Judiciary plans to settle all 3-year-old petitions by next year

Published On: July 17, 2019 07:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 17: The fourth Five-Year Strategic Plan being implemented in the judiciary from Wednesday has set a goal of settling all three-year-old writ petitions within the first year of its implementation. 

The strategic plan unveiled on Tuesday also sets a goal to settle all writ petitions filed two years ago in the second year and all 18-month-old cases in the third year of the implementation of the strategic plan. Likewise, it has set a goal of setting all one-year old writ petitions during the fourth year of its implementation. 

The Five-Year Strategic Plan also plans to settle all writ petitions related to the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Bench within a year since the implementation of the strategic plan, according to Chief Registrar at the Supreme Court Nrip Dhwaj Niraula. 

The strategic plan being implemented with a slogan of “Independence of Judiciary: Judicial Good Governance Our Commitment” has set a number of objectives including ensuring speedy and quality justice delivery, access to justice to all people, judicial good governance and increasing trust of people toward judiciary. 

While it has a vision to ensure justice to all people, the plan has set a mission of delivering fair and impartial justice on the basis of the established principles of the constitution, according to Chief Registrar Niraula. 

Efforts on planned reforms had been initiated in the judiciary with the objective of ensuring justice to all people and bringing overall reforms in the judiciary some 15 years ago. Chief Registrar Niraula said the Five-Year Plan has set its mission and objectives keeping in view of successes achieved, efforts made and challenges faced in the course of implementing previous three five-year plans.

Among other things, the core values of the judiciary include independence, impartiality and efficiency, autonomy, responsive and accountability, quality, integrity, representation and inclusiveness, ownership, participation and coordination. 

The strategic plan has set five main goals and 23 strategic objectives.  

The five main goals include ensuring speedy and quality justice delivery, increasing access to justice, promotion of judicial good governance, strengthening court management, increasing respect and trust toward judiciary and implementation of the strategic plan.

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