Breaking News SC dismisses plea demanding separate fund for Judiciary

SC dismisses plea demanding separate fund for Judiciary


New Delhi, Jul 1 (ILNS) The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL seeking directions to both the Central and State Governments to allocate separate and adequate funds for smooth and impartial functioning of Judicial system, stating “We can’t interfere and don’t want to give any such directions to the Central Government.”

A three-Judge Bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, and also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, was hearing the plea filed by Advocate Reepak Kansal, which sought directions to the Central and the State Governments to allocate a percentage of the annual budget to the judiciary, who will spend the amount itself, depending upon the priorities for such spending.

The plea also sought directions for constitution of a separate Secretariat with the Supreme Court and High Courts to manage the funds allocated to the Judiciary.

“In the last 70 years, there has been no proper allocation of funds adequate with the corresponding increase in population, legal awareness, increase in legislation and the same is a clear violation of the basic structure of the Constitution as well as basic human rights, alleged the petition.

Further, it submitted, “It is necessary for the development of the Judicial infrastructure, the Centre and State Governments should provide requisite resources to the Judiciary without cutting/rejecting the demands made by it so that it is able to smoothly discharge its judicial functions.

“The Central and State Governments do not even consider judiciary important so as to organize funds or to make any establishment in the infrastructure of the judiciary,” added the plea.

“It is matter of great concern that Centre and state governments are not even spending one percent of the budget allocated to the Judiciary. Due to this, the subordinate courts in India have been facing hardships during day-to-day working. The deficiency in infrastructure is a factor that affects Judicial delays and becomes relevant in improving access to justice,” it said. ILNS/KR/RJ/SNG


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