Judiciary in India

National Judicial Commission Bill, 2022

National Judicial Commission Bill, 2022 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha recently. What is National Judicial Commission Bill? The National Judicial Commission Bill is a private member Bill that proposes major reforms in the Indian Judiciary. Its key features include: ..



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. ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..