Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Labour Court Is Not Functus Officio For Considering Application To Set Aside Ex Parte Award

The Supreme Court, in Haryana Suraj Malting Limited v. Phool Chand, held that labour court/industrial tribunal is not functus officio after the award has become enforceable as far as setting aside an ex parte award is concerned.

Central Excise Act: Measure Of Levy Won’t Be Controlled By Its Nature: SC Constitution Bench

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in Commissioner of Central Excise v. Grasim Industries Ltd., held that the measure of levy contemplated in Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944 will not be controlled by the nature of the levy.

Execution of Death Sentence In Child Rape- Murder Case Stayed

The Supreme Court stayed the execution of death sentence awarded to a man accused of rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. A bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Indu Malhotra, on the Special Leave Petition filed by one of the accused viz. Bhagwani, issued notice and called for original records from the high court.

Child Porn & Rape Videos: SC Slaps Rs.1-Lakh Fine Each On Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Whatsapp

The Supreme Court imposed costs of Rs. 1 lakh each on Yahoo, Facebook Ireland, Facebook India, Google India, Google Inc., Microsoft and Whats App for failing to abide by the directions given by it in the matter of videos of sexual violence and child pornography.

Independent Prosecution By De Facto Complainant Not Permissible In Sessions Case: SC Sets Aside HC Order Accepting HC’s Plea

The Supreme Court set aside an order of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh that allowed a de facto complainant to conduct the prosecution independently, by engaging an advocate.

BJP Leader S Ve Shekhar Gets Interim Protection From SC In ‘Facebook Forwarding Of Derogatory Post On Women Journalists’ Case

By way of interim relief to journalist and BJP leader S. Ve. Shekhar, the Supreme Court vacation bench of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha, on Tuesday, directed that no coercive action may be initiated against him in connection with the FIR registered under sections 504, 505(1)(c) and 509 of the IPC and section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women Harassment Act for allegedly sharing a derogatory Facebook post on women journalists.

SC Refuses to Stay Kerala Govt’s Notification to Revise Wages of Nurses in Pvt Hospital Sector

The Supreme Court vacation bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Navin Sinha on Monday refused to stay a notification dated April 23 issued by the Government of Kerala revising the minimum rates of wages payable to the employees in the private hospital sector, which superseded the existing rates of minimum wages fixed by notification of the year 2013.

SC Denies Relief To LLB Student Short Of Attendance Due To Pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant attendance relaxation to a second-year student of the LL.B course of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (DU) who had missed college due to her pregnancy.

SC Asks HCs Not To Entertain Petitions Relating To RBI Circular Prohibiting Virtual Currencies

The Supreme Court asked high courts across the country not to entertain any petition relating to the circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India on “Prohibition on dealing in Virtual Currencies’.

CLAT 2018- SC Suggests To Form Nodal Agency To Examine The Grievances Of Candidates, Asks NUALS To Reply

Hearing the writ petitions seeking the quashing of CLAT-2018 and praying for a retest, the Supreme Court vacation bench of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha on Thursday suggested setting up of a nodal agency to examine the grievances of candidates on a case to case basis and offer redressal. The Bench asked Senior Advocate V.Giri and Advocate Karthik  who appeared for National University of Advanced Legal Studies to reply tomorrow on this suggestion

SC Asks Centre to Consider Sanctioning Addl Posts and Allotting Addl Space in NCDRC

The Supreme Court directed the state governments to frame appropriate rules in exercise of the rule-making power under Section 30 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 in accordance with the Final Draft Model Rules submitted by the Union of India.