E-Filing Help Desk & Mega Legal Services Camp inaugurated at Anantnag


ANANTNAG : Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Judge, J&K High Court and Ladakh, who is also the Executive Chairman Legal Services Authority JK and Justice Sanjay Dhar, Judge, J&K High Court, who is also the Administrative Judge for District Anantnag today inaugurated E-Filing Help Desk at District Court Complex Anantnag and Mega Legal Services and Awareness Camp at Kokernag, here.

On reaching Anantnag, the duo was presented Guard of Honour at District Court Complex, Anantnag.

While briefing the press, they said that the e-Filing Help Desk will help in speedy filing and disposal of court cases and litigations could be filed from any place round the clock, adding that e-Filing system enables electronic filing of legal papers. Using e-filing, cases (both civil and criminal) can be filed before the High Courts and District Courts that have adopted e-Filing systems.

They further said that introduction of e-Filing is aimed at promoting paperless filing and saving time and cost by adopting technological solutions to file cases before courts in J&K.

After inaugurating the Mega Legal Services Camp at Kokernag, the duo inspected the stalls installed by various departments including Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Handloom & Handicrafts, Social Welfare, Revenue, Forest, ICDS, and received the feedback from the officers with regard to the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes.

On the occasion, the duo distributed category certificates, hearing and prosthetic aids and Tiller Keys among the beneficiaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Justice Magray said that such programmes help in creating legal awareness among masses, which helps in delivering speedy justice. He said that for speedy and true justice it is imperative for the general public to know their legal rights duties adding that this programme has been organised to know the problems of the general public with regard to overall development of the area, besides the legal rights of the general public.

He further said that need of the hour is to do door to door survey for better implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes, adding that J&K Legal Services has been playing a vital role to ensure optimum implementation of all the schemes and Public Service Guarantee Act, besides J&K Legal Services Authority is aimed to create legal awareness among all sections of the society including tribal and specially abled people.

With regard to intervention of technology in agriculture and allied sectors, Justice Magrey said that technology has revolutionised this sector and J&K Legal Services Authority has a vital role in implementation of technology in Agriculture and Allied Sectors. He stressed upon the heads of all the departments to ensure deliverance of services in a time bound manner, adding that action would be taken against the officers who do not ensure deliverance of services in time.

With regard to the Forest Rights Act, Justice Magrey said that benefits as per law would be given to the deserving. He also said that schemes in Diary, Fisheries, Sheep, Agriculture & allied sectors is providing dozens of employment generation schemes for the public especially the tribals and need of the hour is to create mass awareness with regard to the schemes, adding that J&K Legal Services Authority is playing a vital role in creating mass awareness with regard to the schemes in these sectors.

He stressed upon greater coordination between the general public and administration for better implementation of the schemes and redressal of the disputes, adding that small disputes should be resolved outside the courts.

Justice Sanjay Dhar, speaking on the occasion said that access to justice is a right of every citizen as per the Constitution of India and Justice should be delivered in time. He added that Judges have role not only within four walls of courts but have to be in neck to neck with administration and general public in delivering justice through Legal Services Authorities, adding that J&K Legal services authority is one of the best in the country in terms of organising lok adalats and quick deliverance of justice.

Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla on the occasion said that judiciary has an indispensable role in the new era of development ensuring accountability and deliverance of services under Public Service Guarantee Act.

Earlier, District & Sessions Judge Anantnag, Naseer Ahmad Dar welcomed the guests and, Sub Judge Anantnag, Mir Wajahat presented the vote of thanks. He thanked various departments including R&B, MC Kokernag and other stakeholders for their sincere cooperation in making this programme a success.

The programme was organised by DLSA Anantnag in collaboration with District Administration Anantnag.