26 September 2022


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Notifications & Circulars

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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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Top Story

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.....

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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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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.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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Constitution of the Regulations Review Authority 2.0(15.04.2021)

1. The Reserve Bank of India had set up a Regulations Review Authority (RRA) initially for a period of one year from April 1, 1999 for reviewing the r.....

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News

Karnataka HC: Obligation of State Government to Constitute JJ Boards(18.02.2021)

Karnataka High Court has said that it is the obligation of the State Government to constitute for every district one or more Juvenile Justice Boards (.....

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Judgments

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

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Calcutta HC Issues Notice on Challenge Against Constitutionality of Rule 86A of CGST Rules(30.06.2021)

Calcutta High Court has issued notice to Union as well as State Government in plea challenging the constitutional validity of Rule 86A of the Central .....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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Madras High Court Strikes Down Section 32(2) Of Benami Transaction Act as Unconstitutional(05.04.2022)

Madras High Court has declared that Section 32(2) of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 as unconstitutional and directed the go.....

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SC: Section 43D (5) UAPA Act Does Not Oust Ability of Constitutional Courts to Grant Bail(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has held that Section 43D (5) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA Act) per¬ se does not oust the ability of Constitution.....

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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.....

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Bombay High Court Orders Constitution of Medical Boards for Medical Termination of Pregnancy(04.01.2022)

Bombay High Court has directed the state Government to forthwith constitute medical boards based on the Amended Act on medical termination of pregnanc.....

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SC: Section 43D (5) UAPA Act Does Not Oust Ability of Constitutional Courts to Grant Bail(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has held that Section 43¬D (5) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA Act) per¬ se does not oust the ability of Constitutio.....

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International Cases

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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Constitution of West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission(27.01.2022)

1. 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 f.....

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Bombay HC: Petitions on Ground of Exceptional Circumstances by Arbitral Tribunal Not Maintainable(11.04.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that remedy under Section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 lies elsewhere and the petitioners cannot file W.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, Article 226, Article 227, Constitution of India, exceptional circumstances

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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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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.....

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SC Declares Section 3(2) of Benami Transactions Prohibition Act as Unconstitutional(23.08.2022)

Supreme Court has held that Section 3(2) of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act 1988 as unconstitutional on the ground of being manifestly arbit.....

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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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Centre Introduces Constitutional Amendment Bill to Restore States' Power to Identify SEBCs(10.08.2021)

Central Government has introduced in the Lok Sabha the Constitution (One hundredth and twenty seventh amendment) Bill 2021 to restore the power of Sta.....

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WB Taxation Tribunal: State Cannot Establish Entry Tax Subsequent to Constitutional Amendment(29.03.2022)

West Bengal Taxation Tribunal has stated that the State lacks legislative authority to make legislation in the field of goods entry into the local are.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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.....

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President Gives Assent to 105th Constitutional Amendment to Restore States' Power to Identify SEBCs(20.08.2021)

President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021 which restores the power of S.....

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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.....

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“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 .....

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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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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

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Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of IT Rules(08.07.2021)

Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Central Government on a plea moved by Press Trust of India (PTI), challenging the constitutional validity .....

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Manipur HC Orders Constitution of Expert Committees to Advise Govt on COVID Action Plan(17.07.2020)

Manipur High Court has directed the State Government to constitute a "Committee of Experts" that may advise the Government as to the course of action .....

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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 .....

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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.

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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.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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.....

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SC Dismisses Centre's Review Petition Against Interpretation of 102nd Constitution Amendment(02.07.2021)

Supreme Court has dismissed the review petition filed by the Central Government against the 5-judge bench judgment of the Supreme Court which held tha.....

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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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Delhi HC: When Provision Declared Unconstitutional, It Does Not Get Repealed or Wiped Out(02.08.2021)

Delhi High Court has held that when a provision is declared unconstitutional, it does not get repealed or wiped out; if the defects are cured through .....

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26 November declared ‘Constitution Day’(19.11.2015)

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

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Madras HC issues Notice on Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of Faceless Assessment Scheme(28.10.2021)

Madras High Court has issued the notice to the Centre on plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Faceless Assessment Scheme.

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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.....

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Kerala HC: Amounts Collected From Persons Based on Unconstitutional Levy Entitled to Refund(28.04.2022)

Kerala High Court has held that persons from whom a fee was collected under a State Circular calling for applications for use of unnotified land for o.....

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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.

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SC Asks Madras HC to Decide Constitutional Validity of Section 40(a)(iib) of Income Tax Act(26.11.2020)

Supreme Court has directed the Madras High Court to decide the constitutional validity of Section 40(a)(iib) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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SC Seeks WhatsApp, Facebook Response on Plea Seeking Data Protection on UPI Platforms(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has held that Section 43¬D (5) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA Act) per¬ se does not oust the ability of Constitutio.....

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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.....

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Telangana HC Holds Telangana Value Added Tax (Second Amendment) Act, 2017 to be Unconstitutional(15.07.2022)

Telangana High Court has held that the Telangana Value Added Tax (Second Amendment) Act, 2017 is unconstitutional.

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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 .....

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Madras High Court Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of RP Act(11.01.2021)

Madras High Court has issued notices to the Centre and Election Commission of India (ECI) on a Petition challenging the constitutional validity of Sec.....

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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.....

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Delhi HC: Party Can't Exhaust Alternate Remedy in SC Before Approaching HC U/Art. 227(03.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has ruled that a party cannot be bound for exhausting the alternate remedy available before the Supreme Court before approaching the .....

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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 .....

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Lok Sabha Passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021(22.03.2021)

Lok Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021, that seeks to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, .....

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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.....

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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.....

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Bombay HC Seeks Constitution of Lok Adalats Across Zones of Railway Claims Tribunal(27.12.2021)

Bombay High Court has sought constitution of Lok Adalats across various zones of the Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT) to clear the huge pendency of cases.....

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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.....

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SC Upholds Validity of Section 50(a) Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954(21.09.2022)

Supreme Court while upholding the constitutional validity of Section 50(a) of the Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954, has observed that State enactment rela.....

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Kar. HC: Contents of Azan Don't Violate Rights of Other Faiths Under Article 25/26 Constitution(23.08.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that Article 25 and 26 of Constitution embraces principle of religious tolerance and contention that content of Azan vio.....

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SC Appoints Former Judge L Nageswara Rao for Amending IOA’s Constitution(23.09.2022)

Supreme Court has appointed its former Judge L. Nageswara Rao, to take over the process of amending the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) constitutio.....

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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.....

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Delhi HC: High Court's Supervisory Jurisdiction Over Orders Under Order 39 Rules 1&2 Restricted(26.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has ruled that the scope of interference in exercise of its supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 227 of the Const.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Article 227, Constitution of India, Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, Order XXXIX, supervisory jurisdiction

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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.....

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Delhi HC: Writ Remedy Cannot be Invoked in Tax Matters(02.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that the writ remedy under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution cannot be invoked in tax matters as the Income Tax Act, 19.....

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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.....

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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.

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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.....

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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 .....

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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.....

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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.....

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Delhi HC Criminalizes Marital Rape; Holds Exception 2 Of Section 375 IPC Unconstitutional(11.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has passed a split verdict challenging the Exception 2 of Section 375 of Indian Penal Code, 1860, exempting forceful sexual intercour.....

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Karnataka HC Directs State to File Response on PIL About Constitution of Ward Committees(23.02.2021)

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to file its response on a Public Interest Litigation petition complaining about non-constitutio.....

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SC Upholds Citizen's Right to Challenge Constitutional Amendment Affecting States' Power(21.07.2021)

Supreme Court has observed that when a citizen of India challenges a constitutional amendment as being procedurally infirm, it is the duty of the Cour.....

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SC: Larger Bench Judgment Will Prevail Regardless of Number of Judges in Majority(19.09.2022)

Supreme Court Constitution Bench has held that a judgment delivered by a larger bench will prevail irrespective of the number of judges constituting t.....

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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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Karnataka High Court Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Constitutionality of Sections 99 & 100 of IBC(10.12.2021)

Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the Union of India and two others on a petition seeking to declare section 99 and 100 of the Insolvency and .....

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SC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of S. 18 of Transgender Act(21.01.2022)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Union Government in a writ petition filed challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 18 of the Transgen.....

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Kerala HC: Constitutional Jurisdiction Cannot be Used for Deciding Disputes(21.07.2021)

Kerala High Court has held that its constitutional jurisdiction cannot be used for deciding disputes for which remedies under the civil law are availa.....

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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.....

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Kerala High Court Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Challenging Constitutionality of S.144B of IT Act(06.12.2021)

Kerala High Court has admitted a batch of writ petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Faceless Assessment Procedure under Section 14.....

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P&H HC: Public Morality Cannot Overshadow Constitutional Morality(11.05.2022)

Punjab and Haryana High Court while dealing with a petition seeking protection of life and personal liberty, has ruled that the Constitutional right o.....

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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.....

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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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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.....

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SC Strikes Down Law Allowing Kerala to Annul Arbitration Clause and Arbitration Awards(05.05.2022)

Supreme Court has struck down the Kerala Revocation of Arbitration Clauses and Reopening of Awards Act, 1998, saying it was “unconstitutional” as it v.....

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Kerala High Court Directs State to Speed Up Reconstitution of Selection Committee(31.08.2021)

Kerala High Court has directed the State to speed up the reconstitution of the selection committee and finalise the selection to the post of Chief Inv.....

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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.....

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Delhi HC: Petition Under Article 227 Based on Violation of Legal Provisions Can't Be Allowed(08.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has ruled that a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, 1949 cannot be allowed against an order passed under Sectio.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Section 16(3), Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, Article 227, Constitution, Tribunal, Jurisdiction

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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

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Allahabad HC Issues Contempt Notice to Man for Making Offensive Statements Against Judges(01.04.2022)

Allahabad High Court has issued a contempt notice to the man who wrote a letter alleging that in the District Court, all the Officers, Judges and empl.....

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Kerala HC: Rule of Alternative Remedy is Rule of Discretion, Not Rule of Jurisdiction(29.04.2022)

Kerala High Court has observed that just because the court may not exercise its discretion under Article 226 of the Constitution since the availabilit.....

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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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Karnataka HC: Constitutional Functionaries Can't be Summoned as Witnesses on Mere Asking(05.08.2022)

Karnataka High Court has held that in civilised jurisdictions functionaries of constitutional bodies are not subjected to subpoena since they have to .....

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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

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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.

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SC Upholds Validity of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara (Management) Act 2014(20.09.2022)

Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the Haryana Sikh Gurudwara (Management) Act 2014 and dismissed the petitions challenging the constitutionalit.....

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Bombay HC: Mandatory Pre-Deposit U/S 129E of the Customs Act Is Constitutional(14.07.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that the fiscal legislation can very well stipulate as a requirement of law a mandatory pre-deposit as a condition preceden.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Customs Act, Mandatory Pre-Deposit, Constitutional

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SC: 100% Reservation for Local Residents in Scheduled Areas Unconstitutional(03.08.2022)

Supreme Court has held that 100% reservation provided for the local residents in scheduled area would be violative of Article 16(2) of the Constitutio.....

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SC Declines Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of Provisions of CGST Act, 2017(08.01.2021)

Supreme Court has declined to entertain a writ petition challenging constitutional validity of various provisions of the Central Goods Service Tax Act.....

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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

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SC: Article 32 is an Important & Integral Part of Basic Structure of Constitution(04.12.2020)

Supreme Court has reiterated that Article 32 is an important and integral part of the basic structure of the Constitution of India, 1949. Article 32 i.....

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Meghalaya HC: Interviews Mostly Guided by Nepotism in India(22.09.2022)

Meghalaya High Court while observing that favouritism and nepotism are affecting government's recruitment drives, has held that the selection process .....

Tags : Meghalaya High Court, Selection Process, Constitutional Ethos

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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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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.....

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Punjab & Haryana HC: Appointment on Contractual Basis Without Public Advertisement Not Regularized(11.04.2022)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that employees appointed on contractual basis sans any advertisement and contrary to the provisions of Arti.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana High Court, contractual basis, advertisement, Article 14, Article 16, Constitution of India

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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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Gauhati HC Seeks Response on Constitution of State Mental Health Authority(16.07.2021)

Gauhati High Court has sought the response of State Government as to whether the State Mental Health Authority has been constituted under the mandate .....

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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.....

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Rajya Sabha Passes GST Bill(04.08.2016)

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

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SC: Section 43D (5) UAPA Act Does Not Oust Ability of Constitutional Courts to Grant Bail(02.02.2021)

Supreme Court has held that Section 43D (5) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA Act) per se does not oust the ability of Constitutiona.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Ability of Constitutional Courts to Grant Bail

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Constitution (105th Amendment) Act Has Come In Force From 15th August, 2021(04.10.2021)

The Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021, which restores the power of the State Governments and Union Territories to identify and .....

Tags : Constitution (105th Amendment) Act, Enforcement

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Supreme Court: Tribunals Decision Can Be Examined Only By Territorial Jurisdiction High Court(07.01.2022)

Supreme Court has held that decision of a tribunal created under Article 323A and 323B of the Constitution can only be examined by a Division Bench of.....

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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 .....

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Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Validity of Amendments Related to Charitable Trust Registration(11.04.2022)

Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional legality of the recent amendments made in the Finance Act, 2020 with regard to the new provisions regardin.....

Tags : Supreme Court, constitutional legality, Finance Act, 2020, Income Tax Act, 1961, religious trusts

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Delhi HC: Person Invoking Article 226 Must Come With Clean Hands, Disclose Correct Facts(25.05.2022)

Delhi High Court has observed that a person approaching the High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution must come with a pair of clean hands, add.....

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Madras HC Recommends Constitution of Quasi-Judicial Appellate Tribunal(02.11.2021)

Madras High Court has observed that fraudulent registration of sale deeds in the State have only reduced and not stopped completely and has recommend.....

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Delhi HC: Transgender Person to Produce Gender Re-Assignment Certificate, Violates Article 21(12.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that the Passport Rules, 1980 as they require a Transgender person to produce Gender Re-assignment certificate Surgery, is p.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Passport Rules, Transgender person, Gender Re-assignment certificate, Article 21 of the Constitution

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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.....

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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

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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.....

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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.....

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Delhi HC: Transgender Person to Produce Gender Re-Assignment Certificate, Violates Article 21(12.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that the Passport Rules, 1980 as they require a Transgender person to produce Gender Re-assignment certificate Surgery, is p.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Passport Rules, Transgender person, Gender Re-assignment certificate, Article 21 of the Constitution

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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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Karnataka HC Upholds Constitutional Legality of Proviso (v) to S.14(1) SARFAESI Act(14.04.2022)

Karnataka High Court has upheld the Constitutional legality of proviso (v) Section 14(1) of the Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets .....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Constitutional legality, Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002

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SC: Question of Constitutional Validity Cannot be Dealt in a Casual/Cryptic Manner(29.07.2022)

Supreme Court while setting aside Karnataka High Court judgment which held Section 20 of Karnataka Slum Areas (Improvement and Clearance) Act, 1973 as.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Karnataka High Court, Unconstitutional

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