Union Government forms expert panel to review Specific Relief Act, 1963

Union Law Ministry’s Legislative Department has constituted an expert committee to review the Specific Relief Act, 1963.
It will have chairman and 5 members and submit its report within three months i.e. till April 2016.
Key facts

  • The committee has been tasked to examine the Act in the context of present scenario involving many issues and dealing with its various provisions.
  • The present scenario issues mainly include public private partnerships, contract based infrastructure development and other public projects involving enforceability of the contracts and huge investments thereof.

The review of the Act will also ensure ease of doing business as it has been not amended since its inception to meet need of changing time.
Specific Relief Act, 1963
It provides for law relating to certain kind of specific relief. It also provides a remedy that aims at the exact fulfilment of an obligation or specific performance of the contract rather than a general relief or compensation or damages.



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