Egmore court complex to get three more floors at Rs 8.69 crore

Published: 03rd August 2016 06:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2016 06:24 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: THE Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to improve the facilities at various courts in the State.

Replying to the discussion in the State Assembly on the demands for grants for his department, the Minister said three more floors would be added to the two-storey court complex at Egmore for `8.69 crore while a new building would be built for the Saidapet Metropolitan Magistrate court for `6.35 crore.

Egmore.jpgThe Minister announced that the building for the integrated court complex at Satankulam with residential quarters for judicial officers would be built for `5.55 crore. For the 15 judges who had been appointed to the Madras High Court in addition to the existing judges, 12 court halls and chambers for judges would be built for `5.37 crore.

Setting up sub-courts at Ulundurpet, Villupuram district (`1.25 crore), Kangeyam, Tirupur district (`84.78 lakh) and Alandur (`83.93 lakh), providing facilities at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (`68.42 crore) for implementing regulations on gender sensitisation and on sexual harassment of women were among the other announcements made by the Minister.

Grievances redressal meetings for tribals

Minister for Forests C Sreenivasan on Tuesday informed the State Assembly that Grievances Redressal Camps would be organised in hilly areas to address the issues of tribal communities with the help of Forest Department officials. On a pilot basis, this scheme would be implemented in 372 habitats in 83 villages in Tiruvannamalai district. 

The Minister said that since the district headquarters was located far from the people living in forest areas, there had been less awareness about the grievance redress mechanisms available with the government. Lack of communication facilities add to this. “With a view to set right this, the Forest Department will organise Grievances Redressal Day on a specific day every month.” Pointing out the number of palm trees in the State has come down, Sreenivasan said with a view to safeguard the tree, which was State tree of Tamil Nadu, saplings would be planted at a cost of `1,60 crore during the next five years.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp