On International Justice day we need to be concerned of the fact that in a small State like Goa there is a very huge pendency of cases. As on 31st May this year a whopping 60418 cases were pending at various Courts in Goa. Of these 2164 cases have been going on for over ten long years while 7414 cases dragging on for over five years. 1618 cases pending are involving Senior citizens. This sorry state of affairs is untenable as justice delayed is justice denied.
After coming to power in March 2012 the then Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had vowed that it would be the endeveaour of his government to bring down to half the number of pending Court litigations involving the government. But nothing seems to have been done in that direction.
It should also have been the intent of the government to bring down the escalating government expenditure on litigations on account of government decisions being taken without proper application of mind. Every government move should be legally sound and strictly within the framework of law.