The apex court ruling was itself based on the sound principle that there cannot be two sets of citizens: A convicted legislator could not claim immunity from disqualification when this relaxation was not available to a convicted citizen aspiring to contest elections.
It should be implemented with effect from January 1, 2011 as in the case of Central PSUs whose employee pay scales are revised every five years.
The bill relating to those jailed on charges was cleared by Parliament; the one relating to those convicted has now been converted into an ordinance.
Equating juveniles with adult criminals is neither scientifically correct nor normatively defensible.
The committee headed by Shantaram Naik has invited views and suggestions from individuals or organisations interested in the Bill. The committee will also hear select oral views from stakeholders concerned.
An official spokesman said Ms. Nagpal’s suspension has been revoked by the government but she has not been given a fresh posting.
Despite deriving their power from Dalits and the marginalised, the principal parties in Uttar Pradesh have turned away from the real issues confronting these sections.
The decision to reimburse IAS and IPS officers for medical treatment abroad defies all economic logic and raises concerns about the government’s commitment to improving India’s health-care system.
The power to accord sanction for prosecuting IAS officers under Section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act vests only with the Union government.
Young offenders above a certain age who commit violent crimes should be prosecuted as adults.
Appointment of judges is the role of the executive and not the judiciary. By this amendment, we are not trying to interfere with the judicial processes.
Under the RTI Act, any organisation that receives substantial government assistance is a public authority.
Commissions are not tribunals or bodies to which judicial powers have been transferred.
The message emanating from the judgment is unambiguous, even if only a fraction of the disabled, estimated at nearly 10 per cent of India’s population, is in formal employment.
Eliciting information from a public authority is not judicial but administrative function.
The Congress’s tactical errors on the Telangana announcement and an ill-prepared State government have allowed full play to the multitude of separatist movements in Assam.
One of the major reasons why land acquisition was delayed was the series of litigation that plagued it. People would go to court against procedures that violated basic norms of due process. Another cause of action were the low rates of compensation.
Constitution says the issue should be referred to the President whose decision is final
The order makes it clear that the information regarding claims under the FRA must be displayed suo motu by the Revenue Secretary for all applications after April 1, 2011, on notice boards and online.
The proposed Judicial Appointments Commission, in which judges will be marginally outnumbered,will make the selection system more transparent and help to assess professional merit in a better way.