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Chief Justice Gita Mittal interacts with lawyers, judicial officers
Emphasizes on use of technology for dispensing justice in prevailing crisis
7/3/2020 11:30:52 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, July 3: Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today held an interaction with lawyers of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh through Virtual mode. The interaction was held in two sessions. During first session, Chief Justice interacted with lawyers having standing at Bar upto 15 years and in second session, interaction was held with lawyers having standing at Bar for more than 15 years. A separate interaction was also held with Judicial Officers of all the 22 Districts of UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh through Video Conference.
Besides, the Chief Justice Gita Mittal, Justice Sanjeev Kumar also interacted with the Judicial Officers. Judicial officers were advised to use various Information technology tools like Speech to text Software in dictating orders, reading of online journals, hearing of cases of emergent nature through video conferencing facility etc. to overcome the impediments which come in way of expeditious disposal of cases caused due to spread of Corona virus pandemic.
During the interaction, Justice Sanjeev Kumar advised the Judicial officers to evolve mechanism for expeditious disposal of cases especially cases which are very old. Justice Sanjeev Kumar laid emphasis on the concept of Court Management for reducing the mounting arrears of cases.
The Chief Justice further informed the lawyers that very recently sanction has been accorded for providing second installment of Rs 2500 each, as financial assistance, to the advocates of the Union Territory of J&K who have been given first installment of Rs 3,000 by directly transferring the amount in their account numbers.
Suggestions and requests regarding construction of more Lawyers’ Chambers, speedy acquisition of land for construction of District Court complexes, upgradation of IT infrastructure at High Court, appointment of Judicial Officers at places where posts are lying vacant, introduction of concept of rain water harvesting in Court Complexes, opening of more physical access to Courts and Lawyers’ Chambers, were put forth by lawyers during the interactive sessions. Chief Justice gave a patient hearing to the lawyers and gave assurance to the lawyers that their suggestions and requests shall be considered on priority basis.
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