Polity News

A Disruption-mukt Parliament

It was a four-day early finish to the Monsoon session of Parliament, which was disrupted by concerns such as rising prices, the suspension of 27 MPs, and the ED's action against some of the opposition leaders, among other things.

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 9th Aug 2022

Supreme Court collegium

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana’s tenure is drawing to an end in a few days. The Ramana Collegium has been particularly successful. Meeting frequently and working quickly, they took the perennial problem of judicial vacancies by its horns and turned it around. The collegium, as a united front, was able to recommend numerous judicial appointments and scripted history by getting nine Supreme Court judges appointed in one go. Of the nine, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, is in line to be the first woman CJI in 2027

posted by V.P.Nimbalkar 8th Aug 2022

Judicial Appointments

Four years after the Supreme Court Collegium first recommended his name, the Union Law Ministry on notified the appointment of advocate Wasim Sadiq Nargal as an additional judge of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. Further it has notified appointment of 8 new judges to various High Courts across the country and transfer of 6 judges across different High Courts.

posted by 2nd Jun 2022

The Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991

A Varanasi Court directed the sealing of a spot in the Gyanvapi Mosque complex after being told that a Shiva Linga was found inside premises by the court.

posted by 25th May 2022

Supreme Court on GST

The Supreme Court of India (SC) has ruled that the Union and state legislatures have equal, concurrent, and distinct powers to enact GST legislation, and those the GST Council’s recommendations are not binding on them

posted by 24th May 2022