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Ad hoc Judges in High Court

Supreme Court paves way for Ad hoc Judges in High Court

Context: Terming pendency of around 57 lakh cases in High Courts as “docket explosion”, the Supreme Court activated a “dormant” constitutional provision to pave way for the appointment of retired High Court judges as ad-hoc ones for a period of two to three years to clear the backlog and came out with guidelines to regulate …

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Seat of Supreme Court

Seat of Supreme Court and National Court of Appeal

Seat of Supreme Court: Constitution empowered the Chief Justice to hold sittings of the Supreme Court through Circuit Benches in places other than Delhi as well. However, despite an increasing caseload and repeated pleas by litigants and governments, successive Chief Justices have refused to invoke this constitutional power. Analysis Even at the time the Constitution …

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Article 244(A) Of The Indian Constitution

Article 244(A) of the Indian Constitution

 Context: In a video message, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha promised to implement Article 244 (A) of the Indian Constitution to safeguard the interests of the people in Assam’s tribal-majority districts. Analysis How did the demand arise? In the 1950s, a demand for a separate hill state arose around certain sections of …

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Electoral Bonds 

Electoral Bonds 

Context: The Supreme Court flagged its concern that political parties could misuse crores of rupees received as donations through electoral bonds to bankroll violent protests or even terror. The court asked the government whether there was any “control” over how these donations were used by the political parties. Analysis What are electoral bonds? Electoral bonds …

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102 Constitutional Amendment Act

102 Constitutional Amendment Act

Context: The Attorney General told the Supreme Court that the 102 amendment to the Constitution does not deprive state legislatures to enact law determining the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and conferring benefits on them. The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the challenge against Maratha Quota on a writ petition challenging …

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NOTA (None Of The Above) and Right to Reject

NOTA (None Of The Above) &Right to Reject In Indian Constitution

Context: The Supreme Court asked the Centre and the Election Commission of India to respond to a plea that fresh elections should be conducted in constituencies where the highest number of votes polled are NOTA (None Of The Above).The petition said candidates ‘rejected’ by voters should not be fielded again in the fresh polls. During …

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No Confidence Motion

What is No Confidence Motion?

Context: The No Confidence motion moved by the Congress against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janta Party coalition government in Haryana on Wednesday was defeated by 55 votes to 32. Analysis What is No Confidence motion?  Article 75/164 of the Constitution: The council of ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha/State Assembly (not Parliament/State …

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‘Tipraland’ and ‘Greater Tipraland’? Explained!

Tipraland Context: ‘Tipraland’ was a demand of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which is now in power in Tripura in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.  It was a political call for the creation of a separate state for indigenous groups. Analysis The concept of Greater Tipraland does not restrict simply to the …

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