Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up
Leases of Mining Companies will not be lapsed automatically
Supreme Court held that lapse of mining lease as contemplated under Section 4A(4) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 is not automatic, and that, for a lease to lapse, express order needs to be passed.
Costs imposed on 26 States and 7 UTs for failure to file responses in prison reform case
The Supreme Court bench on Monday, imposed costs of Rs.25000 each on all the States and Union Territories except Bihar, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir. The States, which were fined for their failure to file responses in a case dealing with prison reform, were asked to deposit the amount within a period of three weeks, with the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee for utilization of juvenile justice issues.
No benefits can be granted to LIC employees in absence of Rules framed
Supreme Court held that no benefits can be granted to the employees Life Insurance Corporation of India only on the basis of the resolution passed by the corporation in the absence of a Rule framed in that regard. Apex Court bench comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh remanded the matter to respective High Courts.
BCCI slammed over fund allocations to State Associations
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the BCCI for making “one excuse or other” to prolong implementation of the recommendations of the panel headed by justice R M Lodha on bringing reforms in the functioning and composition of the Board and also for objecting to most of its suggestions.
The BCCI on Friday again came under fire from the apex court for maintaining that any judicial interference in its functioning would compromise its autonomy with the Supreme Court sternly asking it why it was stonewalling attempts to include CAG within its governing council but was pleading for permitting politicians and government officials within its fold.
Centre directed to formulate a ‘National Plan’ for disaster management
Supreme Court directed the Centre to formulate a concrete National Plan to deal with the post disaster situation that has social and economic impact, especially in respect of the people who belong to socially extremely vulnerable sections including agriculturists.
Mallya asked to disclose all his assets
Supreme Court in a significant order directed Vijay Mallya to declare all assets including of his wife and children to ascertain how much can be recovered. ‘The assets are to be updated as on March 31, 2016’, the court said.
Prof. Sai Baba granted bail
Supreme Court of India has granted Bail to former Delhi University Professor G.N.Saibaba in a Sedition Case.
Nirbhaya case hearing on
The Supreme Court on Tuesday finally began hearing the appeal filed by the four adult convicts in the gruesome Nirbhaya gang rape and murder against the death sentence handed down by the trial court and Delhi High Court.
CPIL Plea dismissed
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation alleging irregularities in grant of 4G licenses to MukeshAmbani’s Reliance JioInfocomm Ltd (RJIL).