Task force to prepare judiciary for ease of doing business

The Ministry of Law and Justice has ​listed 12 reforms that should be adopted by courts to improve India’s present World Bank ranking.

Published: 31st December 2016 10:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st January 2017 01:02 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI:  To improve India’s ranking in the world of business and attract investments, the government has constituted a nine-member task force, which will prepare a roadmap for the judiciary so that more companies invest in India and face minimal litigation.

The Ministry of Law and Justice under the aegis of Secretary, Department of Justice, has listed 12 reforms that should be adopted by courts to improve India’s present World Bank ranking of 130 out of 189 countries.

India improved its position on three counts—starting a business, getting construction permits and accessing electricity—in the 2015 edition of the Ease of Doing Business Index, but saw its performance go down in accessing credit and paying taxes.

The panel will comprise Joint Secretary Shailendra Singh, Department of Industrial and Promotion, Registrar General, Delhi High Court, Bombay High Court, Secretary (Law), Delhi and Maharashtra government, Joint secretary (e-courts), Department of Justice and Mahendra Khandelwal, Additional Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs.


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