MP Jairam Ramesh Petition on RTI : Recent Development

Amendments Made To The Right To Information Act: The Supreme Court has criticized the Union government for having not filed a reply to a petition by parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh challenging the amendments made to the Right to Information Act for over a year. The petitioner argues that the amendments gave the Centre unparalleled powers to […]

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments : Supreme Court

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments: The Supreme Court (SC) questioned the government about the delay in clearing Collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts (HC). Collegium System: It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC, and not by an Act of Parliament or […]

Recent Supreme Court decision on mercy petition of AG Perarivalan

Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of AG Perarivalan- a convict serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December […]

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions

Supreme Court Dismissed Aadhaar Review Petitions: The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed petitions seeking a review of its 2018 judgment upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act (2016). In 2018, the SC upheld the country’s biometric identity system and also cleared mandatory Aadhaar enrolment of recipients of government welfare benefits. The court, in its […]

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code : Constitutional Validity

Constitutional Validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the constitutional validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) (Amendment) Act, 2020. In its August 2019 order, the SC had upheld the government decision to grant home-buyers the status of financial creditors. Financial creditor: It means any person to whom […]

Supreme Court Directive on Quota in Promotions

Supreme Court Directive on Quota in Promotions The Supreme Court asked the Attorney General to compile the various issues being raised by States with regard to the application of a Constitution Bench judgment of 2006 in the M. Nagaraj case. The directive is based on a plea by the Centre to refer to a seven-judge […]