KARNATAKA

‘Hubli Law University will be operational soon’

First copy: Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and KAT Chairman A.V. Sreenivasa Reddy at the release of Karnataka Services Law Journal in Bangalore on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar on Tuesday said the Law University proposed at Hubli is expected to start in the first week of August.

Mr. Kumar was speaking at a function organised by the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) to release its journal titled Karnataka Services Law Journal. He hoped that the varsity at Hubli would earn international reputation. Earlier, releasing the journal, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said steps had been taken to shift the KAT premises from Indiranagar to Khanija Bhavan. He said the law university at Hubli would become operational soon.

He promised all help to the KAT in providing better infrastructure and facilities. He said he would ensure that all Government departments purchased the journal.

KAT Chairman A.V. Sreenivasa Reddy said that so far over 1.78 lakh cases had been filed in the tribunal of which 1.6 lakh had been decided. He said there are only 18,350 cases pending. KAT Member Manjula Devi said the journal had commenced publication in 1986 when the tribunal was established. It had, however, stopped publication in 1998 and it was only now that it was being revived.

She urged the Government to take steps to computerise the KAT offices and administration. Advocate-General Ashok Harnahalli, said Karnataka was one of the few states that had a journal dedicated to bring out judgments of the tribunal.