The B&B Causelist #111: Cases we track today
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The B&B Causelist #111: Cases we track today

Shruti Mahajan

A summary of important cases from the causelist of the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the Madras High Court.

The causelist will be updated in the evening to reflect the developments in court today.

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA:

  • Janhit Abhiyan vs Union of India

Item 1 in Court No. 3 – WP (C) No. 55/2019

Bench: Justices Indu Malhotra and MR Shah

This PIL challenges the Government’s decision to grant ten percent reservation to the members of the General Category who belong to the Economically weaker sections. A connected petition that challenges the implementation of this reservation in Medical Colleges in Maharashtra is under challenge and is being heard by the Vacation Bench.

Today in Court: The Supreme Court today directed the state to conduct a fresh counselling process.  The Court passed directions ordering the State of Maharashtra and the Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell to complete this process by June 14.

  • Union of India vs K Lakshminarayanan & Ors

Item 2 in Court No. 3 – SLP (C) No. 12072/2019

Bench: Justices Indu Malhotra and MR Shah

The Centre and the Lt Governor of Puducherry have moved the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court’s decision which held that the LG of Puducherry could not act independently of the elected government and the LG cannot interfere in the day-to-day affairs in the Union Territory.

Today in Court: The Supreme Court today restrained the government of Puducherry from implementing any cabinet decisions that might have financial implications until the next date of hearing.

MADRAS HIGH COURT

  • Revenue Bar Association v Union of India, V Vasanthakumar v Union of India

Item 7 in Court 3 – WPs 21147/2018, 14919/2018

Bench: Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad

These petitions challenge the validity of the constitution of appellate tribunals under the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, 2017.

Today in Court: The matter has been adjourned to Thursday when arguments are expected to resume.

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