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  • G.S.R. 331(E)

    MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (Department of Consumer Affairs) NOTIFICATION Published in the Gazette of India Extra No. ...
  • S.O. 1626(E)

    Central Goods and Services Tax (Fifth Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019 MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF INDIRE...
  • S.O. 1539(E)

    MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Revenue) (CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES) NOTIFICATION Published in the Gazette of India Extra No. 1360 Part II Sec...
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Latest Judgement

  • Service – Disciplinary Proceedings – In a case where the employer dismisses his employee without observing the principles of natural justice, the dismissal must be set aside only on that ground.
  • Constitution of India, Art.226 – Precedents – The judgment of a constitutional court like the High Court even if it is irregular or wrong, it cannot be ignored in subsequent proceedings and that the previous judgment can be corrected only in appeal or review.
  • Panchayat Raj Act 1994 (Kerala), S.236( 3) – Panchayat Building Rules 2011 (Kerala), R.134 – Even if a construction is carried out in violation of building permit, petitioners are entitled to submit a completion plan also showing the deviated constructions and the Secretary of the Panchayat is at liberty to consider the completion plan, and identify whether the construction is carried out in accordance with the Rules, 2011.
  • Registration Act 1908, S. 78 Cl.I(s) of the Table – Correction of nature of right over property, in a sale deed – Fee payable is that of rectification.
  • Right to Information Act 2005, S. 2(h) – When an entity takes a stand before the S.I.C. that they are not a Public Authority within the definition of Section 2(h) of the Act and that they are not amenable to its jurisdiction, then the burden to show otherwise is on the applicants for information and it becomes enjoined on the S.I.C. or the Central Information Commission, as the case may be, to consider this affirmatively one way or the other, before passing an order granting or not granting relief to the applicant.
  • Constitution of India, Art.226 – The very basis of the writ jurisdiction rests in disclosure of true, complete and correct facts.
  • Environment (Protection) Act 1986, S. 3 – Municipality Building Rules 1999 (Kerala), Rr. 16 & 23 – Once due inquiry has been held by the Committee, there is no escape from the conclusion that the area fell within CRZ-III, it was wholly impermissible and unauthorised construction within the prohibited area.
  • Penal Code 1860, Ss. 22, 23, 29 & 378 – Information contained in a document, if replicated, can be the subject of theft and can result in wrongful loss, even though the original document was only temporarily removed from its lawful custody for the purpose of extracting the information contained therein.
  • Civil P.C. 1908, S. 80 – An application for issuance of an urgent commission in a suit for compensation cannot make it one for an urgent or immediate relief.
  • Criminal P.C. 1973, Ss.243 & 247 – The Courts’ limited function in the arena of defence evidence is only to ascertain whether the evidence sought to be adduced by the defence is only in respect of relevant aspects and not for the irrelevant aspects of the matter in issue – Once that limited issues ascertained, and it is broadly found that the endeavour of the defence is to adduce relevant evidence, then it is bounden obligation of the Court to effectuate the said right of the defence.
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