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Cabinet approves appointment of 2nd National Judicial Pay Commission

The Union Cabinet approved appointment of Second National Judicial Pay Commission (SNJPC) for subordinate judiciary in country. It will be headed by Justice (Retd) J P.Venkatrama Reddi, former Judge of Supreme Court.  R Basant, former Judge of Kerala High Court ..


NITI Aayog proposes Judicial Performance Index for lower judiciary

The premier government think tank National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has suggested establishment of a judicial performance index (JPI) to check delay in finalisation of cases in lower judiciary. It was suggested as part of ‘Three Year Action ..


Ordinance Power [Krishna Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar] Judgement

On January 2, the Supreme Court has delivered a judgment in Krishna Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar,  stating that ordinances are subject to judicial review, and do not automatically create enduring effects. Put simply, ordinances are not immune from ..

SC introduces Middle Income Group Scheme

The Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme, (MIGS) a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups. Under this scheme, middle class people who cannot afford the expensive litigation in the apex ..


Social Justice Benches of Supreme Court of India

After being sworn in as the Chief Justice of India, a laudable step taken by Justice JS Khehar was to revive the popular social justice bench that was set up in December 2014, by reversing his predecessor Justice TS Thakur’s ..

Jammu and Kashmir has no sovereignty: SC

The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict held that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and did not enjoy sovereign status, either under its constitution or that of India. The apex court made this observation while hearing ..