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Since its inception in 1949, Kerala Law Times has been supporting the legal fraternity with its authentic and authoritative reporting of rulings by the High Court of Kerala, other High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Today it is the most cited journal in all courts in Kerala, as well as the most sought after reference material in legal circles, covering as it does all pertinent decisions relating to civil, criminal and tax matters, as well as new Ordinances, Acts, Rules or Amendments promulgated by the Parliament or the State Legislatures.


Over the years KLT has become an integral part of the legal community. Its reputation is built on painstaking labour, reliable and responsible reporting, discerning selection of material for publication, strict adherence to timelines come hell or high water, and attention to the minutest detail in proofing and printing. At KLT we believe there is no short cut to success.


KLT takes pride in the quality of the content that goes into print. For the editorial staff it is a labour of love. The effort is to provide members of the legal profession with information that is usable. Not every decision pronounced by the various High Courts or the Supreme Court finds its way into KLT, because that would be burdening the legal fraternity with unnecessarily voluminous verbiage. Decisions that merely follow a precedent do not find a place in the journal.


On the other hand every decision that represents a new interpretation of law or one that is likely to set a precedent is described in elaborate, exhaustive, authentic detail. What this discerning type of reporting means to members of the legal community is immense savings in time and energy.


Jurisprudence relies extensively on the Law of Precedents, which is why thorough knowledge of prior decisions is vital in building a career in law. Moreover, law is continually evolving. Interpretation of law keeps changing over time. It is imperative that practitioners of law stay abreast of developments if they are to succeed in their profession. The need for subscribing to a reliable law journal can never be over emphasized. And when it comes to law journals, KLT is nonpareil.

Latest Judgement

  • Criminal P.C. 1973, S.311 – When evidence with regard to identification could not be brought on record due to an inadvertance, Trial Court was right in allowing the application filed by the prosecution seeking recall of witness.
  • Service – Anomaly between pay scales of seniors vis-a-vis their juniors, on account of implementation of the 6th Pay Commission Report – Court directs rectification of the said anomaly.
  • Civil P.C. 1908, Ss. 24 & 25 – Special Marriage Act 1954, S. 40A – Hindu Marriage Act 1955, S. 21 – Consideration of a petition filed under Sections 24 or 25 of the C.P.C., stand on a different and broader footing than the one envisaged in Section 40A of the Special Marriage Act and Section 21A of the Hindu Marriage Act.
  • Penal Code 1860, S.299 – Causation meaning of – Causation simply means “causal relationship between conduct and result”.
  • FACT Employees (Conduct, Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1977, R. 26 – The statement taken behind the back of delinquent employee during the time of investigation cannot be accepted except after it is put to the witness during the course of enquiry in which the delinquent employee is given opportunity to cross examine.
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, S. 50 – As soon as the search of a person takes place, the requirement of mandatory compliance with Section 50 is attracted, irrespective of whether contraband is recovered from the person of the detainee or not.
  • Information Technology Act 2000, S. 67A – Term “sexually explicit” is often used as euphemism for pornography – It includes un-simulated sexual acts, sexual intercourse and uncovered genitalia – Freedom that social media offers cannot be exploited to do online baiting wherein the de facto complainant is branded as being sexually promiscuous.
  • Industrial Disputes Act 1947, Ss. 33( 2)(b) & 17B – Order passed by Industrial Tribunal under Section 33(2)(b) rejecting application to confirm order discharging or dismissing an employee from service can be termed as an award within the meaning of Section 17-B – Section 17B would apply.
  • Service – Initial engagement of Siksha Sarathis for 11 months which continues for more than a decade which indicate the necessity and utility as assistants to the Teachers – Ends of justice would meet if similar benefit as granted to the muster roll work charged and similarly placed employees working since last more than 10 years (not in sanctioned post) extended to Siksha Sarathis.
  • Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, Ss. 21(b) & 23(b) – Customs Act 1962, S.103 – Constitution of India, Art. 21 – Power to screen or X-ray bodies of suspected persons for detecting secreted goods – Discovery of contraband inside the body – After holding X-ray, he was kept under surveillance at the office till he defecated on next morning ejecting contraband from his body – Magisterial permission for recovery of contraband not taken – Violative of statutory scheme but also an infringement of his fundamental right under Article 21 – Conviction set aside.

Ordinance /Bills

  • 9 of 2011
    The Labour Laws (Eexemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011 Labour and Employment
  • 10 of 2011
    THE Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011Labour and Employment
  • 1 of 2011
    The Kerala Police (Amendment) ordinance,2011 Kerala Police
  • 361
    The Kerala Muncipality (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2010Kerala Muncipality
  • No.23459/Leg.B2/2012
    The Travancore-Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012
  • No.23460/Leg.B2/2012
    The Madras Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
  • No.24831/Leg.C1/2012
    The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2012Governor
  • No.9 of 2014
    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014President of India
  • No..6 of 2004
    The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Ordinance, 2004
  • K.G. No.36 dated 6.9
    The Kovalam Palace (Taking Over by Resumption) Ordinance, 2005
  • (NO.5 OF 2004)
  • K.G. Extra. No. 58 d
    The Local Self Government Institution Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005
  • K.G. Extra. No.66 dt
    The Kerala Tourism (Conservation and Preservation of Areas) Ordinance, 2005
  • No. 1 of 2005
    The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005
  • No. 8 of 2002
    The Kerala Court Fees and Slits Valuation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • No.9 of 2002
    he Kerala General Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • No.1 of 2004
    The Prevention of Terrorism (Repeal) Ordinance, 2004
  • No.2 of 2004
    The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Ordinance, 2004
  • 1 OF 2003
    The Kerala Stay of Eviction Proceedings (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 2 OF 2003
    The Local Self Government Institution Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 3 OF 2003
    The Indian Electricity (Kerala Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • No. 6 of 2003
    The Kerala Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003
  • 4 of 2003
    The Kerala General Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2003 Ordinance No. 4 of 2003
  • No.6 of 2015
    The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015
  • No. 6 of 2002
    The Kerala Co-Operative Societies (Amendment) Ordnance, 2002
  • NO.7 OF 2002
    The Abkari (Amendment) Ordinance, 2002
  • NO.34 OF 2
    The Kerala Road Fund Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.3 OF 2001
    The Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.10 OF 2001
    The Kerala Headload Workers' (Amendment) Ordinance, 2001
  • NO.2 OF 2001
    The Kerala Child Labour (Release, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Ordinance, 2001
  • No. 16 of 2000
    The Kerala Advocates' Welfare Fund (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000
  • No. XII of 2002
    Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2002
  • No. XI of 2002
  • No. XVII of 2002
  • No.XXXVI of 2002
    Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2002
  • K.G. Extra No.71
    The Code of Criminal Procedure (Kerala Amendment) Bill, 2000
  • Nil
    The Kerala Felonious Activities (Prevention) Ordinance, 2005
    he Arthapalisa, Jenmibhogam and Karathil Chilavu (Abolition) Ordinance, 2005
    Public Accountants (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005 (Kerala)
    The Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Workers' Welfare Fund Ordinance, 2005
  • No 3 of 2013]
    The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1150
    The Travancore - Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No. 58 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1151
    The Madras Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No. 59 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.1261
    The Kerala Panchayat Raj (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 Ordinance No.62 of 2012Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.2176
    The Indian Divorce (Kerala Amendment) Bill, 1999,
  • K.G. Extra No. 2199
    The Kerala Advocates' Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 1999Nil
  • K.G. Extra No.96
    The Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000Nil
  • G.O.I.Extra.Pt.11
    The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000Nil
  • G.O.I. Ext.Ordi.No.7
    The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Ordinance, 2014Nil
  • Bill No. 96 of 2014
    The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014
  • No.7 of 2015
    Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2015Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
  • No. 8 of 2015
    The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Ordinance, 2015
  • No. 22 of 2017
    The Kerala Investment Promotion and Facilitation Ordinance, 2017
  • No.23 of 2017
    The Travancore-Cochiin Hindu Religious Institutions (Amendment)
  • Notn.No.26798/Leg. B
    The Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land And Wetland (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017
  • Ord. No.30 of 2017
    <p> The Kerala High Court Amendment Ordinance, 2017</p>
  • Ordinance No. 4 of 2
    <p> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255); text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Abkari (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • Ordinance No. 2 of 2
    <p> <strong style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Kerala Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • Ordinance No. 7 of 2
    <p> <strong style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Kerala Municipality (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • No.2 of 2018
    <p> <strong style="font-size: 18px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-caps: small-caps;"><span style="color: black;">The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
  • No.1 of 2018
    <p> <strong style="font-size: 18px; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255);">The&nbsp; Fugitive&nbsp; Economic&nbsp; Offenders&nbsp; Ordinance,&nbsp; 2018</span></strong></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 4 OF 2
    <p> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">THE ABKARI (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 2
    <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; text-align: center;">THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • ORDINANCE No. 7 OF 2
    <p> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">THE KERALA MUNICIPALITY (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></p>
  • Bill no.149
    <div> The Kerala Conservation Of Paddy Land And</div> <div> Wetland (Amendment) Bill, 2018</div>
  • .
    <p> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 144, 255); font-size: 18px; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018</span></strong></p> Justice B.N. Srikrishna
  • Bill No.126 of 2018
    <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2018</div>
  • 140 of 2018
    <p> The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Attrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018</p>
  • Bill No. 148 of 2018
    <div> The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018</div> <div> &nbsp;</div>
  • No. 7 of 2018
    <p> <strong style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">THE MUSLIM WOMEN (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON MARRIAGE) ORDINANCE, 2018</span></span></strong></p>
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Government Order / Circular
  • 13402/J2/12/G

    Appointment and Deployment of Teachers in Aided ... read more... 10-Apr-2012

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    Period of Probation of Officers in State Service ... read more... 03-Apr-2012

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