CM stresses on judgements in Kannada

'Kannada is not being prioritised in court rooms of the State'

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday asserted that it would be better if judgments at the courts are issued in Kannada.

Addressing the gathering of judges and advocates at a programme organised at Kalamandir in the city, after laying foundation stone for Advocates Bhavan at the upcoming new court complex at Malalavadi near Jayanagar here, Siddaramaiah said that it was unfortunate that Kannada language had taken a backseat in the day to day administrative affairs at the courts.

“Be it argument or filing the statement, Kannada is not the priority,” he said.
Apart from presenting the case, judgments should also be made in Kannada, he said.
Replying to a slew of demands from Mysore Bar Association, Siddaramaiah promised to make efforts to open Law Academy in every Revenue division in the State, for the purpose of training budding advocates.

He also promised to look into the demand of extending the privilege of stipend to the budding advocates from economically weaker families, irrespective of community.
The benefit is currently being given to the advocates from backward classes, SC and ST communities.

207 cr on court buildings

Siddaramaiah also said that the government had  addressed the demands of judicial department in Mysore district, by spending a whopping Rs 207 crore in the current fiscal.
Quoting the report on works and expenditures from the public works department (PWD), he said the government had spent Rs 207 crore in Mysore circle (of PWD) towards the construction of court buildings, including the ongoing and 22 new projects. To build quarters alone, Rs 87.61 crore had been spent, the CM added.

High Court Judge and Executive Chairman of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Justice N K Patil said the State had emerged first in providing basic amenities at the courts especially in lower judiciary.

Earlier, High Court Judge and Chairman of Karnataka State Legal Services Authority N K Patil said   an academy to train youngsters in the realm was imperative to hone their skills. The judge cited the example of the existing academy in Bangalore, through which 22 advocates excelled in exams for civil judges.

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