Mon. Sep 28th, 2020

Lok Sabha passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014

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The Lok Sabha on August
5, 2015 passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014 which was passed by
the Rajya Sabha on May 6, 2015. The Bill seeks to raise the lower pecuniary
limit of the Delhi High Court’s original civil jurisdiction, from rupees twenty
lakhs to rupees two crores. Thus, the High Court after the enforcement of the
Amendment will have original civil jurisdiction only over the suits which are above
the value of rupees two crores. Consequently, the Bill empowers the Chief
Justice of the Delhi High Court to transfer any pending suit to a relevant
subordinate court. The Amendment Bill was introduced with the aim to lower the
work load on the Delhi High Court.  
Source: Legal news India

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