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Pecuniary enhancement: Delhi high court 12000 case transfer to districts begins

The Delhi high court began transferring all cases of value lesser than Rs 1 crore, and all non-commercial disputes of value between Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore, to Delhi’s lower courts, yesterday onward.

Cases in which judgment has already been reserved by the high court will remain with the high court.

According to the notification released yesterday by the high court’s registrar general, Delhi high court chief justice G Rohini, in exercise of powers under Section 4 of Delhi High Court (Amendment) Act 2015, ordered:

All suits or other proceedings pending in the Delhi high court on the original side up to the valye of rupees one crore, excepting those cases in which final judgments have been reserved, be transferred to the jurisdictional subordinate courts.

All suits or other proceedings the value of which exceeds rupees one crore but does not exceed rupees two crores, other than those relating to commercial disputes the specified value of which is not less than rupees one crore (as defined in _The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Ordinance 2015_) pending in the Delhi High Court on the Original Side, excepting those cases in which final judgments have been reserved, be transferred to the jurisdicitonal subordinate courts.

Around 12000 cases are expected to be transferred from the high court, Legally India reported in August.

The pecuniary jurisdicition amendment law had come into force on 26 October after a hard tug of war between district court bar associations and the high court bar association, resulting in strikes that ate up almost 25 per cent of the working year in courts this year.

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