Economic Impact Of Judicial Decisions’:
The NITI Aayog has ordered the Jaipur-based research organisation Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International to study the “economic impact” of judgments delivered by Supreme Court (SC), high courts (HCs), and quasi-judicial bodies like the National Green Tribunal (NGT). It has also asked to study the “judicial activism” of such courts and tribunals.
- Judicial decisions have far-reaching economic impacts.
- These impacts are usually not taken into account at the time of decision making.
- This study will be completely funded by the NITI Aayog.
- The study will be conducted with the aim of “sensitizing the judiciary on the economic impact of their decisions”.
- The findings from the study will be used as the “training input for judges of the SC, HCs, commercial courts and NGT”.
- The total cost of the project initially was Rs 24.8 lakh. However, it is likely to go higher.
- CUTS International will study the economic impact of five different decisions by the SC and the NGT.
The five judgment include:
- The economic impact of the ban imposed by the SC in March 2019 on the construction of a greenfield airport at Mopa, Goa.
- SC’s February 2018 ban on iron ore mining in Goa.
- NGT ban on sand mining in the Yamuna river in Gautam Buddha Nagar in the year 2013.
- SC ban on construction of buildings in Delhi and National Capital Region
- SC’s decision to reject the opening of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant.