Seeking public comments on preliminary draft of Public Contracts (Resolution of Disputes) Bill, 2015

Seeking public comments on preliminary draft of Public Contracts (Resolution of Disputes) Bill, 2015
Last Date Jun 30,2015 17:00 PM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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The Finance Minister in his budget speech for the Union Budget 2015-16 interalia stressed the need to streamline the institutional arrangements for resolution of disputes relating ...

The Finance Minister in his budget speech for the Union Budget 2015-16 interalia stressed the need to streamline the institutional arrangements for resolution of disputes relating to public contracts and proposed to introduce Public Contracts (Resolution of Disputes) Bill. The relevant excerpt from his budget speech is as follows:

"73. On the other hand, disputes arising in public contracts take long to resolve, and the process is very costly too. My Government proposes to introduce Public Contracts (Resolution of Disputes) Bill, to streamline the institutional arrangements for resolution of such disputes."

2. Accordingly, a preliminary first draft of Public Contracts (Resolution of Disputes) Bill, 2015 has been prepared. The proposed legislation is envisaged to deal with the contracts entered into by Public Authority for construction projects and infrastructure projects including PPP projects.

3. The draft bill is attached for obtaining comments/views of stakeholders.

Last date/time to share your views is 30th June, 2015 by 5.00 PM.

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SIDDHARTH SINGH_4 4 years 5 months ago

19 Section 30 and 35
Section 35 subsection 2 Section 35 subsection 4
Section 35 subsection 5 appears to be contradictory. On the one hand section 30 states that the same is binding (shall have the same status as any other arbitral award) and no challenge shall lie, where as section 35 states that it shall be placed before this tribunal for the parties to accept. These powers are vast, and should be curbed to exclude matters of criminal or tortuous natureshould be done away with as infrastructu