From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead
January is set to be an extremely busy month for the Supreme Court of India when the bench assembles on Monday after a long winter break. Among some key cases slated for hearing include PILs challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, the abrogation of Article 370 as well as a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would consider according hearing in January a plea of an NGO seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme meant for collection of funds by political parties to contest polls
Centre opposes Election Commission's stand in SC on electoral bonds, calls move pioneer step in electoral reforms
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Wednesday said it will hear the pleas challenging the validity of the Centre's decision on issuance of electoral bonds for political funding on 5 April.
Allow only members, family to donate to political parties, says TS Krishnamurthy; ex-CEC suggests creation of national election fund
Political parties should be barred from accepting donations, except from their members and family, former CEC TS Krishnamurthy said as he pushed for creation of a national election fund
The 11 specified branches are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati.
Joti's remarks come nearly eights months after the Election Commission had told a parliamentary committee that electoral bonds introduced by the government is a "retrograde" step.
The guidelines for electoral bonds, announced in Budget 2017-18, are almost ready and some fine-tuning is being done by the finance ministry