“Reliance was placed on State of Maharashtra v. Shankar Krisanrao Khade, 2008 ALL MR (Cri) 2143. It may be mentioned, en passant, that the view of the Bombay High Court in Shankar was not accepted by this Court in Shankar Kisanrao Khade v. State of Maharashtra, (2013) 5 SCC 546 in Paragraphs 60 and 61.” – […]Read more "En Passant II"
“The issues arising relate to procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets for the Indian Airforce. It is our considered opinion/view that the extent of Permissible Judicial Review in matters of contracts, procurement, etc. would vary with the subject matter of the contract and there cannot be any Uniform Standard or Depth of Judicial Review which […]Read more "The Nature of Judicial Power: 36 Rafale Fighter Jets"
Recently, Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan quoted 650 words of 14th Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray. These words are to be found in 4 Paragraphs in 2 Judgments. The style is exhibited below: “In Jagir Singh v. State of Bihar, (1976) 2 SCC 942 the Court was considering the definition of “owner” as defined in Bihar Taxation […]Read more "The Revival of Ray X"
It was decided. 8 December, 1930 would be ‘Operation Simpson Day’. The journey began at 12:00 in the afternoon. Three Men sat in a taxi and headed for the Writers Building. One of them had his birthday < 50 hours ago. The last ride together. [File No. 59/19/30] 12:30. Cap, coat, tie, trousers, boots – […]Read more "December 8, 1930"
“High Courts are Courts of Record, set up under Article 215 of The Constitution of India. It is clear that these Constitutional Courts, being Courts of Record, the jurisdiction to recall their own orders is inherent by virtue of the fact that they are Superior Courts of Record. This has been recognized in: National Sewing […]Read more "Courts of Record"
Every examination must be evaluated for what it is, what it should be and not for what it was, what it could be. Primary duty is to avoid arbitrary results. Correct answers to questions presented in NEET-UG, 2018 was one of the four options offered. Bi-lingual questions were set in English with an option of […]Read more "Beauty of NEET, 2018"
There are several matters, every week, that are considered for ‘legal aid’. I had briefly assisted Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta in this regard and had recommended aid for Ujwala Pandurang Toraskar v. Mormugao Port Trust [Diary No. 20112 of 2018]. Judgment of HC of Bombay at Goa in Writ Petition No. 279/2016 was challenged. On […]Read more "Legal Aid"