Centre to act flexibly for infrastructure development: Moily
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 23:47
Guwahati: Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily on Saturday said that the Centre would act in a flexible manner for implementation of the 13th Finance Commission for upgrading judiciary infrastructure.

Moily told reporters after the regional meeting of Chief Justices and state Law ministers of the seven North Eastern states and Sikkim that the 13th Finance Commission has earmarked Rs 5000 crore for upgradation of infrastructure of the country's judiciary.

"The Centre will act on it in a flexible manner after getting the demands from the state governments and initiatives have been already taken for upgradation of district court infrastructure, training of judicial officers and proposed setting up of Judicial Academies in different states," he said.

Referring to the setting up of E-Courts, the Law minister said that more such courts would be set up for busy disposal of cases and henceforth the Centre's share would be 90 per cent and the state government's share would be 10 per cent only in setting up such courts.

The implementation of Gram Nayalaya programme launched on October 2, 2009 was progressing well and the Law ministry has taken special effort to popularise it in West Bengal.

The Law ministry had launched the programme for release of undertrials on January 26, 2010 to provide relief to those who are unable to secure bail due to poverty and so far 1,30,000 undertrials have been released, Moily added.

Regarding filling up of Judges in High Courts, Moily said that 275 more judges were required throughout the country and the Law ministry would respond adequately after it gets recommendations from the Courts.


First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 23:47

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