State Judicial Infrastructure Authority: A ‘State Judicial Infrastructure Authority’ will be formed in every state for the construction of buildings and other facilities connected with the judiciary.
The Chief Justice of the state or his representative will also be a member in this institution to be headed by the Chief Justice of the High Court. This has been agreed upon in the conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices in Delhi. After the program, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court NV Ramana and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju gave this information in a joint press conference.
Inaugurating this program organized after a gap of 6 years, on the morning of 30 April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured that the central and state governments would cooperate in every way to facilitate the work of the judiciary. On Saturday, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and his fellow judges, Chief Justices of the High Court, Chief Ministers of all the states and Law Ministers discussed different topics for the whole day.
Chief Justice Ramana told how it would be ‘State Judicial Infrastructure Authority’
After the program, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that instead of the National Judicial Infrastructure Authority at the national level, some Chief Ministers said that it should be done at the state level. It has been agreed upon. Taking the matter further, Chief Justice NV Ramana said that the most talked about National and State Label Infrastructure Authority was discussed. After this he read all the points of consent one by one.
Infrastructure authority will be formed at the state level. The Chief Minister or his representative shall be its members.
Cases pending more than 5 years will be dealt with on priority. The number of judges of the lower court will be increased.
Adequate security will be given to the judges.
While appointing a High Court judge, the seniority of the judge in the lower court will be given importance.
Information technology infrastructure will be strengthened to facilitate online hearing. The states will make their contribution for this. The center will ensure better connectivity.
Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon.