In the light of the recent Saradha scam, the finance standing committee of Parliament is probably going to suggest doing away with the Chit Fund Act, 1982, as the existing state and central regulations wants to prevent the possibility of any such scams in the future.
Keeping in mind the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights 1966 and the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power 1985, a Supreme Court bench of Justices B.S.Chauhan and F.M.I. Kalifulla has held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault., rape survivors and said rape victims are entitled to legal recourse that does not re-traumatize them or violate their physical or mental integrity and dignity.
Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment released the management of cooperative banks from the ad-lib control of political leaders in states.
The Supreme Court said that the registrar or the joint registrar of co-operative societies should resist political pressures and if they choose to succumb to it then they would be personally liable to bear the cost of litigation that would arise out of their decisions inspired by extraneous considerations.
Without prior approval from an officer of the Inspector General of Police-rank, no person would be arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting objectionable comments on social networking websites, said the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court declined the allowance of further time to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender to serve out 42 months imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.
The Supreme Court has asked its subordinate judiciary not to resort to such practice and be a "mute spectator" to the "whims and facies" of lawyers, distressed over the "common practice" of trial courts granting long adjournments for minor reasons.
The Supreme Court declined to entertain a plea by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar seeking to summon 14 witnesses, including former CBI official Arun Kumar, in the trial for murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.