Survey on anti-bribery and corruption by deloitte

According to a survey by Deloitte Forensic around 55 per cent of the people said that they were not sure if their organisation had specific policies on anti-bribery and what it said, 61 per cent said their companies did not discuss such issues that are related to bribery and corruption. Also 65 per cent said they did not receive emails from their senior management pertaining to this issue. Continue reading

Special wing of the punjab police to handle complaints from NRI’s

In the past one year complaints from Punjabi NRIs have increased twofold. On the initiative of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the Punjab Police introduced a NRI wing aimed at achieving fast track results, which received about 8000 complaints this year as opposed to 3,852 complaints the previous year and the establishment of NRI Courts. Continue reading

Bribery and corruption in India: Ernst and Young survey reports that Ernst and Young through its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services section conducted a survey on bribery and corruption in India. About 95 percent of those who the survey felt that they had to pay bribes for getting even legitimate work done or to speed up the process. Continue reading

Tackling the backlog of cases pending in indian courts

The Indian Express reports that Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, concerned about the fact that there are more than three crore (300,000) cases pending in all courts across India, that he has asked Chief Justices of all High Courts through written letters to ensure that cases that are pending for five years or more in subordinate judiciaries are expeditiously disposed of, and encouraging lawyers and the judiciary to cooperate in this regard. Continue reading

Alternative Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in India

Former Supreme Court judges Justice A.K.Sikri and Justice S.S. Nijjar, underlined the need for a sincere and focused approach to arbitration and advised the legal fraternity to look into the reasons as to why Indian arbitration has been unable to make an impression on the International business community in relation to effective arbitration. Continue reading

Need for changes in the Indian arbitration system

According to retired Justice AP Shah, Chairman of Law Commission of India, in India, advocates and judges do not understand the difference between an arbitration proceeding and a traditional litigation. He said that the core idea behind arbitration is speedy redressal which has not yet been understood. During a lecture that he delivered in the Madras High Court premises and organised by Indian Law Institute, he stated that the way ad hoc arbitration is conducted saddens him. Continue reading