Shortcomings of the ‘In House inquiry Procedure’

Synopsis: The shortcomings of the ‘in house inquiry procedure’ of the Supreme Court has again come to the limelight. This time over the appointment of the future CJI itself. The upcoming CJI is facing serious allegations of misconduct, but there is no clarity of ‘In House inquiry Procedure’ in the concerned matter. Background: The upcoming… Continue reading Shortcomings of the ‘In House inquiry Procedure’

Judiciary’s inconsistency in dealing with cases of Personal liberty

Synopsis: The recent rulings of the judiciary have defended the personal liberty of citizens. However, there are many instances where the judiciary failed to uphold liberty. What are the recent rulings? The following rulings highlight the role of judiciary as the first line of defence against the deprivation of the liberty of citizens. First, in… Continue reading Judiciary’s inconsistency in dealing with cases of Personal liberty

NGT and associated challenges

Synopsis- The National Green Tribunal(NGT) instead of protecting the environment is facing trouble due to internal issues within the NGT. Introduction The National Green Tribunal(NGT) is a dedicated tribunal to deal with matters relating to the environment. The NGT website even mentions that the tribunal has cleared 90% of the cases. But a close look… Continue reading NGT and associated challenges

The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

Introduction The Collegium System was introduced in response to the executive interference in judicial appointments. However, this system has failed to protect judicial appointments from executive interference. It is due to the reasons like Post-retirement appointments of judges. At present, the collegium comprises of CJI (Chief Justice of India) and 4 senior-most judges of the… Continue reading The Collegium System – Explained Pointwise

The case of Four Capitals or the Supreme Court bench in South India

Synopsis: The proposal of four capitals may not be feasible in India. However, a Supreme Court Bench in south India can be created. Introduction  West Bengal’s CM Mamata Banerjee suggested that there should be four capitals of India. She is of the opinion that Parliament sessions should be held in each of the four capitals in… Continue reading The case of Four Capitals or the Supreme Court bench in South India

No evidence of any gender or religious bias in the district courts, finds study

What is the News? A study by the Development Data Lab has found no evidence of any systemic gender or religious bias in the district and subordinate courts across India. The lab works with governments, firms, and civil society organizations. It generates policy-relevant knowledge using data. About the study: Data used: The study looked at… Continue reading No evidence of any gender or religious bias in the district courts, finds study

 Are courts encroaching on the powers of the executive?  

Synopsis: The instances of court’s intervening in the executive matters without providing comprehensive legal reasoning are increasing. SC’s recent decision to put stay on farm laws has been analysed in this context.  Introduction   The Supreme Court is trying to make a political settlement between farmers and the government. It has put a stay on farm law and made a… Continue reading  Are courts encroaching on the powers of the executive?  

Justice delivery system

Context: Inadequacies in the justice delivery system extends beyond the Supreme Court. What are the various issues faced by the judiciary? Spending on judiciary: It is equated with a call for increasing the salaries of judges and providing better court infrastructure. Such perceptions are unfortunate. Issues under The Legal Services Authority Act of 1987: Under this law,… Continue reading Justice delivery system

Court complexes across country connected under E-Courts Project

Source: Click here News: As many as 2927 complexes across India have been connected so far by a high-speed Wide Area Network(WAN) under e-Courts Project. What is e-court project? It is an Integrated Mission Mode Project under implementation since 2007 as part of National e-Governance Plan. The project is based on the National Policy and Action… Continue reading Court complexes across country connected under E-Courts Project

Gender deficit in Indian Judicial system

Context: Attorney-general KK Venugopal has asked the Supreme court to fix the gender deficit in the Indian judicial system. Facts on number of Women in Indian judicial system. Women comprise only 7.2 per cent of all the judges in the SC and the high courts. There were only eight women judges till now in supreme… Continue reading Gender deficit in Indian Judicial system