There is a lot of academic talk about Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in present times and intellectuals who are engaged in such debates should go to Goa and observe administration of justice in the State under the UCC which is in force in the State, Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said on Saturday. CJI Bobde said that while serving as a Bombay High Court judge in Goa, he had the privilege of administering justice under the Goa Civil Code applicable in the State of Goa. Article 44 of the Constitution of India mandates that the government shall endevaour to secure for all citizens, a UCC throughout the territory of India. But the Article is not enforceable, since it only a Directive Principle of State Policy. The CJI was speaking at the inaugural function of the new building of Bombay High Court at Goa.Justice Bobde stated that even though the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court was only thirty years old, the court not only maintained the highest traditions of judicial propriety but also made significant contribution to the development of law. There have been distinguished judges on this court, he added. CJI also shared a quick fact that one of the most significant kingdoms to conquer Goa was the kingdom of Kadamba in which justice was administered on the basis of Hindu text. There was a Chief Justice who was called 'dharmadhyaksha'. So it was found that even in medieval times, society could not exist without law and Goa certainly did not. The CJI also stressed upon how Covid-19 impacted judicial functioning paving the way for modernising court rooms.He concluded his speech by proposing to the next Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta and the Union Minister for Law Ravi Shankar Prasad to consider a new building for the Principal Bench of the Bombay High Court.