SC collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

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The Supreme Court collegium has finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges. Sources said the collegium, comprising five seniormost judges of the apex court, had met recently… Read more »

‘Star campaigner’s air travel expense outside constituency not

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Expenses incurred by a “star campaigner” on travelling by air outside his constituency cannot be computed as his personal election expenditure as a candidate, the Supreme Court has said. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar ordered deletion of a paragraph, regarding expenses, in an election plea filed against an MLA in Madhya Pradesh on… Read more »

Resolution of election disputes take long periods in India: SC

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The resolution of election disputes in this country takes unacceptably long periods in most cases, which “reduces the adjudicatory process into a mockery of justice”, the Supreme Court today said while advocating setting up of benches in high courts to exclusively deal with election petitions. “We are sad to state that invariably the resolution of… Read more »

Spell out gas pricing policy : SC tells government

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The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out its policy on the pricing of gas as it was told that a committee on gas pricing policy has been set up and will take a call by Sep 30. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Kurian Joseph sought the government’s… Read more »

Difficult to find suitable persons to man tribunals: SC

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The setting up of tribunals have come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Thursday cast doubts as to whether they have achieved the desired objectives or not as competent persons are averse to presiding over them and keen ones are not suitable for such assignments. “Many retired judges who are fit to… Read more »

Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate and decide: Centre

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The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court. Appearing before a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha, Attorney… Read more »

‘Personal details collected for Aadhaar scheme liable to be misused’

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The Aadhaar scheme Tuesday came under attack in the Supreme Court for exploiting people’s ignorance and collecting their personal details which can not only be exploited commercially and encroach upon their privacy but were liable to misuse by government agencies. “The government will know each and every dimension of a Aadhaar card holder – be… Read more »