1 June 2020

Search Results for Tag : Constitution


Government ban on crude palm oil imports through Kerala ports in public interest(21.08.2015)

The Supreme Court held that there existed “sufficient public good” in banning the import of crude palm oil through ports in Kerala. The government had.....

Tags : Import ban, validity, constitutionality, palm oil


Constitutionality of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 upheld(16.09.2015)

The Bombay High Court summarised its position on the constitutionality and vires of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 as thus: “…if preventing f.....

Tags : Food safety, constitutionality, public interest


Reservation in sole position means unconstitutional exclusion(23.09.2015)

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal that a position comprised of a single post could be filled under the auspices of ‘reservation’. It reiterated a .....

Tags : Reservation, single, post, constitutionality


“Article 370 only provision of Constitution that applies to [J&K] on its own”(09.10.2015)

In a petition against the accelerated promotion of government servants in Jammu and Kashmir, under the auspices of reservation, the Jammu and Kashmir .....

Tags : Article 370, constitution, jammu and Kashmir, status


Gujarat HC quashes Gujarat Election Commission's order to postpone elections(23.10.2015)

The Gujarat High Court held Gujarat Election Commission’s act of postponing elections to be illegal. It opined that the recent unrest in the State was.....

Tags : Ordinance, constitution, Gujarat, municipal, election


Affordable housing for cattle put on Government’s plate(14.10.2015)

The High Court, hearing a matter on housing stray cattle, and the danger they pose by straying onto a highway, directed all Panchayats in the State .....

Tags : Cattle, slaughter, constitution, housing


Telangana and AP High Court upholds amendments to mining law(11.09.2015)

The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court rejected petitions that the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 was unreas.....

Tags : Mining, application, eligibility, constitutionality


High Court cannot deliberate on constitutional validity of own accord(18.03.2016)

Meghalaya High Court’s suo moto cognizance on provisions in the Meghalaya Lokayukta Act, 2014 pertaining to appointment of the Chairperson and Members.....

Tags : Suo moto, constitutional validity, human rights


Criminal defamation provisions to stay(13.05.2016)

The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 199 CrPC, provisions that deal with .....

Tags : criminal defamation, constitutional validity, misuse


Government’s pool pricing policy for natural gas upheld(19.04.2016)

The Supreme Court dismissed appeals against the government’s setting uniformly pool in the natural gas sector. The Government had contended that is un.....

Tags : natural gas, uniform pool pricing, constitutionality


Supreme Court strikes down words "adult male" from proviso of Section 2(q) DMV Act as same is contrary to object of affording protection to women(06.10.2016)

Present appeal arises out of a judgment passed by Division Bench of Bombay High Court raising an important question as to constitutional validity of S.....

Tags : Provision, Constitutional Validity


Notifications & Circulars

Approval of constitution of Local Committee for Kolkata area (Covering Kolkata Area) in West Bengal Region(27.07.2015)

Chairman of the Regional Board, West Bengal Region has approved constitution of Local Committee for Kolkata area (Covering Kolkata Area) in West Benga.....

Tags : Local Committee, Constitution


RBI constitutes a Committee on Household Finance(04.08.2016)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a committee to look at the various facets of household finance in India and to benchmark India's position v.....

Tags : Household Finance, Committee, Constitution


Monetary Policy Committee constitution under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 notified(29.09.2016)

The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (RBI Act) has been amended by the Finance Act, 2016, to provide for a statutory and institutionalised framework fo.....

Tags : Committee, Constitution


Constitution of Task Force for enabling dispensation of Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series Banknotes - Recalibration and reactivation of ATMs(14.11.2016)

It has become necessary to re-calibrate all ATMs/ Cash handling machines to dispense the new design notes following introduction of Mahatma Gandhi (Ne.....

Tags : Task force, Constitution, Bank Notes


Constitution of high level committee to review Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India(29.12.2016)

Justice Dispensing System in India has come under great stress for various reasons including huge pendency of cases in various courts. The injustice i.....

Tags : Committee, Constitution, Arbitration


Public Notice and Appeal to the Investors of Pacl Ltd.(22.02.2017)

It is brought to the notice of the General Public that in compliance of the order dated February 02, 2016 passed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.....

Tags : Notice, Invester, Committee, Constitution


13 communities to be added to Scheduled Tribes list(25.05.2016)

The Union Cabinet approved introduction of bills bringing amendments to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order 1950 to include several new communit.....

Tags : scheduled tribes, constitution, amendment


26 November declared ‘Constitution Day’(19.11.2015)

The Government of India has declared the 26th of November of every year as ‘Consti.....

Tags : Constitution day, law day, 26 November


Special Investigation Team(11.04.2017)

SIT has been constituted in pursuance of the Order dated 4.7.2011 of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.176 of 2009. Th.....

Tags : SIT, Constitution, Order, Supreme Court


Committee to Enquire Serious Issues against ST Employees Should Have Minimum of Two Members from ST Community(30.05.2017)

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has asked the Department of Personnel and Training to constitute a committee having minimum of two mem.....

Tags : Investigation, Committee, Constitution


New National Commission for Backward Classes to be constituted in same manner as National Commissions for SCs and STs(30.05.2017)

The new National Commission for Backward Classes will be constituted under Article 338B and will commence functioning as a constitutional authority, i.....

Tags : Backward Classes, Commission, Constitution


Government constitutes a committee to prepare the final draft of National Education Policy(26.06.2017)

The committee for preparation of final draft of National Education Policy has been constituted under the Chairmanship of eminent Scientist Padma Vibhu.....

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Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley constitutes a Group of Ministers and a Committee on Exports(12.09.2017)

In pursuance of decision taken in the 21st Meeting of GST Council held on 9th September, 2017 at Hyderabad, the Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jait.....

Tags : Committee, Exports, Constitution


Government constitutes a High Level Committee for proper management of water resources in North Eastern Region(04.10.2017)

The Government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER) under the Chairma.....

Tags : Committee, Constitution, Water resources, Management


Guidelines on Stripping/Reconstitution of Government Securities(03.05.2018)

1. Please refer to paragraph 7 of the Statement on Regulatory and Developmental Policies announced on April 5, 2018 regarding review of the mechanism .....

Tags : Reconstitution, Government Securities, Guidelines


Constitution of Committee for Standardization and Indigenization in Metro Rail Systems(26.06.2018)

1. Transport infrastructure is one of the most important factors for a country's progress. With rapid Industrialization, Urbanization, Globalization a.....

Tags : Constitution, Committee, Metro Rail Systems


Government approves the process of constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017(12.11.2018)

The Government has today approved the process of constitution of new Boards of Governors for the IIMs as per the IIM Act 2017. "The process of constit.....

Tags : Constitution, New Boards, Approval


Central Government notifies 'Mysore Palace Board', Karnataka, a board constituted by the Government of Karnataka, in respect of the specified income arising to that Board(09.04.2019)

S.O.1537(E).--In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (46) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby.....

Tags : Board, Constitution, Income from Palace


Constitution of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal for the purpose of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause of declaring the Sikhs For Justice as an unlawful association(07.08.2019)

Whereas Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has been declared as an unlawful association, vide, notification number S.O. 2469 (E) dated 10th July, 2019 published .....

Tags : Constitution, Tribunal, Adjudication


Cabinet approves Constitution of 22nd Law Commission of India for a term of three years(19.02.2020)

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved Twenty-second Law Commission of India for a period of three years fr.....

Tags : 22nd Law Commission, Constitution, Approval


Clarification in respect of appeal in regard to non-constitution of Appellate Tribunal(18.03.2020)

1. Various representations have been received wherein the issue has been decided against the registered person by the adjudicating authority or refund.....

Tags : Clarification, Non-constitution, Appellate Tribunal


Government has reconstituted the Indian Council of Historical Research(11.02.2019)

As per Rule 3 of Rules of ICHR, New Delhi, 1972, the Government has reconstituted the Council of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Del.....

Tags : Historical Research, Council, Constitution


Central Government hereby notifies 'Prayagraj Mela Pradhikaran, Prayagraj', an authority constituted by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh(14.03.2019)

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (46) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies for .....

Tags : Authority, Constitution, Grant in aid



Delhi HC Declares Section 22(3) of Competition Act Unconstitutional(15.04.2019)

Delhi High Court has declared Section 22(3) of the Competition Act, 2002 as unconstitutional and void.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Competition Act, Unconstitutional


Madras HC Issues Notices on Plea for Constitution of High Powered Committee(06.04.2020)

Madras High Court has issued notice to the State Government on a Writ Petition seeking immediate constitution of a High Powered Committee, to determin.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Constitution of High Powered Committee


SC Upholds Constitutional Validity of Section 43B(f) of Income Tax Act(27.04.2020)

Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of clause (f) of Section 43B of the Income Tax Act, 1961, reversing the judgment of the Calcutta .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Constitutional Validity of Section 43B(f) of Income Tax Act


SC Directs UOI to Compensate Former RAW Employee(27.04.2020)

Supreme Court has directed the Union of India to pay "constitutional compensation" to the tune of Rs. 1 Lakh for impugning upon the Fundamental rights.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Constitutional Compensation


SC Dismisses Plea Challenging Constitutionality of Execution of Death Penalty by Hanging(02.03.2020)

Supreme Court has dismissed a Petition filed by an 88-year old freedom fighter challenging the constitutional validity of Section 354(5) of the Code o.....

Tags : Delhi Court, Constitutionality of Execution of Death Penalty


Madras HC to Suo Motu Test Constitutional Validity of Section 36B of Advocates Act, 1961(02.03.2020)

Madras High Court has decided to suo moto consider the validity of Section 36B of the Advocates Act, 1961, in as much as it stipulates that in case a .....

Tags : Madras High Court, Constitutional Validity of Section 36B of The Advocates Act


Madras High Court: Section 6 of MGNREGA Not Unconstitutional(05.03.2020)

Madras High Court has held that Section 6 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 is not violative of Articles 1.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Constitutionality of MGNREGA


Supreme Court: Constitution to Lose Importance if Fundamental Rights are Breached(21.11.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that the Constitution will "lose its importance" if there is no redressal for breach of fundamental rights, such as right t.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Constitution


Lok Sabha Passes Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019(11.12.2019)

Lok Sabha has passed the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019 to extend reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Lok Sabha and Sta.....

Tags : Lok Sabha, Constitution


Rajya Sabha Passes Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019(13.12.2019)

Rajya Sabha has unanimously passed a Constitution (Amendment) Bill to extend reservation for ten more years to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes i.....

Tags : Rajya Sabha, Constitution


Allahabad High Court: Section 164(2) of Companies Act is Constitutionally Valid(21.01.2020)

Allahabad High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Section 164(2) of the Companies Act, 2013, which stipulates that a Director whose compa.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Constitutional Validity, Section 164 (2) Companies Act, 2013


Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018(10.02.2020)

Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018 that ruled ou.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Constitutional Validity, SC/ST


Missionary Activities not Prohibited in India as Rights Under Art. 25 Available to All: Delhi HC(11.01.2019)

Delhi High Court has observed that missionary activities are not prohibited as fundamental right to religion is not restricted to citizens, but is ava.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Constitution of India, Article 25


Choices of Sexual Preference Protected Under Scheme of Constitutional Morality: Calcutta HC(05.02.2019)

Calcutta High Court has observed that consensual cohabitation between two adults of same sex cannot be termed as illegal and also observed that such .....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Sexual Preference Protected Under Scheme of Constitutional Morality


Deduction of 50% of Wages From Prisoners Unconstitutional: Madras HC(07.02.2019)

Madras High Court has held that Rule 481 of Tamil Nadu Prison Rules, 1983 is unconstitutional to the extent it provides for deduction of 50% of the wa.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Deduction of 50% of Wages From Prisoners Unconstitutional


President Gives Assent to 123rd Constitution Amendment(13.08.2018)

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to Constitution (One Hundred Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2018 giving constitutional status to the Nation.....

Tags : Constitution, OBC Commission


Any Harassment of Innocent Citizen is Against the Guarantee of Constitution: Supreme Court(21.03.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that any harassment of an innocent citizen, irrespective of caste or religion, is against the guarantee of the Constitution.....

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Bombay HC: Pre-Constitutional Documents Have Higher Probative Value While Considering Caste Claim(09.10.2017)

Bombay High Court has held that pre-constitutional documents have a higher degree of probative value while considering the caste claim of a candidate.

Tags : Bombay High Court, Pre-Constitutional Documents


Supreme Court Rejects Plea Seeking to Review Working of Constitution(26.04.2017)

Supreme Court has declined to entertain a PIL filed by BJP spokesperson and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay for a direction to Government to review the work.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Constitution


Taiwan’s Constitutional Court Rules 'Illegal to Ban Marriages Between Two People of Same Sex'(25.05.2017)

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court, while paving the way for Asia’s first law allowing same-sex marriage, has ruled that it is illegal to ban marriages bet.....

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SC Iterates Cardinal Principles, A Judge Must Adhere To(23.03.2016)

Supreme Court, while observing that judges of constitutional courts increasingly deviating from the impassioned and impartial path of adjudication, h.....

Tags : Supreme Court, constitutional courts


Supreme Court Refers Plea for National Court of Appeals to Constitution Bench(13.07.2016)

SC has referred to the Constitution Bench a plea seeking setting up of National Court of Appeal with regional benches in major cities for deciding cas.....

Tags : SC , Constitution Bench , National Court of Appeal


Delhi HC Directs Education Ministry to File Response Over St Stephen's Constitution(24.12.2015)

Delhi HC has sought response from Ministry of Human Resource Development and University Grants Commission to a plea against the move by St Stephen's C.....

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Supreme Court Refers Arunachal Political Crisis Issue to Constitution Bench(14.01.2016)

SC has referred to Constitution bench petitions arising out of orders passed by Gauhati High Court over the ongoing political issue in Arunachal Prade.....

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South Korea's Constitutional Court Upholds President Park Geun Hye Impeachment(14.03.2017)

South Korea's Constitutional Court has upheld impeachment of President Park Geun Hye in a unanimous vote, removing her from office over a graft scanda.....

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Allahabad HC: Food and Food Habits Part of Right To Life(05.04.2017)

Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition filed by retail meat shop owner to renew his licence has held that food, food habits and vending thereof.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Constitution of India, Right to life


Supreme Court Calls Repromulgation of Ordinance a ‘Fraud’ on Constitution(03.01.2017)

Supreme Court has said that repromulgation of an ordinance was a fraud on Constitution as it was never meant to be an independent source of law.

Tags : Supreme Court, Ordinance, Constitution


Delhi HC Asks J&K: Do J&K HC Judges Takes Oath Under Indian Constitution(03.01.2017)

Delhi High Court sought to know from State of Jammu and Kashmir if its High Court judges take oath owing allegiance to Indian Constitution.

Tags : Delhi High Court, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Constitution


Allahabad HC Declares "Triple Talaq" Unconstitutional, Upholds Constitutional Sovereignty(08.12.2016)

Allahabad High Court, while declaring “triple talaq" as unconstitutional, has said that it violates rights of Muslim women and has observed that "No.....

Tags : Allahabad HC, Triple Talaq, Unconstitutional, Constitution


Rajya Sabha Passes GST Bill(04.08.2016)

Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014.

Tags : Rajya Sabha , Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014


SC Rejects Plea Seeking Codification of Constitutional Immunity to Lawmakers(18.10.2016)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain plea seeking codification of constitutional immunity from prosecution granted to lawmakers for their statements.....

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CIC: Constitution Club Public Authority under RTI Act(19.10.2016)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that Constitution Club which is a "platform for interaction amongst past and present member of Parliamen.....

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Bombay HC Rejects Plea Challenging Vires of Section 56 of CPC on Arrest of Women(10.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has dismissed a plea seeking scrapping of Section 56 of CPC, which prohibits arrest or detention of women in execution of decree for.....

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SC Upholds Constitutionality of State Legislations on Entry Tax on Goods Coming into its Territory(11.11.2016)

Supreme Court has upheld constitutional validity of State Legislations with regard to levy of Entry Tax on goods coming into its territory.

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International Cases

Global power play spills into Russian court(19.04.2016)

Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled against acceding to a European Court of Human Rights denouncement against Russian law that prohibits prisoners fro.....

Tags : russia, constitution, disenfranchisement, echr, prisoner rights


Russian Constitutional Court can look into decisions of international courts(15.12.2015)

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has granted assent to a Bill that allows Russia’s Constitutional Court to look into decisions of international cour.....

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Poland’s highest court faces constitutional crisis(14.03.2016)

The Council of Europe released a report expressing dismay over const.....

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Top Story

SC asks BJP to exit state right(13.07.2016)

The Supreme Court concluded the proceedings of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during the 6th session of the State’s Legislative Assembly to be in v.....

Tags : arunachal pradesh, president’s rule, unconstitutional, disqualification


GST council has notified constitution of Anti-profiteering Authority(20.06.2017)

In order to keep a check on passing of price reduction benefit in tax rate from businesses to consumers, a five-member anti-profiteering authority has.....

Tags : Authority, Constitution, Benefit, Price reduction


SEBI constitutes Group to review Institutional Trading Platform (ITP)(12.06.2018)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has constituted a group to look into the existing Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) framework. SE.....

Tags : ITP, Review, Committee, Constitution


Blast from the Past

Preventing sex-selective abortions(22.02.2016)

1994 saw the introduction of two pieces of legislation that hoped to stem the practice of terminating pregnancies mid-term if the child to be born was.....

Tags : Sex selection, constitutionality, ultrasound


Giving a constitutional enactment the widest possible meaning(01.11.1954)

It seems prerequisite that any case seeking to send aftershocks into the legal system should have the word Mafatlal in it. Certainly, Mr. Mafatlal her.....

Tags : Income, constitution, interpretation, widest, natural meaning