CJ for perceptible change in justice delivery system

 The new Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, Justice D H Wag­h­ela on Friday said he wou­l­d work towards bringing in a visible and perceptible cha­n­­ge in justice delivery system.

At an event organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council (KSBC) to welcome him, Justice Waghela said his mission in the State was to help transform the approach of the judiciary in dealing with litigants who approach the court with a great faith and expectations.

“I have very high hopes of constructive suggestions and co-operation from the Bar for taking the premier and historic institution of the High Court of Karnataka to the frontline and make it a model for other High Courts to follow,” he said.

Lauding the state and the City for their contribution to the country’s growth, the Chief Justice said, “I personally feel that the State and the City, which have helped the country move forward into 21st century by bringing about an information technology revolution, cannot have a judicial system mired in problems and outdated traditions of the past Century.

We have to quickly move forward and bring about a visible and perceptible change in the system of delivering justice right from the grass root-level to the highest court in the State,” he said.

Earlier, Muniyappa, president, KSBC said that the Karnataka High Court has a long association with the judges of Gujarat High Court (Justice Waghela was a judge in Gujarat High Court) and referred to the contributions of former Chief Justices S P Majumdar and G T Nanavati.
“We have heard a lot about your patience which is a virtue for a judge. We have good legal fraternity here and will extend our full cooperation,” he assured.

Justice R A Mehta, former acting Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat, Justice Shailesh Brahmabhatt and Justice Harsha Devani, judges, High Court of Gujarat, all the judges of Karnataka High Court, S Vijayshankar, Advocate General of Karnataka  were present.

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