Re-examining the scope of Article 136

Bar & Bench May 25 2011

Principal Associate Jasleen K. Oberoi along with Associate Bahaar Dhawan of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. re-examine the scope of Article 136

The Supreme Court last year in Mathai vs. George (2010) & Anr. had sought for constitution of a Constitution Bench to issue guidelines and decide on the scope and qualifications on entertaining Special Leave Petitions under Article 136 of the Constitution. This reference was  long awaited, and much needed in the present judicial scenario where the apex court of the country is being crushed under an overwhelming backlog of cases majority . . .

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