Admin Court goes online
- Published: 18/10/2012 at 09:09 PM
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The Administrative Court will introduce a new service allowing the public to follow up the progress of cases they have filed via the internet, starting on Oct 29, the court’s secretary-general has revealed.
Direkrit Janeklongthamma said the service was one of the plans initiated by the court in order to create transparency and establish checks and balances on the court judges panel as well as provide convenience to the public.
The service would apply to cases that have been lodged from Oct 29 onward, he said.
Those who had took their cases to the court before Oct 29 and wanted to monitor them via the internet could also file a request to use the service. The applicants would receive a password allowing them to check on the progress of their cases and when they would be finished, he added.
“With this system - when the judges have taken the cases - people will not have to worry that their cases will not be deliberated,” Mr Direkrit said.
Mr Direkrit admitted that the court’s hearings of cases has been slow due to the excessive number since the court was established 11 years ago, adding there are about 24,000 cases pending trial, he said.
The court had 190 judges in its first year but the number had risen to only 214.
The court was in charge of cases that required judges with expertise in certain specialty areas, Mr Direkrit said, and this made it difficult to get enough judges to handle the workload.
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