Govt to introduce Gram Nyayalayas Bill in budget session

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) The Centre will introduce a legislation in the budget session of Parliament for creating 6,000-odd Gram Nyayalayas to reduce the considerable number of pending cases in subordinate judiciary and deliver justice at the doorsteps of rural masses.

The mobile courts will be presided over by a judicial officer in the rank of First Class Magistrate.

The Gram Nyayalayas Bill was introduced early this year in Rajya Sabha. But the Upper House referred it to a Standing Committee for detailed scrutiny.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today decided to introduce the Bill again in the Rajya Sabha with official amendments on the basis of the recommendations of the Standing Committee.

''Almost all the recommendations of the Standing Committee have been incorporated in the Bill being introduced in the Budget session,'' Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told mediapersons.

''The legislation would establish a system of judiciary which would be less expensive, free from protracted procedural wrangles, quick and available at the grass roots level, accessible to the common man and render justice to him as enshrined in Article 39 A of the Constitution,'' Mr Dasmunsi said.

UNI

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