The CJI was addressing a gathering after inaugurating a brand new constructing for the Goa Bench of Bombay Excessive Court docket at Porvorim close to right here.
Union Legislation and Justice, Communications, Electronics and Info Expertise Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and others have been additionally current on the event.
“I see a pattern of getting smaller courtrooms sooner or later due to Ravi Shankar Prasad’s ministry. The e-filing and information which might be contained goes to remove the necessity for a lot of storage rooms and plenty of rooms that are obligatory for storing papers. The SC has completed its bit on problems with court docket infrastructure. It has devised benchmarks and frameworks for minimal requirements,” he stated in his speech.
The CJI stated that the dialogue on infrastructure has largely been on the quantitative half, that’s on constructing extra courtrooms.
“Although constructing extra courtrooms is critical and necessary, there was little or no emphasis on modernising the prevailing courtrooms. Although the pandemic has posed lots of issues to entry to justice, it has paved the best way for modernising the courtroom,” he stated.
The CJI additionally confused the necessity to have a brand new constructing for the Bombay Excessive Court docket in Mumbai.
“Bombay (Excessive Court docket) additionally wants a brand new constructing. The Bombay constructing was constructed for seven judges. It’s now housing greater than 40. It’s unattainable,” he stated.
On the judiciary in Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, the CJI stated that thelegacy of justice in Goa spans greater than four-and-a-half centuries.
“I’m together with the interval earlier than the liberation opposite to many different areas. Although it was not a part of Indian union, there was well-established system of administration or justice,” the CJP stated.
The CJI had additionally presided over as a choose on the Goa bench of the excessive court docket earlier than being promoted to the apex court docket.
“I’m the one choose or one among thee few judges who sat so usually at Goa. I heard remarks that Justice Bobde is a Goa choose. I’m completely satisfied when I’m described like this as a result of that is after I admired Goa, its tradition, pure habitat, its music and even soccer,” he stated.