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SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court Upholds Creditors Committee Sovereignty Under The IBC

The Supreme Court in its recent judgment has categorically held that the commercial know how of the Committee of Creditors (CoC) is unimpeachable and not subject to judicial review. The bench consisting of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi, while hearing appeals in two cases wherein liquidation orders were passed under the Insolvency …

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Union Cabinet Approves Amendments To Make Aadhaar Card Optional For Mobile Connections, Banking

New Delhi, December 18: The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the amendment to the two existing laws pertaining to the use of Aadhaar card by private entities. It has advocated amendments to the Telegraph Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to give legal backing for …

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SC stalls Sale Of Fortis To IHH Over Daiichi’s Plea

New Delhi, December 15: IHH Healthcare Berhad, a Malaysian-Singaporean private healthcare group, which had earlier this year won the bidding war for India’s second-largest hospital chain, fortis, will have to wait now. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi maintained a Status Quo on the sale of Fortis Healthcare …

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Rights Of Elderly Persons Must Be Recognized And Implemented: Supreme Court

New Delhi, December 14: Calling the rights of elderly persons an ’emerging situation’ not foreseen even by the constitution, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the government to provide information about the number of old age homes in each district of the country and file a status report in the …

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Govt seeks legal opinion on the validity of Aadhaar-based eSign Services

New Delhi, December 13: The Union Government has sought legal advice on the validity of eSign services from the Ministry Of Law and Justice. To make the process of signing a document less cumbersome, in 2015, the government launched the eSign project. eSign is an online electronic signature service which facilitates …

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SC Issues Notice To Five States For Amending Land Acquisition Act

New Delhi, December 11:  The Supreme Court has issued a notice to five states in a PIL challenging amendments made by the State Government to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act(Land Acquisition Act), 2013. The bench comprising Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice …

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Is Section 34(5) Of The Arbitration Act Mandatory Or Directory: Supreme Court Interpretation

BACKGROUND This instant appeal arose out of an arbitral award passed on 06.01.2016. The award debtor in the instant case, (“Appellant”) challenged the said award by filing an application under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 2015 (“Act”) before Patna High Court. The Court issued a notice to …

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DoT Directs Telecom Companies To stop Using Aadhaar-Based e-KYC

NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has barred telcos from using Aadhaar-based digital authentication in line with a Supreme Court order of September 26 that struck down the use of Aadhaar by private entities for digital authentication.  It came as big blow to the likes of Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel …

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SC Grants Two Weeks’ Time To CVC To Conclude The CBI Matter

The Supreme Court on Friday gave the CVC two weeks’ time to conclude its inquiry into the current CBI mess. The court was hearing CBI chief Alok Verma’s plea against the Centre’s order to divest him of powers and send him on leave. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi …

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EXPLAINED: CBI Versus CBI

In a move dubbed by the Government critics as a ‘midnight coup’, the Modi Government divested of his charge and also sent on leave the close ally of CBI Director Alok Verma, against who he had initiated corruption proceedings. Rakesh Asthana against whom proceedings are being carried out is an Indian …

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