Srinagar: The High Court Wednesday directed the state government to provide staff for maintenance and cleanliness of the vast Srinagar district court complex within ten days.
“For maintenance of Moominabad district court complex, Srinagar compliance report should be filed before this court clearly indicating therein as to what has been done otherwise huge district court complex will get deshaped and damaged for want of cleanliness. Whatever is required at any level, same shall be done without any fail within ten days,” the court said.
The division bench comprising Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey remarked that the building was functional since July but the staff for cleanliness and maintenance of the building was nowhere in sight.
“The building will get deshaped for want of cleanliness and maintenance,” Justice Magrey said.
The Srinagar district court complex at Moominabad was inaugurated by Governor N N Vohra on 30 July 2017.
The complex is spread over 243000 square feet and was completed at a cost of Rs 120.28 crore. The complex houses several courts, electric sub-station, food court, judicial lock-up, additional services block, services building, petition writers block and entrance gateway plaza.
The north block comprises of 31 court rooms, two lok-adalat rooms, common room for judges, business center, conference hall, library and reading room, administrative office and computer section.
The fund for the project was allocated by the 13th Finance Commission of India. Also, a Judicial Academy was constructed in 2008 at a cost 6.92 crore, which is housed in a two-storey building; it has two lecture halls, one conference hall, a computer laboratory and a library. Besides, it has an air-conditioned auditorium with capacity of 280 seats. The building is centrally heated.
There are 174 subordinate courts consisting of 45 courts of district judges, 50 sub-judge courts and 79 courts of munsiffs. As against these courts, there are 59 district judges, 60 sub-judges and 56 munsiffs.