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Proposal for National Judicial Infrastructure Authority received from Chief Justice of India; Law Minister Kiren Rijiju holds discussion

Lawstreet Journal 23 Mar 2022 12:41am

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Union Minister of Law and Justice Mr.Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that on 22nd March 2022 the Ministry has received a proposal from the Chief Justice of India for setting up of National Judicial Infrastructure Authority of India (NJAI) for arrangement of adequate infrastructure for courts. 

As per the proposal, NJAI will act as a Central body in laying down the road map for planning, creation, development, maintenance and management of functional infrastructure for the Court system in India. The NJAI will have a Governing Body with the Chief Justice of India as Patron-in-Chief.

The Law Minister further informed that the proposal for NJAI has been sent to the various State Government/UTs, as they constitute an important stakeholder, for their views on the contours of the proposal to enable taking a considered view on the matter.

The Registry of Supreme Court of India has compiled data on the status of judicial infrastructure and court amenities. 

As far as the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary is concerned, the Minister said that the primary responsibility of development of Infrastructure facilities for judiciary rests with the State Governments. 

To augment the resources of the State Governments, the Union Government has been implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Development of Infrastructure Facilities in district and subordinate courts by providing financial assistance to State Governments / UTs in the prescribed fund sharing pattern.

The scheme is being implemented since 1993-94. Till date, the Central Government has sanctioned… Continue Reading...


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