The Kejriwal Government has approved an increase in honorarium to be paid to the Advocate Mediators. The decision was taken to recognize the significant contributions made by Advocate Mediators in resolving disputes through mediation. The Delhi Government has approved 13.86 Crore for the same.
In a statement, the Law Minister of Delhi, Shri Kailash Gahlot said, “I’m happy to announce that we have renewed the honorarium for the Advocate Mediators. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, we are committed to the welfare of our legal fraternity.”
The Delhi Government has increased its payment for cases settled through mediation in matrimonial (including criminal), custody, guardianship, probate, partition, and possession matters from Rs. 3000/- per case to Rs. 5000/- per case.
In cases that are connected, the Kejriwal Government will now pay Rs. 1000/- per case, with a maximum limit of Rs. 3000/- (irrespective of the number of connected cases). Previously, Advocate Mediators were receiving Rs. 500/- per case, with a maximum limit of Rs. 1000/- (regardless of the number of connected cases). Earlier, in case of no settlement, no honorarium was paid, but now an honorarium of Rs. 2500/- shall be paid for no settlement.