India’s first Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre and Commercial Court has been inaugurated in Raipur. It also consists of arbitration centre and a mediation centre.
“I am hopeful that this place will serve as a milestone for resolving law related problems and improving the law functionary in the state,” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh was quoted as saying at the inauguration ceremony.
“I remember the day in New Delhi when the Supreme Court judge had expressed desire of having a commercial court in Chhattisgarh. It was then that I said that it is possible through joint efforts,” he added.
“There has been a rapid progress in industrial sector during the past 10 years in the state. Several memoranda of understanding (MoU) had been signed with national as well as global companies. The establishment of the nation's first Commercial Court and Commercial Dispute Resolution Center will help the investors and business world,” he further said.
The premises house ultra modern facilities such as video-conferencing, e-court, e-library, e-filing and e-summons.
The Chief Minister also informed that all the Gram Panchayats will be up-linked to broadband connectivity in the next two years. He added that the users will be provided with 36 State Government services online in the initial phase while the facility will be upgraded up in due course of time.
Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta, Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Naveen Sinha and State Industry Minister Amar Agrawal, State Law Minister Mahesh Gagda, Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Aman Kumar Singh and Industry Secretary Subodh Kumar Singh were also present at the inaugural ceremony.