Rs 7,000 cr for construction of subordinate courts: Moily

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Moily said he had written to Chief Justices of allcourts, asking them to clear corruption cases through FastTrack Courts to achieve zero pendency of such cases.

"After getting their views, a decision will be taken totry all such cases in FTCs," the Union law minister said.

He said his January 18, 2010 letter to CJs requestingsteps to reduce undertrial cases by two-thirds in six monthshad elicited a very favourable response.

As of December 20, 2010, a total of 4.5 lakh undertrialcases had been disposed off, he said.

Moily expressed concern at the declining conviction rate,saying it is a problem which has to be addressed.

He also urged states to draw up litigation policies onthe lines of that of the Union Government.

The minister lauded the Madras High Court for complyingwith all requirements of setting up training programs as perthe recommendation of the Finance Commission.

In his presidential address, Chief Justice of Madras HighCourt M Y Eqbal said 1,812 corruption cases are pending in allcourts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as of January 31 thisyear.

Tamil Nadu law minister Durai Murugan and judges of theMadras High Court were present on the occasion.

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