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Parliament has passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2022

Parliament has passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2022 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today amid din. The Lok Sabha has already cleared the Bill. It seeks to amend the Family Courts Act, 1984. The Act allows state governments to establish Family Courts.

Speaking on the Bill, Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the importance of the legislation. He termed the bill important as it is related to family. He stressed the need to give priority to the family courts saying the government has urged the states and the High Courts to establish family courts in each district in the country.

He said there are 11 lakh cases pending in 715 courts and Centre has urged the judiciary to dispose them. The Minister said the Central government is providing infrastructure and other support to the courts.