Indian legal system has a reputation for being expensive and prone to delays: Prez

Cuttack: President Ram Nath Kovind today said that the Indian legal system has a reputation for being expensive and prone to delays.

'The use and abuse of instrument of adjournments is often done by advocates who see adjournment as a tactic to slowdown proceedings. this adds to the cost of obtaining justice for litigant. Our legal system has a reputation for being expensive and prone to delays,' said Kovind while delivering the third foundation day lecture at the National Law University, Orissa (NLUO).

He said that a good legal professional not only has a good mind but also a good heart.

Maintaining that there is a need to enhance legal literacy and simplify legal rules to make justice accessible to people, Kovind laid emphasis on availability of judgements in local languages.

'Availability of certified translated copies of HC judgments in local language of the state is necessary,' said the President.

The event was also attended by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Governor Dr SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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