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We write orders, not go to Manali during break: CJI Thakur slams PM's suggestion

Apr 25, 2016

We write orders, not go to Manali during break: CJI Thakur slams PM's suggestion

The Supreme Court collegium will respond next week to government on the revised memorandum of procedure, a document to guide appointment of judges to the apex court and the high courts, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said on Sunday. #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Law Ministry #TS Thakur #SC Collegium #Justice TS Thakur
Retired judges to be reappointed to tackle pending cases: CJI Thakur

Apr 25, 2016

Retired judges to be reappointed to tackle pending cases: CJI Thakur

A conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts on Sunday adopted a resolution to invoke a constitutional provision to appoint retired judicial officers as ad hoc judges. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Chief Justice of India #Law Ministry #High Court #TS Thakur
No formal representation for repealing or reviewing sedition law: Lok Sabha told

Mar 15, 2016

No formal representation for repealing or reviewing sedition law: Lok Sabha told

No formal representation seeking review or repeal of the sedition law has been received by the government, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #sedition law #Law Ministry #Law Commission
More than two crore cases pending in lower judiciary, reveals law ministry data

Feb 09, 2016

More than two crore cases pending in lower judiciary, reveals law ministry data

Over two crore cases are pending in the country's lower judiciary, out of which more than 10 per cent have remained unsettled for over 10 years, the latest Law Ministry data says. #NewsTracker #Judiciary #Law Ministry #Pendency #Sadananda Gowda #lower judiciary
Maneka Gandhi to talk to Home Minister over release of juvenile convicted in Delhi gangrape case

Dec 07, 2015

Maneka Gandhi to talk to Home Minister over release of juvenile convicted in Delhi gangrape case

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said she will speak to the Home Minister over the release of the juvenile convicted in the 16 December gangrape case. #India #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Law Ministry #Home Minister #Maneka Gandhi #Delhi gangrape case #Juvenile convict
EC to approach govt to push multiple cut-off dates proposal for enrolling voters

Nov 18, 2015

EC to approach govt to push multiple cut-off dates proposal for enrolling voters

Election Commission has decided to approach the government to push its proposal to have multiple cut-off dates to enrol voters. #Politics #India #NewsTracker #Election Commission #Law Ministry #EC #polls #voting age #multiple cut-off dates
As 8 judges retire in a month, High Courts face shortfall of 392 judges

Sep 20, 2015

As 8 judges retire in a month, High Courts face shortfall of 392 judges

At a time when there is no mechanism in place to appoint or elevate judges to the higher judiciary, 8 High Court judges have retired in a month, raising the vacancies from 384 in August to 392 this month. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Bombay High Court #Judiciary #Law Ministry #High Court #judges #HL Dattu #National Judicial Appointments Commission
Govt grants extension to eight additional judges after SC nod

Jun 19, 2015

Govt grants extension to eight additional judges after SC nod

The government is of the view that the vacuum created by the court case could create a further shortage of judges. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Bombay High Court #Law Ministry #Patna High Court #National Judicial Appointments Commission Act #Amaresh Kumar Lal
Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name oath is taken? RTI query stumps law ministry

May 04, 2015

Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name oath is taken? RTI query stumps law ministry

Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name top constitutional functionaries and legislators take oath of office? This RTI query stumped the Law Ministry, which said there is no constitutional provision defining the term. #India #NewsTracker #Law Ministry #Satyameva Jayate #RTI Application #Shradhanand Yogacharya #S K Chitkara
Govt will not encroach upon judiciary's independence in NJAC issue: Sadanand Gowda

Apr 30, 2015

Govt will not encroach upon judiciary's independence in NJAC issue: Sadanand Gowda

With CJI H L Dattu refusing to be part of a committee to nominate two people to the NJAC, government on Thursday indicated that it will not go ahead with the proposed meeting of the panel as it would mean encroaching upon the independence of judiciary. #NewsTracker #Law #TheySaidIt #Judiciary #Law Ministry #Sadanand Gowda #NJAC