The government is taking a committed stand in strengthening the justice system. The Chief Minister said that the government is implementing activities to ensure the welfare of lawyers. It was the LDF government that came to power in 2016 that increased the benefit of retiring lawyers from Rs 30,000 to Rs 10 lakh through the Lawyers’ Welfare Fund. Medical assistance has been increased from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Stipend introduced for newly enrolled advocates.
The Attappady Munsiff Magistrate Court is a continuation of the government’s intervention to ensure justice to the people. After the government came to power, 101 courts were started. We must reach the goal of ensuring justice. The Chief Minister said that comprehensive interventions are being made in the fields of health, agriculture, food and electricity for the upliftment of the people of Attapadi.
Attappadi Munsiff Magistrate’s Court started functioning in the building where ITDP was functioning in Agali. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the court online. On the first day of court, 10 criminal cases and 10 civil cases were heard. Other court cases were adjourned to later dates as proceedings were incomplete. 1,300 criminal cases and 500 civil cases have been transferred to the Attapadi Munsif Magistrate Court.
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Central neglect of Kerala again: KN Balagopal
Minister KN Balagopal said that the central government’s neglect towards the state is continuing. The Center has also cut the last quarter borrowing of the state. 5600 crore has been cut by the Centre. Kerala has demanded Rs 7437.61 crore. But the Finance Minister said that the Center has sanctioned only Rs 1838 crore.
The total borrowing sanctioned this year is 45,689. 61 crores. At the beginning of the financial year, the Center had agreed to borrow Rs 32,442 crore from the public market. 14,400 crore debt from sources including NABARD and National Savings Scheme. 23,852 crores of borrowing from the public market had been sanctioned till December. According to this, the state has sought permission to borrow the remaining Rs 7437.61 crore.
Due to the neglect of the Centre, all the last quarter activities of the state will be affected. Welfare pension due from September. The Minister said that the year-end expenses will also be in big trouble.