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Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
14-May-2012 19:20 IST
Speedy Disposal of Cases
Disposal of pending cases in courts is within the domain of the Judiciary. Under the Constitution, control over district and subordinate courts vests in the High Courts having jurisdiction over such courts. However, necessary amendments were made in Section 309 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and Order XVII of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 inter-alia, to avoid frequent adjournments and ensure expeditious court proceedings both in criminal and civil cases. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Law Commission in its 192nd Report on ‘Prevention of Vexatious Litigation’ has made suggestions for enactment of legislation to prevent filing of frivolous and vexatious litigations in courts. This has been circulated to all the State Governments/ Union Territory Administrations for comments. 22 State Governments and 7 UTs have responded already.