CHENNAI: The subordinate judiciary in Tamil Nadu is second to none and is a well-founded strong pillar of the High Court, Justice P.D. Dinakaran of the Madras High Court, who has been elevated as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, said here on Thursday.
At a farewell here, he said during the past 12 years, he had been a Portfolio Judge of several districts in the State. In his assessment, the subordinate judicial officers were the pillars of the judicial set-up.
Unless they were strong and sincere in discharging their judicial obligation, of course, duly protected by the High Court, the judiciary in the State would not serve its purpose potentially.
As the Chairman of the Committee for buildings and facilities to the subordinate courts in the State, he thanked Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and the Law and Public Works Minister Durai Murugan for having allotted Rs.300 crore in four years from 2007-08 for improving the infrastructure of the subordinate judiciary, constituting new courts, constructing combined court buildings and separate buildings at 19 places during 2007-08, 23 places during 2008-09 and also for constructing post-attached quarters for judicial officers.
Chief Justice A.K. Ganguly and other Judges were present.
Advocate-General G.Masilamani said Mr. Justice Dinakaran had delivered landmark and thought-provoking judgments. He was a friend of the poor and the downtrodden when it involved public interest. During his tenure as a Judge, he had disposed of over 70,000 cases.