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He will announce Government stand on amendments to Cr.PC

  • District courts will be started in Tiruvarur, Perambalur districts: Periasamy
  • 350 posts created for Madurai Bench of Madras High Court to be approved
  • District courts will be started in Tiruvarur, Perambalur districts: Periasamy
  • 350 posts created for Madurai Bench of Madras High Court to be approved

    CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will announce the State Government's stand on amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure after holding talks with lawyers, Revenue and Law Minister I. Periasamy told the Assembly on Tuesday.

    He was responding to an observation made by former Law Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member D. Jayakumar, while wrapping up the debate on the demand for grants to the Law and Revenue departments.

    Mr. Jayakumar recalled that faced with a similar situation, the previous AIADMK regime had discussions with lawyers and withheld implementation of the notified amendments.

    Mr. Periasamy said district courts would be set up in Tiruvarur and Perambalur districts. The district and chief judicial magistrate courts would begin functioning from a rented building in Tiruvallur soon.

    A total of 350 posts, created for the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, would be approved. Quarters for judicial officers would be constructed at Kangeyam and Gudiyatham at a cost of Rs. 18.65 lakh and Rs. 19 lakh respectively. A sum of Rs. 20 lakh had been allocated for repairing the air-conditioners of judges' chambers in the High Court.

    The Minister said the Directorate of Legal Education, functioning from a building belonging to the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, would be given separate accommodation at a cost of Rs. 25.83 lakh. Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University will get additional buildings to house B.A.B.L (Hons) students.

    PG course

    Mr. Periasamy said Tirunelveli Government Law College would offer post-graduate M.L. degree programme from this year. As parents felt that the tuition fee at University Law College in Chengalpattu was very high, the Government was planning to make it a Government Law College and place it under the Directorate of Legal Education.

    From this academic year, Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College would have a separate Tamil medium section in the first year of both three-year and five-year streams. Tamil medium students would be entitled to an annual incentive of Rs. 400.

    A girls hostel would be built on Coimbatore Government Law College premises with an outlay of Rs. 1.24 crore, the Minister said, adding that 10 additional rooms would be constructed at the boys hostel at a cost of Rs. 22.3 lakh.

    K. Velmurugan (Pattali Makkal Katchi) demanded that court complexes be set up at Panruti and Cuddalore. He wanted the retired judges to be given medical reimbursement, leave travel and rental concessions.

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