Judiciary to be funded by direct charge on Consolidated Fund

…following amendment by Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Tuesday presented a revision of the 2014 budget paving the way for the judiciary to be financed via a direct charge on the Consolidated Fund.

Prior to the start of the consideration of the budget estimates, Singh said that the Supreme Court’s financial autonomy was in keeping with the Constitution which outlines that entities under the Third Schedule, Article 222A shall be funded by a direct charge on the Consolidated Fund.

The $1.19B allocated for the Supreme Court under various heads in the 2014 budget was consolidated, with the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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