Use technology in disposing of long-pending cases: Modi

NEW DELHI: While giving his key-note address at the function of closing centenary celebration of Patna High Court Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday suggested use of technology and yearly release of bulletins of long pending cases by the Courts to make a substantial change and improvement in the quality of the judgments.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “Digital use by courts can make a vast change in the functioning of the Bar, the Bench and the Court”.

“Digital use by courts can make a vast change in the functioning of the Bar, the Bench and the Court… we must become techno-savvy to improve quality of the judgments in the court”, said PM Modi at the function.

“It’s a challenge before us to make institutions live”, Mr. Modi said.

The Prime Minister also said that an idea just hit him while sitting here and he would like to suggest that “can courts release yearly bulletins of their long pending cases?”, which would eventually motivate them to dispose off the cases more effectively and promptly.

In his about 15-mimutes address Mr. Modi also recalled the contribution of several legal luminaries in the Independence struggle of the country. “They have had huge contributions in India’s Independence struggle”, he said.

He also said that Patna’s Bar has also produced many great personalities and “I hope that it will continue to do so”. “Foundation of next centenary of the Patna High Court must also be solid for humanity and democracy”, added Mr. Modi.

The Union Law Minister Sadanand Gowda, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur and a host of legal luminaries were also present in the function.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, however, requested the Union Law Minister for the timely release of funds which would help the State government in discharging its duty for the infrastructural expansion of the judiciary.

“Its our collective responsibility to strengthen our democratic institutions”, said Nitish Kumar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi later flew off to Chhaukia village of Hajipur in Vaishali district to flag off several railway projects there.