The High Court and Subordinate Courts
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The Sanctioned strength of the High Court Judges is 14 (9 permanent and 5 Additional Judges). At present, 09 Judges are in position. At present there are 174 Subordinate Courts consisting of 45 Courts of District Judges, 50 Sub-Judges’ Courts and 79 Courts of Munsiffs. As against these Courts, there are 59 District Judges, 60 Sub-Judges and 56 Munsiffs. The Government in 2008 created 12 more Courts of District and Sessions Judges along with supporting staff and two Courts of Chief Judicial Magistrates/ Sub-Judges for the Districts of Bandipora and Ganderbal. Out of these 12 Courts, two Courts were designated as additional courts of Anti-corruption at Jammu and Srinagar.35 Munsiffs have been appointed recently and matter has been taken up with the Hon’ble High Court for making appointments of District Judges and process has been iniated.

Developmental Works

Department has taken in hand the task of infrastructure development of the judiciary and other related works.

Works under execution

S.NO.

NAME OF WORK

AMOUNT RELEASED DURING 2010-11

1.

Construction of District Court Complex at Srinagar

1200.00

2.

Construction of Judicial Academy at Srinagar

50.00

3.

Construction of Munsiff Court at Sumbal District Bandipora

23.00

4.

Construction of pending block High Court Complex Srinagar

6.00

5.

Construction of Sub-Judge Court at Pattan

66.00

6.

Construction of double Story building for District and Session Judge Baramulla

100.00 

7.

Construction of Lawyers’ Chambers at Srinagar

100.00

8.

Construction of Administrative Block for the office of Advocate general at Srinagar

30.00

9.

Construction of Munsiff Court at Pampore

100.00

10.

Construction of Garages for new vehicles in high Court Complex Srinagar

20.00

11.

Construction of Conference Hall at High Court complex Srinagar

40.00

12.

Conversion of Muhafiz Khana into office of State Human rights Commission at Srinagar

73.00

13.

Construction of atrium lobby in District Court Cpmplex Janipur Jammu

38.00

14.

Construction of District Court Complex at Udhampur

150.00

15.

Construction of Court Complex at Ramnagar

30.00

16.

Construction of Libraray Building at Court Complex Ramban

18.00

17.

Repair/renovation of office for Registrar Vigilance and Secretary to State Legal Services Authority Jammu

8.00

18.

Construction of two numbers alternate entry gates and stairs connecting corridors at each floor of District Court Complex Janipur Jammu.

32.00

19.

Acquisition of land for construction of court complex at Doda

6.47

 

Improvement in Justice Delivery System:

The 13th Finance Commission has recommended an award of Rs 104.5 crores in favour of this State for improvement in justice delivery system as per the following break-up:-

S.No

Name of the Scheme

Amount recommended
(in crores)

1

Morning and Evening Courts

32.61

2

Lok Adalat and Legal Aid

3.91

3

Training of Judicial Officers

3.26

4

Training of Public Prosecutors

1.96

5

Heritage Court Building

5.87

6

State Judicial Academy

15.00

7

Alternate Disposal Rredressal Mechanism (ADR)

29.87

8

Court Managers

11.96