The government will do whatever is necessary to reduce the country’s long-standing backlog of cases, Justice Minister Anisul Huq said.
“We will follow all the methods practiced in the world to minimize the backlog of cases before the courts,” he told reporters after joining a program at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in the city on Sunday. city.
The Minister of Justice was speaking at the inauguration of the 43rd and 44th special foundation courses for assistant judges and assimilated judges.
He said it is now a big challenge for judges to minimize the number of cases pending in the courts of the country. “If this challenge cannot be met now, it will become even more difficult in the future.”
More than 3.4 million cases are pending in upper and lower courts across the country, according to statistics presented to Parliament by the Minister of Justice last October.
Among them, more than 500,000 cases are pending in the higher court and the rest in the lower courts.
Describing the judges as the driving force of the judiciary, Anisul Huq said the president will appoint judges to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court whenever he deems it necessary.
He said judges receive different kinds of training in the country and abroad. The capacity of the Judicial Administration Training Institute has been strengthened, he said.
Now, 70 participants can simultaneously attend two basic training courses at the institute, he said, adding that this was possible thanks to the effective measures taken by the government.
Earlier in the program, the Minister of Justice said that the government was building high-rise infrastructure at the district level for judicial purposes. Judges receive training in Australia, China, Japan and India alongside local judges.
He said the government had significantly increased judges’ salaries and allowances in addition to providing them with a car. The whole point of this is to ensure prompt justice and meet public expectations.
The Secretary of Law and Justice Division, Md Golam Sarwar also addressed the ceremony held under the chairmanship of the director general of the training institute, Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana.
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