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SC grants Rs 5 lakh for sanitary napkin vending machines

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme has allotted Rs five lakh for installing three sanitary napkin vending machines and three incinerators for disposing used pads in its premises.

The directive was issued by the apex after advocate Nandini Gore pointed out the plight of the women visiting the apex

A bench headed by Chief Justice asked the apex court Registry to allot the fund from Rs 1.4 crore deposited with it by two Gurugaon-based doctors, who were convicted for contempt by sheltering an absconding former of Haryana.

The bench also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also allotted Rs 85 lakh to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to its needy member lawyers for getting medical assistance.

The court also earmarked Rs 45 lakh for Supreme Court Advocate-on-Record Association (SCAORA) for medical assistance to advocates-on-record (AoRs).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 20:42 IST