02 April, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a Joint Conference of Chief Justices of High Courts and Chief Ministers of States in New Delhi on Sunday.
The conference is periodically held to address pressing issues relating to the administration of justice in the country.
The Chief Justice of India, H.L. Dattu will also address the conference.
It will mainly focus on expeditious disposal of pending cases in High Courts and subordinate courts. As many as 2.64 crore cases are pending in Subordinate Courts and and 42 lakh cases in High Courts.
The development of infrastructure, judicial reforms, application of information technologies in courts, and ensuring speedy trial will also be discussed in the Conference.
The 14th Finance Commission has endorsed a number of steps aimed at improving the justice delivery system at an estimated cost of 9,749 crore rupees over the next 5 years.