The petition prayed for directions to the Centre and the collegium to “appoint judges against the sanctioned strength in the high court at Calcutta and also the other high courts as expeditiously as possible to meet the needs of litigant suffering from delay in access to justice and issue appropriate orders to call off strike of lawyers immediately in the Calcutta High Court”. … [Read more...] about Petition In SC Seeks Expeditious Appointment Of Judges To Calcutta HC, End To Strike [Read Petition]
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The said petition avers that As per the data published by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice on February 01, 2018 the High Court at Calcutta has nearly 54% vacancy which has changed for the worse after the retirement of three High Court Judges viz., Justice Mir Dara Sheko, Justice Siddhartha Chattopadhyay and Justice Debi Prosad Dey, and three more judges including Acting Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya are set to retire between September and December. Thereafter, the vacancies will stand at 61%. It has also been mentioned that two judges are always deputed to circuit bench at Port Blair. … [Read more...] about SC Refuses Urgent Hearing On Pleas Seeking Expeditious Appointment Of Judges In Calcutta HC
The event is noteworthy because this is the first time in the history of the Supreme Court that three woman judges will be sitting in the Supreme Court at the same time. The enormity of the situation dawns in with the realisation that the history being spoken of is 68 years long, with a total of 233 judges (including the newly appointed judges). … [Read more...] about In A First Supreme Court Has Three Sitting Woman Judges Today
CJI Dipak Misra is the only CJI so far to have faced the threat of impeachment motion. Seventy one opposition MPs of Rajya Sabha moved an impeachment motion against him, over allegations of medical college bribery scam, misuse of ‘master of roster’ power, manipulation with orders issued on administrative side, and also an old case related to furnishing of false affidavit seeking land assignment from Orissa Government. The impeachment motion was rejected by Rajya Sabha Chairman at the threshold. The petition filed against the rejection motion was listed before a bench of five judges of SC. It was not clear who constituted the bench, and how a bench of five judges happened to be constituted at the first instance to hear a fresh petition. The petition was withdrawn after the petitioner’s counsel Kapil Sibal declined to make submission before the five judges’ bench without obtaining clarity as to how the bench happened to be constituted. … [Read more...] about Will The Real CJI Dipak Misra Stand Up?How Will History Judge Him?
"As regards Shri P.V.Kunhikrishnan, we have carefully scrutinized the material placed on record including the reasons recorded in the file for seeking reconsideration of the proposal for his elevation. The Collegium while clearing his name on 9th October, 2018 has already considered material on the basis of which the proposal relating to Shri Kunhikrishnan has been referred back for reconsideration. As there is no fresh material in the file referred back to it for reconsideration of the above proposal, the Collegium is of the considered view that Shri P.V. Kunhikrishnan deserves to be elevated to the High Court Bench. The Collegium accordingly resolves to reiterate its recommendation dated 9 th October, 2018 for appointment of Shri P.V. Kunhikrishnan, Advocate as a Judge of the Kerala High Court" … [Read more...] about Judicial Appointments :Three Names Reiterated During CJI Gogoi’s Tenure Still Pending With Centre