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Punjab to set up 9 fast track courts, 117 posts created

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 17, 2021 05:26 PM

CHANDIGARH: With a view to eliminating the pendency of Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and rape cases, the Punab Cabinet today approved the setting up of 9 fast track special courts with the creation of 117 posts for the same.

These nine fast track special courts would be set up in Amritsar, Bathinda, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Mansa, Moga, Patiala and S.A.S. Nagar. The 117 posts to be created for such courts include 9 Additional District & Sessions Judge and 9 each of Judgement Writer (Sr. Grade), Reader Grade-I, Stenographer Grade-II, Translator, Ahlmad, Copy Clerk and Usher with 18 of Peon. The remaining 27 posts comprise 9 each of Deputy District Attorney, Junior Scale Stenographer and Peon.

It may be recalled that the Apex Court has directed the State Governments to set up Fast Track Special Courts in such districts where more than 100 cases related to POCSO Act and rape cases are pending.

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