The Bar Council of India, a statutory body has informed that they perceive the Indian legal profession to be both service oriented as well as based on business principles. However, it is important to understand the legal profession in the Indian context. At the same time, Indian lawyers are not averse to self-upgradation and skill acquisition. Once the said reforms process is initiated, the profession could be stated to be in some readiness to the opening up of the legal sector.
The Bar Council of India, which is concerned with the safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates, has received numerous representations on the subject. The Bar Council of India has decided not to permit foreign lawyers into India. However, the said decision is being subject to a more detailed and rational scrutiny in the light of the opinions and points of view of different stakeholders. The Bar Council of India is committed to take steps which will benefit the Indian legal profession. - PIB
As of September 2010, India legal news reports that mutual fund investments will soon start declining third party cheques. Hence, investors have to issue cheque from their own bank accounts. This step has been initiated following several complaints against fraudulent practices adopted by mutual fund distributors and agents.
India Law News: Trial proceeding against Senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar will continue in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the SC said. A bench comprising Justices A R Dave and P Sathasivam quashed the August 13 interim order by staying the trial proceedings lodged against him before a Delhi court. The court has asked the trial court to expedite the case.
India Law News: A revised amount of Rs 935 Crore was approved by the cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today for the final implementation of E-Courts throughout the country. This is a revised cost, the cost approved for this project in 2007 was Rs. 441.8 crore. The E-Courts project will now cover 14249 courts in 3069 court complexes.
India Law News: Ex-Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today told the Supreme Court that half out of 16 former Chief Justices of India are “definitely” corrupt. In an affidavit filed today, Bhusan said that two former CJIs personally conveyed to him that their predecessors and immediate successors are dishonest.
India Legal News: A wife cannot sue her husband’s girl friend on grounds of mental cruelty, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
The other woman, a girl friend or a concubine, cannot be slapped a case under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code by the estranged wife. The situation, at best, could be a ground for seeking divorce, the apex court said.
Appointment of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice Jora Singh, Additional Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to be a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
As per the legal news reported in one of the India’s leading newspapers, the Indian Express, on August 27, 2010, a new proposed Indian law will permit cycle rickshaws to run across Delhi. The Draft Delhi Cycle Rickshaw Act, 2010 is being drafted by Delhi’s three civic authorities.
As per India legal news reports in August 25, 2010, the Maharashtra State Government has passed a Bill to ensure transparency and accountability of public servants in the state. The Madhya Pradesh Public Services Guarantee Act, 2010 will be the first legislation ever which ensures the delivery of public services to the public within a stipulated time period.