It was declared by, Bindo M Lanong, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, that by next year the state will have its own High court, as the Government of India is in the process of amending the North east area reorganisation Act which is necessary for the creation of separate High Court in every State of Northeast.
He who holds the law portfolio added that, the Union Law and Justice Minister Veerappa Moily have assured help in setting up a separate High Court for the State.
At present the High Court is functioning under the Shillong bench of Gauhati High Court and even to appoint a Judicial officer, the State Government requires the approval of Gauhati High Court.
Again, he stated that, it is a necessary requirement to have an independent High Court that would help to expedite disposal of cases at the shortest time, under Article 214 of the Constitution.
Also he reported that, even a small state like Sikkim has its own High Court and as such Meghalaya have adequate infrastructure and building to have a High Court of its own.
Report by Sharika