Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that `Justice City’ would be developed in 3,300 acres in Amaravati, as part of nine integrated cities. He promised to extend support to the High Court in setting up commercial courts in Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Amaravati.
Participating as chief guest in the inaugural session of international workshop on ‘Intellectual property, commercial and emerging laws’ organised jointly by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Bezwada Bar Association and Economic Development board (EDB) in Vijayawada, he said that the State was ahead in using technology.
Expressing his commitment to develop Amaravati as one of the five best cities in the globe, he said that despite facing troubles due to bifurcation, AP emerged as the top State in many aspects. “We are numero uno in terms of ease of doing business, attracting investments, energy efficiency and many more aspects and I am confident of the state progressing further,” he asserted. He gave a presentation on e-Pragati, real time governance, and cyber security.
Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur has called upon the legal fraternity to be aware of commercial courts, competition laws and cyber laws, which were some of the “emerging trends” in jurisprudence.
These issues were being discussed and debated, but they have not yet crystallised into some kind of jurisprudence in the country. “We need to look at these issues carefully,” he added. Justice Lokur said one of the areas that was being actively looked at in India in ease of doing business is the efficacy of commercial courts.
Supreme Court judge justice NV Ramana appealed to Chief Minister to establish a judicial academy in the State to help legal research besides empowering lawyers of the region. He said Visakhapatnam stands in second place in cyber crime after Bangalore.