Uttarakhand High Court will be shifted from Nainital to Haldwani. The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has given in-principle approval for the transfer of the High Court. Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami informing about this. In his letter, the Union Minister has written that after the State Government provides necessary infrastructure for the High Court in Haldwani, the Central Government will start the process of notification to shift the Uttarakhand High Court from Nainital to Haldwani. In this regard, the Union Minister told Governor Lt. Gurmeet Singh (Senior) and Chief Justice Justice Vipin Shanghvi have also been informed about this by writing a letter.
After consent the proposal was sent to the Center
The Union Minister has mentioned the proposal of the State Government in his letter. In the letter addressed to the CM, he has written that the state government is responsible for providing the infrastructure and bearing the entire expenditure to operate the High Court. The matter of shifting the High Court to Nainital has been examined in consultation with the Governor. Both the constitutional authorities have given their consent to this.
Housing and infrastructure of judges and employees will have to be mobilized
According to the Union Minister, after confirming the availability of infrastructure for the High Court, a notification will be issued with the approval of the President and the principal seat will start functioning from its location. The process of shifting the main seat of the High Court will begin after providing all necessary infrastructure including accommodation for judges and staff at the identified site in Haldwani.