and approximately one crore decided case files running into 50 crore pages are to be digitized within one year.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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