Modi Govt Giving Special Priority To J&K, N-E: Rijiju

Srinagar- Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, special priority is being given to the development of Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh and North East regions.

Rijiju made these remarks while chairing a high level meeting with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at the Raj Bhavan here to review the development of judicial infrastructure in the UTs of Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh, an official spokesperson said Saturday.

During the meeting, he said, the Minister was briefed on the present status of the infrastructure of the Judiciary under the purview of the High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.

“He was apprised on the budgetary allocation, utilization of funds for the development of infrastructure in court complexes during the previous years, future projects and major projects under execution,” he added.

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice also apprised the meeting about the status of works done under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

According to the spokesperson, the Union Law Minister directed the concerned officers to identify all the gaps pertaining to the infrastructure development of Judiciary under the High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.

He said that Rijiju further stated that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, special priority is being given to the development of Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh and North East regions.

“He assured that sufficient funding will be allocated for removing all the gaps in judicial infrastructure across the UTs of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh,” he added.

During the meeting, the spokesperson said that the LG maintained that the administration has to play a key role in overhauling the infrastructure development of court complexes across the UT.

Sinha, he said, stressed on making meticulous plans in collaboration with the representatives from the Judiciary.

“It was decided that public utilities shall be constructed and renovated in all courts across the region,” the spokesperson said, adding “Directions were also issued to ensure that all court complexes which are having rented buildings will be provided with new complexes by the end of this fiscal. There shall be a complete e-filing system in District Courts for which adequate funds would be released by the Central Government,”.

He said that the meeting also decided that the construction work of Jammu District Court Complex will be started soon.

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