The judges of the Jammu and Kashmir high court will have the latest model of iphones in the market. And the state government is paying for them.
Each phone will cost the law department between Rs 35,000 and Rs 40,000.
The high court has approved the budget for the phones and is procuring the instruments.
This decision was taken after the judges found iphones more useful than the three top models available in the market. They are currently using phones of the Nokia E series, which, the law department says, is “obsolete”.
“We have a budget approved for this and provide latest handsets to judges every 12 months,” said a high court official who did not want to be named.
“This year three brands were selected from the market but all the judges wanted iphone 4 (16 GB) because it has better connectivity and more functions. It would be easy to access journals and news,” the official said.
Each judge will also get a Sony laptop, with broadband facilities at home, and a portable internet device as well.