Enthused by the effectiveness of measures to bring down pendency of interim applications in various courts across the State, Chief Justice M. Y. Eqbal of the Madras High Court has now come up with a booklet on repeating the achievement in respect of civil miscellaneous appeals pending in subordinate courts.

Chief Justice Eqbal on Sunday released the booklet ‘Appeals from Appealable Orders (Myths and Realities)' at the first Conference of Judicial Officers in the southern States, organised by the Tamil Nadu Judicial Officers' Association, Chennai.

Presiding over the conference, he said he had penned a few booklets on vital topics on the relevant provisions of law, including one on Interlocutory Applications (IAs) to guide and educate judicial officers on some important fundamental legal principles.

“About two lakh IAs were pending across the State. During the month of April 2011, judicial officers disposed of roughly 62,000 cases. In line with this exercise, I have now come out with a booklet on civil miscellaneous appeals (CMA),” he said.

Over 26,000 CMAs are pending in different subordinate courts in the State, of which 20,188 cases are falling within the purview of Madras High Court.

To take justice to doorsteps of the litigants, he said 10 mobile courts would start functioning soon. Besides, special courts to deal with cases under the Negotiable Instruments Act were also being constituted.

All the judicial officers in the State would be furnished with mobile phone software so as to have easy access to 71 enactments, even without internet connection. Further, two regional judicial academies at Coimbatore and Madurai were proposed to be constructed to provide intensive training on procedural law, local law and special laws.