Oct 6, 2022
Recently the Parliamentary Standing Committee recommended substantial changes to the Mediation Bill.
What is Alternate Dispute Resolution? Critically analyze provisions of the Mediation Bill, 2021.
There is no standalone legislation for mediation in India. There are several statutes containing mediation provisions, such as
Need of Single Law on Mediation
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ADR and Mediation Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) refers to means by which disputes are settled outside the traditional court system. In India, modes of ADR include arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and Lok Adalats.
Mediation is a voluntary process in which parties try to settle disputes with the assistance of an independent third person (the mediator).
A mediator does not impose a solution on the parties but creates a conducive environment in which they can resolve their dispute.
The mediation process depends on the choice of parties, and there are no strict or binding rules of procedure.
Advantages of Mediation Its voluntary and non-adversarial nature.
The flexibility and confidentiality of the processIts speed and cost effectiveness, The finality of consensual settlements.
As a mode of ADR, mediation may also help reduce the case burden on courts.
News Source: The Hindu, PRS
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