Mumbai, The Maharashtra cabinet on Friday approved the court infrastructure policy with a view to provide maximum amenities and improve the condition of court buildings in the state. The policy will be helpful for construction of court buildings and residential quarters for judges as well as expansion and repairs of existing infrastructure, a statement from the government read.
The state government had appointed a committee under the chairmanship of principal secretary (finance) to come up with a detailed policy. According to the report of committee, the construction of court buildings and residential quarters for judges will be taken up on priority. A common ‘type plan’ for the construction of courts and quarters has been prepared, which will facilitate faster construction.
According to senior officials, the proposal for construction of courts and quarters will now be approved with a stipulated that. “A detailed proposal will have to be submitted now as per the type plan and approvals will be given within three months,” an official said.
Meanwhile, the procurement of furniture for the courts and quarters will now be done via e-tending, the official added. Apart from that the minor repair work of the existing court infrastructure will be sanctioned by the chief justice, chief judge, or judge.