India Institutes Mediation Laws to Reduce Backlog

India / March 10, 2016

By Kanu Sarda

To ensure early resolve of the staggering 3.2 crore pending cases across the country, the Ministry of Law and Justice is set to enact a separate law of mediation. Mediation is a cost-effective, private and informal way of settling disputes with the help of a neutral third party. At present, the process is mostly used to resolve marital disputes. With the new legislation in place, mediation could settle landlord-tenant and industrial disputes, which form a major chunk of litigation.

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on March 15, 2016

The sooner this is instituted, the better. The Indian legal backlog is atrocious, and the backlash against it is only going to grow it isn’t seriously addressed in the immediate future.

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