PATNA: Union law and justice Minister,Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday praised the working of Patna High Court and sub-ordinate courts for their working during Corona crisis and claimed they performed excellent during the crisis.
Inaugurating the Shatabadi Bhawan building to accommodate lawyers,Ravi Shankar said Rs five crores have been allotted to train the lawyers of High Court and district courts in digital litigations.More digital libraries would be opened in the courts,he said.Maharashtra government recently sanctioned Rs 68 crores for infrastructure development in courts of the state,Bihar would also get,he hoped.
Ravishankar recalled his earlier days as a lawyer in Patna High Court and said this high court has a rich legacy on giving “finest” judgements on civil and constitutional matters.IN Kameshwar Singh Vs State of Bihar,a land mark judgement on abolition of Jamindari system was delivered by Patna High Court and during arguments,even the then legal stalwart,M C Seetalwad came to Patna.
Ravishankar appreciated the role of the IT department retained by him in facilitating judicial delivery system even during Corona crisis through virtual courts .
In Bihar,78 courts are having proper e court facility,minister said and claimed Patna High Court also had excellent record on virtuyal courts nhearing and justice delivery system,
Chief Justice of Patna High Court,Sanjay Karol,complimented the Bihar government for land and Rs 11 crores for construction of the building.He hoped the space crunch for the lawyers would ease now.
Principal advocate general Lalit Kishore ,president of Advocates Association,Yogesh Chandra Verma also spoke.In a lighter vein,Verma even addressed the union minister as would be chief minister.Ravishankar instantly clarified,he was first a lawyer of Patna High Court,then a BJP workers and claimed under the leadership of Nitish Kumar,state was doing well.
(Chhaya Mishra, Advocate, Patna High Court 9955-3433-55)