Govt Designates Commercial Courts In J&K

14Shares

 

Representational Pic

SRINAGAR – The government of Jammu & Kashmir has designated commercial courts in the Union Territory, reports said Saturday.

The courts have been designated by the government in consultation with common High Court of J&K under the commercial courts, commercial divisor and commercial appellate division of High Courts Act, 2015, a local news gathering agency KNO reported today.

As per a notification, the courts of additional district judge (bank cases) at Jammu and Srinagar as commercial courts respectively for Srinagar and Jammu districts.

The principal district courts in remaining 18 districts of the UT have been designated as commercial courts, it further states.

The notification has been issued by the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

According to the notification, the commercial courts will have jurisdiction over cases of Rs three lakh and above.

“In exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1A) of Section 3 of the said Act, and in consultation with the common High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, the pecuniary value of the jurisdiction of the above-mentioned cases is fixed at Rs three lakh and above,” reads the notification.

It is worthwhile to mention here that government had last month designated Principal District and Session judge courts in all districts of J&K as courts for trying offences under electricity law. The change was effected due to J&K’s transition to Union Territory.  (KNO)

 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Agencies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS