It was established by the Gram Nyayalayas Act, Gram Nyayalayas are mobile village courts in India established for speedy and easy access to justice. (1) For the purpose of exercising the jurisdiction and powers conferred on a Gram Nyayalaya by this Act, the State Government, after consultation with the High. Keywords: nyaya panchayats, alternate disputes redessal, gram nyayalaya act. 1. Introduction. Some form of village self-government seems to have some form.

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The Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, in its report to Parliament, expressed dismay that the Gram Nyayalayas which were supposed to usher in a revolution at the lowest level of the judicial system were being held back because of fund sharing problem between the Central and the State Governments. It is inexplicable, and even frustrating, that an Indian Law Institute report prepared on the effectiveness of Gram Nyayalayas in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was not made available in the public domain.

Duty of Gram Nyayalaya to make efforts for conciliation and settlement of civil disputes. Further, the spirit of the legislation requires that as far as possible Gram Nyayalayas should be established where it would be of maximum utility to the villagers. Gram Nyayalayas have been established on part-time basis weekly once or twice and are not in addition to the existing courts.

Article 39A of the Indian Constitution mandates justice for all on the basis of equal opportunity. West Bengal Proposed to seek full financial assistance for implementation of the Act. The number of cases disposed by Gram Nyayalayas is negligible and that they do not make any substantial difference in the overall pendency in the subordinate courts.

Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Plea bargaining before Gram Nyayalaya. The major reason behind graam non-enforcement includes financial constraints, reluctance of lawyers, police officials and other State functionaries to invoke jurisdiction of Gram Nyayalayas, lukewarm response of the Bar, non-availability of notaries and stamp vendors etc. Nyayadhikari to hold mobile courts and conduct proceedings in villages.

The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008

From the viewpoint of these objectives, Gram Nyayalayas in these two states have not been very xct and the reasons for the same are plentiful. Retrieved from ” https: Copies of Notification yet to be received. Head of the Gram Nyayalayas: Karnataka 2 Gram Nyayalayas have been notified. However, despite these initiatives, a large percentage of population, mostly of the rural and the disadvantaged sections, has been excluded from the ambit of justice delivery.


Inspection of Gram Nyaya-layas.

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Further, majority of States have now set up regular courts at Taluk level, thus reducing the demand for Gram Nyayalayas. Instead, this could be made a compulsory service for a certain period for a newly recruited judicial officer to the regular cadre of first class judicial magistrates or civil judges. The state government should first ensure basic infrastructure—building, electricity, water supply and road connectivity—before gram nyayalayas can be set up.

Sub-section 5 provides that the Gram Nyayalaya shall also have the power, a to dismiss any case for default or to proceed ex parte; and b to set gdam any such order nyagalaya dismissal for default or any order passed by it for hearing the case ex parte. As stated above, one of the objectives of the Act was to reduce pendency and burden on lower courts in the district but the study revealed that even this has not been fulfilled. Apart from the legal and procedural requirements of Gram Nyayalaa, training may also include the local language of the community amongst whom they are posted.

The Law Commission settled on the form of a rural court that would be set up at the Taluka level across the Country. But rural courts are still few and far between By Jitendra Last Updated: Nnyayalaya to become operational.

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While this court would be headquartered at the grwm of each individual Taluka, it was expected to travel to the various villages within a Taluka and would therefore be a mobile court. Above everything else they need concrete, well planned and continuous efforts to make them work.

Failing this, the dispensation of inexpensive and ‘effective’ justice to each person in the farthest and the remotest rural corners will remain a distant dream.

Seal of Gram Nyayalaya. Andhra Pradesh Proposal for setting up of Gram Nyayalayas pending. Conduct of cases in Gram Nyayalaya and legal aid to parties. Therefore, it was decided that gram nyayalayas would have jurisdiction over more than one panchayat.


Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008

Sub-section 2 provides that nyzyalaya a suit, claim or dispute has been duly instituted, a summons shall be issued by the Gram Nyayalaya, accompanied by a copy of the application made under sub-section 1to the opposite party to appear and answer the nyaayalaya by such date as may be specified therein and the same shall be served in such manner as may be prescribed by the High Court. Other issues include the non-availability of notaries and stamp vendors and problem of concurrent jurisdiction of regular courts.

It was envisaged that the Central government would gtam the initial costs in terms of non- recurring expenses for setting up these courts with an assistance limited to Rs. Other reasons for the institution falling short of expectations have been the lack of cooperation from lawyers and Public Prosecutors.

But as the law enters into its fifth year of existence, a lot remains to be done as far as implementation is concerned.

All have started functioning. Offences not punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term exceeding two years.

Instead they are likely to spawn a new arena where disputes which were gfam resolved through other dispute processing mechanisms will now enter the legal system. The Preamble to the Gram Nyayalaya Act envisages access to justice to the citizens at their doorstep with the assurance that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of any disability whatsoever. They draw the same salary, myayalaya the same powers as First Class Magistrates working under High Courts.

Gram Nyayalayas Act, Gurpal Singh vs Jagdish Singh grsm 18 November, Creation of awareness among various stakeholders: The Act has added the lowest tier of courts of subordinate judiciary in addition to the regular civil and criminal courts. Interestingly, a recurring question during various discussions prior to the passing of the Act was that whether speedy disposal meant speedy and effective justice for the poorer litigant.