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Supreme Court Forms Committee to Suggest Steps for Expeditious Trial of Cheque Dishonour Cases u/s 138 NI Act,1881

Lawstreet Journal 12 Mar 2021 4:16pm

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A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by CJI Bobde has on Wednesday (March 10, 2021) directed the formation of a Committee under Chairmanship of former Bombay High Court judge ‘Justice RC Chavan’ to consider steps to be taken for expeditious disposal of cheque bounce cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. 

The bench found it appropriate to form a committee to consider all the suggestions made in this case and submit a report clearly specifying the steps that must be taken to facilitate an early disposal of these cases through the Country at all levels if Judiciary.

The Court has asked the Union of India to provide such secretarial assistance including whole time or part time secretary to the Committee, allocate space for functioning of committee and provide for allowances that may be necessary. The Committee may also consult any expert it wishes to in the matter, and submit its report in 3 months of its first meeting.

While suggestions received are useful and constructive, we find that they need to be worked on carefully so that the alteration and amendments to procedures don't in itself become an impediment to either Courts, the Bar or litigants,”the Court observed.


The Court has specified the Departments who would have a representation in the Committee, after receiving suggestions from the Counsels, and will pass the final order with names, after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta would submit suggested names on Centre's behalf next Friday.


According to the Court's order passed by a Bench of Chief Justice of India,… Continue Reading...

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