Mediation Centres for Haryana and Punjab

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Chandigarh, May 17 (UNI) Ten Mediation Centres will be opened in 10 districts of Haryana and Punjab, each to promote alternate dispute resolution mechanism for the speedy delivery of justice.

Chief Justice (CJ) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain said Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana Parkash Singh Badal and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, respectively, had shown willingness to the setting up of Mediation Centres in 10 districts of their respective states.

Justice Jain was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day North Zone Mediation and Conciliation Meet organised at Panchkula near here today.

It has been organised by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to acquaint judicial officers of both the states and of the Union Territory of Chandigarh with rules and procedures of the newly introduced concept of mediation and conciliation as an alternative dispute resolution of cases pending in the judicial courts.

In Haryana, the districts where Mediation Centres would be set up were Panchkula, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Sonepat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Rewari, Rohtak, Jind and Hisar, Mr Justice Jain said.

Similarly, the 10 districts of Punjab to have these centres were Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala, Bhatinda, Ferozepur, Moga, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur and Mohali.

He added two such Mediation Centres had recently been opened at the Punjab and Haryana High Court and District Court, Chandigarh.

Later, The CJ told the mediapersons that in mediation, no one would be a loser. Both the Judicial Officers and lawyers would be imparted training to be mediators and the first phase of training would commence in the first week of July.

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