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Centre to issue Gram Nyayalaya notification on Gandhi Jayanti

The process to set up 5000 rural courts across the country to speed up disposal of cases will begin from October two, the Law Ministry said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2009 12:02 IST

The process to set up 5000 rural courts across the country to speed up disposal of cases will begin from October two, the Law Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The notification to set up gram nyayalayas will come into effect on October 2," Law Secretary T K Viswanathan said.

Under the Law Ministry's ambitious project, 5000 rural courts will be set up at the panchayat level to dispense speedy justice.

Soon after the notification, the state governments will initiate a process to set up rural courts. "The process will take some time," said Viswanathan.

The state government had initially shown reluctance to set up courts due to the expenditure involved.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while addressing judges at a national conference here last month, had urged states to initiate "immediate action" to operationalise the Gram Nyayalayas Act in their states.

Singh had said while there could be differing views on the adequacy of the assistance being provided, "this should not hold us from speedily bringing the Act into force".