Lieutenant Governor Of J&K Inaugurates J&K International Arbitration Centre At Srinagar

first_imgNews UpdatesLieutenant Governor Of J&K Inaugurates J&K International Arbitration Centre At Srinagar LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Oct 2020 8:43 AMShare This – xThe Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, today inaugurated the Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC) at Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court had accorded approval to set up JKIAC last month and an “Arbitration Committee” for the same has been constituted. During his special address, the LG observed that the establishment of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, today inaugurated the Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre (JKIAC) at Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court had accorded approval to set up JKIAC last month and an “Arbitration Committee” for the same has been constituted. During his special address, the LG observed that the establishment of an International Arbitration Centre in Jammu and Kashmir has secured its place in the commercial arbitration map of the world. He said that the move will help J&K to promote domestic & international investments, industry, business and trade. He said that the setting up of the Centre is in line with requirements of modern-day borderless trade, business and investments which cannot flourish with legal issues of jurisdictions cropping up in the event of any dispute. He further said that this mechanism will do away with cultural and language barriers, confusion over legal language employed in different courts and delays which causes great financial and other hardships to investors. “Our Arbitration and Conciliation Act is in line with the framework prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. The common legal framework in line with the international requirements opens up India for foreign investments and business, he maintained. I hope that with the establishment of Jammu and Kashmir International Arbitration Centre, India would stand equal with other leaders in the field,” he added. In her keynote address, Chief Justice Gita Mittal said Arbitration can be a game changer in dispute redressal and the JKIAC has been developed to redress the disputes and ensure their speedy disposal. Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, JKIAC, in her welcome address, highlighted the significance of establishment JKIAC. Abdul Rashid Malik, Coordinator, Jammu & Kashmir International Arbitration Centre proposed the vote of thanks. Advisor to the Lt Governor, Farooq Khan; Chief Secretary, BVR Subramanyam; Advocate General, D.C Raina; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole; IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar; Secretary to Government, Law Department, Achal Sethi; Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Members of JKIAC; Members of Legal Fraternity and other senior officers were present on the occasion. The occasion also marks the launch of the website of J&K International Arbitration Centre.Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court Bar Association To Hold Elections In A Hybrid Manner, Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearings From 1st February

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Bar Association To Hold Elections In A Hybrid Manner, Requests CJI To Resume Physical Hearings From 1st February Nupur Thapliyal16 Jan 2021 12:15 AMShare This – xIn a recent meeting conducted by the Supreme Court Bar Association, the members with a majority resolved to conduct the Supreme Court Bar Association elections in a hybrid form including both physical and virtual system of voting. The development came after the Executive Committee reconsidered its earlier resolution of conducting the SCBA elections for 2020-21 in an online…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a recent meeting conducted by the Supreme Court Bar Association, the members with a majority resolved to conduct the Supreme Court Bar Association elections in a hybrid form including both physical and virtual system of voting. The development came after the Executive Committee reconsidered its earlier resolution of conducting the SCBA elections for 2020-21 in an online mode by engaging an independent agency for conducting elections under the supervision of the Election Committee. This was done in the change in situation of the pandemic and the change of approach of governments while opening public places and offices. Therefore, in view of this, the Executive Committee confirmed that the elections for the SCBA should be held at the earliest. The Executive Committee further clarified that the Election Committee shall decide the fresh dates of polling and holding elections not later than the third week of February 2021. The Committee also suggested that the elections should be conducted in a hybrid manner i.e. via physical and virtual voting methods. “The Election Committee is requested to consider this. As the suggestion to hold election is in hybrid form, the Election Committee may consider staggering the voting process in a phased manner.” The resolution said. The Supreme Court Bar Association was in the news earlier this week after Mr. Dushyant Dave, former President of SCBA tendered his resignation on Thursday. In the letter, Dave specified that since the term of the Executive Committee has come to an end and the Committee is planning to hold elections virtually, it would not be possible for him to hold the position as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee. The Executive Committee also resolved that the Hon’ble CJI S.A. Bobde be requested to commence physical hearing from 1st February 2021. The members of the Executive Committee, with a majority, noted that in the view of tremendous hardships being faced by the advocates in the hearings being conducted virtually, the Committee was of the opinion that the physical hearings must be resumed. The Committee therefore requested the CJI that in the event of the effect of the pandemic being declined and the decision of the government for rolling out the covid vaccine, it would be necessary for the Supreme Court to “restore the optimum working of the judicial system in the larger public interest.”Next Storylast_img read more