Orissa to open evening courts
With a large number of cases pending disposal for years, the state cabinet okayed a proposal to frame Orissa Evening Courts Rules-2010 to lessen burden on regular courts.
Bhubaneswar: With a large number of cases
pending disposal for years, the state cabinet today okayed a
proposal to frame Orissa Evening Courts Rules-2010 to lessen
burden on regular courts.
A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik, okayed the proposal suggesting that evening courts
would help in expediting disposal of cases and lessen burden
on regular courts.
To begin with, four evening courts would start
functioning in Bhubaneswar before these are set up elsewhere,
official sources said.
Evening courts would have the jurisdiction to try
offences punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding
three years or fine or both, the sources said adding working
hour of such courts could be from 6:15-8:15 pm on daily basis.
Judicial officers and the employees of evening courts
would receive 20 per cent of their basic pay as honorarium for
undertaking extra work.
A consultation between the state government and the
Orissa High Court would decide the date from which such courts
will start functioning.
Sources said the state government decided to go for
such facility without delay as others states had already
availed benefit from evening courts.
The Finance Commission had already recommended
allocation of Rs 83 crore for the purpose, they said.
The cabinet also decided to allocate 92 acres of land
in favour of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)