FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SETTING UP OF FAMILY COURTS
States have generally
been demanding financial assistance for Family Courts. Recently,
a specific request has been received from the Government of Tripura
for setting up one Family Court at the State capital Agartala.
The Government of Tripura has requested for releasing the 50 per
cent shares of the amount of Rs. 24.88 lakhs for setting up of
one Family Court.
On the basis of
recommendation made by the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment
of Women, the matter has been taken up with all the State Governments/
Union Territory Administrations to set up more Family Courts to
speed up disposal of family disputes. In order to encourage and
assist the States in setting up more Family Courts, fifty percent
Central grant is being extended to them for the establishment
and running of new Family Courts which are now being set up during
the year 2002-2003.
was given by the Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs,
Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to a question from Shri Anandrao
Vithoba Adsul in the Lok Sabha today.