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Madhya Pradesh State Lawsuit Management Policy approved

Bhopal, Apr 3 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government today gave approval to the Madhya Pradesh State Lawsuit Management Policy-2018.
A decision in this regard was taken during a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here, an official release said.
Under the policy, state-level and department-level empowered committees as well as district-level monitoring committees will be constituted for effective management, supervision and handling of lawsuits.
Grievances redressal system will be established to redress complaints of government officers and employees in each department at district and state levels. Redressal of such complaints will be ensured within eight weeks.
In order to make available a competent and professional legal officer in departments, a regular cadre will be developed under the control and supervision of the law department.
By making the appeal process simple, right to appeal has been given to the concerned collector/ district authority in the cases related to government lands and properties, in which an order or decision has been passed against the government. Necessity of separate permission of the law department for review has been abolished.
For strengthening the alternate dispute redressal mechanism, a provision has been made in the policy for maximum use of mediums such as arbitration to resolve disputes. A competent and effective procedure will be set up to withdraw cases by identifying minor cases and the cases which have become unproductive, so that number of pending cases could be reduced.
Several provisions are being made for effective management of court cases and to make administrative arrangements more accountable at state/department/district level.
Directives will be prepared to clearly state the work and responsibilities and to strengthen the working procedure of government law officers, advocates, prosecutors and in-charge officers of the cases.
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