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Along with increased awareness campaigns, the role of courts assumes great importance in realising ADR's full potential: Justice NV Ramana. Addressing the 1st Justice J.S.
Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition, Justice N.V. Ramana observed, “He (Justice J.S. Verma) believed in settling issues by means of arbitration, mediation and conciliation from the very beginning and stressed on the necessity of a steadier and more efficient system of arbitration.” He highlighted the issue of pendency of cases and observed that we cannot remain ignorant of the large number of pending cases. He also suggested certain methods of dealing with judicial delays such as, ‘reforming the judicial process and strengthening the judicial infrastructure’ and ‘settling existing disputes through amicable dispute resolution methods’. Further, Justice Ramana observed that the different ADR processes can provide millions of people a platform to settle their issues and an effective execution of these processes can surely reduce the pendency.
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Paying Lip Service? Even as PM Modi and ex-CAG Rajiv Mehrishi push for government transactions to be done electronically, major deals and funds are out of the purview of the CAG’s audit.
By MG Devasahayam Before retiring, former Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi had recommended to the president, under Article 150 of the Constitution, the enactment of a law making it mandatory to do all government transactions electronically to check any diversion of funds. Mehrishi reportedly said: “We have recommended that even one rupee of the government should be spent only electronically… There will be no chance of hera-pheri (hanky-panky) in the electronic transactions… It will increase transparency, lead to improvement in governance… and help in the audit process.” There will be a three-phase transition to mandatory digital payments, accounting and transactions for the government under a proposed law called Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.
Digitisation per se has many advantages. Prem Chand, Adulterated Justice? The harrowing story of Prem Chand, a Sonipat shopkeeper who was acquitted 38 years after being accused of selling contaminated turmeric, is a classic case of due diligence and lawful action not being performed By Prof Upendra Baxi Turmeric has haunted me all my working life.
I recall that among my first writings in the late sixties was about “Alleppey Turmeric Fingers and the Conflict of Laws” in the pages of the luminous Journal of Indian Law Institute. Now, a little past 80 years of academic and activist life, I turn myself to the story of Prem Chand in Sonipat. There is no question that food and drug adulteration is a social menace which needs constant citizen and state vigil. But even strict legal action does not justify the harrowing story (repeated all over again across India) of Prem Chand in Sonipat, Haryana, when a food inspector picked up a 600 gram sample of turmeric from a shop owned by him and sent it to a lab for analysis.
Bombay HC quashes FIRs against 29 foreigners in Tablighi case. The Bombay High Court on Friday quashed the FIRs filed against 29 foreign nationals who were charged for violating their Tourist Visa conditions by attending the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Delhi.
A Division Bench of Justice T.V. Nalawade and Justice M.G. Sewlikar observed that there is no restriction on foreigners for visiting religious places and attending normal religious activities like attending religious discourses. The foreign nationals who belong to countries like Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tanzania, Djibouti, Benin and Indonesia were charged under relevant provisions of IPC, Epidemic Diseases Act, Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Foreigner’s Act. They filed three separate petitions against the Charges framed against them by the police who claimed that they had received secret information that the petitioners were residing at the respective masjids and offering prayers in violation of lockdown orders.
New Tax Reforms: Taxpayers’ Chimera? The reforms are meant to benefit sincere taxpayers, ensure their fair and polite treatment, and ease their compliance burden.
Yet, tax harassment and trial notices are the order of the day, leading to distrust By Shivanand Pandit. AG declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Swara Bhaskar. New Delhi: Attorney General K.
K. Venugopal has declined consent to initiate contempt proceeding against actress Swara Bhaskar for her comments against the Supreme Court on social media. Babri Masjid case: Supreme Court gives CBI Spl court till Sep 30 to wrap up - India Legal. The Supreme Court on August 19 has extended the deadline till September 30 for the CBI Special Court for pronouncement of its judgment in Babri Masjid case.
The order was passed by the Bench comprising of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman, Navin Sinha, and Indira Banerjee. The criminal case against senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh was directed to be concluded by August 31 as per the order passed by the Supreme Court in May this year. AG declines consent to initiate contempt proceedings against Swara Bhaskar. First E-Lok Adalat a huge success - India Legal. Need to ensure that E-Lok Adalat remains the ‘People’s Lok Adalat’: said Justice N.V.
Ramana, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority, during the virtual accomplishment ceremony of the online Lok Adalat. The Rajasthan State Legal Services Authority (RSLSA) under the aegis of National legal Services Authority organised the state’s first online Lok Adalat. It was organised all over the state, including the aspirational districts such as Barmer, Dhaulpur, Jaisalmer, Karauli, and Sirohi. In the online lok Adalat, 47,654 cases were taken up out of which 33,476 cases were settled. Out of the settled cases, 29092 cases were pending in the courts and 4384 were settled at prelitigation stage. The virtual accomplishment ceremony of the online Lok Adalat was attended by Hon’ble Mr.
In his address, Hon’ble Mr. His Lordship further said that “As a result of the pandemic, people’s lives have changed drastically. National Digital Health Mission. By Inderjit Badhwar The Indian public has become so indifferent to grandiose plans and schemes announced by politicians of all parties—mostly because the more hyped an initiative, the more likely it is to fail—that it often throws out the baby with the bathwater.
One such example is the way in which a cynical media and an even more sceptical public have paid little or no attention to a scheme mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi—the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). This Mission was announced as part of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. It is an ambitious scheme. But it is a method and design that deserves the attention as well as close scrutiny of the nation’s policy implementers and all NGOs involved in the health delivery system. As Dr Aggarwal recalls, during his internship at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, in 1979, an unconscious person came to the hospital. Digital Health ID: A Mark of Health. The ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID has many pros.
But there are also concerns about privacy and confidentiality which should be addressed By Dr KK Aggarwal During my internship at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra, in 1979, an unconscious person arrived at the hospital. All the doctors and staff tried to find out his medical history, the medicines he was taking, etc., but in vain as he had no medical records with him. Once he recovered, we found that he was a well-known industrialist and was on his way back to Hyderabad.
Even during the Covid pandemic, when people are mostly working from home, patients visiting tertiary hospitals are asked to produce all their medical prescriptions and past records. How Gurdaspur Was Saved From Pakistan. Under the Indian Independence Act, this strategic district, which included Hindu majority Pathankot, was provisionally included in Pakistan. Though it was later awarded to India, it has never been away from the neighbour’s gaze. By Justice (retd) Kamaljit Singh Garewal In the north-western corner of Punjab, where the plains meet the mountains and the Himalayan ranges begin to rise and unfold forever, lies Pathankot.
Here the rivers Ravi and Beas flow to water the Punjab plains, forming international boundaries until they meet the mighty Indus and flow to the Arabian Sea. Shocking Shootouts. The killing of gangster Rakesh Pandey once again turns the spotlight on the police taking the law into its own hands during encounters, ignoring the guidelines laid down by the apex court for investigating such cases. By Srishti Ojha Encounters are often shrouded in controversy and that of history-sheeter Rakesh Pandey in Lucknow on August 9 was no different. A plea has now been filed in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of specific directions in Pandey’s custodial killing/encounter and for registration of an FIR under Sections 302, 201, 120-B, 193 of the IPC against the police officials involved. The petition has been filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari and seeks the setting up of a commission headed by a retired judge of the apex court to inquire into and probe the said killing.
Pandey, alias Hanuman Pandey, was gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF). Pandey’s family has claimed that the encounter was staged and has also asked for a CBI probe into it. Advocate Srivastava writes to UPSC chief, asking for postponement of Civil Services exam - India Legal. New Delhi: Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava has written a letter to the Chairman Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), requesting a postponement of the Civil Services (Prelims) exams of this year. He is representing a group of Civil Services Aspirants. The exam is scheduled to be held on October 4. In his letter he has said that the country is suffering from an extremely contagious virus pandemic of COVID-19 which has already infected about 29 lakh people across India and is likely to exponentially spread in the upcoming months.
Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking inquiry against former Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi - India Legal. New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed as infructuous a plea seeking an in-house probe into alleged acts of “commission and omission” by former CJI Ranjan Gogoi during his tenure as Supreme Court judge. A three-judge bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B.R.
Gavai, and Krishna Murari as observed that since Justice Gogoi has demitted office, the petition has become infructuous. Supreme Court allows Jain community puja at Dadar, Byculla, Chembur temples - India Legal. New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed the Jain Community in Mumbai to hold Paryushan Puja at Dadar, Byculla and Chembur temples on August 22 and 23 on the condition that SOP and social distancing protocols are followed. The bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian was hearing a plea filed by Shri Prashwattilak Shwetamber Murtipujak Tapagacch Jain Trust, seeking directions to allow Jain Temples in Mumbai to hold Paryushan Puja. The bench, however, clarified that no permission for prayers/congregation will be given for any other temple. “While I’ll be a Democratic candidate, I’ll be an American president”: Joe Biden. On the final night of the national convention of Democrats, the presidential nominee presented a strong, coherent and warm message of empathy and leadership in accepting the opportunity to challenge Donald Trump for leadership of the United States.
Tamil Nadu government approves promotion of 49 civil judges as District Judges - India Legal. Delhi High Court quashes 6 arrest orders against industrialist Vinay Mittal, as extradition treaty clause blocks way - India Legal. The Delhi High Court has set aside the arrest orders issued against Vinay Mittal who has been extradited from the Republic of Indonesia by CBI in a fraud case alleging the involvement of 43.19 crores. A single-judge bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru while pronouncing the judgment through video conferencing, however, noted that “there would be no impediment in the CBI prosecuting the petitioner in other cases ones the extradition requests in respect of those cases are acceded to by the Republic of Indonesia.”
Operation of all interim orders of Allahabad High Court and subordinate courts extended to Oct 31 - India Legal. Review petition against dismissed order on subsidies rejected by Delhi HC - India Legal. New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today rejected a review petition of an order that dismissed a PIL challenging the water and power subsidies by the Delhi government. A divisional bench of the Delhi HC comprising the Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan stated that there is no substance in the review petition and there is no error in the High Court’s earlier order that dismissed the said PIL and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner. Continue to arrange for admissions of orphans to schools: Delhi HC tells govt - India Legal. New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government to continue with its welfare schemes, including arranging for the admission of orphan children to private as well as in government schools and also for their employment.
The court was reacting to a plea seeking that the government’s schemes for education, living and other prospects of life for orphans should continue. Dewan Housing promoters get bail as ED fails to file chargesheet in time - India Legal. New Delhi: The Bombay High Court today granted bail to Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan, promoters of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd, accused of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the multi-crore Yes Bank fraud case. Allahabad High Court defers hearing on plea challenging Dr Kafeel Khan's detention till August 24 - India Legal. AGR case: SC concerned that dues might be wiped out in IBC process - India Legal. New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed its concern regarding payment of AGR dues by telecommunication companies, observing that the AGR dues might be wiped out in the IBC process.
The Court also stated that once the spectrum is sold, the new user will have extinguished any pending demand against the spectrum in question. Top News of the Day from Legal and Law News. Get the Latest Legal Breaking News - India Legal. Bleated claims of unsound mind or juvenility also undermines defence’s case, rules SC. Continue to arrange for admissions of orphans to schools: Delhi HC tells govt - India Legal. Contempt case: Supreme Court allows 2 days for Bhushan to reconsider statement - India Legal. Supreme Court okays transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput death case to CBI - India Legal.
“I know a predator when I see one”: Kamala Harris. Supreme Court dismisses challenge to CBSE decision to hold compartment exams - India Legal. Trial courts have no power to impose lifelong imprisonment without remission, rules Punjab and Haryana High Court - India Legal. Dushyant Dave explains his absence at SCBA’s I Day celebrations - India Legal. Telangana High Court creates COVID fund, arranges Corona insurance cover for employees - India Legal. Money laundering suspected: Delhi court orders police to register criminal case against pvt equity firm - India Legal. Consider RT-PCR tests for those travelling to other states, Delhi HC tells govt - India Legal.
Rajput FIR: Only cases and appeals can be transferred, not investigations, clarifies SC - India Legal. The Centre and SC’s Narrow Path to 4G in J&K. Batting For the Victims. SC okays transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput death case to CBI - India Legal. NHRC wants detailed report on UP gangrape of 13-yr-old - India Legal. Delhi High Court orders Animal Welfare Board to do physical survey of health of animals in circuses - India Legal. Supreme Court rejects plea to change Justice Chauhan as head of Vikas Dubey killing probe commission - India Legal.
Should hunger relief camps be resumed? Delhi HC asks DLSA to file status report - India Legal. Koodathayi serial murderer cannot get bail simply because she is a woman: Kerala HC - India Legal. Delhi High Court asks Centre, Delhi govt to sit with MCDs and resolve financial issues - India Legal. Delhi HC orders Animal Welfare Board to do physical survey of health of animals in circuses - India Legal. AGR case: Not the right time to decide on issue of spectrum sale, Salve tells SC - India Legal. Supreme Court reserves order in pleas challenging University Grants Commission’s notification directing Universities to conduct final year exams - India Legal. SC rules PM Cares funds need not be transferred to NDRF. Justice YV Chandrachud. The Burden of Victory. Tree plantation drive to commemorate I Day - India Legal. Is it a regular irregularity? - India Legal. Coastal Road Project: Submit a map clearly identifying areas of work, SC tells BMC - India Legal.
Coastal Road Project: Submit a map clearly identifying areas of work, SC tells BMC - India Legal. Sale of Husain’s painting of Rajiv Gandhi: Delhi High Court dismisses petition for probe - India Legal. Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking postponement of NEET JEE exams - India Legal. Supreme Court asks if Jio is liable for RComm AGR dues, since it is sharing spectrum - India Legal. Ignorance is Not Bliss. The Centre and SC’s Narrow Path to 4G in J&K. Batting For the Victims. Supreme Court asks Jio, RComm to submit spectrum sharing deal - India Legal. PIL in Supreme Court asking for order on uniform grounds for divorce - India Legal. P&H HC rules dishonor of cheque not offence against society - India Legal.
Trifurcation of AP capital: CJI Bobde recuses from hearing on stay order - India Legal. Through The Covid Looking Glass, Independence Day. Campaign to empower women through legal awareness launched by Justice Ramana - India Legal. Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking postponement of NEET JEE exams - India Legal. Supreme Court asks Jio, RComm to submit spectrum sharing deal - India Legal. Campaign to empower women through legal awareness launched by Justice Ramana - India Legal. Through The Covid Looking Glass, Independence Day. The Vaccine Race: Who Gets It First? Kerala High Court dismisses petition for 10 percent EWS student quota - India Legal. Supreme Court suspend sentence of a man convicted for dowry death - India Legal. Dental surgeons are not well equipped for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery: High Court tells to make representation to AIIMS. Bombay High Court no to temple opening, says 'God is within us' - India Legal.
Supreme Court declines bail to Unitech promoters Sanjay and Ajay Chandra - India Legal. Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt, punishment on Aug 20. SC says no to demand for commission to probe alleged COVID mismanagement - India Legal. Exams issue: Arguments inconclusive, Supreme court to hear again on Aug 18 - India Legal. Bar Council of India to request for basic laptops or iPads for needy lawyers. Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, & Sikkim stages protest for physical resumption of Courts - India Legal. Supreme Court finds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt, punishment on Aug 20.
Draft EIA in Hindi and English only: Supreme Court stays Delhi High Court contempt proceedings against MoEF - India Legal. SC allows registration of BS IV vehicles purchased in March - India Legal. Delhi High Court orders MTP for 22-week pregnant rape victim - India Legal. Kamala Harris: Making History. Plea in Andhra Pradesh High Court against bar council disbursing govt grant as ‘loan’ - India Legal. Rape accused gets bail from Bombay HC - India Legal. N Ram, Bhushan, Shourie withdraw plea challenging criminal contempt of court provisions - India Legal. Police should not reveal facts about investigations to media: Kerala HC - India Legal. NGT directed MoEF&CC, CPCB and the Ministry of Railways to take prompt action to finalize the standards against pollution caused by operation of locomotive engines by the Railways. Saibaba’s appeal for parole to attend mother’s last rites: Bombay High Court asks govt to reply by Aug 18.
7-judge committee of SC considering resumption of physical functioning of at least 2-3 benches. 808 students write To SC, protesting CBSE's decision to conduct compartment examination amid COVID 19 - India Legal. Plea to disband Justice (Retd) Chauhan-led commission: SC reserved order - India Legal.