State has increased allocation for infrastructure of courts, says Minister

Affirming that the State government was according due importance to the judiciary and augmenting infrastructure facilities in courts, Minister for Law N.R. Sivapathy said that combined court buildings would soon come up at seven more places in the State.

Over the last 20 months, combined court buildings were inaugurated in more than 10 places across the State besides opening of quarters for judicial officers at a cost of Rs. 56.6 crore, Mr. Sivapathy said speaking at the inauguration of special courts to deal with MCOP (Motor Claims Original Petition) cases here on Sunday.

Combined court buildings would soon come up at Tiruvannamalai, Kulithalai, Mettur, Tindivanam, Palacode, Mayiladuthurai and Thittakudi, Mr. Sivapathy said.

Stating that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was taking all efforts to make Tamil Nadu number one in all fronts under the Vision 2023 ambitious plan, Mr. Sivapathy said the State government had increased fund allocation for the judiciary department and was augmenting infrastructure facilities in courts to enable it to function even more effectively.

He said 49 Fast Track Courts across the State had been converted as permanent courts and 25 special courts had been started to deal with land grabbing cases.

In the prevailing highly competitive atmosphere, it was essential for the lawyers to enhance their legal knowledge, he said.

Avoid court boycott

Inaugurating the special courts, Justice M. Jaichandren, Judge, Madras High Court, requested advocates to avoid wasting of court time by resorting to court boycott and seeking unnecessary adjournments.

Boycott of court should be the last resort to register your protest, he said seeking the help of the lawyer community to render speedy justice inexpensively. “We are working on opening a family court at Tiruchi,” he said adding that a building for the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum was ready for inauguration.

Justice B. Rajendran, Judge, Madras High Court, Collector Jayashree Muralidharan, Principal District Judge, Tiruchi P. Velmurugan and Tiruchi Bar Association, president A. Murugesan offered their felicitations.