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List of Important Appointments from November 2019

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde            47th Chief Justice of India Justice Dr.Ravi Ranjan             Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Mohammad Rafiq        Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Justice Sanjay Karol                 Chief Justice of Patna ..

CJI office under RTI ambit, says SC

  On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..

Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been appointed as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) & will take oath as CJI on November 18. He will have tenure of 17 months and would demit office on April 23, 2021.

Supreme Court rules that a judicial magistrate power to direct accused to give voice samples

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has recently held that a judicial magistrate can order an accused to give his voice samples even against his consent in the course of a criminal investigation. This judgment was rendered by a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and ..

President approves Increasing Strength of Supreme Court Judges

President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 which seeks to increase the number of judges in the top court from the present 31 to 34 (including chief justice). Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 amends the Supreme Court (Number ..

Mool Chand Sharma authors book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach”

The book titled “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” has been authored by Professor (Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma. It was formally released by Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi at a function held in New Delhi. The first edition of the book was received by President Ramnath Govind. Justice ..

Vinay Thakur authors book “Architecture of Justice: A Pictorial Walk-through of Supreme Courts and High Courts of India”

The book “Architecture of Justice: A Pictorial Walk-through of the Supreme Courts and High Courts of India” has been authored by father-son duo Vinay Thakur and Amogh Thakur. The 223-page coffee-table tome was recently released by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi at the Indian International Centre. The book, a sequel to Vinay’s ..

President appoints four new judges

Under the provisions of Article 124 of the Constitution, the President has recently appointed four new judges — Justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi – of Supreme Court (SC). Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi administered the oath of office to the four judges. The President’s assent was based on the ..