Broadly speaking, administrative action is subject to judicial review on three grounds, namely, (i) illegality (ii) irrationality and (iii) processual impropriety. But this may be
In the United Kingdom and other common law jurisdictions, say Australia, Canada and the New Zealand as well as the United States, the appointments to
Mukesh Kumar vs UOI-Article 32 of the Constitution-a death-row convict -The petitioner has filed the writ petition challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President of India and seeking commutation of his death sentence inter alia on the following grounds
The candidates applying for the Delhi Higher Judicial Services examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination, for which they are admitted by this Court viz. Preliminary Examination (objective), Main Examination (written) and the viva-voce shall be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
In continuation of this Court’s notice published In varIOUS newspapers, on the website and elsewhere on 28.12.2019 whereby 19 vacancies [16 existing vacancies and 03 anticipated vacancies] have been advertised for Delhi Higher Judicial Service Examination2019, it is hereby notified that the category wise bifurcation of 19 vacancies for Delhi Higher Judicial Service Examination – 2019 shall now be read as under:
Pranav Verma & Others Vs. The Registrar General of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh & anr-As regards the petitioners’ plea that marks of the Main Exam should be disclosed before conducting viva-voce, we are of the considered opinion that such a practice may not insulate the desired transparency, rather will invite criticism of likelihood of bias or favourtism.As the written examination assesses knowledge and intellectual abilities of a candidate, the interview is aimed at assessing their overall intellectual and personal qualities which are imperative to hold a judicial post.
The Questions in the examinations shall be answered only in English ( except translation test). In the selection process (Screening test, Written Examination and Viva-Voce), the proficiency
In this view of the matter the alleged impropriety in the private letters written by the respondent-Judge to the President has not been found by us to be serious or grave enough to constitute misconduct sufficient for his removal from the exalted office of a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The Magistrate has been given an undoubted discretion in the matter and the discretion has to be judicially exercised by him. Once the Magistrate has exercised his discretion it is not for the High Court or even the Supreme Court, to substitute its own discretion for that of the Magistrate or to examine the case on merits with a view to find out whether or not the allegations in the complaint, if proved, would ultimately end in conviction of the accused. These considerations are totally foreign to the scope and ambit of an inquiry u/s 202 which culminates into an order u/s 204.
To appreciate the legal position we only wish to refer to two of the decisions of this Court reported in Dwarakanath v. Income Tax Officer