Role Of Courts Assumes Great Importance In Realizing The Full Potential Of ADR: Justice NV Ramana

first_imgNews UpdatesRole Of Courts Assumes Great Importance In Realizing The Full Potential Of ADR: Justice NV Ramana LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 March 2021 8:28 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana recently emphasized on the significance of alternative dispute redressal mechanism for reducing pendency of cases in Indian Courts. He observed that the different ADR processes provide millions of people a platform to settle their issues and an effective execution of these processes can surely reduce the pendency. He also emphasized that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana recently emphasized on the significance of alternative dispute redressal mechanism for reducing pendency of cases in Indian Courts. He observed that the different ADR processes provide millions of people a platform to settle their issues and an effective execution of these processes can surely reduce the pendency. He also emphasized that the ADR mechanisms maximize stakeholder participation and allow litigants a degree of control over the resolution process. In this context, Justice Ramana observed, “Since ADR is designed around a participatory model, its adoption is going to break existing barrier; from being am ‘outsider to the process’ the citizens with their direct involvement will be the ‘insiders in the process'”. He highlighted the issue of pendency of cases and observed that we cannot remain ignorant of the large number of pending cases. He also suggested certain methods of dealing with judicial delays such as, ‘reforming the judicial process and strengthening the judicial infrastructure’ and ‘settling existing disputes through amicable dispute resolution methods’. The Judge was addressing the 1st Justice JS Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition. He recollected that Justice JS Verma believed in settling issues by means of arbitration, mediation and conciliation from the very beginning and stressed on the necessity of a steadier and more efficient system of arbitration. At last, Justice Ramana highlighted the integral role of Legal Services Authorities in disposal of cases through ADR mechanisms. He revealed that over 1,32,378 cases were resolved through mediation in the year 2019 and 2020. He commended the efforts of Legal Services Authorities during the pandemic by observing that, “swiftly adapting to challenges faced during the pandemic, the Legal Services Authorities innovatively leveraged technology and introduced E-Lok Adalats and Online mediations. Over 78,41,641 cases were disposed of by National Lok Adalats in 2019 and 2020, out of which 39,41,418 cases were disposed of at the pre-litigation stage itself.” Justice AM Khanwilkar, Supreme Court Judge who was also present on the occasion, remembered Justice Verma and his commitment to the Rule of Law. He highlighted Justice Verma’s celebrated judgment in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan and his personal liking towards the ADR. The Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS) is conducting its 1st Justice JS Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition from 17 -19 March 2021. The inaugural ceremony of the competition was held on 17th March at India International Centre. A book on Specific Contracts by Prof (Dr.) Rajni Malhotra Dhingra, was also released on the occasion.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more