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Fresh doubts about validity of appointments to NHRC‏

Fresh doubts about validity of appointments to NHRC‏

There is considerable evidence to suggest that the appointment in 2013 of former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Cyriac Joseph and former Police Chief S.C. Sinha as members of the National Human Rights Commission violate the transparency norms prescribed by the Supreme Court in P.J. Thomas case. Significant revelations have been brought forward by the recently published book, "Constitutional Conundrums: Challenges to India's Democratic Process", authored by senior journalist V. Venkatesan. Renowned legal journalist, Venkatesan makes several revelations in the book by filing several RTI applications in the process of unearthing relevant information.  Some of the replies to his applications …

Supreme Court Rules 2013: An insight into the changes

Supreme Court Rules 2013: An insight into the changes

Changes have been introduced into the rules according to which the apex court of the country functions. These have come by way of a gazette notification on the new regulations, to be called the Supreme Court Rules, 2013. The notification replaces the SC Rules, 1966. The maximum period for summer vacations has been reduced from ten weeks to seven weeks. A few duties of the Registrar have been transferred to the Secretary General. The Secretary General shall now have the custody of the records of the Court. In the absence of the Secretary General, the functions of the Secretary General may be exercised by the Registrar nominated by the Chief Justice. Official seal will also be kept in the …

Breaking;  Commission appointed under Commissions of Inquiry Act is not a Court for the purposes of Contempt of Courts Act; Truth is a defence in Contempt proceedings: Constitution Bench [Read the Judgment]

Breaking; Commission appointed under Commissions of Inquiry Act is not a Court for the purposes of Contempt of Courts Act; Truth is a defence in Contempt proceedings: Constitution Bench [Read the Judgment]

A Constitution Bench of the apex Court, comprising of CJI Lodha, Justice Anil R. Dave, Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.K. Singh, while deciding on two contempt petitions, held that merely because a Commission of Inquiry is headed by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court, it cannot qualify as an extended arm of the Court. Considering the 2006 amendment, it also stated that the Court may now permit truth as a defence if two things are satisfied, viz., (i) it is in public interest and (ii) the request for invoking said defence is bona fide. There were two questions posed before the Court. First was whether the functions which are discharged by the Supreme Court …

Judgment in Shanti Bhushan and Another Vs Union of India (2007) echoes Justice Katju’s allegations [Read the Judgment]

Judgment in Shanti Bhushan and Another Vs Union of India (2007) echoes Justice Katju’s allegations [Read the Judgment]

Former Supreme Court Judge and present Chairman of Press Council of India, Mr. Markandey Katju stirred a storm yesterday, when he posted shocking revelations on Facebook, regarding the conduct of three former Chief Justices of India, CJIs Justice Lahoti, Justice Sabharwal and Justice K.G. Balakrishnan in granting extension and confirming a corrupt judge. The post has frenzied a debate and brought to fore, the discussion regarding the corruption that exists within the judiciary, as well as the collegium system which was described by Justice Ruma Pal, as "one of the best kept secrets in the country." Read the Facebook post here. Justice S. Ashok Kumar, was first sworn in as additional …

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  • Teaching Vacancies at Nirma University, Ahmadabad

    Nirma University has invited applications for the recruitment in Institute of Law on the post of Professor/Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor Name of Post: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor: Law Pay Scale Professor:  Pay Band- 37400-67000, Academic Grade Pay (AGP) – …

  • Vacancy at National Human Rights Commission, Delhi

    National Human Rights Commission invited application for the posts of Research Consultant/Research Associate on contract basis on payment of lump sum contractual amount in the National Human Rights Commission. Name of Posts: Research Consultant and Research Associate Pay Scale  Research …

  • Assistant Professor Vacancy at Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

    Damodram Sanjivayya National Law University has  invited  application for the post of Assistant Professor from candidates with PhD/ NET/ SLET/ SET to attend a WALK-IN-INTERVIEW on July7, 2014 at 10-00a.m at DSNLU Campus Visakhapatnam. Name of Post: Assistant Professor Pay Scale: Rs 35,000/- per …

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