Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as next CJI

News:Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has taken oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI) by the President. Facts: About Chief Justice of India: The chief justice of India(CJI) is the head of the judiciary of India and the Supreme Court of India.The CJI also heads their administrative functions. As head of the supreme court,the… Continue reading Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as next CJI

CJI Office comes under RTI ambit

News: A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that the office of Chief Justice of India (CJI) comes under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Facts: Background: The verdict comes in the matter of a plea filed by Supreme Court Secretary-General challenging Delhi High Court’s 2010 order holding that the… Continue reading CJI Office comes under RTI ambit

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CBI should have statutory status like CAG: Ranjan Gogoi

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has suggested a comprehensive legislation to give Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) a statutory status equivalent to the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). He has listed various key concerns with the CBI such as (a)legal ambiguity (b)weak human resource (c)lack of adequate investment (d)accountability and (e)political and administrative interference. He has also… Continue reading CBI should have statutory status like CAG: Ranjan Gogoi

CJI writes to PM for removal of Allahabad High Court judge

Chief Justice of India has written to Prime Minister seeking initiation of impeachment proceedings against Allahabad High Court judge Justice Narayan Shukla. The charges of judicial impropriety were slapped against the judge after it was found that he had made handwritten corrections to an order passed by his own bench so as to allow a… Continue reading CJI writes to PM for removal of Allahabad High Court judge

CJI writes to PM, seeks increase in number of Supreme Court judges

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has written to Prime Minister(PM) requesting for the passage of two constitutional amendments which are (a)suitable increase in the strength of SC judges which currently stands at 31 and (b)raising the retirement age of HC judges from 62 to 65 years. The Supreme Court has a maximum strength of 31 judges… Continue reading CJI writes to PM, seeks increase in number of Supreme Court judges

Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India(CJI) has said that the rise of populism presents a challenge to the independence of courts and asked the judiciary to stand up to the populist forces and protect constitutional ethos. These comments were made at the two-day conference in Sochi,Russia that has participation at the level of Chief Justice and Judges… Continue reading Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Constitution of J. Bobde panel violates the law

The Supreme Court has appointed a committee headed by senior-most judge of the Supreme Court to inquire into the sexual harassment allegations levelled against Chief Justice of India. However,the committee have been opposed by wide range of women from various disciplines.They have said that the constitution of the committee with no external member is in… Continue reading Constitution of J. Bobde panel violates the law

Judges’ panel to hear charges against CJI

The Supreme Court has decided to conduct an in-house inquiry into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Chief Justice of India. The apex court has appointed a committee headed by senior-most judge of the Supreme Court.However,there will be no time frame to complete the inquiry and future course of action will depend on what… Continue reading Judges’ panel to hear charges against CJI

CJI violated procedure by hearing own case, say Supreme Court lawyers

The Supreme Court Bar Association(SCBA) has called for a committee to be setup consists of Supreme Court judges to investigate and inquire into allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India by a former staffer at his office. They have also criticised the way the Chief Justice of India conducted judicial proceedings in the… Continue reading CJI violated procedure by hearing own case, say Supreme Court lawyers

SC Collegium recommends 5 new Chief Justices of HCs

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended names of five judges for appointment as chief justice of Rajasthan,Chhattisgarh,Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka High Courts. The High court for Andhra Pradesh was created on January 1,2019. It was created following the division of a combined high court of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Collegium system in India is… Continue reading SC Collegium recommends 5 new Chief Justices of HCs