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150 new courts opened in 2 years- Law min


November 25

As many as 150 courts have been opened in the state since 2015 said C.V.Shanmugam, Taminadu Minister for aw, Courts and Prisons.

Delivering speech at the inaugural function of the Additional District Court in Mettur today, C.V.Shanmugam said that it was the Iate chief minister Jayalalithaa who responded to the need and ordered the establishment of the Additional District Court under the rue 110 in the year 2015.The long time desire of the people and advocates of Mettur has been fulfilled by establishing the Addition District Court locally, he said.

Out of the 223 courts which the Iate chief minister Jayalalithaa ordered under the rue 110, 150 have been opened. The remaining courts await the clearance of the High Court. In the last five years Rs 569 crore has been allocated for improving court infrastructure said C.V.Shanmugam.

Court ended Govt.Employees strike

In his speech, High Court judge, Justice K.K Sasidharan said it was the court intervention that ended the state government employees strike jointly led by JACTO-GEO associations. The court gave an ultimatum for the employees to return to work and aso directed the government to settle the dues to the employees as their grievances were genuine. Thus the uncertainty triggered by the strike and its consequences on the pubic were averted by court ‘s positive step said Justice Sasidharan.

As regards the new facility in Mettur, Sasidharan said that 2 decade long demand of the lawyers has been fulfilled. The litigant pubic need not go all the way to Salem District court for trial hereafter, he said.

High Court Judges, P.Kalaiarasan, R.Subramanian, M.Govindaraj, Principal District Judge, P.Mohanraj and Salem Collector Rohini.R were present and spoke at the function. Earlier the law minister did not say anything to the media about the current developments in the state politics or within the ruling party group.//