Mumbai: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Eknath Shinde on Saturday said that the government will soon allot the land for the new Bombay High Court complex at Bandra in north west Mumbai.
Shinde in his addressal at the event organised to felicitate Chief Justice of India UK Lalit at Raj Bhavan, said that the state government is working with an aim of providing justice to the common man through the implementation of the law.
"The government will soon make available land at Bandra for a new Bombay High Court complex. Maharashtra is considered as the growth engine of the country in many respects. Many reforms have been initiated by the state. The state has given the country many scholars and lawmakers,’’ he said.
The state government plans to bring transparency in judiciary
Shinde said that the state government plans to bring transparency in judiciary and it is taking decisions for the betterment of judiciary. The felicitation took place in the presence of the Governor Mr BS Koshyari, the Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Assembly Speaker Mr Rahul Narvekar, School Education Minister Mr Deepak Kesarkar, Chief Secretary Mr Manukuamumar Srivastav and several bureaucrats, elected representatives and dignitaries.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also referred to the land allotment for a new High Court building as a long pending concern of the Bombay High Court Justice Mr Dipankar Datta and assured that the same would be resolved soon.
The government has decided to boost the court infrastructure
"Our government has decided to boost the court infrastructure. A long pending concern of our High Court Chief Justice Mr Dipankar Datta of allotting a plot for a new complex of our High Court has been almost resolved. All legal issues pertaining to land in Bandra, for the new complex of Bombay High Court have been resolved. Soon a land parcel would be allotted," he said.
He also said that the present building is very old and not sufficient and there are chances of untoward incidents given that it is an old structure.
Shinde appreciated several important decisions taken by CJI Lalit during his tenure to bring transparency to court proceedings, such as live streaming of constitutional courts.Fadnavis hailed the efforts made by CJI Lalit during his short tenure to bring in transparency to the Supreme Court's roster and hear more cases.
CJI UU Lalit will retire on November 8, 2022.