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Delhi district court

28 October 2015

A Delhi district court settled a 54-year-old property dispute while dismissing a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plea seeking right over a land in east Delhi. The agency did not came into existence at that time, the court stressed.

14 September 2015

A total of 2,273 cases were disposed of and a settlement amount of over Rs. 28.37 crore was awarded to claimants by various Delhi courts during the seventh monthly National Lok Adalat held on Saturday.

A Delhi State Legal Services Authority spokesperson said 40 benches were constituted in which 2,236 cases were disposed of pertaining to traffic challans, criminal compoundable cases and a settlement amount of Rs 16,28,18,058 was awarded to claimants.

It was the seventh monthly Lok Adalat organised in district court complexes -- Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Patiala House, Saket, Rohini and Dwarka -- under the supervision of Delhi high court Chief Justice G Rohini.

Lok Adalats were organised in all the three debt recovery tribunals where 23 cases were disposed off and the settlement amount was approximately Rs 11,38,89,204.

Lok Adalats were also organised in district consumer forums in which three benches were constituted. Fourteen cases were settled and the settlement amount was Rs 69,30,025.

20 August 2015

Taking note of the deplorable state of district courts in the national capital, the Delhi high court on Wednesday asked lawyers and bar associations to lend a helping hand in keeping the court premises clean.

17 August 2015

The Delhi high court will soon transfer thousands of cases, mostly related to property disputes, to the district courts of the capital as the President has signed into law a bill which enhances the pecuniary jurisdiction of civil courts.

05 August 2015

Bar wars: A hope for peace or is a triple-trilogy just beginning?The Lok Sabha, on day 11 of the monsoon session, passed the Delhi High Court Amendment Bill, 2014 after years of wrangling and lobbying around the issue between the bar of the district court and the high courts in Delhi. The legislation increases the pecuniary jurisdiction of the High Court of Delhi from Rs 20 lakh (Rs 2m) to Rs 2 crores (Rs 20m).

27 July 2015

Does a time of peace and prosperity lie ahead for the bar?Things promised to return to normal in the Delhi high court on Monday after high-stakes drama last week, when the members of DHCBA received message through the newly formed SMS handle DHCBAS declaring that the strike was suspended.

21 July 2015

Lawyers of Delhi’s district courts on Tuesday began an indefinite strike against the delay in passage of an amended bill in parliament on enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts.

Advocate RK Wadhwa, chairman of the coordination committee of all district courts bar associations, said lawyers would abstain from work till the bill is passed by parliament.

The lawyers’ association would wait for one week for passage of the bill and thereafter intensify the protest, he said.

The committee said that despite assurances, the government has not cleared the proposed bill enhancing the pecuniary jurisdiction to Rs.2 crore.

Judicial work in six city courts -- Patiala House, Tis Hazari, Rohini, Karkardooma, Saket and Dwarka -- was paralysed.

03 June 2015

Old circular: bad English, or bad intent?Ain’t it just the way? The only thing that’s come out of the Rohini district court in months is a circular issued by its Building Management Committee, headed by judges Pradeep Chadda and Yogesh Khanna.

14 May 2015

The Delhi high court Bar Association on Wednesday called off its strike protesting the clearance of bill by the Rajya Sabha to increase pecuniary jurisdiction of the high court as parliament adjourned before it could be passed by the Lok Sabha.

05 May 2015

(Except when there's a strike on)Tensions run high, and patience wears thin in the city's district courts as its lawyers’ bar strike for the quick-smart implementation of enhanced jurisdiction for lower courts stretches on (now until 6 May).

17 April 2015

The final instalment of Delhi Barfly’s catalogue of Delhi district court animals concludes with The Bootlegger and The Instigators.

26 March 2015

o3mybkefAfter last week’s anthropological exploration of The Living Room Lawyer and the Eternal Junior, Delhi Barfly finds Mister Information and the Curious Onlooker.

23 March 2015

Delhi district court bar associations are set to go on a half-day strike again tomorrow over the increase of pecuniary jurisdiction after striking the majority of last week.

An SMS to bar association members today stated:

R/M, U r requested to assemble at PHC 4 PROTEST MARCH on 24.3.15 at 2:30 PM Complete abstinence from work declared after 2PM in all Courts-Avnish Rana,Secy.Gen [Saket Bar Association]

Click here to read more about the issues and factions involved.

20 March 2015

The Delhi district court lawyers’ strike for increasing the pecuniary jurisdiction of the lower courts continues today, after “around thousand lawyers marched to the residence of the Union Law Minster today. There our delegation met him outside his residence. We showed him his assurance letter given to us during the last session. He assured us that the bill will be passed but did not give any time frame, even after repeated requests. If they (government) will not do what they have assured us, we will intensify the protest,” RK Wadhwa, chairman of coordination committee of all district courts bar associations, told the PTI.

Click here to read more about the issues and factions involved.

18 March 2015

Rajiv Khosla (l.) and Abhijat Bal (r.)This week in Mint, Legally India dove into the complicated and fascinating politics of the Delhi bar.