The Pros and Cons of e-Courts project

Synopsis: Pandemic has shown that the e-Courts project has the ability to revolutionize the Indian Judiciary, but its application needs to be in line with the Fundamental Right to Privacy. Why Indian courts should use digital technologies? Faster justice delivery. Clearing pendency which is around 3.27 crore cases before Indian courts. Of which 85,000 have… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of e-Courts project

SC releases draft model rules for live-streaming and Recording of court proceedings

What is the news? The Supreme Court e-Committee headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has released the “Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings”. Note: Right to access live court proceedings is a part of the right of access to justice guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution. Read Also :-What is Monetary… Continue reading SC releases draft model rules for live-streaming and Recording of court proceedings

Judicial Governance during Pandemic – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The judiciary is referred to as the custodian of the constitution and protector of fundamental rights. It is the supreme authority responsible to punish the violators of fundamental rights and civil liberties. In this regard, it also has the power to review the decisions of the executive as mandated by Article 13. Further, under… Continue reading Judicial Governance during Pandemic – Explained, Pointwise

A Case of Declining Judicial Federalism in India

Synopsis: SC transferred all oxygen supply-related cases in various High Courts. It did so, in the name of prioritising uniformity across nations in the distribution of essential services. This step of SC is against Judicial Federalism in India. Background In Parmanand Katara v. Union of India (1989), the Supreme Court said that ‘the right to… Continue reading A Case of Declining Judicial Federalism in India

The New CJI Needs to Address Present Issues in Judiciary

Synopsis: The new Chief Justice must seriously consider the Challenges in Judiciary. He must free himself from the bias in constituting benches. Also, he should take concrete steps to revitalise the administration of justice. Introduction: Justice N V Ramana will be the next Chief Justice of India. But there are certain serious challenges in Judiciary.… Continue reading The New CJI Needs to Address Present Issues in Judiciary

SC Guidelines for “Appointment of Ad-hoc Judges” in HCs

What is the News? The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the appointment of retired judges as ad-hoc judges in High Courts under Article 224A of the Constitution. This has been done to deal with the increasing backlog of cases in High Courts. Guidelines: For the appointment of ad hoc judges, the Supreme Court… Continue reading SC Guidelines for “Appointment of Ad-hoc Judges” in HCs

Supreme Court Sets timeline for Appointment of Judges

What is the News? The Supreme Court of India sets a timeline for the Centre to clear names recommended by the Collegium. What was the case? The issue of judicial vacancies came up when the Supreme court was hearing a petition seeking transfer of a case from the Orissa High Court due to the lawyers’… Continue reading Supreme Court Sets timeline for Appointment of Judges

What is “Memorandum of Procedure(MoP)”?

What is the News? The Supreme Court of India has laid down a timeline for the Centre to clear names recommended by the High Court Collegiums. This order is essentially contrary to the Memorandum of Procedure(MoP). About Memorandum of Procedure(MoP): Memorandum of Procedure(MoP) is an agreement between the judiciary and the government. It contains a set… Continue reading What is “Memorandum of Procedure(MoP)”?

Issue of Gender Gap in Judiciary – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The issue of a gender gap in the judiciary is in the spotlight after a plea filed by the Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association in Supreme Court (SC). The plea advocated for increasing women participation in the judicial set up in order to augment gender justice. The participation of women in the judiciary so… Continue reading Issue of Gender Gap in Judiciary – Explained, Pointwise

Government to Decide on Collegium Recommendations for HC judges

What is the News? The Supreme Court Collegium recommended Judges for the appointment in the High Courts. But it is pending for more than 6 months. So, the Union government recently decided to consider the SC recommendations within three months. What was the case? The Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance on the matter relating… Continue reading Government to Decide on Collegium Recommendations for HC judges