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Guj CM participates conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of the High Courts at New Delhi

    The State Government is committed to provide effective infrastructure to the judiciary: –

    Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel participates in the conference

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    Gandhinagar, Saturday: The Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Bhupendra Patel and the Minister of Law Shri Rajendra Trivedi participated in the Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of the High Court held in New Delhi today.

    The then Chief Minister of Gujarat and present Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had allocated Rs.780 crore in the year 2010-11 to provide infrastructural facilities in the judiciary of Gujarat State. Following this, the state government has given Rs. 1740 crore this year.

    The Government of Gujarat is always committed to provide effective infrastructure to the judiciary. The state government has no qualms in providing infrastructural facilities to ensure better facilities to the judiciary. The government will make every effort to provide all facilities to the judiciary so that justice can be done to the people at the local level.

    The details of the decisions taken by the state government for the facilities of judiciary in Gujarat are as under.

    In the current financial year, Rs. 1740 crore has been allocated while in last five years the state government has spent Rs. 2300 crore for court building, accommodation, accommodation for judicial officers and staff etc.

    The state government, in consultation with the High Court, has sanctioned Rs 400 crore in the last five years for the construction of 30 new court complexes at various district and block levels. For construction of residences as per rank of judicial officers on duty at district and block level, Rs. 75 crore has been allocated. Not only has the state government appointed a total of 378 judges in the last five years following the High Court’s recommendation, the state government has also sanctioned 48 family courts in the last five years.

    During the discussions on various issues on the agenda of the conference, the Chief Justice of India expressed satisfaction over the provision of infrastructural facilities to the Gujarat High Court.

    Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Shri Arvind Kumar and Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary Shri K. Kailashnathan participated in this conference.

    The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister and was attended by Union Law Minister, Chief Justice and other judges of the Supreme Court, eminent jurists, High Court judges as well as Central and State Government officials.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat