FM represents Naveen in CMs, judges meeting

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Finance minister Pradip Kumar Amat representing chief minister Naveen Patnaik and acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice Pradeep Kumar Mohanty today attended the joint conference of chief ministers and chief justices of High Courts held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.

Prior to the meeting, Amat told media persons he would demand in the conference for setting up of a judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) court within 50 km radius in the State.

Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the conference where as Supreme Court Chief Justice HL Dattu chaired the meeting.

Modi called upon the judiciary to evolve a dynamic inbuilt mechanism to address its deficiencies and problems.

Calling for a “dynamic inbuilt mechanism to address the deficiencies in the judicial system”, Modi said: “If we make a mistake, though we have no right, there is remedy in judiciary.

“But if you make a mistake, then there is no remedy as there is nothing above you. We have to repeatedly make self appraisal,” he said at the inaugural session of a conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts.

The conference is aimed at addressing issues relating to the administration of justice in India. The last such conference was held on April 7, 2013.

Calling for “qualitative changes” in the judiciary, which he said could be achieved by taking recourse to digital technology, Modi said: “Judiciary should be powerful but perfect as well at the same time.

“We are becoming powerful, there is nothing wrong in being powerful, but we should be perfect as well,” Modi said.

Sources said the conference also discussed about ways for quick disposal of pending cases, juvenile justice system, infrastructure of judicial system including judicial academy and salary of judges.