Courts in India assure guarantee to constitutional rights and have upheld freedom of individuals and safeguarded against actions of the executive, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said on Saturday. .However, many a time, people are not keen in approaching courts and take pride that they have never seen a court building in their life. "But it is time we dispel this notion. Common man deals with multiple issues in his lifetime and he should not hesitate in approaching courts. People’s faith in judiciary is biggest strength of democracy," he said.The CJI was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the new annex building of the Bombay High Court's Aurangabad Bench. .The CJI in his speech highlighted the state of judicial infrastructure in the country."The total judicial officers in the country is 24,280 and number of court halls is 20,143 including 623 rental spaces," the CJI pointed out. Good judicial infrastructure for courts has always been an afterthought and it is because of the mindset that courts in India operate from dilapidated structures making it difficult to perform judicial functions, he opined.Effective judiciary can help in growth of economy and failure to deliver justice affects the country, he said adverting to a study. For effective justice dispensation, good infrastructure is essential, he underscored."If you want a different outcome from the judicial system we cannot cotinue to work in this present condition. An integral aspect is of financial autonomy. I have sent a proposal for establishment of National judicial infrastructure authority to the ministry," the CJI said."I am hoping for a positive response and I hope it is taken up in the winter session of the parliament," he added..See full event below.