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BS Number Wise: India's justice system picks up some speed, shows data

Dedicated commercial courts can serve as an example for reducing pendency

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Ishaan Gera New Delhi
The Ease of Doing Business reports had their misgivings, but they captured how well the legal system did to enforce contracts. India ranked lower than most economies — 163 out of 190 countries — on the parameter despite jumping 67 positions on the main index in 2020.

The government’s Department of Justice and the Supreme Court’s eCommittee set up dedicated commercial courts to improve India’s performance. Doing business reports were discontinued in 2021, but efforts to settle commercial cases seem to be paying off. 

Data released by the department shows that the time for settling commercial cases in Delhi and Mumbai has

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 10:38 PM IST

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