HYDERABAD: A mediation centre will start functioning on the premises of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh within two months, said Justice Dilip Bhosale, Acting Chief Justice here Wednesday.
“There is a lot of scope for mediation and there will be abundant opportunities in the days to come. A mediation centre is being set up at the High Court to help speedy disposal of cases and easy delivery of justice,” he said while speaking at a training programme organised for mediators at the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), Hyderabad.
“Besides setting up the mediation centre on High Court premises, the facilities for mediation will be enhanced at all the district courts. I will personally visit the district courts to oversee the process and popularise mediation, added Chief Justice Bhosale.
Observing that mediation has not developed as expected he said with directions and support from the Supreme Court, the concept of mediation will be taken to every nook and corner of the state.
“Mediators will be identified in Telangana and AP, and after thorough training, they will be entrusted with the responsibility of imparting training in all districts including remote areas,” the Chief Justice added.
ICADR regional centre in-charge JLN Murthy informed that the centre has imparted training to more than 500 judges in mediation and alternative dispute resolution and is planning to take up regular monthly training sessions in all districts to impart training for judges and advocates among others. Firdoshali Kassam, trainer in Mediation, was also present on the occasion.
ICADR conducts regular programmes to popularise arbitration, mediation and conciliation for effective disposal of cases. Apart from taking up cases referred by courts, it organises various activities including training programmes. It has more than 450 mediators including former Supreme Court Judges and High Court Judges on its board to conduct mediation.