NUMBER OF CENTRAL TRIBUNALS TO FALL BETWEEN 10-11 : SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

NUMBER OF CENTRAL TRIBUNALS TO FALL BETWEEN 10-11 : SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

NUMBER OF CENTRAL TRIBUNALS TO FALL BETWEEN 10-11 : SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

No.PR-60
July 14, 2015
New Delhi
 

NUMBER OF CENTRAL TRIBUNALS TO FALL BETWEEN 10-11 : SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
 

Secretary Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice Mr. P K Malhotra on Tuesday informed that the government of the day was bringing down the number of central tribunals to 10-11 against its present strength of 35 so that efficient and faster dispensation of justice is administered to resolve the corporate criminal disputes.
 

While inaugurating a Panel Discussion on ‘Corporate Criminal Liabilities – The Recent Amendments’ under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Malhotra also agreed with the concept mooted by the President of PHD Chamber, Mr. Alok B. Shriram of “Bargain Plea” to sort out such disputes amicably.
 

He further elaborated that a separate chapter of ‘Plea Bargaining’ is already there in criminal procedure courts but it is discouraged both by the courts and the lawyers though the laws of land provide for such pleas to be entertained by judiciary but somehow there implementation are not been admitted at higher volumes as well as intended pace and speed.
 

“The courts and the lawyers should be persuaded to accept bargain pleas to resolve disputes”, said Mr. Malhotra.
 

Elaborating on the issue of tribunals, Mr. Malhotra added that the government of the day led by Prime Minister Mr. Modi is very sensitive to the needs and requirements of the petitioners and therefore, the Ministry of Law & Justice has already swung into exercise to bring down the number of central tribunals to a limit of between 10 to 11 so that justice is dispensed with faster speed.
 

He further said need of the hour is to reduce laws and quantify them making implementation faster.  Also he highlighted that judges have to be very careful and vigilant while disposing of the cases of criminal liability and this power should be exercised judiciously as proper distinction is need of the hour for ‘Ease of doing business in India’.
 

The Panel Discussion was chaired by President PHD Chamber, Mr. Alok B. Shriram in the presence of its Chairman & Co-Chairmen of Law & Justice Committee Mr. Vipul Maheshwari and Mr. S Ramaswamy & Mr. Aseem Chawla respectively.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)