Supreme Court refuses to suspend order on minority sub-quota

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The Supreme Court Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s verdict quashing 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBC). An Supreme court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice J.S. Khehar declined to suspend the operation of the high court verdict, saying the central government… Read more »

CBI shielding Chidambaram, petitioner tells Supreme court

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The Supreme Court was Wednesday told that the probe into the 2G scam by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was ‘less than honest’ as it failed to examine the role of the then finance minister and present Home Minister P. Chidambaram over the fixing of spectrum price.   The Centre for Public Interest Litigation… Read more »

Revisit system of judges appointment, apex court told

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The central government Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the system of appointment of judges to higher judiciary as the existing collegium procedure has not delivered on expectations. The apex court bench of Justice Deepak Verma and Justice B.S. Chauhan referred the matter to Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia to place the central government’s plea… Read more »

Apex court seeks status report on K.G. Balakrishnan

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Supreme Court Friday asked Attorney General G. Vahanvati to submit the status report on the home ministry’s investigation into a complaint alleging former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan possessed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. An apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatantra Kumar gave the attorney… Read more »