Nagpur: The Centre is in the process of
setting up a new judicial cadre for appointing judges directly
and it will materialise soon, Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily said on Sunday.
"The new judicial cadre will cater to the needs of
judiciary which is facing a crunch, in due course", Moily told
reporters here. He said as a part of modernisation of judicial
system, all the courts in the country would be strengthened
with the IT infrastructure by December 31, 2012.
Even the judgements of subordinate courts would be
available on website, he said.
Talking about the judicial reforms, Moily said the
government will introduce the `Judicial Standards and
Accountability Bill` in the monsoon session of Parliament.
Moily was all praise for mobile courts system and said
there was a growing demand and need for more such courts in
states such as Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. To a question,
he said such courts were required specially in naxal- and
insurgency-affected areas for speedy justice.
Launched on Oct 2, 2009, the mobile courts were proving
to be a big success, he said. Moily also said his ministry was
giving priority to infrastructure development in subordinate
On the proposed national law school in Nagpur, Moily said
he would take up the issue with Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan, for allotment of land.