Monthly Archives: March 2019

Arbitrator to be replaced as per agreement between parties: SC

Setting aside an arbitral award under Article 142 of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court of India recently held that the courts cannot replace the arbitrator in deviation of the terms of the agreement between the parties The Court … Continue reading

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Special allowances not part of basic wages: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the special allowances paid by an employer to its employees would not fall within the expression ‘basic wages’ for computation of deduction towards the provident fund if the payment have a direct … Continue reading

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National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct released: Govt.

Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revised the National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business, 2011 (NVGs) and formulated the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC). These guidelines urge businesses to actualize the principles in letter and … Continue reading

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Non-Indian citizenship denies certain rights under adoption proceedings: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the right of a person during adoption proceedings in India as a resident Indian is lost after the person acquires a non-Indian citizenship even though the law does not contemplate such a situation. … Continue reading

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Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification rules: Govt.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) vide its notification dated February 21, 2019 amended Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014 by insertion of new rule 25A  – “Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification (ACTIVE)” with effect from February 25, 2019. Per the notification, every … Continue reading

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Turant Customs – Next generation reform for Ease of Doing Business: Govt.

The Government of India vide Circular No. 09/2019-Customs dated February 28, 2019 introduced next generation of reform called ‘Turant Customs’ for ease of doing business, which includes the following key elements to be implemented in next few months: In terms … Continue reading

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Awards must be challenged within the time limit: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that an application to set aside arbitral award must be made within the strict statutory timeline and this timeline cannot be extended thereafter by using the provision of “sufficient cause” under the Limitation Act, … Continue reading

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Past employee can be appointed as an Arbitrator: SC

The Supreme Court of India reiterated that being a past employee is not a disqualification for becoming an arbitrator provided there are no justifiable doubts as to the person’s independence and impartiality. The Court clarified that the argument that the … Continue reading

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Startups redefined; tax conditions amended: Govt.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) through its notification no. G.S.R. 127(E) dated February 19, 2019 (“Notification”) has expanded the definition of startups and has relaxed conditions for claiming exemption under section 56(2)(viib) of the Income … Continue reading

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Copyright owner in sound recordings can file suit for copyright infringement: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that an owner of the copyright work in the sound recordings can file suit alleging copyright infringement and claim damages even though the owner is not a copyright society. After going through the relevant … Continue reading

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