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Justice Magrey chairs meeting at DCC Mominabad

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Srinagar: Justice Ali Mohammed Magrey on Monday chaired a meeting at the Conference Hall of District Court Complex (DCC), Moominabad to discuss issues of public importance.
The meeting focused on the issue of alarming rise in pendency at District Courts Srinagar and it was found that the main reason for sharp rise in number of pending case is the excessive number of virtual challans received in Virtual Court, Srinagar from the Traffic Police City Srinagar and dismal disposal due to nonappearance of the violators in the court for trial.
The Principal District and Sessions Judge Jawad Ahmed highlighted the issue that addition of around 50,000 e-Cchallans in short span has raised the pendency of District Srinagar in National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) and it has far reaching consequences.
It was also pointed out by the Special Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Kashmir that there is no mechanism in place to summon and ensure the production of violators in physical court which resultantly has raised the pendency graph sharply in the last couple of months.
The meeting resolved that the IG Traffic along with his team of officers shall hold successive meetings with Principal District Judge and the Traffic Magistrates to work out means and methods to resolve host of issues qua e-Challan and to reduce the pendency by putting in place mechanism for service of summons and production of violators before the court, also by other means like holding of special Lok Adalats for Traffic challan in the forthcoming week, sensitization of public about the e-Challans and the consequences of not responding to such challans, through Print and electronic media and any other appropriate methods.
The meeting also discussed the menace of condemned vehicles being run in Srinagar city without particularly the insurance certificates.
It was suggested in the meeting that the Transport Commissioner and DC Srinagar besides other stakeholders shall look into the possibility of giving the owners of these vehicles an option whereby he shall be given facility of easy and subsidized loan, hassle free documentation etc for replacing these old condemned vehicles in a time bound manner.
The issue of unauthorized barricading by Traffic Police also came under discussion on which the IG Traffic and other stakeholders undertook and assured the chair that the problem shall be resolved by visiting the trouble spots and all steps will be taken to remove the bottlenecks to avoid unnecessary barricades which cause undue hassle to the Public at large.
The issue of establishment of a full-fledged dispensary in the court complex was also discussed. The Deputy Director Health undertook on behalf of the Health Department that doctors and paramedical staff besides ambulance and testing facility shall be soon provided in the court complex.
The issue of security and provision for sufficient manpower was also discussed in the meeting regarding which ASP Srinagar Arif assured the chair on behalf of SSP Srinagar that sufficient policemen including female cops shall be kept at the disposal of Public Prosecutor, District Court Srinagar to meet daily exigencies.
Meanwhile, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Fazlul Haseeb representing Deputy Commissioner Srinagar assured the chair that the issue of shifting Juvenile Justice Board Srinagar and Munsiff Court Pantha Chowk shall be given priority and the same will be shifted to safer place after consulting PDJ, Srinagar at the earliest.
The officers of various Engineering wings assured the chair that the issue of maintenance of the Court Complex shall be addressed immediately without any further delay.
Joint Director SMC Srinagar and Chief Engineer undertook that issues regarding maintaining water ATMs, stray dogs and up gradation of road from Batmaloo to Moominabad under Smart City Project shall be dealt on priority and no stone shall remain unturned to meet the target in a time bound manner.

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