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Search Results for Tag : Public interest

International Cases

Doctrine of illegality bows down to public interest(20.07.2016)

A party to a contract “tainted by illegality” is not barred from recovering money paid under the contract from the other party under the law of unjust.....

Tags : uk, doctrine of illegality, public interest, insider information



Spent conviction orders are not made, when public interest is involved(17.04.2019)

The Appellant seeks leave to appeal against penalties imposed upon him following his conviction of road traffic offences. The penalties were imposed b.....

Tags : Public interest, Conviction, Validity



Notifications & Circulars

Central Government rescinds Notification No. 8/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017 MANU/GSUT/0014/2017 under Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017(29.01.2019)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (14 of 2017), the Central .....

Tags : Notification, Rescission, Public interest



Securities and Exchange Board of India grants renewal of recognition to Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited(14.09.2022)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India, having considered the application for renewal of recognition made under Section 3 of the Securities Contra.....

Tags : Renewal, Grant, Public interest



Top Story

Supreme Court allows Live streaming of Court proceedings(26.09.2018)

In a landmark verdict, Supreme Court declared case proceedings of “constitutional importance having an impact on the public at large would be live str.....

Tags : Proceedings, Live-streaming, Public interest



Sstrict or literal interpretation of provisions has to be consistent with object of Act(10.06.2020)

The appeal concerned the application of Section 34A of the Estate Agency Affairs Act 112 of 1976, which precludes an estate agent from claiming commis.....

Tags : Provision, Applicability, Public interest



Amendment in notification No. 50/2017- Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017(26.11.2020)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Cu.....

Tags : Amendment, Notification, Public interest



Amendment in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017(07.09.2020)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Cu.....

Tags : Public interest, Amendment, Notification



Central Government makes amendment in the notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017(12.07.2022)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Cu.....

Tags : Amendment, Notification, Public interest



Amendment in notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017(26.02.2019)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and sub-section (12) of section 3 of the Cu.....

Tags : Amendment, Notification, Public interest



Central Government makes amendment in the notification of Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No.11/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate), dated the 28th June, 2017(09.05.2023)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1), (3) and (4) of section 7, sub-section (1) of section 8, clause (iv), clause (v) and clause (x.....

Tags : Notification, Amendment, Public interest



Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2020(18.05.2020)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) and (2) of section 16 read with sub-section (3) of section 25 of the Bureau of Indian Standard.....

Tags : Amendment Order, Air Conditioner, Public interest



Blast from the Past

Winding a fine line between ‘public interest’ and interest(02.08.2004)

Tobacco advertising occupies a grey area in the debate on moral policing. On the one hand is consumer will and freedom to consume a legal substance, o.....

Tags : Pan masala, public interest, ban, state



Winding a fine line between ‘public interest’ and interest(02.08.2004)

Tobacco advertising occupies a grey area in the debate on moral policing. On the one hand is consumer will and freedom to consume a legal substance, o.....

Tags : Pan masala, public interest, ban, state



Judgments

Authorities are entitled to claim exemption when disclosure of information risks possibility of its misuse(15.05.2019)

In facts of the present case, the Appellant filed an application under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) before the Central Public Informat.....

Tags : Information, Disclosure, Public interest



Integrity of judicial officer must be of a higher order and even a single aberration is not permitted(27.02.2020)

Present writ petitions have been filed by two erstwhile judicial officers who were members of the judicial service in the State of Jharkhand and are d.....

Tags : Compulsory retirement, Public interest, Legality



Before entertaining a writ petition and passing any interim orders, Court must carefully weigh conflicting public interests(24.06.2020)

The present appeals are directed against the interim order passed by the High Court whereby in an intra-court appeal, the High Court passed an order o.....

Tags : Public interest, Interim order, Legality



Court cannot grant interlocutory injunction, unmindful of the existence of a prima facie case merely on basis of public interest(18.09.2020)

Present application, preferred by the Appellant praying for permitting the applicant to manufacture and sell its product "APIXABID", a generic product.....

Tags : Public interest, Permission, Sale



No larger public interest overriding the right to privacy of the donors and donees of electoral bonds; information are exempt under provisions of RTI Act(21.12.2020)

The Appellant has filed the instant appeal on the grounds that, reply given by the CPIO was wrong, incomplete and misleading. The Appellant pleaded th.....

Tags : Information, Disclosure, Public interest



Constitutionality of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 upheld(16.09.2015)

The Bombay High Court summarised its position on the constitutionality and vires of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 as thus: “…if preventing f.....

Tags : Food safety, constitutionality, public interest



Disclosure of bank’s business dissuades “window-dressing”, in public interest(28.06.2016)

“Any action that results in dissuading commercial entities from indulging in practices such as window-dressing would be in larger public interest”, th.....

Tags : rti, exemption, bank, business mix, public interest



When affairs of Company are being conducted in manner prejudicial to public interest, Tribunal is empowered to replace the existing Management(13.03.2020)

The Union of India moved a Petition under Sections 401/397/398 read with Section 408 of the Companies Act, 1956 (now Section 241(2) read with Section .....

Tags : Report, Public interest, Management, Replacement



News

Allahabad HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Direction to CM Adityanath to Disclose Actual Name(26.04.2022)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation plea filed seeking direction to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to reveal.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, 1 Lakh



Karnataka HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Direction to Not Conduct 2023 State Assembly Elections(27.04.2022)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking instructions to the State and Chief Election Commissioner to not conduct the 2.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, public interest litigation, Election Commissioner, Assembly election, people's representatives



Delhi HC Seeks Response for Providing Holistic Treatment Under Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy(27.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has issued a notice on a Public Interest Litigation filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking adoption of a Holistic Integrated Med.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Holistic Integrated Medicinal, Ashwini Upadhyay



SC: Healthcare Services Covered Under Consumer Protection law(02.05.2022)

Supreme Court has said that doctors and healthcare services are not barred from the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act of 2019 and termed the concer.....

Tags : Supreme Court , healthcare services , Consumer Protection Act of 2019 , Public Interest Litigation



Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Challenging Aadhar Requirement for Availing Ration(06.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation that challenges the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar card to avail free ration under the N.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, public interest litigation, National Food Security Act, 2013, Aadhaar card



Supreme Court: "We Do Not Want Politics to Shift to Courts"(02.12.2016)

Supreme Court, while hearing arguments on whether a political party can file and pursue a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), has observed that, "We do .....

Tags : Supreme Court, political party, public Interest Litigation



Rajasthan HC Imposes 25K Cost on PIL Challenging Dr. Anula Morya's Appointment as VC(03.05.2022)

Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a Public interest litigation challenging the appointment of Dr. Anulya Morya as Vice Chancellor of Jagadguru Ramana.....

Tags : Rajasthan High Court, public interest litigation, Dr. Anulya Morya, Vice Chancellor, Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University



Bombay HC Rejects Plea to Prohibit Newspapers From Publishing Pictures of Gods & Goddesses(03.05.2022)

Bombay High Court has dismissed an Advocate's Public Interest Litigation seeking information for a policy restricting publication of photographs of go.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Public Interest Litigation, photographs, newspapers, garbage bin



Allahabad HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Upgradation of Overall Working Conditions of CBI Prosecution Cadre(06.05.2022)

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation plea seeking a direction to the Department of Personnel and Training and the Central B.....

Tags : Public Interest Litigation, Allahabad High Court, Central Bureau of Investigation, Department of Personnel and Training, working condition



Delhi HC: If Tender Conditions are in Public Interest, Court Can't Interfere With Procedural Errors(15.07.2022)

Delhi High Court has held that if the decision relating to terms or award of contract is bona fide and in public interest, Courts shall not exercise i.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest, Judicial Review



Kerala HC: PIL Based Purely on Paper Report Not Maintainable(27.11.2020)

Kerala High Court has stated that Public Interest Litigation filed purely on the basis of paper report is not maintainable.

Tags : Kerala High Court, Public Interest Litigation



Supreme Court Slams States’ Casual Stance on Crucial Public Interest Matters(17.01.2017)

Supreme Court has slammed several States for their casual attitude towards crucial public interest matters of public importance like pollution and cle.....

Tags : Supreme Court, public interest matters



Delhi HC Asks Centre, Police To Respond To PIL Seeking Better Treatment Of Cows(17.10.2022)

Delhi High Court has sought a reply from the Centre and Delhi Police in a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking remedial steps for treatment of lum.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Delhi Police, public interest litigation



Centre Tells SC: No direction Can be Issued to Parliament to Frame UCC(19.10.2022)

Law Ministry has told the Supreme Court that the court cannot direct Parliament to frame or enact any law, as it sought dismissal of Public Interest L.....

Tags : Law Ministry, Public Interest Litigation, Uniform Civil Code



Karnataka HC Issues Notice To Lokayukta Police On Plea To Upload FIRs On Website(19.10.2022)

Karnataka High Court has issued notices on an Advocate's Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to upload the First Information Reports (F.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Public Interest Litigation, FIR



MP High Court Junks Plea Alleging Illegality In Sale Of Tickets in Ind vs. NZ ODI Match(23.01.2023)

Madhya Pradesh High Court while observing that a PIL on the basis of newspaper reporting is not maintainable, has dismissed a PIL alleging that illega.....

Tags : Madhya Pradesh High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Cricket Match, India, New Zealand



Mad HC: Inspection of Rehabilitation Centres Necessary to Safeguard Public Interest(21.04.2023)

Madras High Court while observing that rehabilitation/de-addiction centres can’t be run by any individuals without obtaining a proper permission and l.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Rehabilitation Centres, Public Interest



Madras HC Rejects PIL Seeking Increase in Sports Quota in Higher Educational Institutions(02.06.2023)

Madras High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking increase in the number of seats under the Sports Quota in higher education .....

Tags : Madras High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Sports Quota



Allahabad HC Says Farmers’ Plea Seeking Return of Land Cannot be a PIL(03.12.2015)

Allahabad High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking return of land to farmers from nine villages in Varanasi district on the gro.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Public Interest Litigation



Telangana High Court Makes Lord Venkateswara a Respondent in Public Interest Litigation(21.01.2020)

Telangana High Court has made Lord Venkateswara a Respondent in a Public Interest Litigation which questioned the construction of a temple in a park. .....

Tags : Telangana High Court, Lord Venkateswara, Party in Public Interest Litigation



Cal. HC: There Must be a Balance Between Religious Freedom U/A 30 and Overwhelming Public Interest(26.09.2023)

Calcutta High Court in a case wherein petitioner argued that high-tension overhead line has rendered it impossible to run an educational institute for.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Religious Freedom, Public Interest



Rajasthan HC Dismisses PIL Seeking Direction to Conduct Census to Centre in Specific Time Frame(20.04.2022)

Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking a direction to Union government to conduct the Census in scheduled timeline, s.....

Tags : Rajasthan High Court, a public interest litigation, Union government, Section 3 of the Census Act, 1948, ultra vires



Delhi HC Issues Notice on PIL Seeking to Fill up Staff Vacancies in City Prisons(20.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation seeking filling up of various staff vacancies in city prisons with those of Medical.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Medical Officers, Welfare Officers, Counsellors, Teachers for Education, Yoga Teachers, Education Vocational Counsellors



Delhi HC Issues Notice on Plea to Centre Challenging Vires of Waqf Act(20.04.2022)

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a public interest litigation filed seeking uniform law for Trust and Trustees, Charities and Charitable Institut.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, public interest litigation, Waqf Act, 1995, Charities and Charitable Institutions and Religious Endowments



Supreme Court: Public Interest Litigations Raising Personal Grievances Can’t be Entertained(29.01.2024)

Supreme Court while dismissing a Public Interest Litigation which sought directions to implement the recommendations of the NITI AYOG on streamlining .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Public Interest Litigation, NITI AYOG



Del. HC: SOPs to be Followed by Colleges During Events, Framed by Delhi Police(24.04.2024)

Delhi High Court has closed a suo motu Public Interest Litigation filed on issues of security breaches at events organized by colleges, after Delhi Po.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Standard Operating Procedure



Suo Motu PIL Initiated by Telangana HC on Sr. Advocate’s Letter Alleging Handcuffing of Accused(24.04.2024)

Tel. HC has initiated a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) based on a letter received by a senior advocate who alleged handcuffing of three acc.....

Tags : Telangana High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Senior Advocate



Bom. HC: Tender Conditions Challenged by Contractors Through PIL Pollute Purity of Stream of PIL(25.04.2024)

Bombay High Court has held that permitting a contractor to file a public interest litigation (PIL) petition challenging the conditions of a tender, is.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Tender Conditions, Public Interest Litigation



Bombay HC Rejects PIL Seeking New Commission to Probe Gandhi Murder(07.06.2016)

Bombay HC has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking appointment of a Commission of Inquiry to probe afresh the murder of Mahatma Gandhi.....

Tags : Bombay HC, public interest litigation



Calcutta High Court: Person Seeking to Contest Elections is Deemed Public Interest(28.03.2024)

Calcutta High Court while allowing the resignation of a doctor to contest elections has held that there is a deemed public interest in a person seekin.....

Tags : Calcutta High Court, Public Interest, Election



Del. HC: PIL Seeking Constitution of High Powered Committee Affairs of Cooperative Banks, Rejected(02.04.2024)

Delhi High Court has rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought the constitution of the High Powered Committee to look into affairs of co.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, High Powered Committee



Public Interest Litigation to Ban Cross-Gender Massages in Spas Dismissed by Delhi High Court(04.04.2024)

Delhi High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought the banning of cross-gender massages in spas on the ground that a single ju.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Cross Gender Massages



Bom. HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Additional Fees Imposed for Delay in Applying for Vehicle Services(04.04.2024)

Bombay High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that challenged the imposition of additional fees for several vehicle services like.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Additional Fees



Public Interest Litigation to Remove Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Refused by Delhi High Court(05.04.2024)

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation that sought the removal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the ground that th.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Chief Minister



All. HC: Filing PIL on Issues Already Decided Amounts to Manipulation & Misleading of Court(08.04.2024)

Allahabad High Court while imposing a fine of Rupees Fifty Thousand on Bhartiya Kisan Union Pathik for filing Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on issu.....

Tags : Allahabad High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Bhartiya Kisan Union Pathik, Manipulation



Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Against Reopening of Schools for Unvaccinated Children(29.03.2022)

Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation which challenged the decision of Delhi government to recommence physical classes for schoo.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Physical class, Public Interest Litigation



Bombay HC: Threshold of Public Interest Must to Stop Bypassing of Civil Courts(29.03.2022)

Bombay High Court has held that a writ Court should not exercise its powers in contractual matters under Article 226 of the Constitution, unless the s.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Public Interest, Civil Court, Judicial Review, Contractual Obligation



Karnataka HC Rejects Plea to Award Bharat Ratna Award to Late Sri Shivakumara Swami(04.04.2022)

Karnataka High Court has rejected a public interest litigation seeking a direction to be issued to the Prime Minister of India to consider the represe.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, public interest litigation, Bharat Ratna award



Kar. HC: Cannot Make Construction of Memorial for Film Actor Subject Matter of PIL(05.06.2024)

Karnataka High Court has observed that construction of memorial of a film star cannot become subject matter of public interest litigation (PIL). It is.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Film Actor



Karnataka HC: PIL Seeking Declaration that Temples are Not Public Authorities, Dismissed(13.06.2024)

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a declaration that temples in Karnataka are not public authorities withi.....

Tags : Karnataka High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Right to Information



PIL Seeking ‘Authoritative Interpretation’ of Section 66 PMLA Refused by Delhi High Court(29.04.2024)

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought an authoritative interpretation of Section 66 of the Preventi.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Public Interest Litigation, Authoritative Interpretation



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