Lexis®India Newsletter – 18 January 2017

Landmark Judgements

1. The Supreme Court of India in Saloni Arora versus State of NCT of Delhi has reiterated that in order to prosecute an accused for an offence punishable under Section 182 IPC , it is mandatory to follow the procedure prescribed under Section 195 of the Code of Criminal Procedure else such action is rendered void ab initio. [LNIND 2017 SC 23] Read more
2. The Supreme Court in AIRES RODRIGUES versus VISHWAJEET P RANE AND ORS has held that has held that a notification issued under Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1932, is still relevant and the notification with reference to old Code of Criminal Procedure of 1898 should be read as having been issued with reference to Code of Criminal Procedure 1973. [LNINDORD 2017 SC 570] Read more
3. The Supreme Court in UNION OF INDIA AND ORS. versus SIMA BANERJEE has held in a short order that direction to give compassionate appointment several years after death of employee was not justified. [LNINDORD 2017 SC 540] Read more
4. A Constitution Bench of 7 Judges in a 4-3 majority judgment in  ABHIRAM SINGH and Others versus C.D. COMMACHEN (DEAD) BY LRS. & ORS while interpreting section 123(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act has ruled that any appeal made to an elector by a candidate or his agent or by any other person with the consent of a candidate or his election agent to vote or refrain from voting for the furtherance of the prospects of the election of that candidate or for prejudicially affecting the election of any candidate on the ground of the religion, race, caste, community or language of (i) any candidate or (ii) his agent or (iii) any other person making the appeal with the consent of the candidate or (iv) the elector would be a corrupt practice. [LNIND 2017 SC 8] Read more


Legal News

(a) The Supreme Court has permitted a woman to undergo termination of 24 week pregnancy on medical grounds beyond the 20 week limit permitted under Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.
(b) The Election Commission of India has held that the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and is entitled to use its name and its reserved symbol ‘bicycle’.
(c) The Reserve Bank of India has raised the withdrawal limit to Rs.10,000/ from ATMs.


Legislation Updates

State Acts:-

  • Maharashtra Labour Welfare Fund Rules, 1953
  • Payment of Gratuity (Maharashtra) Rules, 1972
  • Maharashtra Payment of Wages Rules, 1963
  • Haryana Payment of Gratuity Rules, 1972
  • Maharashtra Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1959
  • Maharashtra Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Rules, 1971
  • Punjab Minimum Wages Rules, 1950


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