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

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 have been unable to prevent or even control communal or caste-based violence to stop innocent ..

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, the industry is growing at a remarkable rate of 10% annually. Until 2005, the Indian ..

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 up a special court. One of the most pronounced judgement last year. It was based ..

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 ranking India at the bottom of 25 countries in protection of intellectual property rights. However, ..

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 of majority in August, 2014. Along with the amendment act, the NJAC Bill 2014 was ..

Lok Adalat

Lok Adalats (people’s courts) settle dispute through conciliation and compromise. The First Lok Adalat was held in Gujarat in 1982. Lok Adalat accepts the cases pending in the regular courts within their jurisdiction which could be settled by conciliation and compromise. The Lok Adalat is presided over by a sitting or retired judicial officeras the chairman, ..

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in India

ADR or “Alternative Dispute Resolution” is an attempt to devise machinery which should be capable of providing an alternative to the conventional methods of resolving disputes. ADR offers to resolve matters of litigants, whether in business causes or otherwise, who are not able to start any process of negotiation and reach any settlement. It has ..

Gram Nyayalayas

Gram Nyayalayas Act 2008 had into force on October 2, 2009. The Gram Nyayalayas Act, 2008 has been enacted to provide for the establishment of the Gram Nyayalayas at the grass roots level for the purpose of providing access to justice to the citizens at their door steps. Here are some important points, which you ..