Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana emphasized the importance of an alternative dispute redressal mechanism to reduce the pendency of cases in Indian courts. Justice NV Ramana said that various alternative dispute redressal mechanisms (ADRs) have given millions of people a platform to resolve issues and effective execution of these mechanisms can definitely reduce pendency. Further stated, the ADR mechanism enhances stakeholder participation and allows a degree of control over the litigation process of litigants.
Justice Ramana highlighted the issue of pendency of cases and said that we cannot ignore large number of pending cases. He also suggested some ways to deal with judicial delays such as – improving the judicial process and strengthening judicial infrastructure and amicable dispute resolutionSettling existing disputes etc. through statutes.
Justice Ramana, First Justice JS Verma Memorial ADR, and Client Counseling were addressing the competition. He reminded that from the beginning Justice JS Verma believed in settling issues through arbitration, arbitration, and reconciliation, and the need for an efficient mediation system was stressed. Justice Ramana finally highlighted the integral role of legal service authorities in the disposal of cases through ADR mechanisms. He said that in the years 2019 and 2020, more than 1,32,378 cases were resolved through mediation.