New Delhi, April 7: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that his government has sanctioned 84 new subordinate courts and converted 36 fast track courts into permanent courts.
Adressing a joint conference of the Chief Ministers of states and Union Territories and the Chief Justices of the High Courts at Vigyan Bhavan here, he said 34 new courts like CBI courts, additional district judge courts, special mobile courts have also been established in the state. With this sanction, the overall strength of judicial establishment in the state increases by nearly 18 per cent which is unprecedented in the State, he said and added that 55 additional posts were sanctioned for strengthening the High Court establishment.
The Chief Minister requested the Centre for support for buildings of newly sanctioned courts to the tune of 100 per cent and for recurring expenditure of the same to the tune of 50 per cent. He said that the State Government has been extending support for strengthening infrastructure for the judicial administration. The government has accorded sanction for 40 infrastructure works in 2012-13. Of these, 25 are court buildings, 6 are court-cum-residential and 9 are residential. A budget of Rs.184 crores is released towards these infrastructure works during last financial year. Of this, 63 crore is from Central share, he said.