Every person should get cheap and speedy justice- Kovind

07-03-2021

Central Chronicle Bhopal-President Kovind said that I am happy to come among all of you on the holy land of Punila-Salila Narmada, which has given special recognition to the lifeline of Western India including Madhya Pradesh and Jabalpur. The Jabalpur region witnesses the natural wealth of Bhedaghat and Dhundhar and historical and archaeological heritage, witnessing the Tapasthali of the sage Jabali and the valour of Rani Durgavati. Jabalpur, which preserves and honours education, music and art, was honoured by Acharya Vinoba Bhave as ‘Sanskardhani’ and established in the year 1956, the Principal Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court gave special recognition to Jabalpur. He said that this programme is a commendable effort to share the process to be followed for continuous judicial training among all the state judicial academies of the country. Therefore, I am delighted to inaugurate this All India Conference of Directors of State Judicial Academies.

Judiciary is most valuable institution- Governor
Governor Anandiben Patel said that the judiciary is the most valuable institution in the country. Every Indian is proud of the judiciary. She said that even in the time of crisis of global epidemic of Covid-19, the judiciary did not allow the work to be interrupted. This work of the judiciary is laudable. Patel said that the importance of training for excellence and skill development in any field is well known. She said that trainees of academies should be motivated to make best use of technology to meet the challenges of speedy justice. At the same time, the trainees should also be motivated to develop and work to develop the ability to work with the harmony between artificial intelligence and human conscience and to prepare for the challenges of changing data security, cyber crime etc.
The Governor said that if the position of women in any society is strong and respectable, then the society will also be strong. After a long time, women have made some place in society; the situation of women is changing. It is positive, but we have to increase its speed. Efforts should also be made by academies to train trainees in gender sensitization during training.
Governor Patel said that as a minister in the Department of Women and Child Development in Gujarat, I had taken the initiative of resolving family disputes through a women’s group. Under this, arrangements were made to inform the rights of women by forming a group of 8-10 women in the form of a women’s court. In the case of domestic violence, these women will discuss with the victims and family members and collect the necessary information to resolve the disputes.
The woman did not have to go to the court-court, so I formed a committee of distinguished citizens and settled matters with their cooperation. This experiment was so effective that twice a month women started sitting in courts, problematic women themselves started coming here. Therefore, it is necessary that in the case of sexual violence, the justice process should be conducted with a more sensitive, balanced and empowered approach towards women.

We can achieve excellence through sharing of 
experiences- CJI
Chief Justice of Supreme Court Sharad Arvind Bobde said that today’s programme is the beginning of a new process. Dialogue sets new dimensions and today we are starting a similar type of dialogue. Justice is a unique process, it is necessary to understand human nature, social environment, political system for justice. Also, it is important to understand the law that develops over time. He said that later, a judicial academy was established, which is doing excellent work, but the methods of judicial training will have to be changed. In my view, a dialogue will be established with the All India Judicial Academy Director’s Retreat so that we can achieve excellence through sharing of experiences.

Large number of pending cases- CM
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on behalf of the 8 crore people of the state warmly greeted the President Ram Nath Kovind and Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde along with other judges. Expressing concern over the large number of pending cases in the courts, Chief Minister Chouhan said that to get better results in the direction of quick, cheap and accessible justice to the people, efficient judges and human resources are needed. He said that the soul gets happiness from justice in the true sense. He said that the judiciary of India enjoys the reputation that every citizen is confident that he will get justice in any case.
In his welcome address, Chief Justice of High Court Jabalpur Mr. Mohammad Rafiq described the All India Judicial Academy Directors Retreat Conference organized by the State Judicial Academy and High Court Jabalpur as a unique initiative.
Thanked Prakash Shrivastava, Administrative Judge of High Court and Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Judicial Academy expressed gratitude.

Three books released
During the programme, three books of the judicial sector were released and the first copy of the books was presented to the President Kovind. In these books ‘Court of India: From Past to Present’ was released by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Bobde, ‘Judicial History and Court of Madhya Pradesh’ was released by Justice N.V. Ramanna of Supreme Court and the ‘Digest of Madhya Pradesh High Court from the year 1950 till date’ was released by Justice Ashok Bhushan of the Supreme Court.