PRAYAGRAJ: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the government and the judiciary both want to provide fair and accurate justice to the state’s citizens, and when the bar association joins them, things move along more rapidly. He added that every citizen of UP comes to Prayagraj seeking justice.
The CM was participating in a programme organised on the completion of 150 years of Allahabad HC Bar Association (HCBA). During this, the CM also unveiled the photographs of some legal luminaries like former high court judge, Justice Shree Rang Mishra, senior advocates RP Goyal, Keshari Nath Tripathi, SC Budhwar, Shashi Dhar Pathak and Bharat Ji Agarwal.
Congratulating everyone on this occasion, the CM said, “It is a coincidence that the nation has just completed the Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and at the same time, the bar is celebrating 150 years. A long time was spent fighting in the independence war. The advocate community not only participated in the freedom struggle, but also gave leadership to the country.”
This programme is a better coordination between Bar and Bench, which can be called ‘Adhivakta Kumbh’,” the CM said.
He said that every citizen of UP comes to Prayagraj seeking justice. “Since ancient times, the land of Prayagraj has been an inspiration. This is the home of religion; it is here that spirituality draws its inspiration. As an educational hub for the nation, Prayagraj has been significant. Prayagraj is also the holy temple of justice,” he said.
The CM added: “When someone is betrayed by his own people and loses hope, he looks with hopefulness towards this temple of justice. A new path of life can be found from this point. This coordination of Bar-Bench is working here towards the same.” The CM said the High Court has provided the nation with leadership in every field. “A recent gathering of chief justices and chief ministers took place in Delhi. According to the estimates of Lok Adalat, more than half of the cases that were resolved in the nation were from UP. UP provided leadership in every area, to-day it is being recognized in the same role. There should be collective effort,” the CM said.
The CM went on saying that India has got two achievements in Amrit Kaal. “India became the fifth largest economy by leaving behind Britain, secondly, in Amrit Kaal, India got the privilege of G-20 presidency. There will be 11 G-20 summits in four UP metropolitan cities. We have got the opportunity to present the country and the state on the global platform.” The CM said a multi-level parking is being arranged here. The government has made the funds available. As soon as it gets completed, there will be arrangements for making 2,500 chambers and seating for 10,000 advocates.
The CM said that the government has already given consent for the National Law University. “Prayagraj is the land of justice and education, so there should be a good law university named after Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The district administration should take it forward by making land available. The university will be able to get the cooperation of the Bar and Bench Association.” The CM said many announcements related to advocates were made earlier. It has been decided to increase the provision of financial assistance on accidental deaths from 60 to 70 years.
He said after 30 years ofmembership in the Advocates Welfare Fund, the dependent fund has been increased from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh upon resignation or death. The CM said orders have been issued regarding financial approval of the amount to be given to young advocates for the purchase of books and periodicals in the initial three years. From 2017-18 till January 31, 2017. Besides, more than Rs 13 crore has been paid by the Trustee Committee as a death claim under the Social Security Fund Scheme. “An amount of more than Rs 47 crore has been paid for the return of the institution. Over Rs 1 billion have been paid as financial assistance to the heirs of the deceased advocates.”
Not only the High Court, it has also been decided to integrate the district and commissionerate headquarters with the construction of integrated court buildings where district courts have not been set up. Work is going on fast for the judicial and administrative system, he added.
The CM said the government wishes to build good chambers for advocates, which will become powerful mediums to provide justice to the poor. In his welcome address, president of HCBA Radha Kant Ojha made a demand for more infrastructure in the high court so that all the courts with required strength of 160 start functioning, which would be of great help for speedy disposal of cases.
Special guest on this occasion, Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Justice Rajesh Bindal said that “the time has come to stretch our glorious past towards the future so as to attain great heights”.
Lastly, the vote of thanks was proposed by bar association secretary SD Singh Jadaun.

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