Government to introduce new Arbitration Bill in winter session of Parliament


Kiren Rijiju said the central government wanted to work in coordination with the judiciary.


Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday that the central government would introduce a bill on arbitration during the winter session of parliament.

The government wants to make India a global arbitration hub, Rijiju said during a program where President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stones of the National Law University, from a parking lot to several levels and a chamber of advocates in the High Court of Allahabad.

“After the establishment of the university, 180 LLB and 80 LLM students will be admitted each year,” said the Minister of Justice.

He added that apart from this, provision will be made for legal research at the university and accommodation facilities will be available for everyone on campus.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Center wants to work closely with all universities and law academies, the minister said, adding that the government is committed to strengthening the country’s legal system.

Mr. Rijiju said the central government wanted to work in coordination with the judiciary.

He also wants to coordinate with state governments so that problems encountered by lower courts can be analyzed, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the university will be dedicated to the country’s first president, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who had a deep connection to Allahabad.

The chief minister said India’s chief justice will be a “visitor” to the university.

“I assure you that for any kind of development, modernization and technological upgrading, the state government will provide full cooperation,” he said.

Yogi Adityanath also said that the state government sanctioned Rs 70 crore for scanning in subordinate courts.

The state government has sanctioned Rs 30 crore for the purchase of computers for the High Court, Rs 20 crore for lower courts and Rs 18 crore for judicial officers.

Addressing the programme, Governor Anandiben Patel said, “It is the President’s special devotion to Uttar Pradesh that on August 25 he laid the foundation stone of AYUSH University in Gorakhpur and today , he laid the foundation stone of a law school in Allahabad”.


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