Set up panel to review drought relief work: Judge tells state govt

Judge of HC of Karnataka N K Patil highlighted the shortage of judges and how it affected the dispensation of justice.

“The state government must constitute a state-level core committee to review the drought relief work.” said High Court of Karnataka Judge N K Patil who retires on Monday.

Addressing media persons at the Judiciary Guest House on Monday, Judge N K Patil said that relief work should be taken on a war footing basis. He also mentioned that the relief fund was not sufficient to benefit farmers who have lost their crops.

Responding over shortage of judges in the High Court of Karnataka and subordinate courts in the districts, he underlined that though exams were conducted repeatedly for recruitment of judges, less number of aspirants were ap­plying for the post.

Now as many as 465 judges were serving in the High Court which was not sufficient. Apart from that shortage of judges in sessions courts were delaying in the dispensation of justice. However, the proposed plan aiming reappointment of re­tired judges in particular courts was worthy of appreci­ation, it will surely help to dis­pose of cases that have been long pending. However, the law committee has initiated to resolve cases out of the court with regard to cases related to family issues, he added.

Explaining the contribu­tion during his tenure as the chairman of the State Com­mittee for Review and Moni­toring of Court Infrastructure Works, he said that during the first phase of work nine district court buildings have been completed. Also, as many as 23 taluk court build­ings have been completed and the construction of 12 court buildings were under progress. During the sec­ond phase, work related to 238 court buildings have been completed while 139 works were under progress. As many as 47 district judge quarters have been completed and have been allocated to judicial officers. Similarly, 181 taluk judge quarters have been completed and allotted. Whereas, 190 quarters are under various stages of con­struction. In Mysuru district a total 146 quarters have been constructed, he added.



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