Jammu, March 23 : The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday decided to create a dedicated fund to combat coronavirus pandemic and provide relief to COVID-19 patients.
In a full court meeting, the High Court decided that the Chief Justice and all the Judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court shall make a contribution of Rs 25,000 each while all the District Judges of J (and) K and Ladakh shall contribute Rs 15,000 each.
It was further decided that all Sub-Judges /Civil Judges (Senior Division) and Munsiffs/Civil Judges (Junior Division) shall contribute Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,500 each, respectively.
The meeting also decided that all the gazetted officers of the High Court staff and subordinate courts may contribute Rs 5,000 whereas all the non-gazetted staff of the High Court and subordinate Courts may contribute one day's salary.
The contributions shall go a long way in tackling the rapidly spreading contagious disease.