CJ visits Baramulla, takes stock of functioning of courts

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Baramulla— Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today visited Baramulla and inaugurated Conference Hall and Lawyers Chambers at the District Court Complex here as well as new complex of Munsiff Court at Boniyar.

Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq and Administrative Judge for District Baramulla Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey accompanied the Chief Justice.

The Chief Justice inaugurated Rs 35.11 lakh conference hall at District Court Baramulla having the capacity to accommodate 130 persons and Rs 60 lakh two-storey building for housing lawyers. He also inaugurated Rs 3.97 crore New Court Complex at Boniyar. The new court complex provides space for courtroom, retiring chamber of the Judge, Lawyers’-Room, litigants’ waiting room, e-courts services room, mini conference hall, and staff room.

Later, he also inspected various courts of the district including Principal District and Sessions Judge, 1st Additional District and Sessions Judge Baramulla, Sub-Judge and Special Mobile Magistrate Baramulla as well as Court of Munsiff Baramulla where on-going proceedings were also monitored.

Justice Durrez Ahmed directed the Presiding Officers of Courts to expedite disposal of pending cases with special emphasis on disposal of old cases. He also called for strict compliance with recently prepared Action Plan for disposal of pending cases to meet the challenge of docket explosion.

He also took stock of e-courts services and the various facilities provided to the general public by use of technology under e-courts project. He himself tested the present status of Case Information System (CIS) online with e-court generated Cause List. He advised the Bar and Bench to make proper use of services provided by e-court projects.

Instructions were also issued for further improvement in e-courts project to make it more user-friendly where anyone can have access to case online through recently launched software applications such as easily downloadable ecourtmobileapp and ecourtsServices application. Stress was also laid on data accuracy and timely updation of files and orders on National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG).

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