New Law Minister hits the ground running Ashwani Kumar declares support for commercial Benches in High Courts says Accountability Bill will not harm judicial independence

New Law Minister hits the ground running Ashwani Kumar declares support for commercial Benches in High Courts says Accountability Bill will not harm judicial independence

Barely three days into his tenure as Minister of Law and Justice, Ashwani Kumar announced that he is in support of the establishment of separate “commercial Benches” in the various High Courts via the Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009 (the Bill) to deal exclusively with commercial matters. The new Law Minister also spoke to journalists about the pending Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, which is likely to be discussed in the upcoming Winter Session of the Parliament.

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