SRINAGAR: The Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir Pankaj Mithal ordered to form “coordination meetings” among all stakeholders to improve the level of efficiency of the justice system in all districts of J&K and ordered all participants hold deliberations on a regular basis at the end of each quarter.
According to a decree which states that in order to strengthen the justice delivery system, it is desirable that all stakeholders work in tandem with each other to maximize judicial performance. “Therefore, it is considered appropriate to have regular meetings of all stakeholders where all can discuss their problems and find solutions to improve the level of efficiency of justice without disrupting the ordinary functioning of other stakeholders” , we read in the prescription.
It indicates that a meeting known as the “coordination meeting” of all stakeholders, viz. The Deputy Commissioner, Chief Superintendent / Police Superintendent, Prison Prosecutor and Superintendent or other relevant authority shall meet at the end of each quarter of the year on a regular basis with the Senior District Judge and the chief judicial magistrate of each district.
He indicates that the coordination meetings will be called by the Chief Judicial Magistrate on the direction of the Senior District Judge and chaired by the relevant Senior District Judge and will be held in the District Court Compounds at any time at the convenience of all. participants without distressing the normal affairs of the participants.
The ordinance stipulated that during coordination meetings, participants would discuss issues concerning ways and means to deliver justice to litigants effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner, infrastructure and other local difficulties encountered by judicial institutions at all times. district levels; and ways and means of developing and improving the system as a whole.
It specifies that the agenda of the coordination meetings must be established well in advance of the scheduled date, at least one week before, and must be distributed to all participants under the signature of the President of the Supreme Court.
“Minutes of meetings in the midst of resolutions adopted at these meetings must be recorded in the ‘minute book’ specifically kept for this purpose and must be signed by all participants, including co-opted participants,” said order. âThe secretary submits a copy of the minutes and resolutions to the secretary of the district administrative judge for presentation to the administrative judge. “
He indicated that the minutes and resolutions should be shared with all participants to ensure effective follow-up of all action points. A copy of it should also be sent to the Registrar General and the Secretary of the Government Department of Law and Justice for monitoring the implementation of the action points and their resolutions.
“The participants are, in certain appropriate and urgent cases, authorized to make recommendations for such actions which may not be related to them or to those which are beyond their control and their competence”, specifies the ordinance. âAny resolution making such recommendations shall be sent to the secretary of the district administrative judge and to the registrar general, and the registrar general may seek appropriate instructions in this regard from the chief judge to deal with the matter with the authorities concerned.
The Government may be requested to authorize and direct its relevant administrative officers from each district to attend coordination meetings and to provide all assistance within their competence to take all possible measures aimed at improving the system of justice, specifies the decree.– (After-sales service)
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