'Centre will set up 850 rural courts'

He told reporters here on Sunday that the initiative aims to help people in villages who have to bear huge expenses to go to courts in the cities.

Besides, mobile courts will be set up to dispose of the pending cases at the earliest, he added.  

On sanctioning permanent bench status for Dharwad and Gulbarga High Court Circuit Bench Moily said the Centre has already sent a re-confirmation letter to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the Karnataka Chief Justice.

The Union government, after receiving their approval, will appoint required number of judges, he added.

Electoral reforms

He said, the Union government is contemplating bringing electoral reforms in the country.
People have lost faith in the present election process and allege that money and power are ruling the roost during polls. A national-level workshop on electoral reforms will be held in New Delhi in June, he added.

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