Context:- The government created the Nyaya Vikas portal to monitor the implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Judicial Infrastructure.
Centrally Sponsored Schemes for Judicial Infrastructure
- The primary responsibility of development of infrastructure facilities for judiciary rests with the State Governments.
- To augment the resources of the State Governments, the Union Government has been implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
- Aim – It aims for the development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary by providing financial assistance to State Governments / UTs in the prescribed fund sharing pattern between Centre and States.
- It covers the construction of court buildings and residential accommodations for Judicial Officers of District and Subordinate Judiciary.
- Outlay – Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)
- Ministry – Ministry of Law and Justice
- Year – The scheme being implemented since 1993-94.
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Fund Sharing :-
- States – 60:40 for States other than North Eastern and Himalayan States.
- For North Eastern and Himalayan States – 90:10
- For Union Territories (U.T) – 100% centrally funded
- For monitoring the status of the projects 3 broad monitoring mechanisms have been provided
- High Court Level Monitoring Committee at State level
- Central Level Monitoring Committee in the Department of Justice, required to meet every 6 months
- Nyaya Vikas Online monitoring system.
- Nyaya Vikas Portal –The Nyaya Vikas portal monitors the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Development of Infrastructure for Judiciary as a digital platform.