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Separate High Courts will start functioning for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh from 1st January 2019. The High Court for Telangana is the 25th High Court in the country.
Telangana was carved out of Andra Pradesh in 2014 and the two states continued to have a common high court in Hyderabad.
Separate High Courts
The modalities of the separate high courts are:
- The High Court for Telangana will function from the current High Court building in Hyderabad.
- The High Court for Andhra Pradesh will start functioning from a temporary building at Amaravati until it gets a permanent structure.
- 16 judges have been allocated to Andhra Pradesh High Court and ten have been allocated to Telangana High Court.
- Justice TBN Radhakrishnan will be sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court.
The government of Andhra Pradesh is constructing a complex known as Justice City in Amaravati where the High Court, subordinate courts and some tribunals would be accommodated.
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved proposal for introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014 for establishing four new NIDs across the country.
These four new NIDs are
- National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
- National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
- National Institute of Design, Jorhat, Assam.
- National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana.
Key Features of Bill
The amendment will bring these four new NIDs within ambit NID Act, 2014 and to declare them as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with NID, Ahmedabad. The proposed Bill also brings makes some minor amendments to this Act such as to include consequential amendments considered necessary to re-name NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor.
Establishment of new NIDs as Institutions of National Importance in different geographical regions of country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design sector which in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect. It will also provide sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises; and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building.