Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicJudicial appointments

Topic: judicial appointments

Tussle over tribunals continues, after HC rules only judges or lawyers can be judicial members

Madras HC, in 1 April order, directed central govt to re-frame a provision in Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, keeping 2010 SC judgment in mind.

SC warns govt of contempt proceedings if tribunal appointments aren’t done in a week

Bench headed by CJI Ramana tells Solicitor General that govt has no respect for SC judgments, criticises enactment of Tribunals Reforms Bill, which goes against 2 earlier orders.

SC cracks whip on HC judges appointments, sets deadline for Centre to notify collegium

Bench led by CJI Bobde also paved the way for appointment of retired judges as ad-hoc judges to meet the vacancy crisis in high courts.

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.

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.

How lockdown has hit judiciary, in numbers — April cases fall to 82k from 14 lakh avg in 2019

Courts are working at restricted capacity, and disposed of just over 35,000 cases in April, compared to an average 13.25 lakh per month in 2019

Impasse between Modi govt and SC could worsen as Justice Joseph’s name remains stuck

It’s been two weeks since SC collegium reiterated the judge’s name, but a report says govt is unlikely to clear it.

Failure on judicial reforms’ front is one of Narendra Modi’s biggest frustrations

In this tussle between the collegium and the government, the judiciary has failed to stand up and defend itself so far.

There’ll be no change in process to select CJI: P.P. Chaudhary on Justice Gogoi elevation

The Union minister of state for law denies the Modi government has been lackadaisical in appointing judges to high courts.

Now even the Supreme Court collegium is split on the elevation of Justice Joseph

‘Lack of unanimity’ is believed to have stalled decision; besides Joseph, SC collegium discussed names of judges from other high courts as well.

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Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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