Arjun Meghwal Finalizes National Litigation Policy to Expedite Case Resolution

Published on: June 11, 2024 20:53 IST

Soon after assuming charge as the Union law minister earlier in the day, Arjun Ram Meghwal signed the national litigation policy “document”. The policy document will be placed before the Union Cabinet in the coming days for its approval. The policy is part of the 100-day agenda of the Modi 3.0 government, sources said.2 hours ago

After extensive deliberations, the Union Law Ministry finalized the National Litigation Policy, aiming to expedite the resolution of pending cases. Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal signed the policy document, which will soon be presented to the Union Cabinet for approval. This policy is a key part of the Modi 3.0 government’s 100-day agenda.

Meghwal emphasized that a primary focus of the ministry is to ensure faster justice for cases pending in the Supreme Court, high courts, lower courts, tribunals, and consumer courts. A senior official noted that the minister prioritized the signing of this document, reflecting its importance.

The policy, which has been in development for several years, aims to streamline litigation processes and improve the efficiency of government-related litigation. Meghwal highlighted the inclusion of all litigation stakeholders, including litigants and advocates, in the policy framework.

Historically, a similar policy was introduced by then-law minister M Veerappa Moily during UPA II in 2010, aiming to reduce the average pendency time of cases from 15 years to 3 years. However, it did not progress as intended. The new policy seeks to transform the government into an efficient and responsible litigant, upholding the rights of citizens and respecting fundamental rights.

Meghwal also addressed plans to make India an arbitration hub, noting recent legislative tweaks to facilitate domestic arbitration and reduce reliance on foreign arbitration centers such as Singapore, Dubai, and London.

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