Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha on 6 May 2015 passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014.

The Bill was introduced in the house by Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda. The Bill seeks to amend the Delhi High Court Act, 1966.

Key highlights of bill

  • Increases pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi high court over suits above the value of two crore rupees from present 20 lakh rupees.
  • Empowers the Chief Justice (CJ) of the Delhi High Court to transfer any pending suit to a relevant subordinate court.

It should be noted that, pecuniary jurisdiction refers to the jurisdiction of a court over a suit based on the amount or value of its subject matter.

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