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News updates: PM Modi reaches Presidential Palace for private meeting and dinner with Prez Putin
Updated On : 08 Jul 2024 | 10:42 PM IST

Take part in special Lok Adalat in SC for speedy resolution of cases: CJI

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Friday urged citizens, who have pending cases before the Supreme Court, to take part in the special Lok Adalat from July 29 to August 3 to get their disputes resolved amicably and speedily. In a bid to lessen the pendency of cases in the top court, the special Lok Adalat will be organised in the 75th year of the establishment of the apex court, which came into existence on January 26, 1950 with the coming into force of the Constitution. In a video message uploaded on the apex court's website, the CJI said, "From the 29th of July to the third of August 2024, the Supreme Court is organising a special Lok Adalat. This is part of a series of activities, which the Supreme Court is observing to commemorate the 75th year since the establishment of the Supreme Court." He said most significantly, the judges, who are dedicated to the institution of justice, are concerned about the large backlog of cases. "The Lok Adalat represents a very informal ...

Take part in special Lok Adalat in SC for speedy resolution of cases: CJI
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 12:18 PM IST

CJI highlights Sebi and SAT's importance in 'stable investment environment'

DY Chandrachud also emphasised that behind the effective functioning of our tribunals and courts, are the registrars, researchers and staff who keep the 'machinery well-oiled'

CJI highlights Sebi and SAT's importance in 'stable investment environment'
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 11:04 PM IST

CJI advises Sebi, SAT to be cautious, pitches for more tribunal benches

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Thursday advised market regulator SEBI and the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) to exercise caution amid a significant surge in equity markets and pitched for more tribunal benches to ensure that the "backbone is stable". Inaugurating the new SAT premises here, CJI Chandrachud pitched for authorities to consider opening up new benches of the SAT given the higher workloads because of higher quantum of transactions and newer regulations. Referring to newspaper articles calling the crossing of the 80,000 points milestone by the BSE as an ecstatic moment, where India is entering a "stratospheric domain", the CJI pointed out that such events emphasize the need for regulatory authorities to ensure that everyone holds their "balance and nerves" amid the wins. "The more you see the surge in the stock market, the greater the role, I believe, for SEBI and SAT, as institutions which will exercise caution, celebrate the successes but at the same time

CJI advises Sebi, SAT to be cautious, pitches for more tribunal benches
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 1:52 PM IST

'Constitutional Morality' essential to India's diversity: CJI Chandrachud

Espousing the importance of implementing Constitutional Morality' in Indian jurisprudence, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Saturday insisted on the commitment of courts to ensure diversity, inclusion and tolerance. Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day East Zone II Regional Conference of the National Judicial Academy, the CJI also focused on the importance of technological advancements in the justice delivery system. CJI Chandrachud elaborated on the notion of Constitutional Morality' as a restraining factor on the state that should derive from the Preambluar values of the Constitution. Underlining the country's federal structure that's marked by a great deal of diversity, the CJI focused on the role of judges in preserving the diversity of India. I am reticent when people call courts a temple of justice. Because that would mean the judges are deities which they are not. They are instead servers of the people, who deliver justice with compassion and empathy, CJ

'Constitutional Morality' essential to India's diversity: CJI Chandrachud
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 2:25 PM IST

21 int'l bodies ask CJI for early resolution of Adani coal imports case

At least 21 international organisations have written to Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and requested the Supreme Court to speedily resolve the pending case filed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, investigating Adani Group firms for alleged overvaluation of Indonesian coal imports. The letter comes after a report by the London-based Financial Times, citing documents from George Soros-backed Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), alluded to a "fraud" by the Adani Group by selling low-grade coal as high-value fuel in 2013. Contending that they stand firmly against the continued use of fossil fuels, the organisations said the Financial Times report provided fresh and detailed evidence of the passing off of "low-quality coal as far more expensive cleaner fuel" by the Adani Group in transactions with Tamil Nadu's Tangedco. The 21 international organisations that have written to Chief Justice Chandrachud are Australian Centre for International Justice, Banktrack,

21 int'l bodies ask CJI for early resolution of Adani coal imports case
Updated On : 24 May 2024 | 2:33 PM IST

WB teacher recruitment scam: 'It is a systemic fraud', says CJI Chandrachud

The bench noted that the state government lacked evidence indicating that its authorities had maintained the data and inquired about its availability

WB teacher recruitment scam: 'It is a systemic fraud', says CJI Chandrachud
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 12:07 PM IST

SC to consider plea of Delhi govt against law giving Centre upper hand

The Supreme Court on Friday told the Delhi government that it would consider listing its plea challenging the central government's law establishing pre-eminence of the lieutenant governor over the elected dispensation in controlling services in the national capital. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra was urged by senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for the AAP government, that the whole administration has come to a standstill and the matter needed to be heard. The CJI said presently a nine-judge bench matter is going on and he will consider the submission. Presently, the nine-judge bench headed by the CJI is hearing petitions raising a vexed legal question whether private properties can be considered "material resources of the community" under Article 39(b) of the Constitution, which is a part of the Directive Principles of State Policy. The top court had earlier referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the Delhi ..

SC to consider plea of Delhi govt against law giving Centre upper hand
Updated On : 26 Apr 2024 | 1:27 PM IST

India set for major overhaul of criminal justice system with new laws: CJI

Hailing the enactment of the new criminal justice laws as a watershed moment for society, Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud on Saturday said India is set for a significant overhaul of its criminal justice system. Speaking at a conference here on 'India's Progressive Path in the Administration of Criminal Justice System', he said the new laws would be successful if "we as citizens adopt them". The newly enacted laws have transitioned India's legal framework on criminal justice into a new age, Chief Justice of India (CJI) Chandrachud said. He also said that much-needed improvements have been introduced to protect the interests of victims and carry out investigation and prosecution of offences efficiently. "The enactment of these laws by Parliament is a clear indication that India is changing and on the move, and needs new legal instruments to deal with the current challenges," the CJI said. Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Attorney General R Venkataramani and Solicitor General Tush

India set for major overhaul of criminal justice system with new laws: CJI
Updated On : 20 Apr 2024 | 12:30 PM IST

AI in modern processes raises complex ethical, legal considerations: CJI

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in modern processes, including court proceedings, raises complex ethical, legal and practical considerations that demand a thorough examination, Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud said on Saturday. The CJI said AI represents the "next frontier of innovation" and its use in court adjudication presents both opportunities and challenges that warrant nuanced deliberation. Justice Chandrachud said while AI presents unprecedented opportunities, it also raises complex challenges, particularly concerning ethics, accountability and bias and addressing these challenges requires a concerted effort from stakeholders worldwide, transcending geographical and institutional boundaries. He was speaking at a two-day conference on technology and dialogue between the Supreme Courts of India and Singapore. Chief Justice of Singapore Justice Sundaresh Menon, and several other judges and experts were also present during the conference. Justice Chandrac

AI in modern processes raises complex ethical, legal considerations: CJI
Updated On : 13 Apr 2024 | 2:02 PM IST

To browbeat, bully others is Cong culture: PM on lawyers' letter to CJI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is a "vintage Congress culture" to browbeat and bully others, remarks that came in reaction to more than 600 lawyers writing to the Chief Justice of India, alleging that a "vested interest group" is trying to put pressure on the judiciary and defame courts. "To browbeat and bully others is vintage Congress culture. 5 decades ago itself they had called for a "committed judiciary" - they shamelessly want commitment from others for their selfish interests but desist from any commitment towards the nation," Modi said on X. "No wonder 140 crore Indians are rejecting them," the prime minister said and tagged a post that carried the letter written by the lawyers. More than 600 lawyers, including senior advocate Harish Salve and Bar Council chairperson Manan Kumar Mishra, wrote to Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, alleging that a "vested interest group" is trying to put pressure on the judiciary and defame courts, especially in cases of

To browbeat, bully others is Cong culture: PM on lawyers' letter to CJI
Updated On : 29 Mar 2024 | 12:17 AM IST

Lawyers write to CJI against groups trying to 'pressure' judiciary

A group of lawyers, including senior advocate Harish Salve and Bar Council of India chairperson Manan Kumar Mishra, have written to the Chief Justice of India, alleging that a "vested interest group" is trying to pressure the judiciary and defame courts "on the basis of frivolous logic and stale political agendas". "Their pressure tactics are most obvious in political cases, particularly those involving political figures accused of corruption. These tactics are damaging to our courts and threaten our democratic fabric," their letter, dated March 26, addressed to CJI D Y Chandrachud said. The letter, shared by official sources, targeted a section of lawyers without naming them and alleged that they defend politicians by the day and then try to influence judges through the media at night. This interest group creates false narratives of a supposed better past and golden period of courts, contrasting it with the happenings in the present, the letter said, claiming that their comments ar

Lawyers write to CJI against groups trying to 'pressure' judiciary
Updated On : 29 Mar 2024 | 12:17 AM IST

Was trolled and abused for changing seating position, says CJI Chandrachud

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Saturday recalled a recent incident of him facing 'trolling' and 'vicious abuse' for adjusting his seating position, during a hearing due to a discomfort and highlighted the need for judicial officers to manage stress and ensure work-life balance. He was speaking after inaugurating the 21st Biennial State Level Conference of Judicial Officers titled, "Equity and Excellence for Futuristic Judiciary", organised by the Karnataka State Judicial Officer's Association. Speaking on work-life balance and stress management, which was one of the topics of the two-day conference, he said the capacity to manage stress is significant in the life of a judge, especially for district judges. As judicial officers they regularly engage with vulnerable litigants. Many of the people who come to the courts are stressed about the injustice caused to them, he said. "Sometimes in their dealings with us as judges, they cross the line. As Chief Justice of India, I s

Was trolled and abused for changing seating position, says CJI Chandrachud
Updated On : 23 Mar 2024 | 10:52 PM IST

Centre's 'fact-checking unit' notification stayed by Supreme Court

The court also said the validity of the rules involves serious Constitutional questions and impacts the fundamental right to speech and expression

Centre's 'fact-checking unit' notification stayed by Supreme Court
Updated On : 22 Mar 2024 | 12:48 AM IST

Madras High Court issues set of directions on setting up of fuel outlets

The Madras High Court has directed the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation (PESO) to conduct due enquiry while granting prior site approval and satisfy themselves that the site, where fuel outlets are to be located, satisfy all the criteria mentioned under relevant rules. According to PESO, formerly known as Department of Explosives, it is the nodal agency for regulating safety of hazardous substances such as explosives, compressed gas and petroleum. The first bench comprising Chief Justice S V Gangapurwala and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy gave the directive in a recent order while disposing of a Public Interest Litigation filed by advocate VBR Menon, which among other things sought a direction to the authorities to formulate and notify, within a prescribed time limit, appropriate site inspection and verification procedures for adherence while issuing prior site approvals and final explosive licences in Form No.XIV to the Petroleum Retail Outlets. The bench said for ...

Madras High Court issues set of directions on setting up of fuel outlets
Updated On : 17 Feb 2024 | 1:17 PM IST

SC strikes down electoral bond scheme as 'unconstitutional', against rights

Orders EC to disclose donors, amount & recipients by March 13

SC strikes down electoral bond scheme as 'unconstitutional', against rights
Updated On : 16 Feb 2024 | 12:33 AM IST

75th anniversary of SC: CJI calls for 'culture of professionalism'

He was speaking as part of the ceremonial bench that sat today to mark 75 years of the Supreme Court

75th anniversary of SC: CJI calls for 'culture of professionalism'
Updated On : 28 Jan 2024 | 10:11 PM IST

Gyanvapi: SC permits cleaning of water tank in mosque complex in Varanasi

The Supreme Court ordered the cleaning of the water tank under the supervision of the Varanasi district magistrate

Gyanvapi: SC permits cleaning of water tank in mosque complex in Varanasi
Updated On : 16 Jan 2024 | 5:08 PM IST

LGBTQ not entitled to reservations like SC, ST, OBC: Ex CJI UU Lalit

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice UU Lalit, on Thrusday said the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community is not entitled to claim "vertical' sort of constitutional reservations like those given to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), or Economically Weaker Section (EWS)".Speaking at an event, the former CJI, however, said the community might claim a "horizontal reservation status on the lines of the ones for women and disabled people", according to a press release.Justice Lalit, who retired as the 49th CJI in November 2022, make the remarks in answer to a query during the Q & A session after delivering a special lecture on Affirmative Action and Constitution of India' at the India International University of Legal Education and Research (IIULER) in Goa.On whether the LGBTQ community will ever come under the ambit of constitutional affirmative action/reservation, Justice Latit, who is also the Principal ..

LGBTQ not entitled to reservations like SC, ST, OBC: Ex CJI UU Lalit
Updated On : 12 Jan 2024 | 9:19 AM IST

No 'vertical' reservation on lines of SC, ST, OBC for LGBTQs: Ex-CJI Lalit

Former Chief Justice of India U U Lalit on Thursday said the LGBTQ community is not entitled to claim "vertical" reservations like those given to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), or Economically Weaker Section (EWS). He, however, said they may claim "horizontal" reservation on the lines of the ones for women and persons with disabilities. Justice Lalit, who retired as the 49th CJI in November 2022, was answering a query during the question and answer session after delivering a special lecture on 'ffirmative Action and Constitution of India' at the India International University of Legal Education and Research (IIULER) here. When asked whether the LGBTQ community will ever come under the ambit of constitutional affirmative action/reservation, he said, "Theoretically yes, but if I give the counter argument, not to belittle the idea, but to see that my birth in a community like SC, ST or OBC is something beyond my capacity while sexual ...

No 'vertical' reservation on lines of SC, ST, OBC for LGBTQs: Ex-CJI Lalit
Updated On : 11 Jan 2024 | 11:53 PM IST