DB grants time for filing compliance report

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 11: In a Public Interest Litigation regarding security of High Court as well as District Court Jammu, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Tashi Rabstan and Justice Sanjay Gupta today granted three weeks time for filing compliance report regarding earlier directions.
On last date of hearing, Division Bench had observed, “a proposal by the PWD, which included an amount of Rs. 627.38 lacs, envisaged for purposes of construction of boundary walls, installation of CCTV cameras, raising of the construction of 20 guard rooms at the backside of the Judicial Academy etc appears to have been sent as early as in March 2018. Out of the funds proposed, an amount of only  Rs 1 crore has been sanctioned, which has already been incurred on the construction/ raising of the boundary wall”.
As the matter was pending consideration with the Planning Department, Division Bench had directed Principal Secretary, Planning Department to formally consider the proposal for approval of the balance amount within a period of two weeks.
“In addition to this, a specific proposal for the installation of CCTV cameras in the District Court Complex, Jammu has been prepared. The amount required for the project is approximately Rs. 110.65 lakh and this proposal is also pending with the Planning Department”, the DB had further observed while issuing directions to the Principal Secretary, Planning Department for appropriate decision so that funds can be released by the Finance Department at the earliest.
DB had also directed Principal Secretary, Planning Department to furnish a compliance report with regard to the implementation of these directions by the next date of hearing.
Today when the PIL came-up for hearing, Raman Sharma, Dy Advocate General submitted that in pursuance of the order dated 05.06.2018, the Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) City, Jammu has filed a compliance report in respect of regulating the parking of the vehicles in the parking areas as also the unauthorized parking of vehicles in the no-parking zones, which have been identified on a stretch of road, leading from the District Court Complex to the High Court.