Author: Juristic Info

In a significant ruling, Maharashtra Speaker Rahul Narwekar declared that the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena is the legitimate party, dismissing disqualification petitions against its MLAs. Narwekar emphasized that the Shinde faction had a majority of 37 out of 55 MLAs when rival factions emerged in June 2022. Original Shiv Sena The speaker’s decision included the dismissal of disqualification petitions filed by the Uddhav Thackeray faction against Shinde’s MLAs and vice versa. Narwekar stated that Bharat Gogavale was validly appointed as the party whip, and Eknath Shinde as the leader. Notably, Sunil Prabhu ceased to be the whip of…

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Bilkis Bano gangrape : In a significant development, the Supreme Court has overturned the Gujarat government’s decision to prematurely release eleven convicts involved in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case. The bench, comprising Justices BV Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan, ruled that the convicts must report back to jail within two weeks. The court emphasized that the Gujarat government lacked the authority to pass remission orders, stating that the appropriate government for such decisions is the one in the state where the trial occurred – in this case, Maharashtra, not Gujarat. The judgment underscored the importance of the place of trial over…

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In a recent development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to defer the implementation of a new penal charges regime, extending the deadline from January 1, 2024, to April 1, 2024. The postponement, outlined in a notification by the RBI, primarily applies to new loans, while existing loans are expected to transition to the new penal regime by June 30, 2024. Credit Discipline Guidelines Issued by RBI The banking regulator had introduced credit discipline guidelines in August of the previous year, aiming to curb the imposition of penal interest rates by banks in cases of borrower defaults. The…

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The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has become a prominent choice for digital transactions in India. To enhance the UPI payment system, several rules and changes have been introduced, aiming to improve security, efficiency, and user experience. Deactivation of Inactive UPIs: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has mandated the deactivation of UPI IDs and linked mobile numbers that have been inactive for over a year. This measure targets dormant accounts to prevent potential misuse and enhance overall security. Increased Transaction Limits: NPCI has implemented a new maximum daily payment limit of Rs 1 lakh for UPI transactions. Notably, the…

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In a historic move, the Lok Sabha has recently passed three crucial bills – the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023, and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill (BSB) 2023. These landmark legislations are set to replace the archaic Indian Penal Code-1860, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1973, and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872. Lok Sabha Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the significance of these new criminal bills, emphasized their role in liberating the nation from a colonial mindset. Shah highlighted that the existing laws, including the IPC, CrPC, and…

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Over the years, EVMs have been a subject of controversy and criticism, primarily from political parties that have faced defeat in elections. Some of the main concerns raised include: Tampering Allegations: Critics have questioned the security and integrity of EVMs, alleging that they can be tampered with to manipulate election results. Lack of Voter Verifiability: Some argue that the absence of a paper trail or voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) makes it difficult to verify the accuracy of the electronic results. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) : Understanding the Supreme Court of India’s Role in Ensuring Fair Elections with EVMs Technology…

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In a significant move, the newly appointed Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes (MSCBC) has embarked on a comprehensive survey of the Maratha community to accurately assess their eligibility for reservations in jobs and education. The survey, conducted by the Pune-based Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, aims to adopt a modern approach by examining changes in living conditions over the past 10 to 15 years, encompassing education, literacy rates, superstitions, poverty levels, and more. Maratha Reservation Eligibility Maratha Reservation Eligibility Survey Methodology and Criteria: Unlike previous commissions that adhered to outdated criteria, the MSCBC has broadened its parameters to…

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In a significant development, Maratha quota activists are gearing up for a massive agitation, with around ten lakh vehicles set to converge on Mumbai on January 20. The agitators, led by activist Manoj Jarange, are mobilizing in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s hearing on the curative plea regarding the Maratha reservation issue scheduled for January 24. Agitation Plans and Mobilization: Manoj Jarange, a prominent Maratha quota activist, announced that approximately ten lakh vehicles carrying essential materials for the agitators would head for Mumbai on January 20. The vehicles will come from various districts, and groups of 30 to 40 thousand…

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The Bombay High Court, in the case of Akshay Chaudhari v. State of Maharashtra & Ors., has ruled that Maratha candidates who initially applied under the Socially and Economic Backward Class (SEBC) for government jobs in 2019 can now be considered under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category. This decision overturns the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal’s (MAT) February 2023 order that opposed the government’s stance. A division bench of Justices Nitin Jamdar and Manjusha Deshpande set aside the MAT order, stating that it deviated from established legal principles and negatively impacted a substantial number of candidates. The judgment stems from a…

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In a remarkable feat, the Supreme Court of India has disposed of a staggering 52,191 cases in 2023, marking a significant increase from the previous year’s figure of 39,800. This achievement is noted as the highest disposal rate in six years, according to data from the Integrated Case Management System. A press release issued by the top court revealed that among the cases adjudicated, 45,642 were miscellaneous matters, while approximately 6,549 were regular matters. Notably, even with a substantial filing of 52,660 cases during the said period, the disposal rate matched the number of cases diarized, indicating an efficient and…

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