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Judge feted for disposing of record number of cases in a year

Amidst concerns over rising pendency rates in courts across the country, a judge of the Allahabad High Court was felicitated here for having disposed of a record number of nearly 30,000 cases in just a year.



Allahabad: Amidst concerns over rising
pendency rates in courts across the country, a judge of the
Allahabad High Court was felicitated here for having disposed
of a record number of nearly 30,000 cases in just a year.

The felicitation programme, organised by the High Court
Bar Association (HCBA), was held inside the court premises in
honour of Justice Ravindra Singh who has been credited with
having disposed of 29,395 cases during the period July, 2009
and July, 2010.

Speaking on the occasion, HCBA chairman N C Rajvanshi
hailed Justice Singh for his "extraordinary efficiency in
dispensing justice" and disclosed that an application has been
sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for the inclusion
"of this feat which seems to have no parallel anywhere in the
world".

Thanking the lawyers, Justice Singh said he was proud of
his association with the Allahabad High Court "which has been
one of the most distinguished judicial bodies in the country
and where the wonderful coordination between the Bench and the
Bar enables the speedy disposal of cases".

Born on July 02, 1953, in a family of agricultural
labourers in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh, Justice Singh
competed his LLB from Allahabad University in 1977 and began
his legal practise at the Allahabad High Court a year later.

As a lawyer, Justice Singh made his mark in criminal
cases and in 2003, the Uttar Pradesh government appointed him
as the Additional Advocate General of the state.

He was elevated to the post of Additional Judge of the
High Court on September 24, 2004, and made a permanent judge
on August 18, 2005.

PTI

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