Category Archives: Administrative Law

Commercial wisdom of CoC is not subject to adjudicating authority purview: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that commercial wisdom of the committee of creditors is not subject to the adjudicating authority or the appellate authority’s purview under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. “The NCLAT judgment which … Continue reading

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NRIs have right to possess property in Punjab/Chandigarh: SC

Upholding the constitutional validity of Section 13-B of the East Punjab Urban Rent Restriction Act, 1949 (“Act”), the Supreme Court of India clarified that non-resident Indians (“NRI”) have the right to recover immediate possession of residential or non-residential buildings in … Continue reading

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Arbitration clause has no existence in an unstamped agreement: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that an arbitration clause has no existence until the contract containing the arbitration clause is duly stamped. “When an arbitration clause is contained “in a contract”, it is significant that the agreement only … Continue reading

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Guidance clarifying Federal controlled substances law issued: USCIS

USCIS has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not … Continue reading

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Review petition maintainable before High Court: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a review petition is maintainable before the High Court seeking review of a judgment against which the special leave petition has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court in limine. A Large (three) … Continue reading

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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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