International Arbitration Centre to be set up in Gift city in Gandhinagar, says FM Sitharaman. International Arbitration centre will be set up in Gift city in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar in a bid to provide faster dispute resolution, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Tuesday while presenting Budget 2022-23 in the parliament.
According to previous reports, this international arbitration centre will be on the lines of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre or London Commercial Arbitration centre.
Gift City regulator IFSCA had revealed that GIFT-IFSC, which is currently the country’s sole international financial services centre, has an entirely separate financial jurisdiction with the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA) as the unified regulator that has a holistic view of the financial sector and enables its seamless integration. The IFSCA has been empowered under 14 separate Central Acts, its Chairman Injeti Srinivas had said.
GIFT City is an integrated development on 886 acres of land with 62 mn sq. ft. of built-up area which includes office spaces, residential apartments, schools, hospitals, Hotels, Clubs, Retail and various Recreational facilities. “GIFT City is a new Financial & Technology Gateway of India for the World,” the website reads. It added that the City is equipped with some of the latest technology and the best amenities available for its residents.