GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Law and Justice
(DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1699
TO BE ANSWERED ON MONDAY, THE 20TH JULY, 2009
Fast Track Courts for Cheque Bounce Cases.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the 18th Law Commission, headed by Justice A R Lakshmanan, has recommended for setting up of Fast Tract courts, to dispose of over 38 lakh cases of cheque bouncing;
(b) whether the Commission has also suggested an amendment to Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, to compel the drawer of a bounced cheque to pay 50 per cent of the amount on receipt of summons; and
(c) if so, the action proposed by Government in the matter?
MINISTER OF LAW & JUSTICE
(DR. M VEERAPPA MOILY)
(a) The 18th Law Commission, headed by Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, has recommended for setting up of Fast Track Courts of Magistrates to dispose of the dishonoured cheque cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
(b) No, Sir.
(c) Does not arise.