Lawyer Calls on Delhi HC to Increase Financial Jurisdiction of Civilian District Court Judges


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Update:
August 21, 2021 13:48 STI

New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): A representation was sent to the Chief Justice of Delhi calling for appropriate and swift action to increase pecuniary jurisdiction at the level of civilian judges of persons serving in the National Capital District Courts.
Attorney-lawyer Amit Sahni sent the request to end the stagnation of jurisdiction and reduce the burden of district judges and additional district judges.
The statement sent by said that the pecuniary jurisdiction of civilian judges in Delhi District Courts was only Rs 3,000,000 and that there had been no change since 2003. In addition, the jurisdiction District judges ‘and additional district judges’ fees increased from Rs 20.00,000 in 2003 to Rs 2.00,000 in 2015.

“The pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court and other district courts has been changed or increased from time to time to accommodate the dynamics of the contemporary legal scenario,” the representation said.
“The pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court increased from over Rs 25,000 to over Rs 2,000,000,000 during the year 1969 to 2015 and the pecuniary jurisdiction of the district judge level increased from Rs 20,000. 000 Rs to up to Rs 2,00,00,000 during the year from 2003 to 2018, through the commercial courts, the commercial division and the commercial appeal division of the high courts (ordinance), 2018. The pecuniary jurisdiction of the level of civilian judges has not been changed and it still belongs to Rs 3,000,000, ”said the representation.
“The distribution of the pecuniary jurisdiction of civilian judges was made proportionally on occasions prior to the time of the amendments, but from 2003 there is no increase in the pecuniary jurisdiction of civilian judges serving in the courts. District of Delhi, “he added. (ANI)

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