Rs 21,000 cr for legal reforms, says law minister

Rs 21,000 cr for legal reforms, says law minister

The minister called for giving more focus to training young professionals. “Capacity building is more important. We require a lot of lawyers. There is a scope world over in the legal field,” he said.

He was speaking at a programme to mark the launching of the Rajiv Gandhi training programme for young lawyers.

“We are going to spend Rs 21,000 crore on projects for judicial reforms. A sum of Rs 9 crore has also been earmarked for each university for legal education,” he said. Moily gave the example of Bangalore, which has become hub of IT professionals, to say that there was requirement for establishing more world class centres for training and research in legal field.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit stressed the need for training young lawyers. She asked the Centre to allocate more land for the expansion of the National Law University campus.

Delhi High Court’s Chief Justice Dipak Misra suggested increasing the strength of participants in training programmes in order to infuse more confidence in budding lawyers.

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