SCO Shorts: Zakia Jafri and the 2002 Gujarat Riots
The SC decision upholding the ‘clean chit’ given to the accused in the 2002 Gujarat Riots, ends Mrs. Zakia Jafri’s long legal battle.
30th Jun 2022More
2020 Saw a Historic High of Suo Moto Cases at the SC
COVID-19 caused an unexampled surge in suo moto action taken by the Supreme Court, with 10 suo moto cases recorded in 2020.
17th Jun 2022More
SC Judgment Review 2021: Judicial Deference
In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.
28th Dec 2021More
SC’s Top Cases 2021: COVID Interventions
The Supreme Court intervened to provide relief to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, often by exercising their suo-moto powers.
20th Dec 2021More
Monthly Review: October 2021
In October, the Court heard important cases on reservations, powers of the Directorate of Enforcement, and foreign funding for NGOs.
1st Nov 2021More
Challenging the NGT’s Use of Suo Moto Powers
16 orders of the NGT are now before the Supreme Court on appeal. The Court will decide whether the NGT has suo moto powers.
23rd Sep 2021More
Should the National Green Tribunal have Suo Moto Powers?
The NGT's use of suo moto powers has been heavily debated: are the powers inherent to its functioning or should they be explicit in the Act?
Should Statutory Tribunals Have Suo Moto Powers?
Statutory tribunals’ powers are limited by their statute. Can their powers be expanded based on the purpose with which they are formed?
The National Green Tribunal’s Suo Moto Powers: A Summary
The Supreme Court will decide if the NGT can exercise suo moto powers without the NGT Act, 2010 explicitly granting them these powers.
Municipal Corporation of Bombay v Ankita Sinha
The Supreme Court held that the NGT has suo moto powers to execute its functions under the NGT Act, 2010.More
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Bench:C.T. Ravikumar J, Hrishikesh Roy J, A.M. Khanwilkar JMore