New Supreme Court roster says CJI and the next 7 senior-most judges will hear letter petitions, PILs
The Supreme Court states that the benches of Chief Justice SA Bobde (Supreme Court), the Justices NV Ramana, RF Nariman, UU Allot, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, and Nageswara Rao are to be allocated for letter petitions and PIL matters.
Election questions, social justice issues, and the Habeas Corpus were allocated solely to the bench of the Chief Justice and judges of the UU Lalit.
According to the previous roster, the CJI and the top three judges were delegated for PILs and social justice concerns.
Dard Se Hamdard Tak, working for the poor, opens new office in Delhi
Ek Nayaik Vidhi Sewa Pehal, a new office in Dard Se Hamdard Tak, has opened its doors to prisoners who want free legal aid across the country. Several legal luminaries and other dignitaries participated in the opening of the office in Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi.
The Karmajogi Award 2020 was previously administered by My Home India (an NGO), which works for people in the northeast.
The Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, Mr. Pradeep Rai, Mr. Javadekar, Minister for the Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, and Mr. Deodhar- National Secretary of the BJP attended the event.
My Home India is a national NGO that seeks to bring emotional integration among the people from different parts of the country. As a first phase, North-East India has been selected as its area of operation.
Ensure no valid candidate is prevented from writing the UPSC exam, Delhi High Court tells Govt. police
The Delhi High Court has instructed the Delhi government and police to ensure that a Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination candidates with a admit card should not be obstructed from reaching their Examination centres on October 4.
The order of the court also included the precautionary clause “even though it is situated in containment areas,” however, the centre should not exist as given in the revised order of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In connection with the civil service (preliminary) examination, the petition was lodged by Ritesh Ranjan, and others, alleging that more than 100 candidates in Delhi are forced to take a single-centre examination. He alleged also that some centres were located in containment zones.
The Minister of Health and Family Welfare’s updated SOP on preventive steps to be taken during exams to contain COVID-19 spread may be relevant here.
“Only those examination centres outside the containment zone will operate,” as stated by the Notification of September 10. Containment zone staff/examiners shall not be required. These examinees may evaluate using other means or suitable steps that may be considered by the Universities / Education Institution / Agency in this respect.