Government can consider setting up of SC bench in South India

NEW DELHI J - The Union Government can consider setting up a bench of the Supreme Court in South India, if it receives recommendation from the Chief Justice of India in this regard.

Informing this to the Lok Sabha today, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said so far the government has not received any such proposal from the Chief Justice of India.

As per the provisions of Article 130 of the constitution the Chief Justice of India can propose or recommend setting up a bench of the apex court in any part of the country.

Moily also said that setting up of benches of High Courts away from their principal seats will be considered by the Central government after receipt of a complete proposal from the State governments, with the consent of the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court. (ANI)

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