Supreme Court Chief Justice Justice Ranjan Gogoi inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh High Court building (temporary) at judicial complex and laid foundation for permanent High Court building at Nelapadu village in Amaravati capital on Sunday.
The Chief Justice said the Supreme Court on judicial side taken up 5000 vacancies in district judiciary along with provision for court rooms. He said that he is optimistic the 5000 vacancies of district judges and subordinate judges are filled very soon. Of the total 75 per cent vacancies will filled by end of 2019. As far as High Court judges concerned 400 vacancies are there. Out of 400 the High Courts are yet to made recommendation for 270 and filling up of 130 vacancies are in pipeline, 100 before Supreme Court collegium and 14 before union govt. He appealed to High Courts to make the recommendations immediately for filling the vacancies. He said the 100 vacancies will filled in next two to three weeks. The Chief Justice observed pendency and lack of judges made the judicial dispensation system vulnerable and the problem could be solvable.
Referring to new High Court building the Supreme Court Chief Justice said dispensation of justice has travelled long way not only in terms of progress of ideas but also in respect of physical surroundings. He said one must not view the court building in terms of bricks as it has great symbolic value representing thoughts of justice prevails.
The Chief Justice congratulated all the judges and lawyers and people of AP and officers who have tirelessly contributed for speedy completion of the buildings. He said that he believes dispensation of justice and morality travel together. The Supreme Court Chief Justice said that the members of bar have more role to play in shaping up and in making the judicial system dynamic. The role of bar is beyond the court room evolving new ideas of judicial management, evolving new practices of court management and case management.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu appealed the Chief Justice to set up Nalsar in Amaravati and the state government is ready to allot necessary land. He said best justice city will be developed in Amaravati capital. He said free accommodation and transport facility would be provided to High Court staff. He said despite of state bifurcation problems, the state government is making efforts to establish best living standards in new capital by developing a green field capital.