Provide adequate representation to locals: Chamling
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday appealed to the Centre to give due consideration to locals for proper representation in the proposed Indian Judicial Service.
Chamling, speaking at the Chief Ministers/Chief Justices conference in New Delhi, said it was not advisable to go for such services till sufficient representation of local population was not ensured, official sources quoting the CM said here.
The CM said judicial officers should be provided adequate training to ensure that they were in a position to dispense justice according to the needs of the local population.
He said that number of pending cases should be taken into consideration for filling up vacancies in subordinate courts and state government should render all possible help and assistance for providing necessary infrastructure.
Chamling said there was no need for setting up Fast Track Courts/Morning-Evening courts in the state as only?total 1,200?cases were pending in?subordinate courts including the District and Session Courts.
He thanked the Union government for keeping Sikkim and other north east states out of purview of the operations of Gram Nyaylayas Act 2008 and requested the Law Commission to make fair assessment of requirement of number of courts in each state on actual requirement based on fresh filing and pendency of court cases in each state.
The Chief Minister said there was no need for constitutions of high-tech, fast track commercial divisions in Sikkim high courts as there were only 65 cases in the state high court.
He claimed that Sikkim had the best track record of implementing courts directions from time to time.
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