Who: Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015
What: Notified by Union Law Ministry
When: 26 October 2015
Union Law Ministry on 26 October 2015 notified Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015. The Act provides for enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of the District Courts of Delhi from 20 lakh to 2 crore rupees.
The law empowers the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court to transfer any pending suit or other proceedings to relevant subordinate court in the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Benefits of the law
• It will reduce the burden of Delhi High Court.
• There would be substantive improvement in disposal of cases in subordinate Courts.
• It will also facilitate access of the general public to 11 District Courts located in 6 District Court Complexes, ensuring speedy justice to litigants at their door steps.
Earlier in August 2015, the Parliament gave its seal of approval to the Delhi High Court Amendment Bill, 2015. The Bill received the assent of the President on 10 August 2015.
The last revision of pecuniary jurisdiction of District Courts in Delhi was done in 2003, when it was raised from five lakh to 20 lakh rupees.