Sibbal ji, the only growth we have seen under UPA-I and UPA-II are humongous scams. If not for the judiciary most of which would have been swept under the carpet by Congress mafia. Courts should fuel growth, not impede: Kapil Sibal NEW DELHI: The courts should help fuel growth, not impede it, Law Minister Kapil Sibal has counselled the judiciary. "Legal processes and procedures should not be an impediment to economic growth, but fuel it. Simplification and transparency of legal processes and procedures are necessary to achieve this objective," said Sibal, who holds the telecom portfolio and took additional charge of the law ministry on Monday. Sibal replaced Ashwani Kumar, who was sacked by the government days after the Supreme Court said he had made significant changes to the CBI's status report on the coalfield allocations scandal before it was submitted to the apex court, arousing suspicions of a cover-up. Sibal has taken over the ministry at a crucial time when the government is facing legal challenges to its policies ahead of the crucial general elections. "We will have a dialogue with various ministries on various issues," Sibal said, without elaboration, at an informal interaction with the media. The law ministry will have to satisfy the top court that its coal allocation policy has been above board, especially since the court has raised the spectre of en masse cancellation just as in the 2G case. The court has also refused to rule out a Special Investigation Team should the CBI fail to do its job properly. Another cause for worry is the fact that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh himself held the coal portfolio from 2006 to 2009. The minister also spoke of the need to initiate structural reforms, such as changing the collegium system of appointments, which, he said, was opaque and non-transparent. Sibal also said there was need to embrace technology to speed up dispensation of justice. "Embracing modern technology at every level of the judicial system, from investigation to decision-making, is necessary. This is the only way change can be brought about expeditiously," he said, referring to the three crore odd pending cases and the outstanding vacancies in the high courts and the subordinate courts.