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Delhi high court

06 December 2014

A total of 62,641 cases were disposed of and settlement amount of Rs 65 crore awarded by various Delhi courts on the Second National Lok Adalat Saturday.

“As many as 201 benches took up all kind of cases i.e. civil cases, criminal compoundable cases, Negotiable Instrument Act cases, electricity cases, motor accident claims, bank loan cases, labour cases, arbitration cases, matrimonial cases and traffic challans apart from pre-litigative matters and plea bargaining Cases in which 61,951 cases were disposed of and the settlement amount was Rs. 26.53 crore,” the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) said in a statement.

It added that pendency of cases in district courts was reduced by 5.19 percent in a single day.

“Other than judicial courts, the National Lok Adalat sittings were held in tribunals and commissions including the revenue department, Consumer Commission etc. 31 benches were constituted wherein 690 matters were disposed and settlement amount was Rs.38.44 crore,” a DLSA official said.

As such in the state of Delhi, in all 232 benches disposed of 62,641 cases and the settlement amount was Rs.64.97 crores, he said, adding there would be no further revisions or appeals in these cases.

The Second National Lok Adalat was organised by DLSA in the Delhi high court and all the district court complexes - Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Patiala House, Saket, Rohini and Dwark --under the supervision of Delhi Chief Justice G Rohini.

Lok Adalats were also held in the State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (SCDRC), Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Revenue Department Courts i.e. SDM cCourts apart from Permanent Lok Adalats and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums.

01 December 2014

The Delhi High Court’s pecuniary jurisdiction’ enhancement to Rs 2 crore, from the current Rs 20 lakh, crossed another small hurdle today as the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill 2014 was passed by the Rajya Sabha’s standing committee, reported PTI and others.

The standing committee on law and personnel, which passed the bill, also stated in its report that the pecuniary jurisdiction of all high courts in the country should be made uniform. The bill will now pass two more readings in the Rajya Sabha before it can get the nod of the Lok Sabha and ultimately become law.

The amendment, which was introduced by the UPA government after a recommendation by former Delhi high court chief justice D Murugesan, faced opposition from the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) since 2012, while Delhi’s district lawyers went on a strike this year due to the delay in passing the bill and demanded its passage by the parliament’s winter session.

13 November 2014

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) on Monday wrote to Delhi high court chief justice G Rohini requesting new Delhi Mediation Centre guidelines, to stop the mediation centre allegedly being “run by few lawyers”.

05 November 2014

LI-Listen-logo Listen yaar, the Delhi high court said that women who’ve entered menopause can’t be raped, right?

31 October 2014

Night clubbingA Delhi high court judge initiated contempt proceedings and ordered injunction against a legal news magazine over a story alleging links between his son and a late-opening night club.

29 October 2014

A Bangalore employee of Infosys has been arrested under section 377 of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly having sex with another man, which was recorded by his arranged-marriage-wife of six months on a hidden camera, reported the Bangalore Mirror.

The Supreme Court reinstated the colonial-era section 377 provision earlier this year after the Delhi high court had struck down the law, which bans “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and has been used by police to harass the gay community.

15 October 2014

Pro bono legal assistance NGO iProbono won a Delhi high court appeal yesterday for a now six-year-old rape victim, with the high court slamming the magistrate and trial judge in her case for questioning her like an adult witness while recording her testimony.