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The Desk

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 2021

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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 2021

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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?

20th Sep 2021

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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?

20th Sep 2021

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The Desk

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.

20th Sep 2021

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Should Courts have Suo Moto 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 2021

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Court Data

On an Average, the Court Receives over 25,000 PILs a Year

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.

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22nd Jul 2021

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The Desk

Suo Moto Powers in Writ Jurisdictions: A South Asian Innovation?

The Indian Courts seem to have pioneered the use of suo moto powers, inspiring other South Asian Courts, including Pakistan and Bangladesh.

29th Jun 2021

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The Supreme Court’s Suo Moto Power Drives the COVID Litigation

DESK BRIEF: Suo moto powers have been invoked to protect fundamental rights and to scrutinise state action even during the pandemic.

29th Jun 2021

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