5 Important Supreme Court Judgments March 8, 2019

1. Rakesh v. Board of Revenue U.P.

The U.P. Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1950 - Sections 134, 137 - Acquisition of bhumidhari rights by a sirdar - Grant of certificate.

Case Number : C.A. No. 5040 of 2008 08-03-2019
Petitioner's Advocate : Prashant Chaudhary
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph

2. Chief General Manager Gujarat Telecom Circle, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. v. Manilal Ambalal Patel

The Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 - Rule 4 - Restriction on commutation of pension - Commuted Value of Pension (CVP) - What is the nature of CVP. Is there legal right to receive CVP? Can there be cases where for delayed payment of CVP, interest can be ordered? Is there any provision which provides for interest? - Discussed.

Case Number : C.A. No. 1681 of 2019 08-03-2019
Petitioner's Advocate : Pradeep Kumar Mathur
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan, Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph

3. The Electronic Corporation of India Limited v. M. Shivani

Age Relaxation - The Division Bench did not consider the submissions whether the Respondents could, as a matter of right, claim relaxation in age limit. Without considering said aspect of the matter, the Division Bench proceeded to pass the directions. The assessment made by the Division Bench was completely incorrect.

Case Number : C.A. No. 2560 of 2019 08-03-2019
Petitioner's Advocate : Annam D. N. Rao
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit

4. Jai Balaji Industries Limited v. State Bank of India

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Rules, 2016 - Rule 48 - Issue of Notice - No notice was served upon the appellant before the NCLAT as stipulated under the rules, and the right of the appellant to be heard, audi alteram partem, has been violated.

Rule 48 of the NCLAT Rules clearly stipulates service of notice on the other side, pursuant to issuance of notice by the NCLAT in the appeal, regardless of supply of advance copy of appeal paperbook prior to the issuance of notice by NCLAT. Further, Rule 52 of the NCLAT Rules categorically states that the judicial section of the registry of the NCLAT shall record, in the “Notes of the Registry” column in the order sheet, the details regarding completion of service of notice on the respondents.

Case Number : C.A. No. 1929 of 2019 08-03-2019
Petitioner's Advocate : Vikas Mehta
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana

5. M. Siddiq (d) Thr. Lrs. v. Mahant Suresh Das

Ram Janmabhoomi Case - Ayodhya Matter - Regarding Mediation Proceedings

Citations : 2019 (4) Scale 359
Case Number : C.A. No. 10866 of 2010 08-03-2019
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhushan
Order By : Hon'ble Mr. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi
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