The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 Act, 2008

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The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 Act, 2008

THE GRAM NYAYALAYAS ACT, 2008 ACT, 2008

NO. 4 OF 2009

[7th January, 2009.]

An Act to provide for the establishment of Gram Nyayalayas at the grass roots level for the purposes of providing access to justice to the citizens at their doorsteps and to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of social, economic or other disabilities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

1.

Short title, extent and commencement.

1. Short title, extent and commencement. - (1) This Act may be called the Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the State of Nagaland, the State of Arunachal Pradesh, the State of Sikkim and to the tribal areas.

Explanation.-In this sub-section, the expression "tribal areas" means the areas specified in Parts I, II, IIA and III of the Table below paragraph 20 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution within the State of Assam, the State of Meghalaya, the State of Tripura and the State of Mizoram, respectively.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification published in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may be appointed for different States.

2.

Definitions.

2. Definitions. - In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Gram Nyayalaya" means a court established under sub-section (1) of section 3;

(b) "Gram Panchayat" means an institution (by whatever name called) of self-g...

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