New Delhi, Oct 29: Ashwani Kumar, who assumed charge as the country’s Law and Justice Minister on Monday, said the need of the hour is to reduce delays in the justice delivery system and to restore balance in different organs of the government.
“It is important to facilitate restoration of fine and delicate balance between the three organs of state and to reinforce rule of law and repel forces of anarchy. It will be our endeavour in consultation with all others to secure majesty of the rule of law,” he said.
“There is a need for judicial reforms, legislative reforms and also there is a need to implement administrative reforms. I will try my best to give the right counsel and right service to the government whenever needed, so that development work does not get stalled. There are a lot of projects, which are awaiting legal advice. To take the work forward would be my priority,” he added.
Asserting that there is need to dispel atmosphere of negativism in the country, Kumar said: “I will continue to favour broadest possible political consensus on Lokpal to fight corruption. We need to dispel atmosphere of negativism in the country.”
The government announced a major cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, where 22 ministers, including ministers of states, were sworn in.
The reshuffle, which has been on the cards for six months, may be Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s last chance to significantly change the direction of his government and convince voters the ruling Congress party deserves a third consecutive term in 2014. (ANI)