Every district in the state will now get a family court for speedy disposal of the rising number of cases arising due to marital disputes.
At present,only 16 family courts are functioning in 12 of the 75 districts. The UP government has issued a notification for constitution of family courts in the remaining 63 districts .
After creating necessary posts for these courts,the Law Department has sent a letter informing the Allahabad High Court.
The presiding officers in these family courts will be appointed by the Governor on the High Courts recommendation from the Higher Judicial Services (HJS) cadre. The 156 ex-cadre posts of the Fast Tract Courts,which no more exist,will be absorbed by these courts. Each family court will be headed by an additional district and sessions judge,who will function under the district judge.
These family courts will be established with central government funding. A letter in this regard has been sent to the Law Secretary,Government of India,for providing financial assistance, S K Pandey,Principal Secretary,Law,said.
He informed that the registrar of the High Court had in May 2008 written to the state government,expressing the need to constitute family courts in every district.
The number of cases arising due to marital disputes runs into lakhs and the pendency is increasing every day. Every marital dispute case gives birth to several other cases between two families, Pandey said.
Another reminder for constituting family courts was sent by the Registrar in May 2012. After this,the process was initiated and after getting clearance from the Finance Department,these courts have been constituted, Pandey stated.
Constitution of 63 family courts will also result in appointment of 504 employees on different posts.