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Section 436-A of CRPC and Home Ministry Guidelines on Undertrials

What are the provisions of section 436A of the CrPC and home ministry’s guidelines regarding undertrials? Why these fail to alleviate the plight of undertrials? Section 436A was introduced in the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 vide an amendment in 2005. It provides for the maximum period for which an undertrial prisoner can be detained. As […]

Recent SC Judgement on Contempt of Court

No person shall be a judge in his own cause is the famous saying in legal theory. But the law on contempt of courts goes against this doctrine. The Supreme Court has now ruled that criticism of court does not amount to contempt of court. This is indeed a very significant move in the backdrop […]

Issue: Pendency of Cases in Courts

The huge pendency of cases before the Courts of India has raised a serious question on the capacity of the Indian judiciary to impart justice to the aggrieved persons. This is specially the case in district courts and high courts where the aggrieved individuals first approach to. It has also raised a question as to […]

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 orders of the Central Information Commission (CIC) and High Courts asking the RBI to disclose […]

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 makes it clear that the all-India judicial service shall not include any post inferior to […]

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 single system of courts, adopted from the government of India act of 1935, enforces both […]

Law and Order : State Subject vs National Issue

Law and order is undeniably a State subject but when communal or caste-based violence results in the gratuitous killing and displacement of innocents, the issue ceases to be a State problem and turns into a national catastrophe. Do you agree with this view? Opine

Role of government and judiciary in Generic Drug Industry

“India has gained foothold on the global scene with its innovatively engineered generic drugs”. To what extent the government and judiciary of this country has helped it to achieve this? Do you think that the current policies can make India a major player in outsourced clinical research? Opine.