Patna High Court to have Modern, State of the Art Facilities: Law Minister

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a Patna High Court function in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Central Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while participating in the High Court Advocates Association centennial celebration at the Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Friday, announced a host of developmental plans for both Patna High Court and the Civil Courts in Bihar.

With a total price tag of Rs. 3 crore, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader announced a Rs. 50-lakh scheme to build a new library and other modern amenities for the lawyers at the Patna High Court.

Another Rs. 25 lakh was allocated for upgrading the library for the Barristers Association and the Lawyers Association.

"Once the Chief Justice identifies a suitable location for buildings for the High Court lawyers, the Center would make Rs. 1.5 crore for the project. This amount has already been allocated by the Center," Prasad, who hails from Patna and began his legal career at the Patna High Court, said.

In an ongoing attempt to usher the historical Patna High Court to meet the rigorous legal demands of the 21st century, the Center will provide an additional Rs. 25 lakh to develop a state-of-the-art information center at both the High Court and the Civil Court premises, the minister said.

Others to speak on the occasion included Patna High Court Chief Justice Rajendra Menon, Supreme Court Justice Navin Sinha, High Court Advocates Association President Yogesh Chandra Verma and a few others also spoke on the occasion.

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