SC extends limitation period for filing under the arbitration and reconciliation Act, 1996
May 7, 2020
In view of its earlier order dated 23 March 2020 extending the limitation period for filing in all proceedings with effect from 15 March 2020 until further orders, the Supreme Court has suo moto directed that all periods of limitation under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 shall be extended with effect from 15 March 2020 till further orders.
In case the limitation has expired after 15 March 2020, then the period from 15 March 2020 till the date on which the lockdown is lifted in the jurisdictional area where the dispute lies or where the cause of action arises will stand extended for a period of 15 days after the lifting of lockdown.
A copy of the order dated 6 May 2020 has been attached for reference.
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