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Government of NCT of Delhi v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the provisions introduced by The Government of National Capital Territory (Amendment) Act, 2021 violate the principles of federalism, separation of powers, representative democracy, and the rule of law. The outcome of this case will determine the limit to which the Union can interfere in State’s administration. The decision may redefine the concept of federalism in the Indian context.

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Next Hearing: September 27, 2022

Last Updated: December 2, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, Krishna Murari J, M.R. Shah J, Hima Kohli J, P.S. Narasimha J

Tags:Federalism

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Ashok Kumar Jain v Union of India

A 5-Judge Constitution Bench will decide the validity of Article 334 which provides reservations in the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. The Constitution Bench will determine if the Union Government can keep extending reservation in Lok Sabha and State Legislature, despite Constitutional provision capping it at 10 years from 1950.

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Next Hearing: November 1, 2022

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, M.R. Shah J, Krishna Murari J, Hima Kohli J, P.S. Narasimha J

Tags:Constitutional Amendment, Reservation

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Subhash Desai v Principal Secretary, Governor of Maharashtra

The Supreme Court is deciding whether the rebellion within the Shiv Sena led by Mr. Eknath Shinde amounts to defection under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. This Constitution Bench will conclusively decide whether the Speaker of a House can disqualify members, despite the members sending him a notice of removal.

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Dr. Jaya Thakur v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, which allow the Union to extend the tenure of the CBI and ED directors, are unconstitutional. The independence of these investigative bodies hangs in the balance of this case.

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Assam Public Works v Union of India

The Court monitored how the State Coordinator updated Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), so as to ensure that the NRC was published as mandated by the Assam Accord of 15 August 1985.

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Next Hearing: November 1, 2022

Last Updated: October 27, 2022

Bench:D.Y. Chandrachud CJI, M.R. Shah J, Krishna Murari J, Hima Kohli J, P.S. Narasimha J

Tags:Child Rights, Citizenship, Immigration, Right to Life

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Dr. Radhika Thappeta v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether Section 7D of the Citizenship Act, 1955, and government schemes enacted under the Section, violate the constitutional rights of Overseas Citizens of India.

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Next Hearing: September 7, 2022

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

Bench:Abdul Nazeer J, Krishna Murari J

Tags:Citizenship, Overseas Citizens of India

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State of Gujarat v Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind Gujarat & Ors

Special Leave Petition challenging the Gujarat High Court's Interim Order that upholds conversion during interfaith unions between adults in the state.

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In Re Prashant Bhushan & Anr

The Supreme Court initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India, on the basis of two tweets posted by Bhushan on the social media platform.

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Last Updated: October 19, 2021

Bench:B.R. Gavai J, Krishna Murari J, Arun Mishra J

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N Ram & Ors v Union of India

The Supreme Court initiated suo moto criminal contempt proceedings against Advocate Prashant Bhushan and Twitter India, on the basis of two tweets posted by Bhushan.

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