Assam Governor for more courts at lower level

Guwahati, Apr 19 (PTI) Voicing concern at the huge backlog of cases pending in courts, Assam governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik today called for more courts at the lower level for their timely disposal.

Speaking at the launching of 'North Eastern region access to Justice and socio-economic development programmes' here, Patnaik said there should be more courts at the district and sub divisional levels.

"Lok Adalats at the village level should be empowered with judicial powers to dispose of petty cases. Vacancies in the high courts and other courts should be filled up and retired judges should be temporarily appointed to function in specially constituted courts to dispose off the huge backlog of cases pending up to a particular period," he said.