‘Only 14 paise for judiciary out of Rs.100 spent by government’

November 30th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) A mere 14 paise being allocated to the judiciary out of every Rs.100 spent by the government was inadequate and this would not help in improving justice delivery system in the country, Justice Arijit Pasayat of the Supreme Court said Sunday.Addressing judicial officers from north Indian states here at a regional workshop on Planning and Management for timely Justice, Justice Pasayat said that unless more money was spent on improving judicial infrastructure, the justice delivery system would remain affected.

“The government has to make meaningful financial contribution to improve the working of the subordinate courts to decrease the mounting docket explosion,” Justice Pasayat said.

“The Indian judiciary is given just 14 paisa out of every hundred rupees spent by the government. Unless infrastructure facilities of subordinate judicial courts are improved, no amount of speeches and workshops would improve the justice delivery system,” he added.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said that the north zone was the largest in the country in terms of the judges’ strength and population and also the pendency of cases.

Over 100 judicial officers from seven north Indian states participated in the three-day workshop organized at the instance of the National Judicial Academy.

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