March 2, 2022

Justice Mohammad Rafiq, the Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, today, virtually laid the foundation stone of Judicial Court Complex

  Vijyender Sharma

SHIMLA--------Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohammad Rafiq, the Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, today, virtually laid the foundation stone of Judicial Court Complex at Banjar, District Kullu in the august presence of the judges of H.P. High Court,   Hon'ble Ms Justice Sabina, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vivek Singh Thakur,  Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ajay Mohan Goel, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sandeep Sharma, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia, Hon'ble Ms.Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua and Hon'ble Mr.Justice Satyen Vaidya.

            Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Justice said that State of God and Goddess's, peace  loving people, rich heritage, unique customs and lofty traditions, coupled with a galaxy of eminent Judges and illustrious lawyers have combined to confer upon the State of Himachal Pradesh a unique and enviable status. It is therefore a matter of great pride and pleasure for him to be present here to lay foundation stone of Judicial Courts Complex at Banjar, District Kullu, H.P.

            The chief Justice further said that access to justice is one of the most fundamental tenets of the Constitution, therefore to ensure that such access is not diminished and ideal is not jeopardized, adequate infrastructure needs to be provided to the courts. The presence of an immaculate physical court infrastructure would guarantee that litigants are able to navigate, interact and communicate constrictively. This aspect elucidates the correlation between access to justice and physical infrastructure.

The Chief Justice also said that this is another mile stone for revitalizing the infrastructure of the District Judiciary. The process for creation of Court of Civil Judge, Banjar was started in the beginning of 2018 and ultimately on dated 06.12.2018 the Government of Himachal Pradesh has created a Court of Civil Judge at Banjar. The District Administration has provided Old Building of the Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) Banjar to run the newly created Court and the said Court started functioning in the building after inauguration on dated 11.04.2019.

Thereafter, the land about 1.11 Bighas situated in  Phati Bhyar, Kothi Chehnni, Tehsil Banjar, District Kullu, H.P. was identified and transferred in the name of the Judiciary.

The total cost of construction of said court complex would be Rs. 21,13,57,400/-. This seven storey building will have parking  in its two floors  and  remaining floors will be used as Court Rooms for two Courts, Conference Room, Bar Rooms, Lawyers Library, Rooms for staff,  ATM  and Post Office etc.

The chief Justice concluded his address by expressing his hope that this institution will keep the purpose, for which it is formed, as it's core and will continue to serve with the same zeal and ardour.

Hon'ble Administrative Judge of Kullu Division, Ms. Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua congratulated the people associated in this project for their unrelenting efforts.

            Shri Devinder Kumar Sharma, District & Sessions Judge Kullu delivered the welcome address and Shri Rajinder Kumar, Addl. District & Sessions Judge, thanked all present.

            All the District & Sessions Judges, Deputy Commissioner Kullu were present virtually. All the Registrars and Central Project Coordinator were among others present on the occasion.

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