KERALA

Speedy disposal of accident cases on cards

Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: The High Court Judge K.A. Abdul Gafoor commissioned computerisation of Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) at Kollam on Saturday.

Seven computers were installed by Kollam Bar Association (KBA) at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh.

The association has set a model in helping in the speedy disposal of justice. At Kollam MACT, more than 10,000 cases are pending.

Though 400 cases were disposed in the past two years, judgments for these are still pending due to staff shortage.

The MACT Judge, Anil Kumar, who took charge recently, brought the situation to the attention of District Judge S.S. Sathesh Chandran. They coordinated with KBA president M.A Salam. This resulted in the KBA agreeing to donate the required number of computers.

Following computerisation, a mass typing exercise was undertaken at MACT on Saturday. Typists from the district typed the judgments of 400 cases already disposed of. By evening, the typing of more than 92 judgments were completed.

Justice Gafoor said that while Motor Accidents Claims was a landmark legislation, for various reasons, relief was not reaching the people. He said that computerisation would help the Kollam MACT render speedy justice. Mr. Salam called upon bar associations to make contributions towards helping speedy disposal of cases.

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