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New Delhi : The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi on November 16, 2017, approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary beyond 12th Five Year Plan i.e. from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020, to be implemented in a Mission Mode through National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms at an estimated outlay of Rs 3,320 crore.

The Cabinet also approved setting up of an on-line monitoring system with geo-tagging by the Department of Justice enabling data collection on progress, completion of court halls and residential units under construction including for future projects as well as better asset management and formulation of norms and specification of court halls and residential units to be constructed under the scheme for implementation throughout the country for future, according to a PIB release.

The Scheme will increase the availability of suitable number of Court Halls and Residential Accommodations for Judges / Judicial Officers of District and Subordinate Courts all over the country including at District, Sub-District, Taluka, Tehsil and Gram Panchayat and Village levels. This will help in improving the functioning and performance of the Judiciary across the country in reaching out to every citizen.

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