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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4554
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 17, 2012
Setting Up of Special Cbi Courts

 

4554. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

 a)      whether the Supreme Court has recently expressed its displeasure over the fact that many States have not set up special CBI Courts in their territorial jurisdictions, despite the Prime Minister's letter to States;

b)      if so, the details thereof;

c)      the defaulting States in this regard; And

d)      the remedial measures Government proposes to take in the matter?

e)      ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office.
(SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a):   No, Sir. Supreme Court directed the Central Government in criminal appeal No.88-93 of 2003, CBI, Vs Saurin Rasiklal Shah & others to sanction additional number of special courts for ensuring expeditious disposal of cases filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and other contemporaneous statutes. The Hon'ble Court has been monitoring the progress of setting up special additional courts for CBI since then. The Supreme Court directed the CBI, the State Governments and High Courts to file latest status reports during subsequent hearings of the case.

(b):  During the hearing in the case on 15.02.2011, the Supreme Court had taken stock of progress achieved in establishment of 71 Special Courts sanctioned by the Central Government on the orders of the Prime Minister in pursuance of the recommendations of the then Chief Justice of India. It was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court that only 10 such courts out of 71 had become functional by then. As of now, out of 71 Special Courts, 62 have become functional till date.

(c):  State-wise details showing status of special courts which have become functional and those yet to be functioning are at Annexure-A.

(d):   For the remaining CBI Special Courts, matter is being pursued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as well as CBI with the concerned State Governments for making them functional at the earliest.

    Annexure-A 

STATEMENT SHOWING WHERE THE ADDITIONAL SPECIAL COURTS HAVE STARTED FUNCTIONING

 Name of the StateLocation of the Court

No. of Court

started

Functioning

 

Year of

Functioning

HYDERABAD  ZONE

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

03

2012

Visakhapatnam

02

2012

Karnataka

Bangalore

02

2010

Dharwad

01

2011

PATNA ZONE

Bihar

Patna

03

2011

Jharkhand

Ranchi

02

2011

Dhanbad

04

DELHI ZONE

Delhi

Delhi

12 (out of 15)

09 in 2011

03 in 2012

Rajasthan

Jaipur

02

2011

LUCKNOW ZONE

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

04

2010

Ghaziabad

02

2010

MUMBAI ZONE-I

Maharashtra

Mumbai

03

2010

Nagpur

01

2011

Amravati

01

2011

Pune

01

2011

MUMBAI ZONE-II

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

02

2011

CHANDIGARH ZONE

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

01

2011

Haryana

Panchkula

01

2011

BHOPAL ZONE

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

01

2009

Jabalpur

01

2009

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

01

2012

KOLKATA ZONE

West Bengal

Kolkata

06

03-2011

03-2012

GUWAHATI ZONE

Assam

Guwahati

02

2012

CHENNAI ZONE

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

03

2010

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

01

2011

Total

62

NO. OF COURTS YET TO START FUNCTIONING

Sl.No. Name of the StateLocation of Courts No. of Courts yet to start functioning

1

Delhi

Delhi

03 ( Out of 15)

2

Orissa

Bhubaneshwar

04

3

Goa

Goa ( Panaji)

01

TOTAL

08

CONCURRENCE OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT NOT RECEIVED FOR REMAINING 01 ADDITIONAL SPECIAL COURT

1

Haryana

Panchkula

01

Total

01