Swiftly resolve 30,000 pending cases of depts, says Mamata
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her discontent over 30,000 cases lying pending in different courts as it is leading to drainage of a huge amount from the state's exchequer.
The ongoing cases were filed against different departments of the state government.
After the Monday's state-level administrative review meeting held in the newly-constructed Nabanna Sabhaghar, Banerjee said: "Thirty thousand court cases are pending. Departments are directed to take necessary steps in this regard. It is leading to a huge amount of recurring cost of the state government".
Later, it was learnt from sources that out of the 30,000 pending cases, around 9,000 and 8,000 are of Land and Land Reforms department and the state Education department respectively.
Interestingly, there are some state government departments against whom only 100 cases are pending.
It is learnt that engaging "junior and inexperienced" lawyers to fight the cases has come up as one of the main reasons behind a huge number of cases remaining pending.
Sources said that in Monday's meeting, the Chief Minister also asked the state Law minister Malay Ghatak the reason behind such a huge number of pending cases.
Since it is the responsibility of respective departments to deal with the cases filed against them, all the concerned departments have been directed to take necessary measures in this regard.