In Rajeev Suri v Union of India, the SC adopted a deferential approach vis-à-vis the Executive regarding policy matters.
28th Dec 2021More
The Supreme Court intervened to provide relief to citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, often by exercising their suo-moto powers.
20th Dec 2021More
In October, the Court heard important cases on reservations, powers of the Directorate of Enforcement, and foreign funding for NGOs.
1st Nov 2021More
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
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?
Statutory tribunals’ powers are limited by their statute. Can their powers be expanded based on the purpose with which they are formed?
The Supreme Court will decide if the NGT can exercise suo moto powers without the NGT Act, 2010 explicitly granting them these powers.
Courts often exercise their suo moto jurisdiction by taking up matters based on media reports or act on letters written to them.
17th Sep 2021More
Over nine lakh PILs were filed in the Supreme Court between 1985-2020. The data indicates that the rate at which PILs are filed is rising.
22nd Jul 2021More
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