Rs. 800 Crore Boost: PM Modi Announces Supreme Court Expansion Plans

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29-Jan-2024
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In a significant development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the government's approval of ₹800 crores for the expansion of the Supreme Court building and other facilities. During the inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee Year of the Supreme Court, he emphasized the commitment to enhancing the physical infrastructure of the judiciary.

"Since 2014, more than ₹7,000 crores have been allocated for this purpose," the Prime Minister stated, underlining the government's persistent efforts to bolster the judiciary. Adding a touch of humor, he expressed hope that there would be no legal challenges to the expenditure, similar to those encountered during the Central Vista construction.

"We have given our approval of ₹800 crores for the expansion of the Supreme Court building. Now just hope that no one comes with a petition stating that it is useless spending like what happened during the Central Vista construction," PM Modi remarked.

Highlighting the technological advancements, Modi disclosed that four times the amount allocated for eCourts Phase 2 has been earmarked for eCourts Phase 3. He expressed satisfaction with the commencement of translating Supreme Court judgments into regional languages and anticipated the replication of this practice in other courts across the country.

Underscoring the pivotal role of a robust judiciary, Modi asserted that it serves as the foundation for an evolved India. He also referenced the Jan Vishwas Bill as a strategic move to strengthen the judiciary by alleviating unnecessary burdens.

The announcement of the substantial financial infusion for the Supreme Court expansion signals a strategic investment in the justice system's infrastructure, aligning with the government's broader vision for a modern and efficient judiciary.

Author: Anushka Taraniya

News Writer, MIT ADT University