Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha on 6 May 2015 passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
The Bill was introduced in the house by Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda. The Bill seeks to amend the Delhi High Court Act, 1966.
Key highlights of bill
- Increases pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi high court over suits above the value of two crore rupees from present 20 lakh rupees.
- Empowers the Chief Justice (CJ) of the Delhi High Court to transfer any pending suit to a relevant subordinate court.
It should be noted that, pecuniary jurisdiction refers to the jurisdiction of a court over a suit based on the amount or value of its subject matter.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2015