Central and State governments should come together to create a National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation to cater to the rising need for judicial infrastructure in the country, Supreme Court judge Justice NV Ramana said on Saturday. Justice Ramana, who was speaking at the inaugural event of the new Bombay High Court building in Goa. He said that ideals of “access to justice” and “speedy justice” "form the bedrock of rule of law and that for access to justice, there needs to be sufficient infrastructure to cater to the ever-rising number of disputes. However, he opined that after independence, the judiciary in general, has not progressed at an equal pace in comparison with other branches of the State. it is important to concentrate our efforts on modernization of judiciary, he emphasised. However, such endeavors must be undertaken after a careful stakeholder analysis and must portray the needs of changing times, he added. Justice Ramana stated that most of the senior judges of the institution are caught up in administrative decision making, in addition to their existing judicial work. Besides Justice Ramana, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Supreme Court judge, Justice BR Gavai, Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Bombay High Court judge, Justice SS Shinde, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present for the function.
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