Rs 6 Cr allocated for DK District Court Complex, says Minister


Addressing the members of Mangalore Bar Association here on Wednesday, he said the State government has already released Rs 6 crore for the purpose, and tenders will be invited soon.

In fact, the court buildings across the State need Rs 160 crore to Rs 170 crore for their repair or maintenance, but the total budgetary allocation for the present year is just Rs 10 crore. However, Rs 6 crore has been allotted for the DK district court complex, he informed.
Replying to a demand made by the advocates, the minister said he would try to revoke the income restriction for giving monthly stipend to the young advocates.

The advocates had demanded that the monthly stipend should be increased to Rs 3,000 for three years from the existing Rs 1,000 for two years, and the income restriction of Rs 40,000 should be eliminated completely.

Suresh Kumar also said he has plans to sanction notary positions only to disabled and helpless women advocates who are really in need of a source of livelihood.
He even revealed a plan of the government of launching a separate portal to make the court judgements and legislations accessible to the advocates practicing in any parts of the State.

MLA N Yogish Bhat, State Law Secretary Siddalingeshwar, Mangalore Bar Association President S P Changappa were present on the occasion.

Demands
* Fill vacancies of posts - judges, public prosecutors and court staff.
* Shift at least some courts from the MCC building to the completed parts of the new court complex.
* Declare the court premises silent zone.
* Establish permanent labour courts in all districts; provide permanent human rights court for Mangalore.
* Make stamp papers available.
* Solve problems in land registration.
* Take steps to provide loans from Nationalised banks at lower interest rate to  younger advocates  to begin their profession .
* High Court bench in Mangalore.

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