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Fast track courts to be abolished in Jharkhand

Sunday 15 May 2005

Correspondent

RANCHI: In the light of Supreme Court directive to abolish Fast Track Courts across the country, the Jharkhand Cabinet today decided to comply with the order rendering 89 such courts in the State infructuous after June 31.

Although the Cabinet today resolved to keep 54 Fast Track Courts functional till June 31, the rest 35 courts of the total 89 would stand abolished with immediate effect.

Talking to the media persons here today, the Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Aditya Swarup said that although in its March 31 order, the Supreme Court had directed to abolish Fast Track Courts by April 29 as their tenure was expiring on April 1, the State Cabinet today resolved to extend tenure of 54 courts till June 31 winding up the remaining 35 courts.

The Cabinet Secretary informed that the cabinet also approved today the proposal to obtain loan from the Rural Infrastructure Fund of NABARD against the different projects of Water Resources Department of Rs. 92.70 crore at the interest rate of 12 per cent.

He said that Rs. 150 crore project of Health department was also approved by the Cabinet today to develop infrastructure for advance and specialized treatment of different ailments in the State.

He said that the Cabinet directed the department concern to ensure treatment of patients in the State under supervision of renowned doctors.

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