Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
22-November-2010 16:39 IST
Budget Outlay for Judiciary
Government has provided an amount of Rs.1470 crore for the Eleventh Five Year Plan period for augmenting the resources of the State Governments with a view to facilitating development and modernisation of judicial infrastructure and improving access to justice. An amount of around Rs.634 crore has so far been utilised out of the above allocation.

Budgetary requirements for further augmenting the resources of the State Governments for improvement in justice delivery system have been estimated and projected for enhancing the allocation which will be utilised inter alia for development of infrastructural facilities for the judiciary, setting up of Gram Nyayalayas, cimputerisation of District and Subordinate Courts in the country and for upgradation of ICT infrastructure of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

Government has also accepted the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission to provide a grant of Rs.5000 crore to the States for improving the justice delivery system in the country. First instalment ofRs.500 crore has already been released to the States with the help of these grants, the States can, inter-alia, set up morning/evening/shift /special magistrates’ courts, organise more Lok Adalats and strengthen mediation with a view to reduce court pendencies.

This information was given by Dr.M.Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice, in the Lok Sabha in a written reply.