The government during the last four years has taken extensive measures including amendment of the existing laws and enacting the new ones to establish a just society.
Official sources said in the city Sunday that the present government had formulated 133 Acts to make judiciary time befitting and to ensure justice at the shortest possible time at a reasonable cost, reports BSS.
The sources cited Alternate Dispute Settlement Act and said it was enacted to resolve cases through mutual understanding so that harassment could be avoided.
About 4,000 cases have been settled during the last two years under the law, they added.
After enactment of Debt Settlement Court Act by the present government, banks have realised Tk 21 billion (2,100 crore) loan from clients where as even Tk 500 million could not be realised in last 20 years, the sources pointed out.
Money Laundering Prevention Act has increased the inflow of remittances through legal channel thus reducing illegal 'hundi' business, they added.
The sources also mentioned Speedy Trial Tribunal Act and said about 5,000 cases have been disposed of so far under the Act. Death sentences have been handed down to more than 250 notorious offenders, they added.
On the other hand, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed told the news agency that the present government had allowed the law to take its own course thus establishing transparency in the judicial system.
Legal assistance has been provided to poor and helpless people, he said and added about 20,000 people have so far received such assistance.
The minister said one of the election pledges of the present government has been fulfilled by setting up Anti-corruption Commission with power to take action against all corrupt people freely and independently.
He said the number of reserved seats for women in parliament has been increased from 30 to 45. Separation of judiciary from the executive is now at its final stage, he added.
Law has been enacted against those producing, supplying and selling adulterated and stale foods, the minister said and added the law has provision for imprisonment with a maximum fine of Tk 0.30 million.
He said the present government during its last four years has undertaken several epoch-making steps to infuse dynamism in judiciary and establish rule of law.