Law Minister Kiren Rijiju: New Law on Mediation to be introduced by the Centre in the Upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament

Team SoOLEGAL 13 Sep 2021 3:14pm

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju: New Law on Mediation to be introduced by the Centre in the Upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament

Union Law Minister K. Rijiju stated that the Central government is ready to establish a new legislation on mediation in the upcoming winter session of the parliament. The honorable Law Minister was delivering a speech at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new Nation Law University proposed to be built at Prayagraj, UP.CJI NV Ramana, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, President Ram Nath Kovind, Acting CJ of Allahabad HC Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari along with some other dignitaries attended the same event.

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the law minister said that“In the upcoming winter session of the parliament, we will table a bill on mediation. Preparations for the same have been complete,” making India a centre for international arbitration.

Kiren Rijijufurther added that the Central Government is eager to work effectively with all the National Law Universities and law academies.

He asserted that since the government believed in the independence of judiciary, it wants to work towards strengthening the judicial system. Also, the Central Government under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi desires to form a secure and powerful relationship with all the High Courts and Supreme Court judges.

“Timely delivery of justice must be made a priority.” The Minister emphasized upon the requirement of equal justice for all common people. He further mentioned that the Union Government would assist the judiciary to ensure delivery of justice to everyone.

CJI NV Ramana in July 2021, had underscored the need for a law to make mediation the compulsory first step in dispute resolution process. The CJI was delivering his keynote address at the India- Singapore Mediation Summit titled, ‘Making Mediation mainstream: Reflection from India and Singapore.’

The CJI stated that, “Prescribing mediation as a mandatory first step for resolution of every allowable dispute will go a long way in promoting mediation. Perhaps, an omnibus law in this regard is needed to fill the vacuum.”

Tagged: Law Minister   Kiren Rijiju   Law on Mediation   Central government   Nation Law University   Prayagraj   Ram Nath Kovind   Allahabad HC   Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari   CJI NV Ramana   CM Yogi   National Law Universities   law academies   High Courts   Supreme Court judges  
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