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There should be minimal interference of courts to speed up projects: Law Ministry committee

Jun 22, 2016

There should be minimal interference of courts to speed up projects: Law Ministry committee

There should be minimal interference of courts to ensure that public works projects are not stalled or delayed, a Law Ministry committee said. #India #NewsTracker #Judiciary #Law Ministry #public works project #DV Savananda Gowda
Shortage of 458 judges in high courts, says Law Ministry report

Jun 03, 2016

Shortage of 458 judges in high courts, says Law Ministry report

The high courts face a shortage of 458 judges, according to a latest Law Ministry data which comes at a time when the judiciary and the government are divided on various clauses of a document which will guide future appointment of members to the higher courts. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Law Ministry #High Courts #Memorandum of Procedure
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