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342 posts approved for High-Security Prison in Kathua

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STATE TIMES NEWS

SRINAGAR: Administrative Council which met here under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has approved creation of 342 posts of different categories for High-Security Prison at village Dhambra Mahanpur of District Kathua.

Construction of Distt Court Complex Anantnag approved

The High Security Prison is being constructed at the cost of Rs 87.81 crores. The Prison shall have the capacity of lodging 240 high-risk prisoners. The construction of the Prison, through Police Housing Corporation, is expected to be completed by Feb 2025. The jail shall incarcerate criminals and shall help maintain public order and prevent future crimes. It will also help in de-crowding of jails.
The Administrative Council also accorded approval to the construction of District Court Complex at Sarnal Anantnag at an estimated cost of Rs.106.69 crore under UT Capex Budget.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
The project includes construction of main Court Complex, residential accommodation for Principal District & Sessions Judge, residential accommodation for Additional Session Judge, CJM & Munsiff, Lawyers Chambers and other infrastructure.
There are seven Courts functioning in the District Court Anantnag and increase in population has resulted into increase in litigation cases and judicial work load. The establishment of court complex will generate employment opportunities among youth by way of establishment of new business units like photo-state shops, food courts, stationery shops, commercial parking units, vendor shops, computer/typewriter Institutions etc.

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