Should persons occupying high public offices be careful about what they say? Yes. Is the “high public office” limited to Ministers and MP/MLAs or also people in the bureaucracy and judiciary? Should not be so.

 

The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is examining whether the right of free speech can be restricted for persons occupying high public offices. The case arose after the then Minister in Uttar Pradesh government Azam Khan had commented on a rape case.

 

Personally...

Crores of pending cases, mounting vacancies, cases on the same issue being tried in different courts leading to different judgements and causing more confusion. The state of of the Indian Judiciary is not like a well managed organisation. The Chief Justice of India has asked as to why the letter of the Unnao Rape Victim was not produced before him, despite the Registry getting it on 17th July itself. Could the situation have been different had there ben a Court Manager?

 

The Minister of...

Lok Sabha MP from Udaiur, Sh. Arjun Lal Meena has asked in the Parliament whether the Government is considering setting up a Bench of the Rajasthan High Court at Udaipur. The Rajasthan High Court has its principal seat in Jodhpur, and a Bench at Jaipur. The Union Minister of Law and Justice submitted the following reply-

"High Court Benches are established in accordance with the recommendations made by the Jaswant Singh Commission and judgment pronounced by the Apex Court in W.P.(C) No.379 of...

The Supreme Court recently started its endeavour of translating few of its judgments into local languages. This initiative got the impetus after the President of India spoke about the need of making Supreme Court judgments understable to everyone, including those who do not understand English. The Supreme Court is using Artificial Intelligennce tools to do the required translation. Few instances of faulty translations have also been noticed. Nevertheless, translational of judgments into local...

The Union Minister for Law and Justice on 17th July 2019 shared the details of usage of regional languages in the High Courts. The questions that were asked were-

  1. whether the Government proposes to take steps for relaxing Article 348 that hinders filing of petition and its hearing in Hindi in Supreme Court so that petitions could be filed in Hindi without any hesitation; and
  2. if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

In reply, the Union...

   

   

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