Moily for fast disposal of cases

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily advocated the need for fast disposal of cases and said an amount of Rs 15,000 crore would be earmarked for the development of the judiciary.

Mumbai: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday advocated the need for fast disposal of cases and said an amount of Rs 15,000 crore would be earmarked for the development of the judiciary.

Corruption cases would be fast tracked not only for bureaucrats, but also ministers, he said, while speaking at Rizvi College in suburban Bandra here.

Efforts would be made to avoid pendency of cases for more than three years, Moily said, adding Rs 15,000 crore would be earmarked for the development of judiciary.

The minister said judiciary should be made accountable and in this regard a `Judges Accountability Bill` was proposed by the government last year.
"According to the Bill, a tainted person cannot become a Judge and a single case of corruption and nepotism will see a person out of the judiciary," he said.

Moily also spoke about Gram Nayalayas, in which a case falling within a Gram Panchayat area will be disposed within six months. "50 per cent of the arrears (pending cases) will disappear in four years because of Gram Nayalayas." He said other than corruption cases, the trials relating to heinous crimes and atrocities on women and children will also be fast tracked and disposed within a year.
The minister said there was a need to set up a "commercial bench" to deal in monetary transactions of over Rs 2 crore, disposing financial cases within a year.

"The arbitration process must be institutionalised and one such centre will soon be set up at Goa," Moily said, during an address at the `Second Generation Reforms in Laws` in Rizvi College.

PTI