Vacancies in judiciary have been filled up and hearing of cases should be expedited to clear backlog of cases, Justice K.N. Basha, Judge, Madras High Court, said here on Saturday.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Combined Court Building and Judicial Officers Quarters in Attur in Salem district, Mr. Basha said appointment of judges would help in speedy disposal of cases. Mr. Basha said that a proposal had already been submitted to the government for establishing a court complex in Mettur and that work was already underway in Omalur for establishing a court complex.
Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons N.R. Sivapathi said that work is in progress to construct 13 court complexes in the State and seven had already been opened after the government came to power. He also said that the number of special courts have been increased from 136 to 171 and 49 temporary fast track courts have been upgraded to permanent fast track courts. S. Baskaran, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Salem welcomed the gathering, T. Tamilarasu, Executive Engineer, Public Works Department (Buildings), Salem presented the report of the building and T. Balakrishnan, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Salem proposed vote of thanks.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Minister for Highways and Minor Ports, was present.