JAMMU, MAY 29– Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq today said that strengthening of judicial system with all latest infrastructural facilities and manpower is on priority of the Government.
The Minister said this during an inspection of High Court Complex in Jammu. He said that the government has been working constantly to provide easy access of justice to people of the state besides developing necessary infrastructure so as to improve functioning in the courts.
President Bar Association, B.S. Salathia projected various demands pertaining to air conditioning of bar rooms, additional space for bar rooms, improving drinking water supply, parking facility and separate road for court complex, lockers for advocates, Multitier Parking, Primary Health Centre, Library in district courts, Stipend to the lawyers, renovation and upgradation of ladies bar rooms and sanitation.
Responding to the demand, the Minister announced Rs 1 crore for installation of air conditioners in the bar rooms, court rooms and subordinate rooms to give respite to the law fraternity and the litigants during summer season.
The Minister directed R&B engineers to chalk out a comprehensive plan for alternate road for effective traffic and parking management in the complex, replacement of old fiber sheets on the roof tops of the pathways and district court complex. He further directed the concerned officers for proper sanitation and drinking water facility in the court complex.
Discussing issues pertaining to delay in implementation of certain court orders, the Minister informed that directions have already been passed to the concern administrative secretaries in this regard. He further informed that State’s Law department will soon have a special cell headed by Special Secretary to look into the frivolous litigations in courts for providing timely justice to the aggrieved persons.
Later, the Minister also took round of the High Court Complex and took stock of facilities there.
Members of the Bar Association, Senior Advocates S.K Shukla and others, Law officers, engineers from PHE, R&B, JKPCC besides officers from other departments were present on the