Kolkata: To facilitate the fast settlement of 2.79 crore pending court cases in India, Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily launched the ambitious National Mission Mode programme on Friday. The Law Ministry in an effort to reduce the number of pending cases is also contemplating to have double shifts in Court. In addition, plans are afoot to fill the pending vacancies of Judges and court staff.

On the occasion of completion of 150 of Calcutta High Court, Moily launched the National Mission Mode program. He said, “The number of pending cases is increasing with the each passing day. We are planning to have double shifts in Courts and start the appointment process of new Judges and staff. We are on a mission to provide fast settlement of cases and enable people to get justice at the earliest.”

He emphasised on Courts cases regarding industries to be solved as soon as possible and also laid thrust on the inclusion of latest technology and facilities in the Judicial System.

West Bengal Governor, MK Narayan said, “Indian Constitution has provisions for Justice to all. This makes it the most efficient and developed constitution.”

Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee said on the occasion, “Justice delayed is equal to justice denied”. She said, “191 Fast Track courts in the province had to be closed due to the shortage of Judges. The private lawyers still sit under a tree and do not have any facility of Provident Fund and Gratuity.” She informed that the Bengal government is planning a pilot project for residential accommodations for lawyers. The CM claimed that the search of land for the project is underway.