ANDHRA PRADESH

Alternative dispute resolution mechanism mooted

GUNTUR, AUG. 14. The Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Devinder Gupta, has asked the judicial fraternity to work towards delivering quick justice to the people, as they resort to the courts only after exhausting all avenues of resolving their problems.

Inaugurating the court building and the residential quarter complex of Junior Civil Judge built at a cost of Rs. 64 lakhs at Macherla in Guntur district on Saturday, he advised the people to try and find a solution through alternative methods, wherever possible, like reaching at a compromise to reduce the expenditure and loss of time in the process of litigation.

Cooperation sought

He sought the cooperation of the lawyers and the judicial officers in reducing the number of pending cases in the courts and delivering quick justice to people.

Disposing of cases through the Lok Adalats was suggested as another avenue for quicker justice. Appealing to lawyers to maintain discipline in their profession, he advised them to educate the litigants on cheaper and proper methods of getting quicker justice.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge, B. Sudershan Reddy, advised the people to lead a life with ideals that do not give way to personal enmity between persons and communities.

Dialogue process

The dialogue process should be initiated by the elders in the society to resolve all the problems out of court for a peaceful living, he said.

The District and Sessions Judge, M. Venkateswara Reddy, presided over the meeting, while the Macherla Bar Association president, K.V. Ranga Rao, participated.

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