"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The [Indian] Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Introduced in the Parliament

Readers may well be aware that the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which was introduced in the Lok Sabha and passed had lapsed. Yesterday (15 July 2019), the Government has introduced the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Rajya Sabha (here).

Although there are not many path-breaking changes, the Government seems to have heeded to some of the criticisms on the 2018 Bill.  For now, readers may have a look at the revisions made in the 2019 Bill from here. The revisions made in the 2019 Bill are marked in red. More on these revisions in another post.

Happy reading!