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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
PMO seeks law ministry's opinion on cow slaughter 'model bill'

Mar 08, 2015

PMO seeks law ministry's opinion on cow slaughter 'model bill'

The PMO letter also mentions that in 2005 the Supreme Court had upheld the validity of a law enacted by the Gujarat government prohibiting cow slaughter. #ThisisNext #Supreme Court #Law Ministry #Prime Minister's Office #Cow slaughter #Ministry of Water Resources #Planing Commission
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship

Mar 01, 2015

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship

Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Law Ministry #Home Ministry #Mumbai Police #Adnan Sami #Indian Citizenship Act
Law Ministry proposes body to help govt department in arbitration cases

Feb 18, 2015

Law Ministry proposes body to help govt department in arbitration cases

Law Ministry has proposed to develop a panel of bodies to provide institutional arbitration and advise central departments and public enterprises on ways to include arbitration clause in their contracts. #Narendra Modi #Law Ministry #NHAI #NBCC #Law Minister #DV Sadananda Gowda #United Nations Commission #The Ministry of Road Transport #Construction Industry Arbitration Council
Bill to repeal 287 obsolete laws to be introduced in Winter Session, says govt

Sep 29, 2014

Bill to repeal 287 obsolete laws to be introduced in Winter Session, says govt

Giving a fresh push to weed out archaic laws, Law Ministry would bring a new bill in Winter session of Parliament to repeal another 287 obsolete statutes even as it works overtime to ensure that 700 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance are junked. #India #TheySaidIt #Ravi Shankar Prasad #Law Ministry #parliament #bill #Winter session #obsolete laws
Modi's lopsided cabinet: Jaitley needs to let go of either finance or defence

Sep 11, 2014

Modi's lopsided cabinet: Jaitley needs to let go of either finance or defence

The weakness of the Modi government is too many important portfolios is too few hands. A start should be made by divesting Arun Jaitley of the defence ministry, followed up by a full-fledged cabinet expansion #Energy #Defence #sushma swaraj #finance ministry #Nitin Gadkari #InMyOpinion #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Law Ministry #IB #Jaitley #Cabinet expansion #Modi Cabinet
Obsolete laws: Law panel shoots off letter to ministries, complains of no help

Sep 09, 2014

Obsolete laws: Law panel shoots off letter to ministries, complains of no help

As the Narendra Modi government moves ahead to weed out archaic laws, a peeved Law Ministryhas shot off a letter to all Union ministries pointing out that "several" of them have failed to help the Law Commission compile a list of obsolete statutes. #NewsTracker #Law #Narendra Modi government #PK Malhotra #Law Panel #law ministries