Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said on Saturday that his regime is prepared to implement suggestions given by the judiciary for changes in policy to tackle increasing litigation and backlog of cases in courts.
Speaking at the inauguration of a two-day national conference on ‘Neo Challenges in Litigations – Role of the State’ here, he pointed out that the enhancement of compensation in lieu of acquired land by 50 per cent to 80 per cent land, had placed a heavy burden on the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). “The State Government has been forced to resort to borrowing loans to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees. This is a challenge.It has not acquired any land during the last 33 months of its tenure.We will acquire land only with the consent of the farmers,” he asserted.
Haryana Advocate General Baldev Raj Mahajan said that the national conference was aimed at decreasing litigation, making courts paperless and ensuring computerisation of all data.
Those present included Supreme Court Judge, Mr. Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Mr. Justice Sanjay Karol, Judges, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Mr. Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal and Mr. Justice Surya Kant, and representatives of the judiciary from 25 states.