BENGALURU: Observing that denial of the right to easy access to justice and speedy adjudication undermines public confidence in the justice delivery system, the Karnataka High Court has ordered the quasi-judicial authorities to decide the cases within six months.
“All the authorities performing quasi-judicial functions must make endeavour to expedite the hearing and decide the cases in a time-bound manner within six months. The authorities shall web host the proceedings of the cases and the final orders with promptness,” Justice A N Venugopala Gowda said in the judgment pronounced on Thursday.
To enable the authorities to comply with this direction, Justice Gowda directed the Chief Secretary to take necessary measures. All the necessary hardware and software must be made available to the authorities within a period of four months. Simultaneous steps shall be taken to train all the personnel concerned to avoid delays, the judge ordered.
The judge said, “The common man expects quick justice, without having to spend time and money unnecessarily on the court cases. Delays only benefit the litigants who have a longer purse. Not everyone can afford to keep spending their hard-earned money and valuable time on court cases”.