Inaugural address at Golden jubilee year of the Gujarat Bar Council (Part-1)Indian Bar-Council and eminent Lawyers from various States called on Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi on 10th Jan 2010. They were impressed by Gujarat’s innovative initiatives to bring about quality -changes in justice delivery system. Judiciary plays a decisive role in democratic set-up. They welcomed the reform-initiatives taken in Gujarat. Credit goes to the initiatives taken by the C.M.
Inaugural address at Golden jubilee year of the Gujarat Bar Council (Part-2)A delegation of Indian Bar-Council, under the leadership of Shri Suraj Narayan Prasad Sinha-Chairman of Indian Bar-Council- made a courtesy call to Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi today. Office bearers of Indian Bar Council, members of various States’ Bar Council, Minister of State Shri Amitbhai Shah were present on the occasion.
All the members of Bar-Council unanimously welcomed the State’s pioneering legislative move of making voting mandatory in local Body’s –Stahnik Swarajni Sansthao- elections. They sought details from Chief Minister about 'Mandatory Voting, Provision of Negative Voting' Shri Narendrabhai Modi said,' It would help in many ways. Political parties would have to select good-candidates. The ethical provisions would further strengthen the rights of the voter. It would further consolidate the ideals of democracy. Now, Voter would actively participate in the decisive process. Common citizen can better prove his eminence.'
The eminent lawyers and members of National Bar Council appreciated the initiatives taken by Gujarat to implement qualitative changes for expediting justice delivery system .Especially the Evening-Courts. It has remarkably reduced the numbers of pending-cases before the Court. They lauded the visionary leadership of Gujarat. They also appreciated the constructive cooperation from the justice-delivery -mechanism in such initiatives.
Consultations included various aspects of bringing about qualitative changes in Justice Delivery framework.
Chief Minister briefed them about the Digital-Law-Library and Bar-Law-Library. Education imparted at Gujarat Law University, in drafting Government Laws .Training facilities for the Judges. Educational facilities offered to the Judges at Forensic Science University.”
Chief Minister expressed his resolve for achieving the goal of zero- pendency. Because of the constructive and positive response from the Justice Delivery System, burden of pending cases have been reduced. Evening courts have remained successful in reducing the burden of pending cases.
Chairman Bar Council of India, Shri S.N.P.Sinha admired the initiatives of Evening Courts. Gujarat has really created better legal infrastructural facilities for Justice Delivery System.
Vice-Chairman Shri J.R.Benival, Managing Trusty Shri Ashok Deb and others office bearers felicitated the Chief Minister.