“People have begun to lose faith in the judicial system and this is mainly because of the rising population, the increasing number of cases and the delay in delivering justice,” opined Principal District and Sessions Judge Mohan Sripad Sankolli, who is also the Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority.

He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day refresher course for mediators jointly organised by the Bangalore Mediation Centre, District Judiciary and the Mysore Bar Association at JSS Law College in Kuvempunagar this morning.

“The Mysore Mediation Centre is regarded as the best in the State. The mediation centre will be relocated to the new judicial complex coming up behind the Apollo BGS Hospital in Kuvempunagar, for which Rs. 10 crore was released in 2008. A total of 1,138 cases were referred to the Mysore Mediation Centre since 2008, out of which 398 cases were settled,” he said.

Pointing out that mediation is not an alternative justice system, the judge said it was only supplementary to the judicial system.

The Meditation Centre is granted Rs. 3 lakh at present and he would write to the concerned authorities for providing better facilities, Judge Sankolli added.

JSS Law College Principal Prof. K.S. Suresh presided.

Mysore Bar Association President C. Basavaraju appealed for letting the court halls, whenever vacant, to the mediation centre.

Principal Senior Civil Judge B. Nandakumar, Advocate Shivakumar of Bangalore Mediation Centre, Advocates and Mediator trainers Manjula Tejaswini and Sumana Hegde were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore