Pendency of cases will be curtailed from 15 to 3 years says Dr. Veerappa Moily

Under E-Courts projects timeline has been drawn for computerisation of courts Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1966 will be amended to make India an international hub

The Ministry of of Law and Justice embarked on a Mission Mode Programme for Delivery of Justice and Legal Reforms. Addressing a Press conference here today Minister of Law and Justice, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily said, under this umbrella, various plans to curtail the pendency in the Courts from the present 15 years to 3 years have been drawn and are at various stage of implementation. One of the programmes which has been successfully implemented in this direction is the consideration of the cases of the under trials who were not only languishing in the jail without their cases being taken up but were also straining the capacity of the jails. He said, with a Mission Mode Programme which started on 26th January to 31st July last year, cases of over 2.5 lakh under trials, out of an estimated 3 lakh under trails were decided. Sh. Moily said, the programme has not ended on 31st July but is continuing.

On this occasion a booklet containing the innovations that have been brought in during the past one and half years and vision ahead was also released. The Minister stated under the E-Courts project, computerisation of courts has been approved. Timeline has been revised to March 2012 for computerizing 12000 courts and March 2014 for the remaining 2249 courts.

Sh. Moily further stated that his Ministry wants to bring comprehensive amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1966 in order to make arbitration more popular make India as a hub of international arbitration and overcome problems due to certain judgements of Supreme Court and High Courts. In addition, the Ministry has convened national consultations at various places wherein all the stakeholders like Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, legal experts, advocates and representatives of the arbitration institutions.

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