Shanti Bhushan & Anr vs U.O.I. & Anr 

17-12-2008 Key Words:- Additional judge-Permanent judge-Judicial review⇒ A person who is not found suitable for being appointed as a permanent Judge, should not be given extension as an Additional Judge unless the same is occasioned because of non availability of the vacancy. If a person, as rightly contended by the petitioners, is unsuitable to be considered for appointment as a permanent Judge because of circumstances … Continue reading Shanti Bhushan & Anr vs U.O.I. & Anr 

Supreme Court Index

On the 28th of January, 1950 Supreme Court came in to being.After its inauguration on January 28, 1950, the Supreme Court commenced its sittings in a part of the Parliament House. The Court moved into the present building in 1958. Chief Justice Harilal J.Kania and Justices Saiyid Fazl Ali, M. Patanjali Sastri, Mehr Chand Mahajan, Bijan Kumar Mukherjea and S.R.Das became the first Judges of the … Continue reading Supreme Court Index

Legal reporting Rules of Supreme Court Dt 03-01-2007

REVISED NORMS FOR ACCREDITATION OF THE LEGAL CORRESPONDENTS IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (Dated 03-01-2007) 1. He must have a Law degree recognized by the Bar Council of India under the Advocate Act. 2. He should ordinarily have seven years’ Court reporting experience in a daily newspaper and/or a national or international news agency or electronic Media Organization of which at least five years must be at Supreme Court … Continue reading Legal reporting Rules of Supreme Court Dt 03-01-2007

Letter-petition PIL rule of Supreme Court

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA COMPILATION OF GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR ENTERTAINING LETTERS/PETITIONS RECEIVED IN THIS COURT AS PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION. (Based on full Court decision dated 1.12.1988 and subsequent modifications). No petition involving individual/ personal matter shall be entertained as a PIL matter except as indicated hereinafter. Letter-petitions falling under the following categories alone will ordinarily be entertained as Public Interest Litigation:- 1. Bonded Labour matters. 2. Neglected … Continue reading Letter-petition PIL rule of Supreme Court

Transparency in Collegium system.

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA Re: Transparency in Collegium system. The Chief Justice of India proposed the following Agenda for consideration by the Collegium: “DECISION ON UPLOADING OF COLLEGIUM’S RESOLUTIONS WITH REASONS, ON EACH CANDIDATE FOR ELEVATION AS JUDGE OF HIGH COURT, CHIEF JUSTICE OF HIGH COURT OR AS JUDGE OF SUPREME COURT OR TRANSFER ON THE SUPREME COURT’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ENSURING TRANSPARENCY OF COLLEGIUM SYSTEM”. The Collegium has resolved: THAT the … Continue reading Transparency in Collegium system.