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Joint Action Committee of Advocates in AP is getting ready to launch an agitation to press for expediting the process for setting up separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh.
Pending creation of the infrastructure for the new High Court, the government should set up two circuit benches separately for Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema under the supervision of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, the JAC said on Sunday.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice of the High Court Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar in its ruling on May 1 said the State government could establish two circuit benches pending formation of separate High Court. They said the Sivaramakrishnan Commission had recommended the establishment of the new High Court in Visakhapatnam.
Stating that they already held discussions with Supreme Court Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, JAC convener J. Prithviraj, AP High Court Bar Council members S. Krishna Mohan and B.V.R. Murthy told reporters here on Sunday that the Centre was still awaiting a letter from the State government on establishment of new High Court.
A meeting of JAC will be held in June either in Prakasam or East Godavari districts to finalise future course of action.
While hailing Telangana government decision for division of High Court, the JAC blamed Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu delaying writing a letter to the Centre on formation of separate High Court for AP.
“The Centre is ready to allot funds for creating required infrastructure. If the State takes a favourable decision, the new High Court can be made functional in a year in the existing district court complex here by constructing a five-floor building in a half acre land belonging to Animal Husbandry Department and two and a half acres by demolishing Dutch buildings,” the JAC members said.
From: The Hindu