The Advocates should desist from extending dates in the court hearings on behalf of their clients said Chief Minister, Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over the decoration function of senior advocates, who had completed 50 years legal practice in High Court today.
“It has been observed that the delivery of Justice in some civil cases gets so much delayed that it travels from generation to generation for getting justice,” said the Chief Minister adding that the process needs to be accelerated. In Criminal cases too, advocates should try to get speedy Justice for their clients, he said, exhorting advocates for applying more professional skill for getting solved the cases at the earliest so that common man could get justice well in time. He also urged the advocates to be honest and true to the clients. He said that frequent adjournments of cases were not desirable and the advocates should take care of this too.
Chief Minister said that the Judiciary has expanded a lot and there was a need for more space in the courts to accommodate the judicial fraternity. The State Government has opened many courts and was always committed to provide every facility to the advocates said the Chief Minister. As new advocates chambers were coming up in the premises of the High Court, the Government would sympathetically consider the demand of the advocates for financial assistance for the same.
Replying to the demands of the High Court Bar Association, the Chief Minister said that he was fully agree with the genuine demands of the advocates, but would consider the same in this fiscal year.
He said that the present ‘Bar Room’ was falling short of housing the existing capacity. The Chief Minister suggested that the Library adjoining the Bar room could be shifted elsewhere and the hall or the common Bar room can be extended further which will provide enough space to the advocates.
The Chief Minister also honoured the senior advocates who had completed fifty years in practice in the High Court and urged the youngsters to learn from their veterans.
Earlier, Advocate General Shri Shrawan Dogra, and President of the HP High Court Bar Association Shri Yashwardhan Chauhan the welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister. Shri Chauhan also placed forth the demands of the Bar Association.
Senior Advocate Shri Naresh K. Sood proposed vote of thanks.
Senior Advocate Shri Ajay Sood, Vice-President of the HP High Court Bar Association Shri Virender Rathor, Secretary of the association Shri Naresh Sharma, senior advocates of the High Court were also present on the occasion amongst others.