Justice would soon to delivered at your doorsteps, literally! In a relief to lakhs of litigants, the judiciary in Maharashtra is launching a mobile van court, perhaps the first-of-its kind initiative to reduce the number of pending cases. Our correspondent from Thane Manoj Singh gives us a report on this mobile van which was launched on a pilot basis in Mumbra. The mobile van court launched in Mumbra aims at bringing justice to the poor and needy in a quicker manner. The vans will travel to districts and camp for one month at prominent taluka towns to hear minor civil and compensation-related cases, including motor accident claims, and give instant judgement.The project is being launched by State Legal Services Authority. Acting chief justice of the Bombay high court JN Patel, who is patron and executive chairman of the Authority, informed that mobile court will consist of a retired judge, an advocate and a social worker. Initially, 12 districts have been selected, where the van will visit and hold courts on the lines of Lok Nyayalayas, and also undertake other legal literacy services. From Thane, Manoj Singh for NMTV News.
August 27, 2011