Meghalaya: Base laid for ADRC building at Tura; CJ dedicates centre to people
The Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Biswanath Somadder unveiled the plaque for the foundation stone of the permanent building of Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre (ADRC) at Dakopgre, Tura in West Garo Hills on October 16.
Somadder stated that the number of litigations in the country was quite manageable in the earlier times; however, over a period of time, with the increase in the number of litigations, it becomes difficult for judicial officers and judges to handle.
He reiterated that the litigations should have limited shelf life and have to be over within a certain period of time otherwise the concept of "justice delayed and justice denied" would affect the justice delivery system.
For this reason, the legislature, in its wisdom, decided to amend the Code of Civil Procedure and introduce the concept of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism in four segments comprising of Lok Adalat, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation, the Chief Justice informed.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the ADRC is the most effective way to end the long-drawn protracted litigation and the step forward is to give and, dedicate the centre to the local people of the area.
He expressed hope that when completed, the ADR centre will benefit the common man of the region by bringing justice delivery system closer to the people within a short and reasonable time-frame.