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Nyaya Vikas Portal, Monitoring the Implementation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme Nyaya Vikas

Nyaya Vikas Portal: Nyaya Vikas Scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) implemented by the Department of Justice to improve the infrastructure facilities and housing for the district and subordinate judiciary in India. Nyaya Vikas Scheme is also important for UPSC Prelims Exam and UPSC Mains Exam (GS Paper 2- Various governance initiative for development of different areas of governance including justice delivery systems).

Nyaya Vikas Portal in News

Recently, Nyaya Vikas Portal was created by the Department of Justice for monitoring the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes. The Nyaya Vikas Portal offers stakeholders four convenient methods to log in, providing them with effortless access to funding details, documentation, project monitoring, and approval information.

Nyaya Vikas Scheme

Since 1993-94, the Department of Justice has been actively involved in the implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) Nyaya Vikas for the Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Districts and Subordinate Judiciary. The Nyaya Vikas scheme aims to enhance and improve the infrastructure facilities available to the judiciary at the district and subordinate levels.

  • Objective: The Scheme Aims to improve physical infrastructure of the sub-ordinate courts as also the housing needs for the judicial officers of District and Subordinate Courts in the country with a view to facilitate better Justice Delivery.
  • Coverage and Scope: The scheme covers all the States and Union Territories. The Scheme covers construction of judicial buildings and construction of residential accommodation or Judges and Judicial officers of District and Subordinate Courts in the States. The scheme includes three new elements-
    • Construction of Lawyer Halls
    • Toilet Complexes
    • Digital computer rooms convenience of lawyers and litigants.
  • Parent Ministry: Nyaya Vikas Scheme is being implemented under overall guidance and supervision of Department of Justice, Ministry of Law.

Nyaya Vikas Scheme Features

The Nyaya Vikas Scheme provides central assistance to State Governments and Union Territory Administrations for the construction of court halls and residential units for Judicial Officers and Judges of District and Subordinate Courts. With the recent extension of the scheme beyond 31.03.2021, additional features such as Lawyers Halls, Toilet complexes, and Digital computer rooms have been incorporated to enhance convenience for lawyers and litigants, in addition to court halls and residential units.

Nyaya Vikas Scheme Funding

The Nyaya Vikas Scheme follows a specific fund sharing pattern between the Center and the State, with a ratio of 60:40 for States other than North Eastern and Himalayan States. For North Eastern and Himalayan States, the ratio is 90:10, and for Union Territories, it is 100%. To ensure effective implementation of the Nyaya Vikas Scheme, a dedicated portal has been established for monitoring its progress.

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