Financial constraints a hurdle in setting up new accountability courts: Law ministry
The Law Ministry has submitted a reply to the Supreme Court stating that the immediate establishment of new accountability courts is not possible due to financial constraints. 120 courts will require Rs 2.86 billion annually.
The Law Ministry submitted a written reply to the Supreme Court on the court order regarding the establishment of 120 new accountability courts in the country.
The written reply said that there are financial problems in the establishment of courts, consultation has been started with the concerned authorities, after the establishment of new courts a budget of Rs 2.86 billion per annum will be required.
The law ministry also said that there are 24 accountability courts functioning across the country with 975 cases pending. Following the order of the Supreme Court, judges have been appointed in 5 inactive courts.