26% of court complexes in India don’t have separate toilets for women: Report by SC Registry

The Registry of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has compiled data regarding the judicial infrastructure of the country.

According to the data, 26% of court complexes don’t have a separate toilet for women.

Even though the primary responsibility of the judicial infrastructure is on respective state governments. The Union government has been implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to augment the efforts of states regarding the up-gradation/construction and upkeep of judicial infrastructure.

Under the scheme, Rs. 8709.77 crores have been sanctioned to UTs/States for construction of court buildings, and residential complexes for judges.

The Union government has decided to extend for five years, from 01/04/2021 to 31/03/2026. The total budget allocated for the scheme is Rs. 9000 crores and the Centre’s share is Rs. 5307 crores.

The scheme has been expanded to cover the construction of toilets, Lawyer’s Hall, and digital computer rooms in subordinate and district courts.

A sum of Rs. 47 crores have been allocated for the construction of toilets in District and Subordinate courts.

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