Delhi Govt directs Revenue Officials to hold Courts for general public grievances thrice a week

Delhi Government revenue officials will be available from 2.30 PM three days a week to hear citizens’ disputes that comes under the operation of Revenue Department. Tehsildars, Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Revenue Deputy Commissioners have been directed to maintain fixed hours for organizing courts in their offices and to prioritize it over meetings and other […]

HC asks Centre, Delhi govt about steps taken on financial assistance to lawyers’ clerks

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the AAP government as to what steps they have taken to put in place schemes for providing financial assistance and funds to the clerks of lawyers working in various courts of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V […]

NGT directs Delhi govt to probe tree felling by SDMC

National Green Tribunal today rapped the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for felling trees while constructing storm water drains and directed the Forest Department of Delhi Government to probe the issue within a week. A bench headed by Justice S P Wangdi did not stay the construction work of storm water drains as sought by […]

Revive water bodies in Dwarka before rains: NGT to Delhi govt

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to revive water bodies in Dwarka sub-city here before the onset of monsoon after a plea alleged that they were in a dilapidated condition. A bench headed by Justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi ordered the Arvind Kejriwal government, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Development Authority and other agencies […]

Delhi High Court dismisses Ola cabs’ plea against Delhi govts’s ban

In a setback to app-based cab service provider Ola, Delhi High Court today dismissed the company’s plea challenging a single-judge order upholding the city government’s ban on such taxi services. “Appeal dismissed,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said. The single-judge in his July 29 interim order had directed Delhi […]

HC refuses to restrain Delhi govt from airing AAP ads

The Delhi High Court today refused to restrain city government from airing publicity campaign andadvertisements allegedly glorifying Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by “wasting public funds”. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, meanwhile, asked the Central government’s counsel to take instruction on what steps they […]

3216 POCSO cases pending in city courts: Delhi govt to HC

The city government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that there are 3,216 cases relating to sexual offences against children under POCSO Act pending before different sessions courts in the national capital. The submission was made in an affidavit submitted by Additional Home Secretary before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice […]

Lawyers end strike after Delhi govt proposes talks

Lawyers of six district courts on Wednesday called off their indefinite hunger strike against the ten-fold hike in court fees after the Delhi government assured them of considering their demands. The Co-ordination Council of All Bar Associations in Delhi announced its decision to call off the strike, saying the city government has proposed to hold talks […]

Helmet for women: HC notice to Delhi govt on contempt plea

The Delhi High Court today sought the city government’s response on a plea to launch contempt proceedings against its chief secretary for not obeying its order for amending relevant transport rules to make wearing helmets mandatory for woman pillion riders on two-wheelers.  Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the chief secretary of Delhi govt and […]

Delhi: Registration of properties to be easier

Registration of property to be easier in Delhi in the few upcoming weeks, people in the capital will soon be able to get their properties registered on the same day of filing of application under an online registration system. The ambitious project is being launched by the Delhi government to contain irregularities in sub-registrar offices, […]