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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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Natchippan says high courts have already expressed reservation over the functioning of mobile courts. The state government should first ensure basic infrastructure—building, electricity, water supply and road connectivity—before gram nyayalayas can be set up.

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Other reasons for the institution falling short of expectations have been the lack of cooperation from lawyers and Public Prosecutors. One of the objectives was also to reduce pendency in courts and to improve India’s dismal judge-to-population ratio. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

They are empowered to try criminal cases, civil suits and claims or grm which are specified in the First Schedule and the Second Schedule to the Act.

Where are rural courts?

Power of State Government to make rules. But as the law enters into its fifth year of existence, a lot remains to be done as far as nnyayalaya is concerned.

A tea vendor, Birsan would lose his daily income whenever he had to attend court. But rural courts are still few and far between By Jitendra Last Updated: Establishment of permanent Gram Nyayalayas: Still finance is the main stumbling block because no state wants to burden its exchequer, says Atul Kumar Gulati, joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Law.


Other issues include the non-availability of notaries and stamp vendors and problem grram concurrent jurisdiction of regular courts.

Head of the Gram Nyayalayas: The Act of also circumscribes the number of appeals that may be allowed from decisions in the Gram Nyayalaya. District Courts of India List of district courts of India.

The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008

The main objectives of Gram Nyayalayas included justice at the doorstep of rural populace, speedy and effective disposal of cases, reduction in pendencies in regular courts, use of non-adversarial techniques such as conciliation and plea-bargaining for resolution of disputes, etc.

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However, some of the Gram Nyayadhikaris opined that creation of such a separate cadre might not be advisable due to the absence of chances of promotion.

The way forward 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 nyaylaya reason of any disability whatsoever. Implementation of the Act, which has been left to the states, has been dismal across the country.

Gram Nyayalayas are mobile village courts in India established for speedy and easy access to justice system in the rural areas of India. In some areas, the frequency is even worse. However in case neither of these proves fruitful, the Act provides for the trial of cases, albeit with reduced procedural requirements.


Training of Gram Nyayadhikari: Civil and Property suits such as use of common pasture, water channels, farms, right to draw water from a well or tube well etc. Each Gram Nyayalaya is a court of Judicial Magistrate of the first class and its presiding officer Nyayadhikari is appointed by the state government in consultation with the High Court.

However, despite these shortcomings, the institution of Gram Nyayalayas has been a positive step. 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. The Gram Nyayalaya shall exercise the powers of a Civil Court with certain modifications and shall follow the special procedure as provided in the Act. The committee report also states that there is a need for a separate cadre for this level of judiciary.

Gram Nyayalayas Act, – Wikipedia

The Act came into force on October 2, i. As per the committee, setting up court infrastructure requires Rs 1 crore and the recurring cost is not less than Rs 10 lakh per court a year.

The policy makers need to review, reflect and act upon the suggestions offered by stakeholders and firmly resolve to fulfil the mandate of Sec 39 A.