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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Railways

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 252  

TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.11.2009

Pending Accident Claims in Tribunals

 

252. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of Railways be please to state:

 (a)    the number of accident claims pending as on 1st November, 2009 with various Accident Claims  Tribunal, Tribunal-wise;

(b)   the number out of them which are more than three years old and less than three years but more than one year old;

(c)    the reasons for the delay in their disposal; and

(d)   the steps being taken to expedite them?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI E. AHAMED)

  (a) & (b):  A statement is attached.

(c): Reasons for delay in settlement of cases are as under:-

(1)     Non Availability of heirship title with the claimants.

(2)    Adjournment sought by the applicant/their counsel for producing their witnesses or other evidence.

(3)    Transfer of claims cases from on Bench to the other

(4)    Vacancies of Members from time to time.

(d): Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT) is a quasi judicial body and no time frame is prescribed for disposal of cases. Chairman/RCT is empowered to depute a Member one Bench to the other Bench for holding Circuit Bench to clear the backlog