Assam government decided to come up with new litigation policies

Published on August 20, 2022
Current Context: Assam government decided to come up with new litigation policies, cases with a quantum of sentences of fewer than three years will be withdrawn.
Assam government decided to come up with new litigation policies
  • Assam government decides to withdraw cases with the quantum of sentence of fewer than three years. The state government will wipe out 86,000 cases by this measure.
  • At an official ceremony Justice R M Chayya, Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court and Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated Barpeta district's newly constructed judicial court building.
  • The government of Assam in the next three years will spend Rs 300 crore for the development and upgradation of the district and sub-divisional judicial courts of the various districts in the state.
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma in his independence day speech announced that the government will withdraw one lakh minor cases to reduce the burden on lower courts. The government will withdraw all cases of mild nature involving objectionable comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc. This will clear nearly one lakh pending cases in Assam and the court can focus on clearing 4.5 lakh other cases.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Assam - Himanta Biswa Sarma
    • Governor of Assam - Jagadish Mukhi

Question: 

Q.1 Which state government has decided to set up new litigation policies and withdraw cases with a quantum of sentence of fewer than three years?
a. Sikkim
b. Maharashtra
c. Assam
d. Odisha

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