Rajasthan`s first rural court inaugurated

Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday inaugurated Rajasthan`s first gram nyayalaya at a subordinate court premises in Bassi town of the district.

Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

Jaipur: Union Law Minister M Veerappa
Moily on Saturday inaugurated Rajasthan`s first gram nyayalaya at a
subordinate court premises in Bassi town of the district.

"The gram nyayalaya is the concept for taking justice
to the village door-step and will prove helpful in decreasing
pendency of the cases," Moily said on the occasion.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was also present
at the event, where both leaders laid the foundation stone for
the building.

The state government, which has targeted to set up 135
rural courts, has sanctioned 45 new ones, he said.

Gehlot said that the state government was targeting to
open one rural court at each panchayat samiti headquarters for
providing justice at local level.

Later, Moily delivered the key note address in a
symposium titled `Achieving Constitutional Goals of Equality
and Social Justice - Contribution of Courts` here organised by
Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority.
Talking about gram nyayalayas, he said that the Centre
has approved Rs 5,000 crore to set up rural courts all over
the country which will help in clearing pendency of the cases.

Moily also asked judges to help him in achieving his
mission to clear pendency of cases.

"No case should be pending more than three years. When
required, I go out of way to help and you also help me in
achieving my objective to clear pendency," he said.

Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Arun Mishra,
state advocate general G S Bapna were among others present at
the symposium.

PTI