Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicLaw ministry

Topic: Law ministry

Retired CJIs, SC judges to get domestic help, chauffeur for lifetime

The benefits of the amended rules will be extended to all living former CJIs and retired Supreme Court judges, the government notification said.

Pro Bono Club — Modi govt initiative to train law students as grassroots volunteers takes off

Pro Bono Club was launched last year, but had to be put on hold due to Covid restrictions. About 50 colleges are now on board with it, including all national law universities and IIT Kharagpur.

BJP infighting ‘another stolen idea’, and what 8th anniversary of Modi govt means for common man

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Domestic disputes to Covid problems, govt’s tele-law service is bringing legal aid to millions

Launched by law ministry in April 2017, mechanism has provided help to 16.34 lakh people in India’s hinterland. Almost 1/3rd of the beneficiaries are women.

India has about 21 judges per million, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju informs Rajya Sabha

To calculate the ratio, the Department of Justice uses 2011 Census and available information regarding sanctioned strength of judges in SC, HC and district & subordinate courts.

Law ministry appoints 9 judges to 5 high courts

Of the nine appointees, four judges have been appointed to the Jharkhand HC, two to Patna HC followed by one each to high courts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

Can’t disqualify convicted politicians from contesting elections for life, govt tells SC

Law ministry says convicted politicians and public servants cannot be equated for the purposes of punishment because they are governed by two different laws.

Defining ‘office of profit’ not a good idea, law ministry tells parliamentary panel

Ministry of Law and Justice Wednesday provided oral submission to the Joint Committee on Office of Profit regarding the draft bill to define ‘Office of Profit’.

Govt to obtain 1500 additional video conferencing licences for courts

From the day lockdown was imposed in March till the end of September, high courts and district courts across India have heard over 26 lakh cases virtually.

EC chief Sunil Arora endorses constitutional protection for fellow commissioners

Sunil Arora called for extending the constitutional protection, which means commissioners can only be impeached and not removed from office by the President.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
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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