Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced to open three new Family Courts in the state. The courts will be opened in Jagatsingpur, Jharsuguda and Debagarh districts.
The Chief Minister has sanctioned 36 posts for the new courts – three District Judge posts and 33 other posts.
Law Minister Pratap Jena during the last Assembly session had told that the State Government has opened 220 courts in different categories in the last five years and steps have been taken to open more courts, including special courts which will exclusively deal with cases of crimes against women.
The Orissa High Court had directed the State Government to open special courts in all 30 districts. The aim of these courts is to provide speedy justice to the victims and pass effective orders without much delay, he said.
Responding to queries from some members, the Minister said the Government is promise-bound to open Family Courts in all the districts. Accordingly, 29 Family Courts have been opened.