CHENNAI: In an effort to clear the backlog of cases, 40 new evening and holiday courts will be set up in Tamil Nadu, Minister for Law and Courts C Ve Shanmugam told the Assembly on Thursday.
Announcing the new initiatives, Shanmugam said the setting up of 40 courts would entail an additional expenditure of Rs 1.70 crore. In Dindigul district a subordinate court will be set up at a cost of Rs 148.18 lakh. In Vellore district’s Tirupatthur, a Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal will come up at a cost of Rs 44.70 lakh. “Even the Supreme Court has lauded the State government for making 49 Fast Track Courts permanent ones,” he said and added that Tamil Nadu had come forward to regularise them when the Union Government expressed its inability to continue running them.
For holding Lok Adalats and Mega Lok Adalats Rs 2,96,60,000 will be allocated to government bodies, including the State Legal Services Authority.