PAT, March 12: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Saturday expressed concern over the large number of cases pending in courts for years, saying there is a need to tackle them with speed.
“It is a matter of concern that large number of cases have been pending in courts across the country,” Modi said during his address at a function held here at the end of the year-long Pat High Court centery celebrations.
The prime minister also suggested that the courts should come out with an annual bulletin, mentioning the number of pending cases in them and since when. “It will help the courts, judges and lawyers to fix a target to tackle pending cases in time bound manner.”
Modi said the completion of a century of the Pat High Court marks the beginning of a new challenge and responsibility for the next centery programme.
Supreme Court Chief Justice TS Thakur, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and union ministers were also present on the occasion.
After Pat, Modi will dedicate to the tion the rail portion of the Digha-Sonepur rail-cum-road bridge at Hajipur at a function later.
It is the first visit of Modi to Bihar after the state’s assembly polls in October-November in which his party Bharatiya Jata Party and allies were routed by the Grand Alliance of Jata Dal-United, Rashtriya Jata Dal and Congress.
The prime minister, during the day-long event, will also open two newly erected rail-cum-road bridges in Pat and Munger, besides laying the foundation for an additiol rail bridge across the Ganga at Mokama town in Pat, officials said.
President Prab Mukherjee had opened the centery celebrations last April. (IANS)