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Raj Cabinet Approves Draft Bill On ‘vexatious’ Litigation

by RajasthanDirect
Sep 09, 2015

The Vasundhara Raje Cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft of the Rajasthan Vexatious Litigation (Prevention) Bill, 2015, which forbids people from petitioning in lower and High courts on unreasonable grounds.

The Bill would be tabled in the upcoming session of State Assembly slated to function from September 16, Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister R. S. Rathore said here.

A draft of the Rajasthan Vexatious Litigation (Prevention) Bill, 2015, was approved by the Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, he said.

As per provisions of the proposed bill, it would empower the State Advocate General and people to challenge any frivolous or mischievous petitions, and get it dismissed in the court, Mr. Rathore said.

He categorically said there were many RTI activists, who sometimes use this kind of vexatious litigations due to political rivalry or selfish interest to malign the image of others (politicians).

The States of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, and Goa have already passed this Act, he said.

Source from : thehindu

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