President Kovind, after inaugurating two-day conference on National Law Day, said the poor often shy away from judicial process due to delay and costs, and this has to be addressed.
"India has acquired a reputation of an expensive legal system. In part, this is because of delays but there is also a question of affordability of fees," President Kovind said on access of justice to common person.
"The idea is that a relatively poor person cannot reach the doors of justice for a fair hearing only because of financial or similar constraints while it's in our constitutional values and republic ethics. It is a burden on our collective conscience," he added.
"Our legal system and judiciary must be responsive to technology."