Chief Minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy on Sunday reiterated the plea of the territorial government to the Madras High Court to set up its Bench here on the lines of the Madurai bench.
He was addressing judicial officers on the concluding day of the two-day state-level conference of the Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Services Authorities on 'Alternative Dispute Resolutions.'
The Chief Minister said, "We want a Bench of the Madras High Court on the same line as Madurai presently has."
He appealed to the judge of the Supreme Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who was present, to use his good offices for the establishment of the High Court bench in the union territory.
Also, Narayanasamy said the Puducherry government had enhanced the monthly assistance for young lawyers from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000.
He recalled how the erstwhile French regime in Puducherry followed alternative disputes redressal methods for amicable settlement of the disputes of both the parties to the case.
He said pendency of cases in courts across the country was a matter of concern and asked advocates to put their heart and soul in early hearing of cases.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said both the judges and lawyerswere important and played a crucial role in carrying forward the advantages of alternative disputes redressal mechanism such as mediation.
He said the litigant public was keen on quick redressal of disputes.
Mediation has various special features and works out better, he said.
Alternative disputes redressal mechanism has very significant importance and impetus.
Judge of Madras High Court Justice Vineet Kothari, who is also executive chairman of Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority, referred to the subjects discussed at the two-day meet.
Madras High Court judge S Manikumar, who is also executive chairman of Puducherry Legal Services Authority, proposed a vote of thanks.
Mediation cells for motor accident cases in all the districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were inaugurated on Saturday.
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