The Advanced Age of Sushil Ansal

On March 05, 2014 Hon’ble Justice Thakur, not yet the CJI, spoke of the ‘chalta hai attitude’ that often costs the society dearly in man-made tragedies [See, (2014) 6 SCC 173]. The price of Sushil Ansal’s ‘chalta hai attitude’ was pegged at Rs. 30 Crores [See, (2015) 10 SCC 359]. That is merely 18 Crores […]

Read more "The Advanced Age of Sushil Ansal"

Referred to Larger Bench XII: Doctrine of Relation Back in Admissions

My Lord, Can grant of monetary compensation be considered as the sole and adequate remedy for a student who has been deprived of admission, despite he or she being meritorious, vigilant and diligent, because of lapses committed either by the counselling authority or the administrating authority intrinsically connected with the process of admission? “It is […]

Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XII: Doctrine of Relation Back in Admissions"

Referred to Larger Bench XI: Statutory Appeals to Supreme Court

My Lord, Is it permissible and advisable to provide statutory appeals directly to the Supreme Court, from orders of Tribunals, on issues not affecting national or public interest or other aspects of statutory framework in respect of Tribunals? “In an Article by Shri T.R. Andhyarujina former Solicitor General of India, titled ‘Restoring the Character and […]

Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XI: Statutory Appeals to Supreme Court"

Referred to Larger Bench X: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

My Lord, Is the huge pendency of cases in the Supreme Court, caused by express provisions of the Constitution not restricting the Court’s consideration, as opposed to the Apex Courts of other countries, whose consideration is restricted to constitutional issues, questions of national importance, differences of opinion between different High Courts, death sentence cases etc.? […]

Read more "Referred to Larger Bench X: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy"

Referred to Larger Bench IX: Atiabari Tea, (1961) 1 SCR 809 and Automobile Transport, (1963) 1 SCR 491

In Keshav Mills Co. Ltd. v. CIT, (1965) 2 SCR 908 a Constitution Bench enacted circumstances in which a Reference to a Larger Bench would lie. It was held that in revisiting and revising its earlier decision, the SC should ask itself whether in the interest of the public good or for any other valid and […]

Read more "Referred to Larger Bench IX: Atiabari Tea, (1961) 1 SCR 809 and Automobile Transport, (1963) 1 SCR 491"

Referred to Larger Bench VIII: Sections 3 & 4, The Central Excise Act, 1944

“Two Coordinate Benches (Three Judges)” have taken what would appear to be contrary views with regard to purport and effect and the interconnection between Section 3 and 4 of The Central Excise Act, 1944 (“Act”). The First Coordinate Bench in Union of India v. Bombay Tyre International Ltd., (1984) 1 SCC 467 comprised of A.N. […]

Read more "Referred to Larger Bench VIII: Sections 3 & 4, The Central Excise Act, 1944"