Judiciary in India

February 16, 2016

RBI and RTI: Recent Supreme Court Judgement

On December 16, the Supreme Court of India said that RBI cannot reject the plea asking information regarding private and public banks under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. While considering the several appeals filed by the RBI against various…

December 25, 2015

Making a Case for All India Judicial Services

Article 312 in the Indian Constitution provides that if Rajya Sabha passes a resolution with special majority, a new all India services can be created by passing a law. All India Services do include All Indian Judicial Service. The article…

May 2, 2015

Facts about Collegium System of Judicial Appointments in India

The constitution of India has established an integrated judicial system with Supreme Court at the top and High Courts for states. Under a high courts, there is a hierarchy of subordinate courts viz. district courts and other lower courts. This…

May 2, 2015

Section 354 of IPC: Various implications and Issues

The Indian law, taking cognizance of the increased crimes against women has given more teeth to the dying legislation dealing with safety of women on Indian soils. Via the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013, four new sub-sections added to Section…

January 21, 2015

Death Penalty and justice delivery mechanism

With the recent judgements by Supreme Court over the commutation of death sentences of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts to life imprisonment, the debate around death penalty and its merits has once again been ignited. However, before jumping into the…

January 21, 2015

Law and Order : State Subject vs National Issue

Since law and order is a state subject in Schedule 7 of the constitution, state governments have the responsibility and power to maintain it in their state. However, it has been witnessed numerous times in the past that state governments…

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Role of government and judiciary in Generic Drug Industry

Today, India is one of the leading players in the global generic drug market with Indian pharmaceutical companies ranked third in terms of volume of drugs sold globally. Though it has a modest 1-2% market share in global pharmaceutical market,…

January 13, 2015

Indian judiciary : Landmark Judgements of 2014

2014 was an eventful year for Indian judiciary as it passed some landmark judgments which will go a long way in the Indian judicature. Coal Block Cancellation The SC cancelled 200 coal-blocks which had been allotted since 1993 after setting…

November 21, 2014

India has biggest battlefield for IPR

A US lawmaker recently accused India of undermining intellectual property rights (IPR) of US pharma companies and of “rampant piracy and counterfeiting” by generic companies. These remarks were made in front of US Chamber of Commerce which released a report…

October 2, 2014

National Judicial Appointments Commission

The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) was established by the Union government of India by amending the constitution of India through the 99th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2014. The amendment act was passed by both the houses of Parliament with two-thirds…