Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani April 28, 2018 9:58 pm Change Font Size The rejection of Justice K.M. Joseph’s candidature for elevation to the Supreme Court by the Centre has sent shockwaves throughout the legal community. Reports suggest that the collegium is likely to meet next Wednesday to deliberate on the Centre’s decision. Meanwhile, here is what the legal stalwarts are saying about the Centre’s move: CJI should convene collegium meeting, take up issue with Centre: Former Chief Justices As per an Indian Express Report, at least three former Chief Justices have gone on record to express their concern over the Centre’s move, demanding that CJI Misra urgently convene a collegium meeting to address the issue. While Former CJI T.S. Thakur told the newspaper that the decision to segregate Justice Joseph and Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra’s candidatures was “unfortunate”, former CJI R.M. … [Read more...] about Centre’s Stand Against Justice KM Joseph: Who Said What?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Manu Sebastian April 26, 2018 4:52 pm Change Font Size An extraordinary meeting of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has been sought for to pass a resolution against the Centre’s exclusion of Justice KM Joseph from elevation to the Supreme Court, ignoring the recommendations of the SC collegium. The proposed resolution expressed deep anguish at the non-inclusion of Justice KM Joseph and condemned the “selective approach of the Executive”. The request moved by about 100 members of the SCBA is endorsed by senior lawyers like CU Singh, Vivek Tankha, Indira Jaisingh, Arvind Datar, Hufeza Ahmadi, Harin P Raval and Pallav Sisodia, and it calls upon the Supreme Court to take appropriate steps to restore the independence of judiciary. Read the Resolution Here Topics: Extra-Ordinary Meeting | Justice KM Joseph | SC Collegium | Supreme Court Bar Association Related Can’t Stay The Warrant Of A … [Read more...] about SC Lawyers Seek Extra-Ordinary Meeting Of SCBA To Protest Against Exclusion Of Justice KM Joseph
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined any interim relief to a government doctors' association and said the Tamil Nadu government will have to grant admission in post-graduate medical courses to in-service doctors as per amended regulations of the Medical Council of India . Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and others have assailed two amended provisions of MCI's Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, which provide the criteria for granting quota or incentive marks to government doctors, either serving or have served in rural or remote areas, in admissions to PG courses. It was submitted that instead of granting incentive marks to government doctors, serving in remote and difficult rural areas, in PG admissions, the state government should be allowed to continue with its own quota policy. "We are unable to accede to the request," a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said. The bench, also comprising Justices A K Sikri, A M … [Read more...] about SC declines relief, orders admission in medical PG courses as per MCI norms
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain April 18, 2018 3:31 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court five judge constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice D. Y. Chandrachud, Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Justice A. K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday agreed to consider the question as to whether states can make reservation in favour of the in-service candidates for Post Graduate medical courses and reserved its ordert in respect of the interim relief for the state of Tamil Nadu. Chief Justice Misra inquired, “does the judgment in Dinesh Chauhan hold the field?” Replying in the negative, Senior Counsel Arvind Datar explained, “since 1991, for over 25 years, a practice has been followed in many states including Tamil Nadu that of 100 seats in the pool of eligible candidates, 50 are attributed to the All-India category and 50 to the state quota. Of the latter, 25 seats are allocated to the open market and 25 are … [Read more...] about Can States Provide Reservation For In-Service Candidates For PG Medical Courses? SC Constitution Bench Reserves Interim Order
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain April 12, 2018 11:06 pm Change Font Size As the hearing in the string of writ petitions challenging the constitutionality of the Aadhaar project resumed on Thursday, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta continued his submissions on the mandate of linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2002 (PMLA) and the Rules framed thereunder. Referring to sections 2(1)(wa) and 12(1)(c) and (d) of the Act of 2002, the obligation of a ‘reporting entity’, being a banking company or a financial institution, to verify the identity of its clients and to identify the beneficial owner, if any, of such clients were discussed. In respect of Rule 9(4) of the Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, dealing with client due diligence and requiring a client, being an individual, to submit their Aadhaar number and PAN therefor, Justice D. Y. … [Read more...] about Aadhaar [Day-28]There Is No Surveillance Under The Aadhaar Scheme: Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi