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High Court lawyers in HP to have chambers, says CM

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Shimla, July 28 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today said his government will provide chambers for the State High Court lawyers near the court complex, besides creating infrastructure facilities for the people visiting the court.

Addressing the members of the State High Court Bar Association, which hosted a dinner in his honour here last evening, he said Himachal Government had provided funds for the construction of the new High Court complex.

Keeping in view the increasing number of members of the Bar Association and cases being filed in the court, he said the State Government would cooperate for the construction of a separate block for the lawyers chambers.

The State Government was spending Rs 12.67 crore over the upgradation of judicial infrastructure in the state by creating the best facilities for the functioning of the courts, he said.

He also said judicial complexes were already being constructed at Nahan, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Solan and Mandi, while over 20 residences would be constructed for the judicial staff at different places, and even more were likely to be sanctioned.

Besides sanctioning 114 posts of different categories for the established and already functioning courts, new courts were made functional at Una, Ghumarwin, Hamirpur, Nalagarh and Shimla during the last two years, he added.

The Chief Minister said the Shimla District Court Complex was being shifted from its existing location to a more spacious and convenient one near Chakker, for which necessary modalities had been chalked out.

Detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared and construction of the building would begin soon, he said, adding that the new complex would be self-contained in all respects, where adequate space would be made available to the judges, advocates, litigants and other visitors.

He said residential facilities were also being incorporated in the plan so that it could add to the efficiency of the Court employees and supporting staff.

Mr Singh said his State Government would also fund the setting up of the State Judicial Academy and added that a separate complex for the office of the Advocate General and supporting staff was also being constructed.

He said efforts would be made to construct the same near the High Court complex for remaining in constant touch with the court proceedings.

Earlier, HP High Court Bar Association President Ashok Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for providing Rs five lakh for upgradation of the library facilities in the court complex.

UNI

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