Naveen Asks Lawyers To Ensure Delivery Of Justice To Poor & Helpless People
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday called upon the lawyers to strive for delivery of justice to people who are far away from the complexities of the legal system.
Speaking at the 51st annual conference of All Odisha Lawyers’ Association in Bhubaneswar, the Chief Minister said, “Lawyers are the pivot of our justice system. They represent the bridge between the justice seeker and delivery of justice. Therefore, it is quite clear how dependent is our justice delivery system on the efficiency of lawyers. We require our lawyers to be knowledgeable, intelligent, and above all, an unrestrained passion for providing justice, especially to poor and helpless people.”
Stating that the state government is committed to provide justice to the vulnerable sections of society, Naveen said it has taken a number of steps to reach out to weaker sections through various institutional mechanisms such as Madhu Babu Legal Aid Camps at panchayat level, legal literacy camps through Legal Services Authority and other initiatives.
“The lawyers’ community in Odisha is an asset to our society. They have always been supportive of our initiatives for the transformation of the state at all levels. The government is very sympathetic to the welfare of lawyers’ community,” he said.
The government has established welfare trust for the advocates with an annual grant of Rs 5 crore, Naveen said adding that it is also working to improve the infrastructure of the courts and establish a Judicial Infrastructure Management Agency.
“I am aware of the demands of your association. We are always keen to fulfill your justified demands. We will consider the demands with a sympathetic outlook,” he concluded.