Motor Accident Compensation: SC Takes Suo Motu Case about Rs2,000 Crore Deposits in Gujarat Not Given To Claimants, Says Report
Moneylife Digital Team 08 July 2024
The Supreme Court has initiated a suo moto writ petition over large sums of money lying deposited in motor accident claims tribunals (MACT) and labour courts without being given to the beneficiaries, says a report.
 
According to a report from LiveLaw, a bench of justice Abhay Oka and justice Agustine George Masih says that an administrative order has been passed by chief justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud initiating a case based on an email sent to the court on 25 May 2024.
 
The email highlighted an issue regarding large sums of compensation money lying unclaimed with the MACTs and labour courts. According to the email, about Rs2,000 crore is deposited in Gujarat alone and no effort has been made to trace the beneficiaries of the compensation.
 
The Supreme Court issued a notice to Gujarat through the secretary of the department of law and justice and the registrar general of the Gujarat High Court, returnable on 26 July2024.
 
Meanwhile, the court directed the registrar general of the Gujarat HC and the law secretary of Gujarat to take steps to gather data on the amounts of compensation currently deposited with the MACTs and labour courts in the state, the report says.
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