National Litigation Policy soon, says DVS

National Litigation Policy soon, says DVS

National Litigation Policy soon, says DVS

Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday said the Union government will shortly come up with a comprehensive  'National Litigation Policy' to reduce the pendency of cases in courts across the country.

Addressing the High Court advocates at an event here on Friday, Sadananda Gowda said, “The Supreme Court has struck down National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC). The apex court, however, observed that the existing collegium also has drawbacks, which needs to be rectified.

At present, there are 472 posts of judges lying vacant in various high courts of the country. The Centre will extend full support in filling up the judges posts laying vacant in high courts, the minister said.

On digitisation of courts, Gowda said, “In the first phase, 14,282 courts across the country have been digitised. The Centre has released Rs 1,670 crore for the second phase.”

On the demands made by members of Advocates Association of Bengaluru that a bench of Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) and National Green Tribunal (NGT) be set up in Bengaluru, the minister said that he would make a sincere efforts to fulfil their demands on the tribunals.

On the odd-even number rule in Delhi, the Union minister told reporters that the rule has eased the traffic woes and brought down pollution levels in the national capital.

Such rules must be welcomed, he said adding that with the population growing at rapid pace in urban areas such changes are required to adopt to the situation.