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Supreme Court strikes down amended Finance Act rules

On 13 Nov, the Supreme Court struck down rules in the amended Finance Act 2017 on tribunals and directed the government to reformulate fresh norms with respect to appointment of tribunal members.  The apex court directed that appointment in tribunals should be in accordance with respective statutes. The apex court’s decision was based on a ..

West Bengal government to construct ‘Safe Houses’for foreign ex-convicts in jail

The West Bengal Government has decided to construct two Safe Houses for foreign prisoners, whose period of punishment have been completed and waiting for extradition . These houseswill come up at Bongaon and New Town in North 24 Paraganas District for stayingof foreign prisoners after completion of punishments in Indian jails. Accordingto National Crime Records Bureau ..

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta appointed as new Union Law Secretary

Anoop Kumar Mendiratta has been appointed as the new Law Secretary (Secretary, Legal Affairs) in the Union Law Ministry on contractual basis till March 30, 2023. He  is at present the District and Sessions Judge (North East) of the Delhi’s Karkardooma Courts.  As per officials, it is the first time a sitting judge has been ..

Kerala high court rules that right to access Internet is part of fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & Right to Privacy

The Kerala High Court has recently ruled that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & also the Right to Privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. The verdict came on a petition filed by a Kozhikode college student challenging her expulsion for not adhering ..

Injeti Srinivas Committee to look into offences under the Companies Act

The government has constituted a committee under Injeti Srinivas, secretary of the Corporate Affairs Ministry to look at recategorization of certain offences under the Companies Act as civil offences as well as review other provisions of the Companies Act and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2008. Mandate of the Committee The committee will look into ..

Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..

Government has failed to bring in Uniform Civil Code: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said the Constitution framers had hoped for a uniform set of rules but the nation has still not endeavoured to secure for its citizens a Uniform Civil Code. The judgment by the Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose observed that the government has till date has taken no action. The ..

Foreigners’ Tribunals are likely to be functional from October 1 in Assam

The 200 new Foreigners Tribunals are expected to be functional from October 1 as the government has cleared the decks by appointing  221 practising lawyers and retired civil servants and judicial officers as members of the tribunals. Why the move has assumed significance? Assam had 100 such tribunals. The backlog of over two lakh cases ..