Punjab and Haryana High Court judges to work longer hours

August 15th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) While celebrating the 62nd Indian Independence Day at the Punjab and Haryana High Court complex here, judges offered to work longer hours and even on weekends to clear pending cases. Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, who took over last week, said he had discussed the backlog of cases with other judges.

“I discussed the problem with other brother judges and they have assured me that they will work long hours and even on Saturdays to clear the backlog,” Thakur said.

The high court here has over 260,000 pending cases.

Thakur asked judicial officers working in the field to show the same enthusiasm as the high court judges in disposing off pending cases. He said that Independence Day was a day for introspection as well as celebration.

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