15/05/2016 :- Legal Awareness Programme and Inauguration of ADR Building at Munger
Legal Awareness Programme was organised by DLSA, Munger at town hall, Munger on 15/05/16 at 10:00 AM. The programme was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice I. A. Ansari, Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court in gracious presence of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Hemant Gupta, Judge Patna High Court and Executive Chairman, BSLSA, Hon'ble Justice Mr. Ashwani Kumar Singh, Judge Patna High Court and Inspecting Judge of Munger Judgeship, Hon'ble Justice Nilu Agrawal Judge Patna High Court. Their Lordships in their respective address called upon the lawyers to invoke ADR processes also in resolution of disputes. It was emphasised that ADR Mechanism for resolution of disputes has now become integral part of administration of justice and the lawyers must co-operate in reference of cases to suitable ADR forum under section 89 CPC. His Lordships further emphasised that due to delay in disposal of cases free adjuratory process, the confidence of public has shaken in our judicial delivery system which is evident from the fact that there is significant decrease in institution of civil cases and tremendous increase in institution of criminal cases. Such trend indicates that public, in stead of taking recourse of appropriate civil jurisdiction of courts are now taking law in their own hands for settlement of disputes. His Lordship stated that if litigants will get speedy justice in petty disputes through ADR mechnism, their confidence in judicial administration will strengthen resulting into institution of more cases which will be beneficial in the interest of profession of lawyers. Hon'ble Justice Ashwani Kr. Singh however cautioned that in enthusiasm to dispose off more cases, non compoundable cases such as cases u/s 302, 307 IPC should not be referred to Lok Adalat.
A short film about benefits of mediation prepared by DLSA, Munger was also exhibited during the awareness programme.
Smt. Sushma Sinha, Dist. Judge cum Chairman DLSA, Munger welcomed Hon'ble Judges and other dignitaries where as DM cum vice-chairman DLSA, Munger delivered vote of thanks.
Soon after awareness programme the ADR building constructed in the premises of civil courts, Munger was inaugurated by Hon'ble Mr. Justice I. A. Ansari, Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court cum Patron-in-chief of BSLSA in gracious presence of Hon'ble Mr. Justice Hemant Gupta, Judge Patna High Court and Executive Chairman, BSLSA, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashwani Kr. Singh, Judge Patna High Court and Inspecting Judge of Munger Judgeship, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Nilu Agrawal Judge Patna High Court and other dignitaries.