Salient features of Gram Nyayalaya Act
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding Gram Nyayalayas?
1) The Gram Nyayalaya shall not be bound by the rules of evidence provided in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
2) One cannot appeal against the decision of the Gram Nyayalaya except to the High Court and the Supreme Court.- Published on 01 Dec 16
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Only 1
Some salient features -
- the Gram Nyayalaya shall not be bound by the rules of evidence provided in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to any rule made by the High Court
- appeal in criminal cases shall lie to the Court of Session (in civil cases shall lie to the District Court), which shall be heard and disposed of within a period of six months from the date of filing of such appeal
- the Gram Nyayalaya shall be established for every Panchayat at intermediate level or a group of contiguous Panchayats at intermediate level in a district or where there is no Panchayat at intermediate level in any State, for a group of contiguous Panchayats