Bhubaneswar, December 16: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice Mohammed Rafiq on Wednesday jointly inaugurated new Civil Judge Court Building at Hinjilicut (Hinjli) in Ganjam district through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said Government is strongly committed to achieve Constitutional goal of providing access to justice to citizens.
Congratulating people of Hinjilicut for the new court, the CM said Right-to-koJustice is a fundamental right and Odisha Government is committed to strengthen justice delivery.
“Despite COVID-19 constraints, Odisha Government has recently established four new courts to decide commercial disputes,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik said that 45 new courts have been established recently to exclusively try offences against women.
The CM added that Odisha is working closely with High Court for developing infra to meet the requirements of judiciary and committed to protect the interest of lawyer community.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Justice Mohammed Rafiq said that quick redressal of justice is significant for an effective justice system.
He further said that despite the restrictions posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the courts in Odisha are committed to provide justice to people.
He informed that the Orissa High Court has disposed of nearly 40,000 cases by December 14.
Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra, Justice Biswajit Mohanty, Judge of Orissa High Court, Aska MP Pramila Bisoi, Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Home Secretary Sanjeev Chopra and Law Secretary Sashikanta Mishra attended the programme.