10 August 2020


Search Results for Tag : Public interest

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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Disclosure of bank’s business dissuades “window-dressing”, in public interest(28.06.2016)

“Any action that results in dissuading commercial entities from indulging in practices such as window-dressing would be in larger public interest”, th.....

Tags : rti, exemption, bank, business mix, public interest

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Authorities are entitled to claim exemption when disclosure of information risks possibility of its misuse(15.05.2019)

In facts of the present case, the Appellant filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) before the Central Public Informat.....

Tags : Information, Disclosure, Public interest

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Integrity of judicial officer must be of a higher order and even a single aberration is not permitted(27.02.2020)

Present writ petitions have been filed by two erstwhile judicial officers who were members of the judicial service in the State of Jharkhand and are d.....

Tags : Compulsory retirement, Public interest, Legality

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When affairs of Company are being conducted in manner prejudicial to public interest, Tribunal is empowered to replace the existing Management(13.03.2020)

The Union of India moved a Petition under Sections 401/397/398 read with Section 408 of the Companies Act, 1956 (now Section 241(2) read with Section .....

Tags : Report, Public interest, Management, Replacement

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Before entertaining a writ petition and passing any interim orders, Court must carefully weigh conflicting public interests(24.06.2020)

The present appeals are directed against the interim order passed by the High Court whereby in an intra-court appeal, the High Court passed an order o.....

Tags : Public interest, Interim order, Legality

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Notifications & Circulars

Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2020(18.05.2020)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 16 read with sub-section (3) of section 25 of the Bureau of Indian Standard.....

Tags : Amendment Order, Air Conditioner, Public interest

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Central Government rescinds Notification No. 8/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 MANU/GSUT/0014/2017 under Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017(29.01.2019)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), the Central .....

Tags : Notification, Rescission, Public interest

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Amendment in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017(26.02.2019)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Cu.....

Tags : Amendment, Notification, Public interest

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News

Telangana High Court Makes Lord Venkateswara a Respondent in Public Interest Litigation(21.01.2020)

Telangana High Court has made Lord Venkateswara a Respondent in a Public Interest Litigation which questioned the construction of a temple in a park. .....

Tags : Telangana High Court, Lord Venkateswara, Party in Public Interest Litigation

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Supreme Court: "We Do Not Want Politics to Shift to Courts"(02.12.2016)

Supreme Court, while hearing arguments on whether a political party can file and pursue a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), has observed that, "We do .....

Tags : Supreme Court, political party, public Interest Litigation

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Supreme Court Slams States’ Casual Stance on Crucial Public Interest Matters(17.01.2017)

Supreme Court has slammed several States for their casual attitude towards crucial public interest matters of public importance like pollution and cle.....

Tags : Supreme Court, public interest matters

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Allahabad HC Says Farmers’ Plea Seeking Return of Land Cannot be a PIL(03.12.2015)

Allahabad High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking return of land to farmers from nine villages in Varanasi district on the gro.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Public Interest Litigation

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Bombay HC Rejects PIL Seeking New Commission to Probe Gandhi Murder(07.06.2016)

Bombay HC has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to probe afresh the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.....

Tags : Bombay HC, public interest litigation

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International Cases

Doctrine of illegality bows down to public interest(20.07.2016)

A party to a contract “tainted by illegality” is not barred from recovering money paid under the contract from the other party under the law of unjust.....

Tags : uk, doctrine of illegality, public interest, insider information

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Spent conviction orders are not made, when public interest is involved(17.04.2019)

The Appellant seeks leave to appeal against penalties imposed upon him following his conviction of road traffic offences. The penalties were imposed b.....

Tags : Public interest, Conviction, Validity

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Sstrict or literal interpretation of provisions has to be consistent with object of Act(10.06.2020)

The appeal concerned the application of Section 34A of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976, which precludes an estate agent from claiming commis.....

Tags : Provision, Applicability, Public interest

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Top Story

Supreme Court allows Live streaming of Court proceedings(26.09.2018)

In a landmark verdict, Supreme Court declared case proceedings of “constitutional importance having an impact on the public at large would be live str.....

Tags : Proceedings, Live-streaming, Public interest

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Blast from the Past

Winding a fine line between ‘public interest’ and interest(02.08.2004)

Tobacco advertising occupies a grey area in the debate on moral policing. On the one hand is consumer will and freedom to consume a legal substance, o.....

Tags : Pan masala, public interest, ban, state

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Winding a fine line between ‘public interest’ and interest(02.08.2004)

Tobacco advertising occupies a grey area in the debate on moral policing. On the one hand is consumer will and freedom to consume a legal substance, o.....

Tags : Pan masala, public interest, ban, state

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