Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday urged the judges to work sincerely to reduce backlog of cases in the country.
“Some 30 lakh cases are now under trial across the country. It is a major challenge for the judiciary and government to reduce the existing backlog of cases,” he said.
The minister said the Sheikh Hasina-led government has already taken some steps to face the challenge of getting rid of backlog of cases.
He came up with the remarks while addressing the 137th refresher course for additional district and sessions judges and equivalent officials of judiciary at the Judicial Administration Training Institute in the capital.
Anisul said the government has formulated law to dispose of cases on speedy basis through amending civil procedure and loan money court act.
“The government has taken steps to amend various laws formulated about hundred years ago. Judges also have to work sincerely to reduce the existing backlog of cases,” he said.
He said the government has adopted a “zero tolerance policy” against corruption as corruption is a major enemy of development.
The minister urged the judges to remain watchful while conducting trial in corruption cases.
“Judges also have to be sincere in completing the trial process in the shortest possible time. You have to be sincere in ensuring justice. You have to ensure that justice-seekers are getting service at a cheap rate,” he said.