GUWAHATI, April 11: The Gauhati High Court has asked the top-level officials of the State Fince Department to appear before it and explain as to why they have not made funds available for materials like law jourls and law books to the Foreigners Tribuls in the State.
The High Court feels that law jourls and law books are too important to be without for any court since such books and jourls contain various cases and preceding that serve as precedents while disposing of cases.
Non-availability of jourls and law books in the Foreigners Tribuls in the State came to the notice of the High Court when it was hearing a case (1754/2015). It soon asked the departments concerned to ensure that jourls and books are made available at the Tribuls. However, in the last hearing of the case, the State Home and Political departments filed their affidavits before the High Court that they had moved files to the State Fince Department seeking funds for making jourls and law books available to the Foreigners Tribuls in the State. The Fince Department, according to the Home and Political departments, has raised some queries and is yet to respond to the files. With this the high court felt that it stands to reason to call the top officials of the Fince Department to explain before it as to why they have not made funds available to the Foreigners Tribuls to buy legal books and jourls. The High Court has asked the officials to appear before it on May 8, 2018.