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Motor Accident Cases: Supreme Court to Facilitate Methods of Efficient Compensation

Lawstreet Journal 2 Mar 2021 11:33pm

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The Supreme Court is supposed to facilitate methods of efficient and prompt compensation. The central government assented to the idea of speedy adjudication of motor accident claims by online mechanism and disbursement of compensation.  This was followed by approaching the court and laying forward the directions agreed upon, from every party’s perception. 

 

This direction has followed from Supreme Court’s decision to appraise the matter of payment of victim compensation and various factors which need to be taken care of for speeding up the adjudication process throughout India while adjudicating cases under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. 

 

The pleas filed by the Insurance Company Bajaj Alianz has been heard by a three-judge bench of the supreme court comprising of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, S.K. Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy. The plea has been regarding the changes in the directions in the matter. In the precious hearing, the petitioners had been guided by the Court to draft some guidelines and directions that it would want to seek to smoothen the process of victim compensation as well as speedy disposal of cases before the Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal in terms of the previous orders of the High Court. 

Additional Solicitor General, Jayant Sud assured the court of law that the agreed directions will be presented to the court by the coordinated effort of all the stakeholders. They will be brought together by video conferencing and can therefore, do the needful. 

 

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