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Courts functioning in rented buildings to get new complexes by the end of this fiscal

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Union Law Minister, LG review development of judicial infrastructure under CSS

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to ensure that all court complexes, which are having rented buildings, will be provided with new complexes by the end of this fiscal.

The announcement was made during a meeting to review the development of judicial infrastructure in the UTs of Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh.

Union Minister of Law & Justice, Kiren Rijiju and Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha chaired the high-level meeting, an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said that the minister was briefed on the present status of the infrastructure of the judiciary under the purview of the High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. He was apprised on the budgetary allocation, utilization of funds for the development of infrastructure in court complexes during the previous years, future projects and major projects under execution.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice also apprised the meeting about the status of works done under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

Union Law Minister directed the concerned officers to identify all the gaps pertaining to the infrastructure development of Judiciary under the High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. He assured that sufficient funding will be allocated for removing all the gaps in judicial infrastructure across the UTs of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, the spokesman said.

“During the meeting, the Lt Governor said that the administration has to play a key role in overhauling the infrastructure development of court complexes across the UT. He stressed on making meticulous plans in collaboration with the representatives from the Judiciary,” said the spokesman, adding, it was decided that public utilities shall be constructed and renovated in all courts across the region.

Directions were also issued to ensure that all court complexes which are having rented buildings will be provided with new complexes by the end of this fiscal. There shall be complete e-filing system in District Courts for which adequate funds would be released by the Central Government, said the spokesman.

The meeting also decided that the construction work of Jammu District Court Complex will be started soon.


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