What is the Nyaya Panchayat? State some of its functions.
Nyaya Panchayat is a part of the Panchayat system which is formed to settle disputes among the villagers.
It various functions are:
- It strives to solve petty criminal and civil cases, wherein the parties in dispute explain their sides to the members of the Panchayat.
- They have the power to impose small fines, but cannot send people to jail. Their main aim is to provide cheap and quick justice.
- If any side remains unsatisfied they can appeal to the District or High Court.