The Supreme Court of India is the apex supreme judicial body, which has the power of judicial review. It consists of a maximum of 34 judges and the Chief Justice of India is the head and chief judge of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court settles disputes between various government authorities as well as the central government vs state governments. Also, being the advisory court, the apex court hears matters which may specifically be referred to it under the constitution by the President of India. On January 28, 1950, the Supreme Court replaced both the Federal Court of India and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which were then at the apex of the Indian court system. The Supreme Court moved to its present premises in 1958 and the first Chief Justice of India was H J Kania. It was constituted as per Chapter IV of the Part V of Constitution of India. Former President Dr Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation stone of the Supreme Court's building on October 29, 1954. Designed in an Indo-British style by the chief architect Ganesh Bhikaji Deolalikar, the Supreme Court has a 27.6 metre high dome and a spacious colonnaded verandah. Apart from this, two new wings – the East Wing and the West Wing – were added to the complex in 1979. Also, a black bronze sculpture of 210 cm height was installed in the lawn of the complex in 1980, portraying Mother India in the form of the figure of a lady. This sculpture is just behind the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. According to Article 124 of the Constitution, a citizen of India not exceeding 65 years of age can be a judge if he or she has served as a judge of one high court or more for over 5 years or been an advocate for at least 10 years. Since February 5, 2018, the Supreme Court has decided to follow a new roster system for allocation of matters to judges. The current incumbent Chief Justice of India is NV Ramana who took office on April 24, 2021. More
The SC issued notice on petitions challenging passage of Finance Act 2021 as money bill and amendments made to LIC Act accordingly. The court referred the question of money bill to a larger bench.
The Supreme Court has asked the government to refrain from registering cases under existing sedition law until the time the government's recosnideration of the law is in process.
The government in its affidavit informed the Supreme Court that it has decided to re-examine and reconsider the law on sedition and urged the court to defer hearing the case on sedition law's validity.
The Supreme Court had earlier refused to stay the Bombay High Court's order and has upheld the same in its today's order.
Earlier this month, the government had said that the law on sedition was well settled and did not need a relook by the Supreme Court.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai asked the party to approach the Delhi High Court.
NCLAT had in January upheld CCI's finding which said Ola was not in a dominant position to abuse its position in Bengaluru as claimed by Meru
The top court, in 1962, had upheld the validity of the sedition law while attempting to restrict its scope for misuse.
The panel has proposed six additional seats for Jammu and one for Kashmir. As of now, the Kashmir division has 46 seats and Jammu division 37.
Subramanian and the Indian Awake for Transparency, the NGO supported by him, ran into a legal wrangle with Premji over alleged illegality in the transfer of assets from three companies to a private trust and a newly-formed company.
The Supreme Court also directed the Centre to publish reports on adverse events of vaccines from people and doctors on a publicly accessible system, without compromising data of the individuals reporting them.
"We have 20 judges per million population, which is highly inadequate to deal with the rising trend of litigation," Chief Justice Ramana said.
A recent Supreme Court decision where it reversed SEBI’s order of disgorgement of about Rs 8.30 crore of alleged insider trading profits and penalty raises disturbing questions
The Unitech board of management also informed the Supreme Court that subject to statutory approvals and availability of funds, it will be able to deliver 1000 to 1500 flats in nine to 12 months starting from August
Stressing the importance of physical activities, the bench said on Monday that involving children in sports will be useful as otherwise they will end up spending more time on screen.
Cricketer MS Dhoni, who was the brand ambassador of the erstwhile Amrapali group, moves the top court seeking direction in the ongoing arbitral proceedings.
The law officer, who wanted the protection against demolition to be confined to the two petitioners who have come to the court, assured the bench that no coercive steps would be taken against all the residents till the next date of hearing.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai appointed senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan as amicus curiae in the matter and asked him to suggest what can be done by the government to stop illegal colonies.
There is merit in the argument that NGOs need to be reined in. However, these new rules lead to over-regulation of the non-profit sector and give arbitrary powers to the government
A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for one of the petitioners, that the plea needed urgent hearing in view of the delimitation exercise being carried out in the state.
A bench of justices KM Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy will hear the plea filed by a minor, Vaishali, a jhuggi resident whose 10th board examinations are starting on April 26, that homes in the area not be demolished for the time being.
The Supreme Court had cancelled the bail granted to Ashish Mishra and asked him to surrender in a week.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said that it will not interfere with the Bombay High Court order of March 15 but Malik can avail the remedy available under the law before the trial court.
Sets aside the judgment of the Bombay High Court that had quashed the notifications by the state government against 63 Moons
In March this year, the Bombay High Court asked Ola, Uber, and other similar platforms to apply for licenses under the 2020 guidelines by March 16 for being able to continue with their operations in the state of Maharashtra.