Supreme Court orders setting up of 25 special courts for check bounce cases

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In the wake of pending check bounce cases, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to a pilot study in which special courts, headed by retired judicial officers, will be set up to deal exclusively with cases.

  • The pilot study will be conducted for a period of 1 year from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

  • 25 special courts will be set up in five districts each of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, where a maximum number of check bounce cases are pending.

  • After evaluating the performance of one year, these courts will be expanded across the country.

  • Special courts set up for pilot studies shall follow the same procedure in respect of trial as mandated by the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

  • These special courts will deal with these cases under the Negotiable Instruments Act.

  • There are 44 lakh cases of check bounce pending in the whole country, out of which maximum cases are pending in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Supreme Court of India

  • The Supreme Court of India came into existence on 28 January 1950.

  • The Supreme Court of India was constituted in accordance with Chapter IV of Part V of the Constitution of India. The fourth chapter of the Indian Constitution is "Union Judiciary".

  • The Chief Justice of India is the head of the Supreme Court, which has a maximum of 34 judges.

  • Major Articles related to Supreme Court

  • Article 124 - Constitution and establishment of the Supreme Court of India

  • Article 129 - Supreme Court to be court of record

  • Article 132, 133, 134 - Appellate jurisdiction of Supreme Court is empowered

  • Article 135 - The power of the Federal Court is given to the Supreme Court

  • Article 138 - Regarding extension of jurisdiction of Supreme Court

  • Chief Justice of Supreme Court - Justice Nathalapati Venkata Ramana (48th)

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