Month: August 2018

SC/ST community can’t claim quota benefits in govt job in another state: SC

Source –¬† Member of SC/ST community of a state cannot claim quota benefits in govt job in another state unless his/her caste is notified there, the¬†Supreme Court¬†said on Wednesday. The apex court also said that the benefits of quota for SC/ST would stand confined to geographical territory of a state or union terrritory. The court,

Data scant on criminal leaders: Supreme Court

Source –¬† The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre was ‚Äúunderprepared‚ÄĚ in furnishing details of MPs and MLAs who have criminal cases against them and expressed displeasure over not providing sufficient data, despite a directive last year, to expedite such cases by setting up special courts. ‚ÄúThe union of India is unprepared. We express

Supreme Court notice to Indian govt, WhatsApp against payments service

Source – The¬†Supreme Court¬†on Monday issued notice to Indian government and messaging service provider¬†WhatsApp¬†after a plea sought direction to restrain the app from proceeding with its payments systems unless it fully complies with¬†RBI’s provisions. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra sought response from WhatsApp, Law and Justice Ministry,¬†Finance Ministry¬†and

Rahul attacks centre, says RBI, Supreme court are ‘being torn apart’

Source –¬† Continuing his attacks on the Modi government in London, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre for denigrating public institutions, ignoring the poor and insulting citizens by saying no development happened before 2014. ‚ÄúInstitutions such as the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of India and the Reserve Bank of India are being torn

Relief for Mamata Banerjee as Supreme Court says no to re-election on over 20,000 Bengal panchayat seats

Source – In a major relief for Mamata Banerjee, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to order re-polling on over 20,000 panchayat seats in West Bengal which were won uncontested by the Trinamool Congress in May. Setting aside the Calcutta High Court order allowing filing of nomination papers through e-mail, WhatsApp in West Bengal

SC-ST promotions case: Supreme Court hears arguments on creamy layer and inclusiveness

Source –¬† The Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Kurian Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indu Malhotra, hearing the case of continuation of reservation for promotions for SC/ST candidates on Thursday (August 23) again discussed inclusiveness and the creamy layer. During one exchange, Justice Nariman asked: ‚ÄúSuppose