Telangana attaining new heights : CM

Hyderabad, April 15 : Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the state has been ascending new heights in terms of development since it’s formation eight years ago. He added that this has been possible due to the cooperation and coordination of everyone including the residents of the state. Speaking at the two-day State Judicial Officers Conference held at Anvaya Convention Centre in Hyderabad Financial district on Friday, Mr Rao said the state has registered healthy growth while strictly following fiscal prudence and hard disciplinary measures that have been taken by the government. According to RBI and Ministry of Finance report, the Telangana state’s per capita income has been increased to Rs 2.78 lakh from Rs 1.24 lakh in 2014-15, Mr Rao said the government has succeeded to put an end to power woes by achieving desirable results in the Energy Sector. Stating that Telangana is registering fast growth in Agriculture, Industry and Information and Technology sectors, the Chief Minister said the government has created 33 districts for administrative convenience and also introduced administrative reforms. Asserting that the Telangana Legal System and Law administration departments should move faster than earlier, the CM strongly hoped the Telangana Legal System emerges as a role model in the country. He said the demand to increase the High Court benches was pending before the on Government and a request letter in this regard has already been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “With the active intervention of Telugu pride and Chief Justice NV Ramana, the high court benches have been increased to 42 from 24. On behalf of People and the state government, My heartfelt gratitude to the Chief Justice”, Mr Rao said. He said that the state Government has already sanctioned 780 posts in the state Judiciary department. After the increase of High Court benches, it was required to increase corresponding workers and staff. Telangana Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma urged the appointment of adequate staff, he said. The government has immediately responded and sanctioned 885 additional posts and a GO was also issued, he said. The government also conveyed to the Chief Justice regarding the increase in staff. In the wake of increased work burden on the district courts, KCR urged chief justice to enhance Judge and Magistrate posts. The Chief Minister also requested the chief justice to inaugurate newly constructed District courts and necessary instructions were also issued to the District Collectors. Required land will be identified and the district court buildings will be constructed with all necessary facilities. 1750 additional posts were also sanctioned for new district courts. Adequate staff will be provided in High Court, District courts and Magistrate courts. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the total number of posts sanctioned for Telangana Law department were 4348. The Chief Minister said that The State Government is ready to extend all required assistance to the Legal System and Courts. Under the Digitalisation of Revenue Records program, the details of 1.52 lakh acres of lands were already digitized, he said. The Chief Minister said that the Government reposed total faith in the courts. Hence, the government abolished Revenue courts and shifted all pending litigations to the Judiciary wing. The government will invite NV Ramana to the inauguration of the quarters soon. With the help of CJI NV Ramana, India’s first International Arbitration Centre to fasten the dispute mechanism was opened in Hyderabad. The centre is functioning excellently with the blessings of the chief justice, he said. The investment flow in Telangana will increase if the Trade, Commercial and Business disputes are addressed fast. The CM requested the judges to take initiative in this direction. KCR hoped fruitful discussions will take place in the first Judicial Officers convention conducted after the creation of Telangana High Court in the state. KCR also inaugurated the website of the Telangana State Lawyers Association. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana thanked KCR for providing all amenities including sanctioning of new posts, buildings and other facilities. It is notable that 4320 posts were already filled in the legal wing. “KCR stands as a Trade mark to the famous Telugu idiom Chetiki Emuka ledu” said NV Ramana and showered praises on CM for accepting all demands amid big applause from the participants. The Chief Justice of India extended special thanks to the Chief Minister for his strong support to set up the arbitration centre in Hyderabad. Mr Justice Ramana’s comment that he received a Memoir of the national bird Peacock instead of Sitar (which is mentioned in the famous quote – Naa Telangana Koti Ratanala Veena) drew big smiles from the participants. On the occasion, Ramana and other judges felicitated Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar and took a group photo. It is the first conference attended by 400 judicial officials from different wings. The two day conference will deliberate the strengthening of judiciary, construction of court buildings, update the functioning of Judicial system in accordance with new technology, improvement of basic infrastructure, appointment of adequate Judges, officials, court staff, fast delivery of justice to people and the welfare of officials working with the Judiciary. VV RKM

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