8 special courts designated for speedy trial under Companies Act

8 special courts designated for speedy trial under Companies Act

In a step towards speedy justice, the Centre has designated eight courts as special courts across the country to deal with cases arising out of violations under the Companies Act, 2013.

The eight courts were designated after receiving due concurrence of the respective High Court Chief Justices of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Madras and Manipur.

A notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in this regard stated that the courts will try offences punishable with imprisonment of two years or more under the Companies Act, 2013.

The Companies Act 2013 confers the powers to the Central Government by Sub-Section (1) of Section 435 to establish or designate, by notification, as many special courts as may be necessary. Special courts shall be deemed to be Court of Session and the person conducting a prosecution before a special court shall be deemed to be a public prosecutor.

With efforts to improve India’s stand in ease of doing business taking an important spot in India’s policy circles, this move aimed at ensuring speedy disposal of cases is a welcome measure.

Following is the list of courts designated as special courts:


















































Sl. No.Existing CourtJurisdiction as Special Court
1.Sessions Judge, BilaspurState of Chhattisgarh
2.Court of Special Judge, (Sati Niwaran), JaipurState of Rajasthan
3.Court of Sessions Judge and 2nd Additional Sessions Judge, S.A.S. NagarState of Punjab
4.Court of Sessions Judge and 2nd Additional Sessions Judge, Gurgaon

State of Haryana
5.Court of Sessions Judge and 2nd Additional Sessions Judge, Chandigarh

Union Territory of Chandigarh
6.I Additional District and Sessions Court, CoimbatoreDistricts of Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Krishnagiri, Namakkal, Nilgiris, Salem and Tiruppur.
7.II Additional District and Sessions Court, PuducherryUnion Territory of Puducherry
8.Sessions Judge, Imphal EastState of Manipur

Read the notification here.