Ranchi, Dec. 10: Addressing the Third University Lok Adalat conducted for teaching and non-teaching staff in Ranchi on Saturday, Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu said that that red-tapism should not prove a hindrance in delivering justice to people.
�We have to activate Lok Adalat and ensure that people get justice at their doorsteps. We are pleased that JHALSA is helping in it. All land related issues should be prioritized and speedy justice should be delivered. It should be conducted on mission mode at primary, middle, high and other department level,� said the Governor.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that the state government is making sincere efforts to deliver justice to the marginalized and deprived people. �We believe that law should be simplified for the welfare of the poor. We are trying to ascertain that the government gets policy and system oriented.
The universities laws and rules are being changed. We are making efforts to impart computer education at primary level. For this, we are making provision in the 2017-18 Budget. The state govt. is focusing on higher education and trying to develop Ranchi as education hub,� he said.
Das said that the state government stands with the agencies working for the welfare of the people. �The government is focusing on policy making since many cases are being lodged with the court because of vague policies. The government wants to bring in good governance. Education fund allotments will be increased in the 2017-18 Budget.
Education is the only tool to curb poverty. We are developing basic infrastructure fast and the government is trying to ensure transparent and accountable governance. Teachers are being appointed fast to aid the process,� he said.
Also present on the occasion, the state Education Minister Neera Yadav said that Lok Adalats have proved to be a boon for the people and all we need is to make them aware about it. �If teaching people have to make round of the court, education process will be affected. The government is working to ease the burden of university people. In addition, the government is going to establish 100 colleges in the days to come. The CM has worked sincerely to boost higher education,� she said.
The Governor, CM and Justices handed over appointment letters on compassionate grounds to Geeta Devi, Vijay Oraon, Sudhir Kumar, Ramesh Toppo, Anil Vikrant, Deepak Giri, Mohammad Imran, Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Sahaj Nath Mahto, Priyanka Devi, Anup Tirki, Saswat Arpan, Chandan Kumar and Niranjan Ravani.
Moreover, cheques were given to Dr. Uma Shankar Sahu, Dr. Reshma Khalko, Dr. Asha Kumari. Prasad, Dr. Manju Kumari, Premlata Singh, Bewla Kachhap and others as they were bereft of the 5th and 6th Pay Commission benefits.
Supreme Court Justice Deepak Mishra, R. Bhanumati, executive Justice P. K. Mohanty, Justice H. C. Mishra, D. N. Patel, Aparesh Kumar Singh, Rajesh Shankar and S. N. Pathak were present on the occasion.