SC empowers green tribunal to initiate action on its own

What is the news?  The Supreme Court has empowered the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with suo motu(on its own) power to initiate proceedings on its own in case of environmental exigencies.  Earlier status  Earlier, the NGT could pass on a ruling only after a petition has been filed by someone before the tribunal.  What is the significance of the ruling?  The ruling now… Continue reading SC empowers green tribunal to initiate action on its own

Act and Friction: On appointment to tribunals

  Introduction There is friction between government and judiciary over the powers and limitations of law-making on the recently passed Tribunal Reforms Act. It contained provisions that had been struck down by the Supreme Court earlier. Read more: Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary What did the government do? Cherry-picking… Continue reading Act and Friction: On appointment to tribunals

SC urges company law tribunals to clear IBC cases fast

What is the News? The Supreme Court has said that the “judicial delay” was the main reason for the failure of the insolvency regime in India prior to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC),2016 came into force. Hence, it has urged the company law tribunals to “strictly adhere” to the timelines under the IBC and… Continue reading SC urges company law tribunals to clear IBC cases fast

Needed: A tribunal for CAPF

Synopsis: CAPF needs a tribunal to provide faster resolution for numerous pending cases. Introduction There have been numerous cases of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers overstaying leave. To curb that, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently issued orders to “include the provisions of Security Force Court (SFC) as available in the Acts and… Continue reading Needed: A tribunal for CAPF

Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary

Source: Indian Express Relevance: To understand the tussle between Judiciary and Parliament Synopsis: Friction between Judiciary & government over interference in each other domain There is a fresh tussle between the Judiciary and legislature over the powers and limitations of law-making on the recently passed Tribunal Reforms Act. Tribunal Reforms Act 2021: It sought the abolishment… Continue reading Supreme Court remarks on tribunal law is latest flashpoint between legislature, judiciary

Tribunal reforms: what’s abolished, what happens to pending cases

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Tribunals in India, Justice delivery  Synopsis: Changes introduced by the Tribunals Reform Bill 2021.  Context The Supreme Court recently expressed its discontentment over the functioning of tribunals in the country. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India recently asked the government if it intends to shut down tribunals that have several key… Continue reading Tribunal reforms: what’s abolished, what happens to pending cases

Supreme Court strikes down amended Finance Act rules for tribunals

News:The Supreme Court has struck down the rules formulated by the Centre on appointment and service conditions for members of various tribunals and referred to a larger bench the issue of examining the validity of the passage of the Finance Act 2017 as a Money Bill. Facts: Finance act on Tribunals: The Finance Act,2017 had… Continue reading Supreme Court strikes down amended Finance Act rules for tribunals

SC seeks Centre’s view on bringing all tribunals under one umbrella

The Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s view within two weeks on bringing all the Tribunals under one central umbrella body to ensure efficient functioning and streamlining the working of tribunals. Earlier, the Supreme Court in its two verdicts of 1997 and 2010 had directed government to bring all the tribunals under one central umbrella.… Continue reading SC seeks Centre’s view on bringing all tribunals under one umbrella

7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 10, 2018(Apex Court passes interim order on appointments to Tribunals)

Context: The Supreme Court accepted the suggestions made by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Bar Association on appointments to various tribunals. By doing so the apex court stayed the applicability of provisions of the Central Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualification, experience and other conditions of service of members) Rules, 2017 Rules notified give… Continue reading 7 PM Daily Editorials Brief – February 10, 2018(Apex Court passes interim order on appointments to Tribunals)