Civil Courts Amendment Bill, 2021 was placed in the Jatiya Sangad aiming to raise the financial jurisdiction of the Judges of the lower court for disposal of civil cases.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haq today (Tuesday) placed the bill in the House with Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin SharminChaudhury in the chair.
Piloting the bill, the minister said the proposed bill has been placed in the house for amending the previous Civil Courts Act, 1887.
Earlier, the cabinet in principle approved the draft of “the Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021”.
He said the higher threshold of the pecuniary jurisdiction was increased at Tk 1.5 million instead of the existing Tk 200,000 for an assistant judge while Taka 2.5 million in place of Tk 400,000 for a senior assistant judge in case of trying civil suits, according to the proposed law.
If the proposed law is passed, an assistant judge can try civil cases having asset value of maximum Tk 1.5 million each while a senior assistant judge can try a civil suit having asset value of maximum Taka 2.5 million.
The minister urged the House to send the bill to the concerned parliamentary standing committee for providing reports with three days, reports BSS.