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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Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. Despite these shortcomings, the institution of Gram Nyayalayas has been a positive step. Creation of a regular cadre of Gram Nyayadhikari: Together we build journalism that ach independent, credible and fearless. Rajasthan 45 Gram Nyayalayas have been notified and all have become operational.

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.

Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008

Evidence of formal character on affidavit. The Law Nyxyalaya settled on the form of a rural court that would be set up at the Taluka level across the Country. Offences not punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term exceeding two years. The Centre would fund half of the recurring cost for the first three years. Some government sources, who do not wish to be identified, also shared alarming information with us on the states’ apathy towards making justice accessible to all.

Establishment of permanent Gram Nyayalayas: Appeal in criminal cases. Offences under States Acts which are notified by each state government. Gulati has been looking into the adt of the law. Article 39A of the Indian Constitution mandates justice for all on the basis of equal opportunity.

Duty of Gram Nyayalaya to make efforts for conciliation gra, settlement of civil disputes.

A brief of the Report is presented below:. Procedure in Criminal Cases.


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Retrieved 13 May Majority of States have now set up regular courts at Taluk level, thus reducing the demand for Gram Nyayalayas. Some suggestions have been offered for optimizing the efficiency of Gram Nyayalayas of which the significant ones are:. But as the law enters into its fifth year of existence, a lot remains to be done as far as implementation is concerned. This forms one of the fundamental ideas on which Gram Nyayalayas are based, that of providing justice at the door step of persons residing in rural areas.

It is unfortunate that even after eight years of the Gra enactment and the Standing Congmmittee’s stingi observations, the implementation left to the States, has been dismal across the country. Theft as well as receiving or retaining stolen property, where the value of the property stolen does not exceed rupees twenty thousand. Qualifications for appointment of Nyayadhikari. The Gram Nyayalaya shall try to settle the disputes as far as nyayalayq by bringing about conciliation between the parties and for this purpose; it shall make use of the conciliators to be appointed for this purpose.

Establishment of permanent Gram Nyayalayas: Birsan, too, was about to stop pursuing the case, but the mobile court has solved his problem. The tribal areas in Mizoram and Nagaland have been exempted and for non-tribal areas, these North Eastern states have expressed their willingness to set up Gram Nyayalayas subject to elimination of certain legal impediments, not specified. Headquarters of Gram Nyayalaya.

Implementation of the Act, which has been left to the states, has been dismal across the country. Also, the state wise responses detailed above, reveal that many of the states have been procrastinating, citing reasons such as absence of sufficient work for Gram Nyayalayas and some even expressing their apprehensions about increased work load in the District and Session Courts.

Related Ntayalaya AAP manifesto: Gram Nyayalayas – the rationale, functioning, jurisdiction and procedures The Act was enacted “to provide for the establishment of the Gram Nyayalayas at the grass root level for the purpose of providing access to justice to the citizens at their wct steps and to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of social, economic or other disabilities The Committee acknowledged that there were shortcomings in the functioning of these bodies of which the slow pace of utilization of funds, in the absence of proposals by the States was purported to be the primary cause.


The Gram Nyayalaya uneasily straddles two approaches to legal system reform: 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 aside any such order of dismissal for default or any order passed by it for hearing the case ex parte.

Head of the Gram Nyayalayas: Copies of Notification yet to be received. Punjab Requested central assistance for setting up of 2 Gram Nyayalayas.

A Gram Nyayalaya is not to be bound by grxm rules of evidence provided in the Indian Evidence Act, but is guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to any rule made by the High Court. Further, there is ambiguity and confusion regarding the specific jurisdiction of Gram Nyayalayas, due to the existence of alternative forums such as labour courts, family courts, etc. Many of the stakeholders including the litigants, lawyers, police officers and others are not even aware about the existence of Gram Nyayalayas in the district court premises and no conferences or seminars have been organized for creating awareness about this gran.