On July 16, the president Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the new building of the Supreme Court along with the CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad and other officials. The foundation of the building was laid down in the year 2012. The buildings cover a total area of 1,80,700 square metres and have five working building and one service building. This building is connected to the old buildings by three underground passages.
At the inauguration, The President said that the SC had taken steps to translate its judgements into nine regional languages. He also mentioned that priority was given to judgements related to labour laws, consumer protection, and family laws and similar areas, as these concern the right of common people. “Our aim should be to ensure that a maximum number of judgements of the Supreme Court and the high court should be available in major Indian languages. Ideally, this should include judgements on crucial constitutional matters” The President added.
The CJI Ranjan Gogoi, mentioned about the role of the Supreme Court, in protecting and promoting constitutional values. He also added that “it would suffice to say that the commitment of this institution that the call for justice can and does have no compromise. Supreme Court of India has responded in a manner appropriate and shall continue to do so, round the clock-all over the year”.
It is aimed at the additional building in the Supreme Court would reduce the space constraint in the old buildings.
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