Legal Articles and Essays

Chief Vigilance Officers in India

The government of India appoints Chief Vigilance Officers in various Ministries/ Departments / Central Public Sector Undertakings / Public Sector Banks / Public Sector Insurance Companies / Autonomous Bodies / Societies, etc. to carry out vigilance work. The primary responsibility for maintenance of efficiency, integrity and transparency in an Organisation vest in the Secretary of a Ministry or the Head of the Department, or the Chief Executive of Public Sector Enterprises including Public Sector Banks and Public Sector Insurance Companies. Such an authority
is assisted by the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in the discharge of vigilance functions. The CVO acts as an advisor to the Chief Executive and reports directly to him. He heads the Vigilance Division of the Organisation and provides a link between the Organisation and the Central Vigilance Commission as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation.  Read More….

Intellectual property of copyright in case of derivative work prepared from sources in the public domain

Date: 17 October 2018

What is derivative work:-

In order to claim right in the derivative work containing the original material, the plaintiff is to show adaptation, abridgement, arrangement, dramatization or translation in his work entitling him to have certain rights. In order to qualify for independent right in derivative of collective work, the additional matter injected in a prior work on the matter of rearranging or otherwise transforming a prior work must constitute more than the minimal contribution which can be ascertained only if the prior work and the work done by the plaintiff is produced. In Eastern Book Company and Others Vs. D.B. Modak and Others and Mr. Navin J. Desai and Another, it was held that the copyright can be claimed in derivative work only in the following manner:

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The facts and controversy of Sabarimala temple

Date: 17 October 2018

Dharma Sastha Temple at Sabarimala dedicated to Lord Ayyappa and generally managed by the General Secretary of Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam and the Nair Service Society. The deity in Sabarimala temple is in the form of a Yogi or a Bramchari according to the Thanthri of the temple.

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