‘Remove bar on giving advice to ministries directly’

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Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has urged the government to junk a rule which bars him from giving legal advice to various ministries without involving the Law Ministry, saying it delays decision-making on important matters. Rohatgi has also said the rule which requires law officers to give legal opinion to various central ministries and departments only… Read more »

SC reserves order in call drop case

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the telecom companies’ plea against the Delhi High Court order making it mandatory for cellular operators to compensate for call drops. The Delhi High Court had earlier this year upheld October 16, 2015 decision of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), making it mandatory for cellular… Read more »

NCA: SC to refer PIL to five-judge bench

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The Supreme Court today said it may refer to a five-judge constitution bench a plea seeking setting up of National Court of Appeal with regional benches in major cities for deciding cases arising from high courts. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also sought Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s response on suggestions submitted… Read more »

Judiciary independence doesn’t necessarily require collegium system

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BJP-ruled states today strongly supported in the Supreme Court the creation of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) saying that the independence of judiciary does not necessarily require that judges be appointed by the collegium system. Senior advocate T R Andhyarujina, appearing for Maharashtra, told a five-judge bench headed by that the independence of judiciary… Read more »

Collegium recommended names despite adverse reports: SC told

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The Supreme Court collegium recommended and reiterated the appointments of people as judges despite adverse Intelligence Bureau reports and judges’ critical comments against them, the central government on Wednesday told the apex court. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Wednesday submitted to the court a list of a few names running into 10 pages with comments… Read more »

Collegium system opaque and has failed: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

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Putting up a strident case for the new system of judges appointment, government on Wednesday submitted before the Supreme Court that the collegium method has failed because it was an “opaque mechanism” which has “stifled democracy”. On a day, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi attacked the collegium system and demanded a revisit of the 1993 verdict… Read more »

Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the… Read more »

Quota for disabled can’t be confined, can be for promotion: SC

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The Supreme Court on Friday held that three percent reservation for differently-abled persons cannot be restricted to entry level of government jobs and should be applied for considering promotions to Group A and Group B officers category. “Why confined it to entry level? They are disabled means disabled. We seriously feel they should be given… Read more »