Mr. Justice V.Ramasubramanian, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana inaugurated the “Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT)”, Amaravati Bench, Guntur today i.e., 7th December, 2018 at Guntur Railway Station in the august presence of Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway. Mr. Justice K. Kannan, Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal Principal Bench, New Delhi presided over inaugural function. Shri M.G.Sekharam, Principal Chief Commercial Manager, South Central Railway, Ms. V.G.Bhooma, Divisional Railway Manager, Guntur Division, Shri Ganeswara Rao, Member Technical, RCT, Secunderabad, Shri M. Sarjanrao, Member Technical, Chennai, Shri K.P.Yadav, Registrar, RCT, Principal Bench, New Delhi were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice V.Ramasubramanian stated that advocates should constantly follow ethical practices and come up by standing up with values. He opined that Guntur Bar Association will make use of this opportunity at Railway Claims Tribunal, Amaravati to emerge as the best Bar Association. He also cherished his memories and association with the Guntur Bar nearly three decades ago.
Justice K. Kannan, Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal Principal Bench, New Delhi stated that Railway Claims Tribunal is an institution established with the aim of quick disposition of the needy justice to the victims. He stated that there are 33, 000 cases in trial stage at 22 Tribunals all over India. 90% of the cases belongs to incidences where human beings are victims and other cases are related to goods and claims. He thanked the General Manager for materializing the set up of Amaravati Bench in record time. He hoped that lawyers of RCT, Amaravati Bench rise to the occasion and will be helpful to succour quick redressal of grievances.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav stated that creation of new Railway Claims Tribunal at Amaravati is welfare legislation and helps to liquidate high pendency of claims cases at Secunderabad bench. This new bench will reach out to the doorstep of unfortunate victims and their families for necessary help. The new RCT bench at Amaravati will serve the needs of the people belonging to Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal Divisions. This new bench is presently established in the multi-functional complex near Guntur station as a temporary accommodation, which has been renovated and improvised as per the needs of RCT with an estimated cost of around Rs 75 lakhs. As of now, around 1,670 cases pertaining to Amaravati region are being transferred from the Secunderabad bench to the newly formed Amaravati Bench. The new bench will speed up the settlement of all these pending cases and will immensely help the public of Amaravati region in early settling of claim cases of both passenger and freight segment.