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Bhubaneswar: All the court rooms in Odisha will shortly get air
conditioners to provide much-needed relief to the litigants, lawyers
and staff, informed Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra while
addressing the All Odisha Lawyers’ Conference on Friday.

“The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has agreed to install the air
conditioners in the court rooms by May next year”, Misra said.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said,
“Advocacy is a noble profession and these professionals from the very
inception of our democratic society have contributed a lot in building
and shaping it. The role of lawyers has not confined to courts alone or
advising clients in business deals. It extends to being an integral
part of our system of administration of justice, and justice not just
in the legal sense but justice that is social, economic and political
as set out in the preamble of our Constitution. Lawyers form the major
intellectual sect of our society. People knock the door through you to
redress their grievances and you are expected to help the poor
litigants in getting justice in a cost effective manner. The biggest
challenge today is getting timely justice in a cost effective manner,
and I think, a lawyer has to play a great role here.”

“Odisha government is doing all possible things for the people of the
state to get justice at their doorstep. More than 170 courts have been
established in last 4 years and for the coming financial year, we have
the target to establish further 50 new courts in our state. As a step
towards easy access to justice, Madhu Babu AAIN SAHAYATA KENDRA is
being established in each gram panchayat of the state”, the Chief
Minister said, adding, “For the welfare advocates, the state
government is contributing Rs 3 crore annually to the Advocate’s
Welfare Fund.”

With the changing economic scenario and globalisation of business, now
the litigations have increased manifold. Various laws have been
enacted, several quasi-judicial forums have been established, and as
such, various natures of disputes are coming up in a rising wave.
These disputes are to be resolved timely and cost effectively, failing
which the profession of Advocacy would be the greatest loser, Naveen
further added.

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