Courts get Rs.1,815 crore for computerisation, facilities
New Delhi, Feb 28 : The union budget 2013-14 Thursday earmarked Rs.1,815.47 crore for computerisation, augmentation of the judicial infrastructure, reforms and erasing the backlog of over three crore cases.
While Rs.756 crore have been allocated for the infrastructural facilities for judiciary under the centrally-sponsored schemes, Rs.155 crore higher than the current fiscal's allocation of Rs.601 crore.
The National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms has been allocated a sum of Rs.44 crore even though the government trimmed its allocation of Rs.37.50 crore for 2012-13 fiscal to Rs.50 lakh in the revised estimates.
The mission aims to achieve the twin goals of increasing access to justice by reducing delays and arrears and enhancing accountability through structural changes and by setting performance standards.
The budged allocated Rs.108 crore for the computerisation of district and subordinate courts.
For gram nyayalaya, which deliver justice at the grass-root level, the budget made a provision of Rs.20 crore central assistance to state governments.
A provision of Rs.110 crore has been made in the budged for projects and schemes for the northeast.