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 #12375  by Sundar
 February 11th, 2016, 5:12 pm
To provide security to VIPs with ‘Z’ scale category.

In a tactical move, the city police have deployed a platoon of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) meant for providing security to VIPs with ‘Z’ scale security cover in the old District Police Office building, thus increasing police presence in Chithirais streets around Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple.

The platoon, with 38 central police personnel, was earlier accommodated on the Mounted Branch premises of the city police.

“We cannot leave such a huge building unoccupied near the temple for security reasons,” the Commissioner of Police, Shailesh Kumar Yadav, told The Hindu . With the CoP office too likely to get shifted to Alagarkoil Road soon, Mr. Yadav made better use of the building by giving it to the CRPF platoon.

“It is a two-fold advantage for the city police. One, the building is put to good use by giving better accommodation to the CRPF men. Two, the presence of additional police force will keep anti-social elements away from the vicinity of the temple,” he said.

The CRPF barracks, abutting the South Chithirai Street, which is guarded by armed personnel round-the-clock, would certainly provide visible policing in close quarters of the temple that has been brought under a thick security blanket for the past few years.

The Commissioner has also asked the CRPF personnel to go around the temple to make their presence felt on the Chithirai Streets.

“Though they are not under the control of the city police, I have asked them to make use of the Chithirai Streets for their drill and physical training in the early mornings and evenings,” Mr. Yadav said.

Stating that the Code of Criminal Procedure authorises any police to take action in any cognisable offence, Mr. Yadav said that the presence of CRPF police personnel around the temple would enhance the already available security arrangement.

J. Sathiaraj, in-charge of the platoon, said their duty was to provide security cover for VIPs in 15 districts. The men were going around the temple twice every day to keep themselves fit. “In the early mornings, they do the drills, walking and running. However, in the evening when it is crowded, they just go for walking,” he said.

Sporting white T-shirts and khaki pants, the central police personnel join hundreds of city residents who come here for their daily morning stroll.
 #12392  by shivamdu
 February 24th, 2016, 11:19 am
மதுரை தெப்பக்குளத்தில் தொடர்ந்து தண்ணீர் தேக்கி படகு சவாரியை துவக்க வேண்டும்,' என, சுற்றுலாப் பயணிகள் எதிர்பார்க்கின்றனர்.இரு ஆண்டுகளாக தெப்பக்குளத்தில் தண்ணீர் தேக்க மீனாட்சி அம்மன் கோயில் நிர்வாகம் முயற்சி எடுத்தது. இந்தாண்டு தெப்பக்குளத்தில் குப்பை சேராமல் இருக்க எடுக்கப்பட்ட தொடர் முயற்சியால் தண்ணீர் நிரம்பி அழகாக காட்சியளித்தது. வைகையில் தண்ணீர் வந்ததால் தண்ணீர் பிரச்னை ஏற்படவில்லை.
தற்போது கோடை துவங்கும் நிலையில் தெப்பக்குளத்தில் படிப்படியாக தண்ணீர் குறைய துவங்கிஉள்ளது.கடந்தாண்டு தெப்பக்குளத்தில் படகு சவாரி நடந்தது. இந்தாண்டு அதற்கான நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படவில்லை. தெப்பக்குளத்தில் தண்ணீர் தேக்கி படகு சவாரி துவக்க வேண்டும் என சுற்றுலா பயணிகள் எதிர்பார்க்கின்றனர். வைகை கரையில் அமைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள ஆழ்குழாய் கிணறு அல்லது மணலுாரில் உள்ள குடிநீர் திட்டத்தில் இருந்து தெப்பக்குளத்திற்கு தண்ணீரை தொடர்ந்து கொண்டு வரலாம்.
இதுகுறித்து சுற்றுலாதுறை மற்றும் கோயில் நிர்வாகம் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்க வேண்டும்.

If they do this its good entertainment for tourist
 #12393  by Sundar
 February 24th, 2016, 11:37 am
shivamdu wrote: If they do this its good entertainment for tourist
I agree with you. Currently one day city tour is enough to cover all places in and around Madurai. It needs few more attractions.
 #12395  by Sundar
 February 24th, 2016, 11:40 am
^^ Hope this place (Ulaga Tamil Sangam) will have something for tourist:
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Source: Mahendra Varman via FB
 #12402  by Sundar
 February 27th, 2016, 1:41 pm
Promising that the net deficit of Rs. 5.66 crore would be made good in the ensuing financial year, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa presented the budget here on Friday, which contained nothing new or development-oriented.

While the lone Communist Party of India (Marxist) councillor Chellam termed budget presentation a wasteful exercise, the AIADMK members commended the Mayor and described it as pro-people budget. The DMK members were absent and the PMK councillor Veerakumar regretted less allocation of funds for extension colonies.

The Mayor said that with the sole objective of extending welfare measures to the poor and needy, the Corporation had created a number of infrastructural facilities during the last four years. Despite funds crunch, basic amenities for the citizens of the Temple City had been provided. Importantly, the vegetable market and omni bus stand, which were posing problems in the heart of the city for vehicle users, had been shifted.

Buildings for fruits market (presently situated in the city) were being constructed and it would move to the new premises soon, he said.

The Corporation provided people below poverty line with a number of assistance.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... ref=tpnews
 #12403  by Sundar
 February 27th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated, through video conferencing from Chennai, the new building constructed for the Madurai City Police Commissionerate on Alagarkoil Road.

The four-storey building with 40,188 square feet plinth area has come up at a cost of Rs. 7.01 crore.

Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav said that the Madurai Commissionerate had grown over the years with opening of newer wings such as serious crime squad, cyber crime wing and expansion of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad.

The new office complex would provide spacious accommodation for the officers and staff of the Commissionerate.

Pointing to the advantageous location of the new office, he said that it would provide easy access for people using public transport. The old office near Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple was functioning in a cramped building with no easy access for the common man, he said. Spacious parking space, two lifts for the benefit of the aged and better ventilation were other advantages at the new office, he said.

Though the shifting exercise would start soon, the old building would not be vacated but used for the office of the Traffic Police, he said. The old office of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) would be used as court building for executive magistrate. The BDDS team would also be retained in the old building.

“If the entire movement of police in the heart of the city is stopped, the road will be encroached upon and lead to traffic congestion around Meenakshi temple,” he said.

Six police stations in the city were functioning in rented buildings. Land for four stations had been identified, he added.

Deputy Commissioners of Police A.G. Babu (Traffic) and M. Rajarajan (Headquarters) were among the senior police officers and ministerial staff members present at the inaugural ceremony.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... ref=tpnews
 #12404  by M.Mohamed Rafi
 February 27th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Really, this new Police commissionerate on the prime location of A.K Road should well serve its purpose. similarly the old , damaged and decrepit Madurai Collector office building , too should be demolished altogether and needs to be re-constructed , with modern amenities. a better idea would be , declaring the old british era collectorate as a heritge building, converting it into a museum and constructing an integrated collectorate complex. a CGO Complex like 'Shastri Bhavan, " has also been planned for Madurai, to accomodate several of the CG offices. the Addl Chief Engineer of the CPWD , of South Zone , at Madurai , has informed this in a press release , today. such things are the most welcome changes , indeed.
 #12407  by Sundar
 March 2nd, 2016, 10:57 am
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It has come into existence over an area of 87,300 square feet after 35 years of its conception

After 35 years of its conception, Ulaga Tamil Sangam has come into existence in Madurai, the seat of ancient Tamil Sangams. The huge two-tiered building, constructed over an area of 87,300 square feet near Madurai Law College, was declared open by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa through video conference from Chennai on Tuesday.

The announcement on the formation of Ulaga Tamil Sangam, which will function as an umbrella organisation of Tamil associations all over the world, was made by late Chief Minister M. G. Ramachandran at the fifth World Tamil Conference here in January 1981. He also inaugurated the Sangam and laid the foundation for its building at Madurai Medical College Ground on April 14, 1986, in the presence of Kundrakudi Adigal and Krupananda Wariar.

Ms. Jayalalithaa sanctioned Rs.25 crore initially to take up construction on the present site at Tallakulam. Subsequently, a sum of Rs. 12.25 crore was allocated. The bhoomi puja for the construction was performed on December 4, 2014, and construction began on the two-storey structure from where the administrative wing, a research centre and an auditorium will function. Ulaga Tamil Sangam has been recognised by Tamil University, Thanjavur, as a centre for higher research. So far, the Sangam has published six books and 18 compilations of articles on Tamil language and literature.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... ref=tpnews

I am really disappointed with the way it was opened. Its 35 years of conception, opened in a way via Television. :bash:

Think how previous government did World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore. I know its for political reason. But here there is a valid reason to celebrate; not like Coimbatore conference atleast 10% of such event would be enough. :nono:
 #12412  by M.Mohamed Rafi
 March 2nd, 2016, 10:12 pm
jj has inaugurated it in such a haste only to gain political mileage, in the upcoming election. it was not due to affinity for either Tamil or to Madurai .yes , but the way it was opened , is really undesirable.
 #12417  by Sundar
 March 3rd, 2016, 6:08 pm
The World Tamil Sangam building constructed in Madurai at a cost of Rs 25 crore was inaugurated through video conferencing by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday. The structure has a hybrid design of Chola and Pandya architecture.

It was during the world Tamil conference held in the city in 1981 that the then chief minister M G Ramachandran announced the establishment of the "Ulaga Tamil Sangam" in Madurai that would function as a body to unite Tamils the world over and develop the Tamil language. In 1986, a formal inauguration of the work was done, but the real work started during this AIADMK regime in 2012.

A 14.15-acre plot was allotted on Dr Thangaraj Salai near the Madurai Law College. Architects who designed the building incorporated elements that represent the Tamil heritage. The main building occupies 30 per cent of the total area, which would work out to about four acres. The first phase of the building that was inaugurated on Tuesday is spread over 87,000 square feet with two floors, including an auditorium that can seat 400 people. In the second phase, the remaining area of about eight acres would be used to set up parking facilities and a "Sangathamizh poonga", which would have models of five types of landscapes described in Tamil literature. Three days ago, the chief minister allocated an additional Rs 12.25 crore for this building.

An administrative office, a research section, a library, classrooms, a conference hall and guest rooms are some of the features of this grand structure. Couplets from the Thirukkural adorn the outer walls of the building.

Madurai is known as the seat of the Tamil language, where ancient Tamil sangams are said to have been convened as early as 350 B.C. It was through these sangams that the three aspects of Tamil, Iyal (prose), Isai (music) and nadagam (drama) were promoted.
One of the architects of this structure says the building has a hybrid design of Chola and Pandiyan architecture. Chola architecture, because it is the best among Tamil architectural designs; and Pandiya, because it is located in Madurai, the seat of the Pandiya dynasty. Work is to start immediately on the installing a solar power plant in the building. On completion, the building will have Tamil art display, designs of and replicas of temples in Tamil Nadu. This work at a cost of Rs 4 crore is also to be taken up with the funds released recently.

Madurai Mayor V V Rajan Chellappa, Madurai collector K Veera Raghava Rao, World Tamil Sangam special officer K Pasumpon, PWD officials, among others, participated.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 219038.cms

Good to see Govt further allotted fund to have something on this building for tourist.
 #12560  by MAHALINGAM
 September 29th, 2016, 9:43 pm
These super-sized cakes look too pretty to eat. They also taste as delicious as they look
Seriously, I thought only the navaratri golus come in five, seven and nine tiers in Madurai and other Southern cities. Nay. For that serious ‘wow’ factor they come in cakes too!

Of late, the wedding confections are getting impressive and transcending religious barriers. Apart from Christian weddings, even at traditional Hindu wedding taking place in the Temple town or adjacent cities in neighbouring districts, ordering a mega cake is trendy. Getting creative with shape, themes and colours and driving the business of super size cakes is the young and vibrant CEO of Puppy’s Bakery and Bell Hotels, Vichitra Rajasingh.

Each of her work is equal to crafting a masterpiece. And it doesn’t just end with the visual appeal of the product. When you put a slice of the cake in your mouth, it tastes heavenly.

Orders for the exquisite wedding confections or the funny and weird themed anniversary cakes actually make our job easy, says Vichitra, because the customer comes up with all the ideas. “We tweak the idea for refinement, enhance the aesthetic appeal, bake and make it to perfection and deliver with care,” says Vichitra, who on an average has been doing 15 to 30 super size cakes annually over the last six years. Any cake with five and more tiers and easily crossing seven feet, she describes as a super size cake. “It is catching the fancy of people and orders are steadily increasing,” she says, remembering the one she did last year and which is her biggest and grandest so far.

Done for a wedding in Thoothukudi, it measured 12 feet in height and each tier was at least 1.5 feet high. The base tier was embellished with the most perfect sugar flowers – 200 of them and the real edible part of the cake was placed at the third level since it is easy to cut at that height. The rest of the all-white tiered traditional cake was hand crafted and decorated using styling foam, fondant and sugar paste. “It took us 10 days to make it but hours of planning beforehand,” she says.

In most wedding cakes, the real cake is a small part but people pay big money for the amount of work done on it. Based on the theme and the weight of the cake, the price of these super size cakes spiral Rs.20,000 upward.

Among her favourites of course is the first super size cake she did in 2011. It was a Cinderella-themed wedding cake. “It took five people and one week to make the fabulous cake,” she says, “and it was also one of the most elaborate ones we did.” The cake had Prince Charming's fondant castle on the top tier that would also light up. "And they lived happily ever after" was inscribed on the next three layers with rhine stones. Cinderella's pumpkin chariot was made entirely out of sugar and her glass slipper was done in gold with lots of bling as the wedding colours were white and gold.

The Rapunzel cake was the first big one Vichitra did for a Hindu wedding in Sivakasi. “For Christian wedding cakes, names are not inscribed but here the bride and the groom wanted their names on the cake and so this was different,” says Vichitra, who has done many fully edible bigger cakes as well and instantly recalls her first biggest order – a 45 kg cake based on Disneyland Paris -- for its embarrassing moment.

“The customer while booking gave us the wrong delivery date! We were upset because we had put in so much hard work and yet the occasion was missed because in our order book, the delivery was 24 hours later. The customer too realised his mistake and so the cake was cut the next day with family members and few friends since the guests had left.”

Combinations of granulated sugar, multi-coloured modelling chocolate, fondant or marzipan and creamy butter cream go into the making of couture confections for people who want to make a statement. “I love every minute of making such cakes,” says Vichitra, and adds, “there is an indescribable happiness in giving something that people would be amazed and thrilled to look at and love to eat.”

But sometimes the funny and weird requests people come up with stump her. “Last year on All Fool’s Day (April 1), I got identical orders from two different customers in Madurai who wanted the cake in the shape of Indian commode with poop in it!” she says, and adds jokingly, “with our artistic skills we can fool people thinking it is real!”

She has also done revolving cakes with lights and stunning birthday cakes weighing over 20 kg depicting angry birds smoking, Michael Phelps in swimming race, snooker table, money bag, radio FM, Bollywood theme and many more. So what does she choose for her birthday?

“Nothing fancy, just a brownie nutella cheese cake,” she smiles and gets going for her birthday today(September 30)!
 #12561  by MAHALINGAM
 September 29th, 2016, 9:46 pm
‘Mannin Marangal’, an initiative by Nanal environmentalist youth group documents rare and endangered native trees
At a time when the relevance of planting native trees has come to the fore, Nanal, a city-based environmentalist youth group has documented rare and endangered species of plants and trees under the initiative ‘Mannin Marangal’.

In the last two years, they have carried out walks and events to various pockets in and around Madurai to identify area-specific trees. “So far, we have identified over seven sacred groves in the district and around 12 trees that are regarded as Gods in the villages,” says Tamil Dasan, a member of Nanal. “The idea is to redefine and rebuild the relationship between humans and trees. Presently, we seem to have lost the ties our forefathers cherished with trees and plants. There’s a pressing need to revive our sense of belonging towards native trees.”

People see trees at various levels and the most common tradition is to regard trees as Gods, says Karthik Kamaraj, another member who has worked on the initiative. “Other than the cultural relationship, trees are regarded for the medicinal value and source of livelihood. During our walks, we came across interesting practices in villages. For instance, the very concept of sacred groves (Kovil kaadu) was a way to protect forests, where every family in the village would take turns to safeguard the grove.”

Nearly 500 sacred groves have been identified in Tamil Nadu. The biggest grove in Madurai district is the Vellimalai shrub forest at Idayapatti that’s spread over 150 acres. “The tradition of sacred groves finds mention in the Sangam literature and inscriptions. Certain native trees are associated with rural deities and worshipped,” says Karthik. “On a trip to Sathyamangalam, we documented the practice of the Solagar tribes who plant a wild tree in the place where they bury their dead. The tree is later regarded as incarnation of the dead person and they even call the trees as their ‘thatha’ or ‘paati’. They nurture a deep relationship with plants and trees.”

“Tree plantation has become a fad these days. Though people keep planting trees, they choose the easy growing ones such as arali or the gulmohar tree, which are not native,” rues Tamil Dasan. “Introduced species proliferates faster and destroys the native varieties. An example is the Seemai Karuvelam that has become a threat. Even the honey bees and insects don’t identify the flowers of introduced trees as sources of nectar and hence pollination doesn’t happen. The Pagoda tree (Plumeria Alba) that’s found in most temples is native to Central America and hence the tree doesn’t fruit at all in India.”

“It’s found that a number of insects, birds and other worms exist in a tree’s canopy. So, if we lose a single tree, we lose the biodiversity,” says Tamil Dasan. He cites the example of Calvaria Major, an extinct tree native to Mauritius and its relationship with the Dodo bird. “When the Dodo bird became extinct dude to rampant hunting, the trees couldn’t be saved either, because the seeds of Calvaria Major could germinate only if ingested by Dodo. Likewise, trees play a vital role in the ecosystem. They support numerous other species and hence it’s important to save them from extinction.”

The group has now compiled their walks into a book that lists over 500 species of wild native trees. They are in the process of collecting seeds for the endangered trees and developing a nursery of native plants. Some of the trees that are identified are marutham, kadambam, thettha, nochi, velvelam, iluppai, athi, puliya maram, alinji and usil. “We have been planting palm trees on tank bunds as part of the initiative. We hope to bring back some of the lost native trees,” says Karthik.
 #12567  by MAHALINGAM
 October 3rd, 2016, 8:02 am
Six new judges’ bungalows, including a bigger one for the exclusive use of Chief Justice, inaugurated
The Chief Justice of Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Sunday inaugurated six new judges’ bungalows, including a bigger one meant for the exclusive use of the Chief Justice, behind the main court building on the Madras High Court Bench campus at Ulaganeri here marking the first major infrastructural addition to the court complex since its inauguration on July 24, 2004.

In a function presided over by Justice S. Nagamuthu, the administrative judge of the Bench, he also declared open two screening points constructed at the eastern and western entrance to the court building for frisking of visitors by Central Industrial Security Force personnel. The Chief Justice said he would inaugurate an in-house crèche, a first of its kind facility for the Bench, for the children of women lawyers and court staff on Tuesday.

Four more judges

Addressing a gathering of judicial officers, lawyers and court staff at a conference hall attached to the new Chief Justice’s bungalow, he said the strength of judges in the Madurai Bench shall be increased from 11 to 15 from October 17 when the court shall reopen after Dussera Holidays. Four of the 15 new judges to be sworn in Chennai on Wednesday shall be deputed to the Bench here, he added.

At the time of inauguration in 2004, the High Court Bench was modelled after the Supreme Court and boasted of top-class facilities which included 12 air-conditioned court halls with attached chambers for judges, high ceiling, good acoustics and wood panelling on walls. However, within five years, a need arose for more number of court halls but the funds required for construction of new court halls did not come by.

In 2009, the court administration converted four large rooms in the administrative block into court halls with attached chambers for the judges. Though this arrangement could mean that only 16 judges could be accommodated, the Chief Justice said he would increase the strength to 19 after the next lot of judges are appointed and increase the number of Division Benches functioning here from two to three.

Three of the judges, who would be part of the Division Benches, would require only chambers and not court halls and “Mr. Justice Nagamuthu has already taken up the task of making available three more chambers.” He also said there would not be any paucity of judges after the allotment of 19 judges who could occupy 12 existing bungalows apart from five new bungalows and two more meant for the Registrars accommodated elsewhere.

Pendency of cases

The Chief Justice also commended the present set of judges for making a “successful endeavour” to reduce the number of pending cases. “We have had difficult times with less number of judges. In last two years, we have tried to see that the disposal is at least 90 per cent of filing so that the accumulation is not more than 10 per cent. We are striving to dispose of more cases than filing. That is the intent we should look to.

“If there was zero pendency, the number of judges at present is enough to deal with the matters. But we have to look to what is accumulated and that is our endeavour,” he told the gathering. As per statistics available with The Hindu , the Bench had 74,469 civil cases; 14,013 criminal cases and 95,344 miscellaneous petitions pending as on December 31 last and began this year with a total pendency of 1,83,826 cases.

Thereafter, 16,296 civil cases; 12,532 criminal cases; and 21,288 miscellaneous petitions were filed between January 1 and June 30 during which period the Bench disposed of 13,317 civil cases; 11,330 criminal cases; and 19,468 miscellaneous petitions. It effectively meant that as against a total number of 50,116 cases filed in the first half of this year, the court could dispose of only 44,115 cases, thereby adding 6,001 cases to the list of pending cases.

Mr. Justice Nagamuthu said proposals had been sent to construct sheds for CISF personnel. The work of clearing septic tanks had already begun with 28 lorry loads having been cleared and around 100 more to be cleared during weekends.

Expressing happiness over the new additions, a section of court staff said they would be more happy if the court administration lays a pucca approach road to their vehicle parking stand besides providing drinking water facilities with a Reverse Osmosis plant, clean toilets and separate wash basins for washing hands and lunch boxes, without forcing the staff to go to the stinking toilets inside the administrative block of the main court building.


Madurai Bench will get 15 judges from October 17 and 19 judges soon thereafter

Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul


The proposed in-house creche will be a boon for women lawyers and court staff

Justice S. Nagamuthu

Administrative judge of Madurai BenchSix new judges’ bungalows, including a bigger one for the exclusive use of Chief Justice, inaugurated
The Chief Justice of Madras High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Sunday inaugurated six new judges’ bungalows, including a bigger one meant for the exclusive use of the Chief Justice, behind the main court building on the Madras High Court Bench campus at Ulaganeri here marking the first major infrastructural addition to the court complex since its inauguration on July 24, 2004.

In a function presided over by Justice S. Nagamuthu, the administrative judge of the Bench, he also declared open two screening points constructed at the eastern and western entrance to the court building for frisking of visitors by Central Industrial Security Force personnel. The Chief Justice said he would inaugurate an in-house crèche, a first of its kind facility for the Bench, for the children of women lawyers and court staff on Tuesday.

Four more judges

Addressing a gathering of judicial officers, lawyers and court staff at a conference hall attached to the new Chief Justice’s bungalow, he said the strength of judges in the Madurai Bench shall be increased from 11 to 15 from October 17 when the court shall reopen after Dussera Holidays. Four of the 15 new judges to be sworn in Chennai on Wednesday shall be deputed to the Bench here, he added.

At the time of inauguration in 2004, the High Court Bench was modelled after the Supreme Court and boasted of top-class facilities which included 12 air-conditioned court halls with attached chambers for judges, high ceiling, good acoustics and wood panelling on walls. However, within five years, a need arose for more number of court halls but the funds required for construction of new court halls did not come by.

In 2009, the court administration converted four large rooms in the administrative block into court halls with attached chambers for the judges. Though this arrangement could mean that only 16 judges could be accommodated, the Chief Justice said he would increase the strength to 19 after the next lot of judges are appointed and increase the number of Division Benches functioning here from two to three.

Three of the judges, who would be part of the Division Benches, would require only chambers and not court halls and “Mr. Justice Nagamuthu has already taken up the task of making available three more chambers.” He also said there would not be any paucity of judges after the allotment of 19 judges who could occupy 12 existing bungalows apart from five new bungalows and two more meant for the Registrars accommodated elsewhere.

Pendency of cases

The Chief Justice also commended the present set of judges for making a “successful endeavour” to reduce the number of pending cases. “We have had difficult times with less number of judges. In last two years, we have tried to see that the disposal is at least 90 per cent of filing so that the accumulation is not more than 10 per cent. We are striving to dispose of more cases than filing. That is the intent we should look to.

“If there was zero pendency, the number of judges at present is enough to deal with the matters. But we have to look to what is accumulated and that is our endeavour,” he told the gathering. As per statistics available with The Hindu , the Bench had 74,469 civil cases; 14,013 criminal cases and 95,344 miscellaneous petitions pending as on December 31 last and began this year with a total pendency of 1,83,826 cases.

Thereafter, 16,296 civil cases; 12,532 criminal cases; and 21,288 miscellaneous petitions were filed between January 1 and June 30 during which period the Bench disposed of 13,317 civil cases; 11,330 criminal cases; and 19,468 miscellaneous petitions. It effectively meant that as against a total number of 50,116 cases filed in the first half of this year, the court could dispose of only 44,115 cases, thereby adding 6,001 cases to the list of pending cases.

Mr. Justice Nagamuthu said proposals had been sent to construct sheds for CISF personnel. The work of clearing septic tanks had already begun with 28 lorry loads having been cleared and around 100 more to be cleared during weekends.

Expressing happiness over the new additions, a section of court staff said they would be more happy if the court administration lays a pucca approach road to their vehicle parking stand besides providing drinking water facilities with a Reverse Osmosis plant, clean toilets and separate wash basins for washing hands and lunch boxes, without forcing the staff to go to the stinking toilets inside the administrative block of the main court building.


Madurai Bench will get 15 judges from October 17 and 19 judges soon thereafter

Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul


The proposed in-house creche will be a boon for women lawyers and court staff

Justice S. Nagamuthu

Administrative judge of Madurai Bench





Source The Hindu
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