Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicHigh courts

Topic: high courts

Modi govt took nearly a year to clear 24 names for HC judge appointments in 4 states

Decks were cleared for appointment of 11 district judges for Allahabad HC, one for Chhattisgarh HC, 8 for Calcutta HC, among others, which now await law ministry’s notification.

16 names cleared by SC collegium for HC judge posts stuck with govt, 6 of them since 2019

CJI-led Supreme Court bench Wednesday voiced its concern over delay on the government’s part in acting on the apex court collegium’s decisions for judicial appointments.

Govt ready to fund special courts project for speedy criminal trials of MPs and MLAs

The central govt welcomed suggestion to fix a time-frame to conclude trial of criminal cases against sitting and former lawmakers.

SC asks 6 high courts to spell out strategy for quick disposal of pending criminal appeals

The SC bench noted that over 2 lakh criminal appeals have been pending before 10 high courts for almost 20 years.

Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.

Collegium recommendations should not be vetoed by the govt: Justice Deepak Gupta

Justice Deepak Gupta, who retired from the Supreme Court this week, says district judges need to be trained on matters like sedition and dissent.

India’s civil judges and judicial magistrates are too young, lack life experiences: Report

Report by think-tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy also calls for debate on whether India wants young candidates to get appointed to this ‘crucial office’.

Drones, medical care, shame, shame!: How high courts are dealing with CAA protest pleas

While Delhi High Court refused interim protection to Jamia students, the Madras High Court asserted that protests cannot be stopped in a democracy.

Seven high courts get new chief justices

The Centre notified the appointments of chief justices of high courts of Madhya Preadesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Judge vacancies at high courts hit 2019 high — 414 posts need to be filled

September marks the highest number of vacancies in high courts this year. The vacancies stood at 392 when 2019 began.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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