Supreme Court Weekly Round-up
CJI calls for a meeting of Collegium to fill vacancies in HCs
With the National Judicial Appointments Commission declared unconstitutional in a momentous decision rendered by the Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu has reportedly called a meeting of the Supreme Court collegium to recommend names for appointment and elevation to High Courts of the country.
Murder alleging Love Jihad : SC upholds conviction
The Supreme Court of India Division Bench comprising of Justices Fakkir Mohamed Kalifulla and Uday Umesh Lalit dismissed the appeal by Special Leave preferred by two accused persons in Sultan Meeran Murder case against the confirmation of the sentence passed by the High Court of Madras and thus affirmed the conviction and sentence for life sentence recorded by the Principal Sessions Judge, Coimbatore
Substitute arbitrator appointment according to Original arbitrator appointment rules
Interpreting the provision for appointment of substitute Arbitrator under Section 15(2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, the Supreme Court in Shailesh Dhairyawan vs Mohan Balkrishna Lulla, held that Section 15(2), regulates appointment of a substitute arbitrator, and requires that such an appointment shall be made according to the rules which were applicable to the appointment of an original arbitrator.
The Supreme Court of India has issued a circular announcing the opening of the facility if a Crèche (Child Care Centre at the Supreme Court), for children in the age group of 6 months to two years, of the Members of SCBA practicing at the Supreme Court and officers and employees of the Registry. It will be functional from November 4, 2015 from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm from Mondays to Fridays and from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on all working Saturdays.