Centre moots policy to cut down litigations involving govt
The Centre is in the process of finalizing a policy for reducing the number of court cases against the government.
The National Litigation Policy, currently being drafted by the Union ministry of law and justice, aims to put in place legal provisions and remedies to cut down the staggering number of litigations against the government.
One measure, being mulled in this direction, is to encourage judges through award of credit points for settling cases through compromise, thereby cutting down in the number of government litigations.
Union law and justice minister D V Sadananda Gowda shared this policy information with BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Avinash Rai Khanna, who had written to the government urging it to consider higher credit points for judges in lieu of settlement of cases against the government through compromise.