Monthly Archives: September 2014

Principal Civil or High Court in State is ‘court’ under Arbitration Act: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that only the Principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in a district or a High Court having original civil jurisdiction in the State can be termed as “court” for the … Continue reading

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Proviso to Sec 113 IT Act retrospective in nature: SC

In a very important ruling regarding levy of surcharge on block assessment of income, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the proviso to Section 113 of the Income Tax Act imposing surcharge shall not have a retrospective affect. “…….. … Continue reading

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NI complaint to be filed after 15 days from date of receipt of notice: SC

In an important decision, the Supreme Court of India clarified that no complaint can be filed against the drawer of a cheque unless the period of 15 days has elapsed from the date of receipt of the notice of payment … Continue reading

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IO/SHO allowed to approach hospitals for postmortem: DHC

In an attempt to curb the delays in conducting postmortems, the Delhi High Court directed Delhi Government, Delhi Police and other authorities to issue orders to enable the Investigating Officer/Station House Officer to directly approach the concerned medical college/hospital for … Continue reading

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Contractor’s labour are workers of the company under Factory Act: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the workers engaged by a contractor to work in the statutory canteen of a company’s factory would be the workers of the said company only for the purposes of the Factory Act, 1948 … Continue reading

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Foreigner Registration Offices delegated more powers

Indian Government has approved the delegation of more powers to the Foreigner Registration Offices. The delegation has been done with a view to ensure that services to foreign students already in India are further streamlined.  The delegation of following powers … Continue reading

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Difference between Appellate & Revision jurisdiction of High Court: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the High Court has the power in its revisional jurisdiction to satisfy itself to the regularity, correctness, legality or propriety of the impugned decision or the order of the … Continue reading

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