BENGALURU: The state government is ready to establish arbitration centers and provide all facilities for the speedy disposal of cases, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
After inaugurating the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of the Advocates’ Bhavan at City Civil Court premises here on Saturday, the CM said, “There are lots of litigation in society and the system of justice delivery must change. Already, Lok Adalats are functioning and cases are being resolved. The government is ready to establish arbitration centers and provide all facilities for the speedy disposal of cases”.
He said he was happy that a big Advocates’ Bhavan had been constructed and named it after ‘Rashtrakavi Kuvempu’.
“It is good that a separate room has been provided for women advocates. Earlier, an advocate having a big library was considered big and famous. Now, a library in a gram panchayat has been digitalised. The government is ready to extend all cooperation for the digitalisation of the library of Bengaluru advocates. The role of advocates is very important and there is no delivery of justice without them. There is a lot of difference between laws created by us and moral law. It is good to tell the truth in moral law, but punishment is guaranteed if one has lied. Both moral law and law created by us must be brought closer”, he said.
He said that the government will take steps for the filling up of posts of judges soon. “In Nepal, there is a peculiar system. In that country, there are no courts in hilly areas. Though the people are not literate, they have formed their own rules and are living. In any law, there must not be any ambiguity but total clarity, the absence of which will create more problems. The Bar Association of Bengaluru has been working very efficiently. The government will take steps for the filling up of posts of judges soon”, Bommai said.
The Chief Minister also said that the grants to establish a Lawyers Chamber in Bengaluru will be provided in the State Budget 2023-24. He called upon the Bar Association of Bengaluru to focus on the grants given towards the insurance of advocates and other welfare activities.
“A bill on the ‘Legal Protection’ Act will be tabled in the Belagavi session, to be held in December, and we will get it approved in both Houses of the legislature. Besides, a 10 per cent rebate will be given to advocates to buy Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) flats”, he said.
Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court Justice Arvind Kumar, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Justice Prasanna Balachandra Varale, Building Committee chairman B V Acharya, vice-president K N Puttegowda, Bar Association secretary T G Ravi, PWD Principal Secretary K S Krishnareddy and others were present. (ANI)