Can Services of an Employee be terminated without Notice during Probation? SC answers [Read Order]

The Supreme Court in one of its recent order has reiterated on whether an employer can cancel the candidature or terminate service during probation period without serving Notice. The Bench comprising of Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice Hrishikesh Roy answered on validity of termination simplicitor if the employee suppresses any event or submit false information. Brief Facts of … Read more

SC fumes as it heard a SLP seeking to set aside an Order of HC of simply Adjourning a Case [Read Order]

Dismissing an SLP while imposing ₹20,000 cost, the Supreme Court reprimanded the petitioner as the matter was concerning to mere ‘adjournment of case’. “This Court is not a walk in place only because Chandigarh happens to be in the proximity to Delhi”, the Bench comprising of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Sundresh fumed. The petitioner herein … Read more

SC: Courts can’t suo-motu recall previous orders/ judgements for alterations under Sec-362 CrPC [Read Order]

The Supreme Court has observed that Courts are not empowered to suo-motu recall orders passed by them previoulsy under Section-362 CrPC for modifications or alterations. While dealing with a petition challenging Kerala High Court order recalling its earlier judgment quashing Rape and Child Sexual Assault charges against appeallant-accused, the Court ruled that Section 362 CrPC only provides for correction of … Read more

Tripura elections: Sibal seeks urgent hearing, cites mayhem, Trinamool seeks stay on counting

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal approached the Supreme Court on Friday with a fresh application seeking immediate intervention regarding the Tripura municipal elections. Despite the orders of the Supreme Court to provide the media unhindered access to the whole election process at all polling booths in Tripura, Sibal said newspapers and TV channels have said they … Read more

Slain don Vikas Dubey’s wife moves Supreme Court against High Court dismissal of plea to quash FIR

The Supreme Court will hear slain underworld don Vikas Dubey’s wife Richa Dubey’s petition challenging the Allahabad High Court decision on her plea denying her relief on November 29. Vikas Dubey is the main accused in the Bikru case of Kanpur. The don was killed in an alleged police encounter questioned by many. Richa Dubey … Read more

Home buyers’ complaints with NCDRC: Supreme Court expresses displeasure over delay in disposal of cases

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over the delay in disposal of cases by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) relating to complaints of home buyers. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said the purpose of the Consumer Protection Act would be defeated if the NCDRC continues to delay the hearing of the cases. Moreover, the … Read more

Amazon approaches SC seeking stay on review of deal with Future Group

American tech giant Amazon has reportedly approached the Indian Supreme Court seeking a pause of the ongoing antitrust review against the company’s deal with the country’s Future Group that operates Big Bazaar outlets. The antitrust review is investigating the allegations that the American e-commerce giant concealed information while seeking antitrust clearance for the 2019 deal … Read more

Will revisit EWS Reservation criteria: Centre to SC after slew of questions

After facing a barrage of questions from the Supreme Court over fixing an annual income limit of ₹8 lakh for determining economically weaker sections (EWS), the Centre on Thursday agreed to “revisit” the criteria for the “economically backward among forwards” to get reservation.benefits in government jobs and educational institutions. Appearing before a bench of Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Vikram Nath, … Read more

SC issues Notices to Centre, Rakesh Asthana seeking reply on NGO’s plea challenging his appointment

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the plea of an NGO challenging the Delhi High Court order which upheld the Centre’s decision to appoint senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna issued notice to te Centre and Rakesh Asthana and sought their response … Read more

SC to hear plea challenging constitutionality of Ordinance increasing tenure of CBI, ED Directors

On Thursday, the Supreme Court said it will list for hearing a PIL challenging the validity of two ordinances under which the tenure of the directors of CBI and Enforcement Directorate can now be extended by up to three years after the mandated term of two years. A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and justices … Read more