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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

  • Family Courts Act 1984 – Review -- An error which is required to be detected by a process of reasoning can hardly be said to be an error apparent on the face of the record.
  • Words and Phrases– “Ballasting”, meaning of.
  • Criminal P.C. 1973, S.482 -- In the exercise of its jurisdiction, a High Court can examine whether a matter which is essentially of a civil nature has been given a cloak of a criminal offence.
  • Right to Information Act 2005, S. 12( 5) – Appointment of Chief Information Commissioner -- All the persons who have been selected belong to only one category, namely, public service, i.e., they are the government employees -- It is difficult to fathom that persons belonging to one category only are always be found to be more competent and more suitable than persons belonging to other categories -- The Search Committee to pick up suitable candidates from other categories as well.
  • Specific Relief Act 1963, S. 16(c) -- The essential question to be addressed by the Court in such a matter to always been as to whether, by taking the pleading and the evidence on record as a whole, plaintiff has established that he has performed his part of the contract or has always been ready and willing to do so.
  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, S. 3( 1)(xi) – Where minimum sentence is provided for, the Court cannot impose less than the minimum sentence.
  • Contract Act 1872, – Where one of the parties to the contract issues a full and final discharge voucher confirming that he has received the payment in full and final satisfaction of all claims, and he has no outstanding claim, that amounts to discharge of the contract by acceptance of performance and the party issuing the discharge voucher/receipt cannot thereafter make any fresh claim or revive any settled claim, unless he proves that he signed and issued the discharge voucher/receipt under vitiating circumstances.
  • State Bank of India Act 1955, S. 18 – The employee of a Bank has no right that he should be associated with the decision-making process in respect of the fixation of salary.
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996, S. 34 – Award passed by an arbitrator on the issues of limitation only is an interim award – It can be challenged independently u/S.34 of the Act.
  • Service Law – Merely because a representation was replied a stale claim shall not become a live claim

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 KERALA COURT FEES AND SUITS VALUATION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2005

  • ORDINANCE NO.6 OF 20

    The Kovalam Palace (Taking Over by Resumption) Ordinance, 2005

  • (NO.5 OF 2004)

    THE ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY INTEREST AND RECOVERY OF DEBTSLAWS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 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

    CONTRACT LABOUR (REGULATION AND ABOLITION) (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2002

  • No. XVII of 2002

    PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 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

  • ORDINANCE NO.23 OF 2

    he Arthapalisa, Jenmibhogam and Karathil Chilavu (Abolition) Ordinance, 2005

  • ORDINANCE NO. 17 OF

    Public Accountants (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005 (Kerala)

  • ORDINANCE NO.24 OF 2

    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

    The Kerala High Court Amendment Ordinance, 2017

  • Ordinance No. 4 of 2

    The Abkari (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

  • Ordinance No. 2 of 2

    The Kerala Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

  • Ordinance No. 7 of 2

    The Kerala Municipality (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

  • No.2 of 2018

    The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

  • No.1 of 2018

    The  Fugitive  Economic  Offenders  Ordinance,  2018

  • ORDINANCE No. 4 OF 2

    THE ABKARI (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • ORDINANCE No. 2 OF 2

    THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • ORDINANCE No. 7 OF 2

    THE KERALA MUNICIPALITY (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • Bill no.149

    The Kerala Conservation Of Paddy Land And
    Wetland (Amendment) Bill, 2018

  • .

    THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018

    Justice B.N. Srikrishna

  • Bill No.126 of 2018

     
    THE CRIMINAL LAW (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2018

  • 140 of 2018

    The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Attrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018

  • Bill No. 148 of 2018

    The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018
     

  • No. 7 of 2018

    THE MUSLIM WOMEN (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON MARRIAGE) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • No. 46 of 2018

    THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • ORDINANCE No. 49 OF

    THE KERALA MUNICIPALITY (THIRD AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 20I8

  • ORDINANCE No. 51 OF

    THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (THIRD AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • No. 9 of 2018

    THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • No. 57 Of 2018

    The Calicut University (Alternate ArrangementTemporarily Of The Senate And Syndicate (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

  • No. 52 OF 2018

    THE KERALA STATE GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

  • 181 of 2018

    THE MUSLIM WOMEN (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS ON MARRIAGE) BILL, 2018

  • 261 of 2018

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  • No. 142-C of 2018

    The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

  • No.5 of 2019

    The Kerala Prevention of Damage to Private Property and Payment of Compensation Ordinance, 2019

    Notification No. 392/Leg/E1/2019/Law

  • No. 7 OF 2019

    THE KERALA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2019

  • No.5 of 2019

    The Kerala Prevention of Damage to Private Property and Payment of
    Compensation Ordinance, 2019

  • No. 3 OF 2019

    THE KERALA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AS RESPECTS THE SERVICES UNDER THE WAQF BOARD)DINANCE, 2018

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  • No. 4 OF 2019

    THE MADRAS HINDU RELIGIOUS AND CHARITABLE ENDOWMENTS (SECOND AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, 2018

    .

  • No.1 of 2019

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019

  • .

    THE KERALA CHURCH (PROPERTIES AND INSTITUTIONS) BILL-2019

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Government Order / Circular
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    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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