Administrative courts have dealt with 13,000 cases in 16 years
The Administrative and Supreme Administrative Courts have received nearly 13,000 complaints against government officials during the past 16 years since they were first opened, Supreme Administrative Court President Piya Patangta said on Wednesday on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the courts’ opening.
The two courts have managed to hear and rule on nearly 9,000 cases, leaving 4,000 still to be disposed of, said Piya.
The courts intend to conclude all the cases by this year, while new cases will be ruled on within two years of accepting the petition.
The courts have also embraced digital technology to speed up their work. People can check their court appointments via mobile applications. Some court documents are also kept as e-records. The courts aim to become E-Court and Smart Court, in line with the government-initiated Thailand 4.0 economic model under which social and economic development will be digital and innovation-based.