Judiciary in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

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 ..

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 354. Section A: Lists out all the incidences of unwelcome advance, pornography, sexual remarks and ..

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 debate, it is worthwhile to take a step back and question the entire process of ..