Judiciary in India

Key Judgements & Contribution of Justice JS Verma

August 13, 2014

Late Justice Jagadish Sharan Verma hailed from an Advocate Family. After a successful career as an advocate and lower judge, he became the acting Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in October 1985, and became its permanent Chief Justice in June 1986. He later served...

Lok Adalat

December 15, 2013

Lok Adalats (people’s courts) settle dispute through conciliation and compromise. The First Lok Adalat was held in Gujarat in 1982. Lok Adalat accepts the cases pending in the regular courts within their jurisdiction which could be settled by conciliation and compromise. The Lok Adalat is presided over...

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in India

December 15, 2013

ADR or “Alternative Dispute Resolution” is an attempt to devise machinery which should be capable of providing an alternative to the conventional methods of resolving disputes. ADR offers to resolve matters of litigants, whether in business causes or otherwise, who are not able to start any process...

Gram Nyayalayas

December 15, 2013

Gram Nyayalayas Act 2008 had into force on October 2, 2009. The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 has been enacted to provide for the establishment of the Gram Nyayalayas at the grass roots level for the purpose of providing access to justice to the citizens at their door...

National Mission for Delivery of Justice and Legal Reform

December 15, 2013

In September 2011, the Union Cabinet had approved an ambitious programme that would usher in radical legal reforms aimed at, among other goals, disposal of pending cases in three years, from the current average of 15 years, and establishment of an All India Judicial Service. Known as...