Sunday, March 11, 2007

CJ stresses clear law on deadline

Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel has expressed the view that the Act on Deadline should be clear-cut, explicit and practical.Inaugurating a discussion on formulation of laws related to time limit organised by the Nepal Law Reforms Commission here today, Chief Justice (CJ) Poudel stressed that the Act related to the deadline should be made scientific in consistent with the changing society.In general, the deadline fixed by law for lodging cases at the court is called the time limit.Attorney General Yagya Murti Banjade expressed the view that an individual's right to get justice should not be constricted due to the legal deadline and the provisions on the deadline should be made so that it would not hinder access to justice.Chairman of the Commission, Baburaja Joshi said that a new Bill is being brought with the objective of streamlining the provisions of the deadline scattered in various Acts in simple-to-understand language so that people would not be deprived of getting justice due to cumbersome provisions on deadline.Secretary of the Commission, Mohan Banjade said that the Commission has prepared the draft of the Act Related to Deadline to making the Acts pertaining to deadlines timely. At present, provisions on the deadline have been made in the Civil Code and other laws.

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