A summary of the important cases from the causelists of the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court.  LIST OF CASES Supreme Court of India State of Karnataka v. Selvi J Jayalalithaa & Ors. Delhi High Court AX v. Union of India Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri Vs Indu Jain and Ors. Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd v Antrix Corporation Ltd. Taxation Bar Association (Regd.) v Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi & Anr. Sushil Kumar v Union of India Mukesh Kumar & Ors v Registrar General, Delhi High Court & Ors. SUMMARY OF CASES Supreme Court of India 1. State of […]

Link Legal India Law Services has elected two Partners – Milanka Chaudhury and Ravi Varma – to its Management Committee. The Committee, which is responsible for governance and effective management of the firm, now comprises a total of 6 partners; the four existing ones are Atul Sharma, AG Karkhanis, Anand Srivastava and NR Jayanarayanan. Managing Partner Atul Sharma commented on the development, “From a modest start in 1999, the Firm has grown over the last 17 years and we are now taking a series of measure to institutionalise and broad base our management structure. I am glad to welcome the elected […]

After creating a ruckus yesterday, the National Green Tribunal (slightly) softened its stand today in the diesel ban case. NGT today said that it will hear all the states over the different aspects of pollution, before passing an order in this regard. A 5-judge Bench headed by Chairperson Swatanter Kumar directed all states to furnish on affidavit information detailing a plethora of aspects including two of the state’s most polluting cities, total vehicular population, levels of pollution existing presently in the cities and so on. Other significant The affidavits, which have to be filed within a period of three weeks, are also […]

In a significant development for lawyers litigating in Delhi, the Delhi High Court today pronounced judgment in a slew of petitions calling for the ‘One Bar, One Vote’ rule to be introduced in bar associations across the capital. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Siddharth Mridul held that a member of the High Court or District Court bar association will be allowed to contest for a post or cast her vote only for one such association. Now, voting members or those advocates contesting elections to all bar associations in Delhi will have to submit a declaration that they […]

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Law seeking uniform education syllabus for all children aged 6-14 years in India. The matter was heard by a Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath in a public interest litigation filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. Upadhyay, in his petition has stated that the petition is filed for the development of the socially and economically down trodden people of the country and for ameliorating their conditions. He has submitted that discrimination in quality of education violates Articles 14 and […]

The Delhi High Court yesterday accepted the unconditional apology tendered by Times of India in the controversy surrounding the article on Justice Gita Mittal. ToI has also agreed to publish an apology on the same page the controversial news item was published. The court was hearing a contempt case against the Times of India and its reporter Abhinav Garg. The Bench comprised of GS Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal JJ. The controversy had erupted after an article was published by Times of India about a disgruntled litigant who had written a letter to Chief Justice of India TS Thakur complaining about the alleged “tardy […]

A summary of the important cases from the causelists of the Delhi High Court.  LIST OF CASES Delhi High Court Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd & Anr v Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and M/S Bharti Airtel Ltd & Anr. v Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Pfizer Ltd & Anr Vs Union of India & Anr and Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd Vs Drugs Controller General of India & Anr. [Batch matters] Kal Airways Pvt Ltd Vs Spicejet Ltd & Anr and Kalanithi Maran Vs Spicejet Ltd & Anr. Virbhadra Singh v Assistant Director, Enforcement Directorate & Anr. The Registrar, Supreme Court of […]

The Delhi High Court today declined a stay on the attachment proceedings undertaken by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against the assets of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh. A Division Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, however, clarified that any order passed by the adjudicating authority will not take effect during the pendency of Singh’s petition in the High Court. Singh and his wife had sought a stay on the provisional attachment order (PAO) of March 23 and the proceedings initiated by ED against them under the Prevention of Money Laundering […]

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today gave the Chief Secretaries of eight States a final chance for complying with its order to submit data regarding pollution. A Bench comprising Chairperson Swatanter Kumar directed the Chief Secretaries to submit details about the most polluted cities in their concerned State by tomorrow or face arrest. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Punjab are the eight States. The order was issued in a plea to ban Diesl vehicles with more than 2000 cc engine capacity. The ban is currently in force only in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

Bar & Bench will bring to you the latest regulatory and policy updates from different ministries and regulatory authorities. In this edition of the Bar & Bench Regulatory Updates, we analyse the latest notification by RBI, circular by SEBI, and the national capital goods policy. Master Directions on Financial Services provided by Banks The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued the Master Directions on Financial Services  provided by scheduled commercial banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks and including overseas branches and subsidiaries). With the issuance of these directions, all prior instructions/ guidelines in the circulars dealing with the same subject matter, […]