State cannot recover its dues from poor employees: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has held that the government, which inadvertently pays more to its employees than the due amount, cannot recover the excess money if it causes hardships to certain classes.A bench of justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra devised various categories of employees from whom the state cannot recover the excess amount as… Read more »

Only parents income be considered for deciding creamy layer:SC

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The Supreme Court has held that an individual candidate’s income was not required to be clubbed with the income of the parents for the purpose of determining “creamy layer” to exclude a person of backward class from the benefits of reservation. Referring to the Centre’s Office Memorandum of 1993 on the issue and judgements of… Read more »

SC refuses to rely on Chawla natural resources report

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The Supreme Court today refused to rely on a report of a high-level committee, headed by former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, favouring auction as the route for disposal of natural resources, saying the report is yet to be accepted by the government. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia, while delivering… Read more »

Auction not the only route for resource allocation:SC

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Auctions are not the only permissible method for disposal of natural resources across sectors, the Supreme Court Monday said holding that the 2G verdict was confined to allocation of spectrum and is not applicable to other resources. Giving its opinion on the Presidential reference arising out of 2G verdict, a five-judge constitution bench headed by… Read more »

SC grants bail to Nupur but has to be in jail for 7 more days

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Dentist Nupur Talwar, who has been in jail for over four months in the twin murder case of her daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, was today granted bail by the Supreme Courtwhich directed her to be released by September 25. In view of ongoing trial in which the CBI is examining the witnesses, a… Read more »

SC says reporting of trial proceedings can be postponed

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The Supreme Court today laid down a constitutional principle where aggrieved parties can seek from appropriate court the postponement of the publication of court hearings and a decision taken on a case-by-case basis. The court, however, refrained from framing broad guidelines for reporting of sub-judice court matters, saying it cannot be done “across the board.”… Read more »

SC directs Sahara Group to refund 17,400 cr to investors

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In a major setback to the Sahara Group, the Supreme Court today directed two of its companies to refund around Rs 17,400 crore to their investors within three months with 15 per cent interest. A Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and J.S. Khehar directed the Securities and Exchange Board of India to take action against… Read more »