Delhi Cab nod for creating 6 addl courts under Prev of Corruption Ac

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New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today gave its nod for creation of six additional courts of special judges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

A meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, also approved setting up of a Delhi Parks and Gardens Society to give a proper thrust to the greening activities in the Capital city.

It has also given its nod for implementation of the employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, Ms Dikshit said the Cabinet has approved creation of 6 additional courts of special judges under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 to exclusively deal with CBI cases.

Ms Dikshit added that it had become imminient to create additional courts of special judges as the total pendency of CBI cases in various courts in Delhi is around 1400.

There are 6 courts of special judges to try offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, out of which 3 courts are exclusively for trying CBI cases. The decision has beeen taken after written request on this issue received from the CBI and Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The new courts are being created as per norms settled by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi. The decision would pave way for appointment of 6 judicial officers of Delhi Higher Judicial Service and other supporting staff in different pay scales.

In all, 48 posts would be created which would have financial implication of Rs 91 lakh p.a.

Ms Dikshit said the Cabinet has decided to set up a Delhi Parks and Gardens Society which would give encouragement to take up greening activities in local parks and gardens.

The Chief Minister stressed the need of a unified agency for greening to give proper thrust to all greening activities in Delhi with proper focus.

The society would have the Lt Governor as Chief Patron whereas Delhi Chief Minister, Delhi Development Minister and Mayor of Delhi would function as Patrons.

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