The Jharkhand Judicial Academy organized a seminar on ‘compensation claimed against motor vehicle accident’ in the capital city on Saturday.
Addressing the audience, the Supreme Court judge M.Y. Iqbal said that a lot of people do not receive any compensation against motor vehicle accidents. It is their right and People must be made aware about this. He further said that the family members of the victim must be given adequate compensation as the person who dies in an accident has nothing to lose further, but the entire family suffers lifelong.
He further added that the judicial officers should focus on this issue, so that more and more compensation could be provided to the kin of the victim. All the facts should be taken care of before taking any decision.
Motor Vehicle Act when first came into force in 1954, had no expressed provision relating to compensation. It was added later in the year 1956. Later in the year, 1988 and subsequently in 1994 it was amended for higher compensation. It was also made flexible, so that more and more people could easily get the benefits.
Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, R. Banumathi taking reference of the Supreme Court cases, asked for quick disposal of such cases. He further said that a large number of cases relating to motor vehicle accidents are pending in the Courts. These cases should be disposed off as quickly as possible.
Justice R.R. Prasad gave the welcome speech and vote of thanks was given by Justice Amitabh Kumar Gupta. The other dignitaries present in the seminar were High Court judge Justice P.P. Bhatt, SP Mishra, Prashant Kumar, Apresh Kumar, Director Jharkhand Judicial Academy and other judicial officers of Ranchi and other cities.