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“Enforcing Contracts Portal” launched by the Justice Department

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    6th Jul, 2021

 “Enforcing Contracts Portal” was inaugurated by the Department of Justice.


 “Enforcing Contracts Portal” was inaugurated by the Department of Justice.


About the Enforcing Contracts Portal

  • The “Enforcing Contracts” indicator is one of the measures to generate the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index.
    • The Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index is a ranking system that is an indication of an economy’s position relative to that of other economies across 11 areas of business regulation.
    • Currently, only the cities of Delhi and Mumbai are under the purview of the Ease of Doing Business surveyby the World Bank. Kolkata and Bengaluru are likely to be included in the Doing Business Report in the future.
  • The portal is envisioned to be a comprehensive source of information about the legislative and policy reforms being undertaken on the “Enforcing Contracts” parameters.
    • The “Enforcing Contracts” indicator is one such essential area that measures time and cost to resolve a standardized commercial dispute as well as a series of good practices in the judiciary.
  • It includes the latest data related to the functioning and disposal of commercial cases in the Dedicated Commercial Courts of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.
    • These Dedicated Commercial Courts have been established for the speedy resolution of commercial disputes and boast of dedicated infrastructure and exclusive judicial human power.
  • The portal contains several features such as:
    • details/links of the Dedicated Commercial Courts in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata
    • instructive videos related to e-filing
    • advocate registration
    • manuals on using the Electronic Case Management Tools(ECMTs) like JustIS app for judicial officers
    • e-Courts services app for use by lawyers (developed by the e-Committee, Supreme Court of India)
    • a repository of all related commercial laws for ready reference
  • The new portal also hosts online reporting by all High Courts regarding the Mediation and Arbitration centers.

Doing Business Report 

  • The Doing Business Report is released by the World Bank Group.
  • It benchmarks business regulations across 191 economies of the world.
  • Doing Business covers 12 areas of business regulation.
  • Ten of these areas—starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency—are included in the ease of doing business score and ease of doing business ranking.

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