Courts dispose 8255 cases in past one year
IMPHAL, 6th oct: Altogether 8255 cases were disposed by High Court of Manipur and district courts in the past one year during May 1, 2018 - June 30 of this year. There were 3885 pending cases till May 1, 2018 and 2517 cases till July 30 of this year in the High court. Of the total cases, the court disposed 3222 cases including 445 cases of five years old and 209 cases of 28 years old and 10 years old in the past one year.
On the other hand, there were 5795 pending cases till May 1 of last year and 6325 cases till June 30 of this year in the district courts. Out of the total, 5033 cases including 478 cases of above five years old and 237 cases of above ten years old were settled by the district courts in the said period.
With the aim of meeting the pending cases and ensuring speedy delivery of justice in the state, High Court of Manipur has completed digitisation of old and disposed cases and stock verification of cases currently on trial. The court on June 28 last had recommended setting up of 12 Civil Judge (Junior Division) – Judicial Magistrate First Class courts in remote areas and upgrading judge, staff and infrastructure as per the requirement. Measures for bringing in latest security system in the courts are also being taken up.
The High Court has also sent a proposal to the state government to design standard combined and standalone court for the district judiciary and construct quarters for judge and staff concerned. Another proposal for construction of combined G+1 district court complex in Senapati has also been sent to the government. The court has constructed security tower and two main gates with frisking room at its additional campus and major renovation including wall painting of the court building has also been completed. High Court of Manipur was set up in 2013 and the ‘High Court of Manipur Rules, 2019’ was published in Manipur Gazette on February 8 last. Works for screening of case records and digitisation are going on in full swing.
Necessary steps for appointment of drivers and clerical staff for the district judiciary have been taken up while steps for appointment of five posts of higher judicial service and eight posts of lower judicial service are on. Manipur State Legal Service Authority which used to function from the high court complex earlier has been shifted to ADR Lamphelpat for effective functioning.