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  • 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...
  • F. No IRDAI/RI/3/154/2019

    INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Published in the Gazette of India Extra No. 127 Part III Section 4 dated 4.4.201...
  • S.O. 5733(E)

    MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE NOTIFICATION Published in the Gazette of India Extra No. 4516 Part II Section 3 sub section II dat...
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Latest Judgement

  • Official Secrets Act 1923, Ss. 3 & 5 – Right to Information Act 2005, S. 8( 1)(a) – Evidence Act 1872, S.123 -- There is no provision in the Official Secrets Act or in any other statute by which Parliament has vested any power in the executive arm of the government either to restrain publication of documents marked as secret or from placing such documents before a Court of Law which may have been called upon to adjudicate a legal issue concerning the parties.
  • Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act 1974, S. 3( 1) – Orders of detention under COFEPOSA can be of three kinds; (a) under Section 3(1) simplicitor, or (b) one passed under Section 3(1) followed by Declaration under Section 9 or (c) one passed under Section 3(1) and Section 12A.
  • Penal Code 1860, Ss. 34, 149 & 302 – The non-applicability of Section 149 IPC is no bar in convicting the accused persons under Section 302 IPC read with Section 34 IPC provided there is evidence which discloses commission of offence in furtherance of common intention.
  • Service – Whether initiation of the process in a departmental proceeding while criminal proceedings are pending amounts to contempt of court?.
  • Service – Whether the further fixing of the qualifying marks to be obtained in the interview and the performance appraisal reports, and fixing such a benchmark would violate the principle of seniority-cum-merit.
  • Electricity Act 2003, S.126 – If the Statute, the Rules framed there under or the specific terms of the agreement speak of an approval from more than one persons specified therein, then the word ‘or’ has to be understood as ‘and’ – Otherwise, the restriction of unauthorised use, which is the intention behind Section 126, would be rendered otiose.
  • Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules 2010 (Kerala) – Respondents should be made eo nomine parties to the original application if the order is to be made binding on them and there is no provision at all to implead a few having common interest in a representative capacity – The order if any passed by the Tribunal without the affected party on the party array would not be binding on him and there is no necessity for such person either to apply for review or to file an Original Petition challenging the same.
  • Land Utilization Order 1967 (Kerala), Cl. 6 – Conservation of Paddy land and Wetland Act 2008 (Kerala), S. 27C – Whether the condition of remission of 50% of the land value in respect of a land where the application was submitted prior to the amendment effected to Act 2008 is legal?
  • Public Services (Date for Determination of Age for Eligibility for Appointment) Rules 1977 (Kerala), R. 2 – Engineering Service (Civil and General Branch) Rules 1965 (Kerala), R. 4A – The Explanatory Note to the Age Rules reflects that it is intended to ensure that the conditions of eligibility by age remain the same for the whole of the year in view of the suggestion of the Government of India that a person who was eligible on 1stt January of a particular year shall not be disqualified on the ground of age later in that year.
  • Education Rules 1959 (Kerala), Chap.XXXII R. 3 – The authority to sanction posts, going by Rule 3 above is the Director of Higher Secondary Education.
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