India does not have structured sentencing guidelines : Supreme Court Observed

Currently, India does not have structured sentencing guidelines that have been issued either by the legislature or the judiciary. There cannot, therefore, be any uniformity. However, this Court has repeatedly held that the Courts will have to take into account certain principles while exercising their discretion in sentencing, such as proportionality, deterrence and rehabilitation. In a proportionality analysis, it is necessary to assess the seriousness of an offence in order to determine the commensurate punishment for the offender. Continue reading “India does not have structured sentencing guidelines : Supreme Court Observed”

Indian Supreme Court got third woman judge after R Bhanumathi and Indu Malhotra

Collegium Recommendation

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Re: Filling up vacancies of Judges in the Supreme Court.

Against the sanctioned strength of 31 Judges, the Supreme Court of India is presently functioning with 22 Judges, leaving 09 clear vacancies.

After extensive discussion and deliberations, the Collegium unanimously resolves to fill up, for the present, three of these vacancies. One of these vacancies is going to be filled up in terms of our recommendation for elevation of Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph, which has separately been reiterated by us today.

The Collegium discussed names of Chief Justices and senior puisne High Court Judges eligible for appointment as Judges of the Supreme Court.

The Collegium considers that at present the following persons are more deserving and suitable in all respects than other Chief Justices and senior puisne Judges of High Courts for being appointed as Judges of the Supreme Court of India:

  1. Ms. Justice Indira Banerjee, Chief Justice, Madras High Court (PHC: Calcutta)
    2. Mr. Justice Vineet Saran, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court (PHC: Allahabad) Continue reading “Indian Supreme Court got third woman judge after R Bhanumathi and Indu Malhotra”

Delhi High Court quashed AAP govt.’s notification revising minimum wages on 4 th August 2018

A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar while quashing Aam Aadmi Party government`s, March 2017 notification revising minimum wages for all classes of workers in all scheduled employments on  4 th August, 2018 and observed as follows :- FEDERATION OF OKHLA INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION (REGD.) Vs. LT GOVERNOR OF DELHI AND ANR W.P.(C)–8125/2016 The Notification bearing no. F-13(16)/MW/1/2008/Lab/ 1859 dated 15th September, 2016 issued … Continue reading Delhi High Court quashed AAP govt.’s notification revising minimum wages on 4 th August 2018

Delhi High Court issued Directions for recording statement under POCSO Act

CRL.REF.No.2/2016 COURT ON ITS OWN MOTION ….. Petitioner versus STATE ….. Respondent Date of decision : 4 th August , 2018 Q.No. 1: What is the legality of recording a statement or version of the incident enumerated by a victim of sexual offence by an NGO or a private counsellor and filing of such statement or counselling report along with a chargesheet before the trial court under Section 173 of the … Continue reading Delhi High Court issued Directions for recording statement under POCSO Act

Post Payments Bank has been incorporated as a Public Limited Company by Government of India

PM Modi to launch India Post Payments Bank on August 21 2018

Incorporated as a Public Sector Bank under the Department of Posts with 100% GOI equity, IPPB has launched on January 30th, 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur with the objective of being present in all corners of India by the end of the year.  Continue reading “Post Payments Bank has been incorporated as a Public Limited Company by Government of India”