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Petition against the BCI Press Release dated 09.06.2020

Petition against the BCI Press Release dated 09.06.2020

The Press release dated 09.06.2020 with regard to conduct of examination after reopening of the colleges/Institutions is unaccommodating. As per the press release, point no. 4, the students have to appear in the examination to clear the previous semester subjects while studying the subjects of the semester to which they have been promoted, both at…

SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

A tweet was posted by Prashant Bhushan in which he said, “ministers were feeding the opium of Ramayana & Mahabharata to the people”. He was granted interim protection by the Apex Court. After getting formal replies from the complainant and the state government the bench heard the case. On Friday The Supreme Court granted interim…

A petition filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to telecom companies and internet service providers to not charge internet bills for closed businesses or households during lockdown

A petition filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to telecom companies and internet service providers to not charge internet bills for closed businesses or households during lockdown

A Writ Petition has been filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to the telecom companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to not charge any amount from offices, shops, business establishments, and the household which was “compulsorily closed” due to COVID-19 lockdown. The PIL filed by Advocate Amit Sahni, demands to transfer any amount, already collected…

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

The Honourable Apex Court has left to the National Green Tribunal to tackle the disposal of the COVID-19 waste such as masks that are being disposed of as household waste. The Court refused to entertain the petition that sought the issuance of direction for proper disposal of the waste. The petition was filed by a…

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

During the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown period, The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to consider the feasibility of ‘temporarily’ adopting the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme to enable the migrant workers and economically weaker sections (EWS) get subsidized foodgrain. This scheme is scheduled to launch in June. A bench of Justices N V Ramana,…

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is filed in Supreme Court (SC) seeking formation of a uniform policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies, like COVID-19 and others in future. Mr. Abhinav Ramkrishna, Advocate and Executive Member of Supreme Court on Record Association filed the petition pointing that Lawyers across the nation…

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

The Supreme Court has asked the centre to put on record the implementation of its policy with regard to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) that has issued private companies/ firms to pay full salaries/wages to their employees and workers during  COVID-19 lockdown. A three-judge bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Sanjay…

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

The apex court of India has heard a total of 593 cases through video calls in the last 34 days. Out of 593 cases, 203 cases were related to each other or having the same issues. During the period of quarantine, the Supreme Court delivered 41 judgments and disposed of 174 cases that were related…

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

Retired IPS officer, Mr. Bhanupratap Bargehas filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court (SC) seeking a direction to the Central Government (CG) to make apposite provisions for payment of ‘risk and hardship’ allowances, incentives in form of a bonus, additional salary to the police officers who are serving on the frontline during lockdown due to…

Plea in Delhi HC seeking directions for the safety of sanitation workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plea in Delhi HC seeking directions for the safety of sanitation workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

A plea was filed on 23/04/2020 on Thursday in Delhi high court by social activist Harnam Singh through Advocate Mahmood Pracha seeking direction to authorities for safety of the workers who all are disposing of the waste during COVID-19. The petitioner in the plea has asked to direct the concerned authority to “provide protection equipment…