Our goal should be to shift from women’s development to women-led development: President Kovind | India News

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NEW DELHI: As a country, our goal should be to shift from women’s development to women-led development, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday while stressing the need to increase the number of women in service institutions. legal.
Speaking at the launch of the National Legal Services Authority’s (NALSA) six-week “Pan-Indian Legal Awareness and Awareness Campaign”, Kovind said the legal services authority should make special efforts to help the marginalized part of society.
“As a country, our goal should be to shift from women’s development to women-led development. Therefore, increasing the number of women in legal service institutions is as important as reaching as many female beneficiaries as possible, ”Kovind said.
Speaking about Mahatma Gandhi, Kovind said he did a lot of volunteer work to help the poor and contract workers appreciated him for helping them in the courts.
He said seasoned lawyers should devote some time to pro bono service to people in weaker sections.
Union Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju said NALSA has played an exemplary role in bringing justice to people’s doors.
“NALSA and the state judiciary have developed a robust system of local legal aid delivery and empowerment that every individual can be proud of. NALSA has played an exemplary role in delivering system justice by creating legal awareness, ”he said. .
He said the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused on access to justice and also on ease of life i.e. access to business.
Chief Justice NV Ramana said that as of May this year, the Collegium has recommended more than 106 high court judges and 9 chief justices to various high courts.
“The government erased some of them and the Minister of Justice informed me that the rest would arrive in a day or two. I thank the central government for lifting these vacancies and quickly accessing justice,” CJI said.
CJI said that for a healthy democracy, a vibrant justice system is essential.
Speaking on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, CJI said that Covid-19 has created many problems in many institutions, including the justice system, where thousands of cases have accumulated in different forums, apart from the large vacancies and the non-functioning of the courts and the lack of virtual conferences. facilities in rural areas.
The judges of the Supreme Court, judges UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud also spoke on this occasion.
Besides them, several judges of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General KK Venugopal was also present among others on occasion.
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