JAMMU: Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah has said that the Government has taken several initiatives in this direction to provide justice to the people at their doorstep by strengthening the network of courts across the State.
The Minister said that government has appointed five High Court Judges during the last year and four more vacancies of judges are likely to be filled up soon. Seven District and sessions Judges and 38 Munsiffs were also appointed last year by the Government. As many as 12 vacancies of Munsiffs have been referred to the PSC to further strengthen the Courts. Besides 36 Courts including (14 Sub-Judges and 22 Munsiff) and 2 Courts of Additional District and Sessions Judges have been established in different areas of the State.
The Minister was replying to the discussions on Demands of Grants for the Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs in the Legislative Assembly today.
The Minister said that government has set up a Committee headed by Advocate General, which would examine the existing laws and suggest measures to amend or remove such laws.