Category: Supreme Court/High Court related

The infamous ‘Tribunals, Appellate Tribunals and Other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience And Other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017‘ is under attack from several fronts. The Supreme Court will now examine whether the Rules, which seek to appoint the Members of the Tribunal for a limited period, and which make the appointment and removal of the Members the sole prerogative of the Government, is valid in law

In an astonishing incident, the Maharashtra State Government has alleged that a senior High Court judge is ‘biased’ against it and sought transfer of its cases from his Court. While the judge declined to recuse himself, the Chief Justice intervened and transferred the cases to another Judge. The move has not gone down well with the Advocates and the Bar Association and they have unanimously condemned the incident

The Constitution of the Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench w.e.f 07.08.2017 is as follows

The Constitution of the Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench w.e.f 10.07.2017 is as follows

The first step towards ushering in digital and paperless courts has been taken by way of the inauguration of the Supreme Court’s Paperless, Digital Management System. The new system, aimed at serving as a digital repository for case-related information, can be accessed at The system is the first step to ending the age-old practice of filing voluminous case records. The Supreme Court will collect all records electronically from lower courts and high Courts. This will dispense with the requirement to file printed copies in the Supreme Court.

The Constitution of the Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench w.e.f 10.04.2017 is as follows

The Bar Council of India has issued a directive dated 27.03.2017 that all Bar Councils and Bar Associations should abstain from work on 31st March 2017 to protest the proposed amendments to the Advocates Act 1961 by the Amendment Bill 2017. It is claimed that the proposed amendments are “undemocratic” and “anti-lawyers

The Constitution of the Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench w.e.f 27.03.2017 is as follows

In a historic and unprecedented decision, a seven judge Bench of the Supreme Court has initiated contempt of Court proceedings against a sitting judge of the High Court. The learned Judge has been barred from handling any administrative or judicial work. He has been directed to remain personally present in Court to show-cause and explain his conduct

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court in which serious issues with regard to the inaction by the Government on the important issues of appointment of the President and the Vice Presidents of the ITAT have been raised. The PIL has alleged that “ad hocism has become order of the day as many of the posts of senior vice presidents and vice presidents have not been filled up“. It is also stated that “the timely appointment of Presidents, Vice-Presidents and members will go a long way in tackling the burgeoning tax litigations in the country.