What is the legal position in India in regard to contribution between joint tort-feasors?

[Law of Torts] –  The English rule that there is no right of contribution between the tortfeasors or any rule which would vigorously divide up the liability in as many shares as there were persons liable should not be applied to Indian conditions where courts do not merely administer the common law, but decide in accordance with justice, equity and good conscience and where it is very desirable to exercise the power differentiate between the various persons held jointly liable at the suit of the person injured.