The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, on Monday, endorsed the guidelines issued by the Bar Council of India (BCI) for Returning Officers, in wake of the recent order passed by Madras High Court, wherein the Court had issued a slew of directions aimed at ensuring free and fair conduct of elections to the State Bar Council. In an order issued on 16 February, the High Court had observed that the ensuing elections to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are more glorified for use of money power, communal power, political power, muscle power and liquor power. It had then set out directions for the Bar Council of India, the police and the Income Tax Department to ensure fake lawyers or those indulging in corruption to win elections can be weeded out. However, even though the Madras High Court order has been stayed by the Apex Court, which thought that the order was “moralistic”, the State Bar Council has now added to the BCI’s guidelines, declaring a … [Read more...] about 1 Lakh Penalty On Candidate For Strewn Posters, Banners, Pamphlets Inside Court Campus: Bar Council Of Tamil Nadu And Puducherry
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The letter sent by the Tamil Nadu Government’s Chief Secretary to the Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs on 2 March seeking the latter’s views on the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case is considered a political masterstroke by the Tamil Nadu chief minister, J Jayalalithaa on the eve of the state assembly elections.Analysts point out that there were two options before the state Government, after the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Sriharan vs Union of India, delivered on 2 December last year. In this judgment, the Constitution bench of the court had held that the state Government cannot release convicts under Section 435 Cr.P.C., without consulting the Centre, if the crimes for which they were convicted and sentenced were investigated by a federal investigating agency, like the CBI.More important, it was also held in that judgment that consultation means concurrence of the Central Government, whose views will be binding on the state … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu Govt’s letter to Centre on release of Rajiv Gandhi convicts, a political masterstroke
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law November 22, 2018 6:07 pm Change Font Size ‘Because of a mistake in translation which could have been detected and avoided by the students, we find it unjust that all the students across the board who took the examination in Tamil have been awarded four marks for all the 49 questions without any reference to the answer of those questions.’ The Supreme Court of India set aside a Madras High Court judgment that directed the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) to award 196 marks to candidates who wrote this year National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil. The bench comprising of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao observed that knowledge of the subject in English was considered a requirement and the candidates could have detected and avoided mistranslation be referring to English questions. The High Court verdict had come as a relief for nearly 24,000 students … [Read more...] about SC Sets Aside Madras HC Order Awarding 196 Marks To Those Who Took NEET Exam In Tamil [Read Judgment]
In an unprecedented move, the Bar Council of India on Sunday suspended 126 lawyers of Tamil Nadu, including 21 Bar leaders who have been spearheading the ongoing Court boycott.This was pursuant to a resolution passed by the BCI, ostensibly in response to the call by the protesting lawyers to lay siege to the Madras High Court on Monday, protesting the recently amended rules to Advocates Act. The BCI will constitute a five-member panel to hold discussions with the State Bar Council and recognized Bar associations soon.As per a release from BCI Chairman Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra, those suspended include P. Thirumalairajan, Chief Coordinator of the JAC, and M. Velmurugan, former member of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Madras High Court Advocates Association Secretary Arivazhagan, Women Lawyers Association president Nalini and Egmore Bar Association president Chandan Bab.“These persons shall not be allowed to practice in any court or other forum and they shall not be treated … [Read more...] about Bar Council of India suspends 126 Tamil Nadu lawyers
The Union Law Minister, Ravishankar Prasad, indicated the Times Now television channel on Tuesday evening that the Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, O.Paneersevlam’s resignation was not valid, as the resignation letter was not personally given to the Acting Governor, CH. Vidyasagar Rao.The Acting Governor accepted O.Paneerselvam’s resignation on February 6, and asked him and his council of ministers to continue in office till alternative arrangements are made.Paneerselvam tendered his resignation on February 5, but did not meet the Acting Governor personally to hand over the resignation letter. As the Acting Governor was away in Delhi, Paneerselvam, it appears, sent the letter through a messenger.In his interview to Times Now on Tuesday, Prasad said that if the Prime Minister wants to resign, the convention has always been that he meets the President personally to hand over the resignation letter. Therefore, Prasad indicated, without elaborating, that Paneerselvam’s … [Read more...] about Did Tamil Nadu Acting Governor Err in Accepting O. Paneerselvam’s resignation?