Advocate-on-Record system

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE   Context: The Supreme Court recently criticized an Advocate-on-Record (AoR) for submitting a frivolous case and subsequently dismissed a public interest litigation. The Court rebuked the lawyer, emphasizing that an AoR’s role goes beyond being a mere “signing authority,” implying that AoRs have a more substantial responsibility than …

Justice Clocks

Content for Mains Enrichment (CME) Source: PIB Electronic signage systems called Justice Clocks have been installed in the court complexes of High Courts. These clocks aim to inform stakeholders about key court-related parameters and provide a bird’s eye view of court-related data. The initiative is expected to increase awareness among the public about the judicial …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 24 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 20 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 3 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

The impasse over the appointment of judges

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: TH  Direction: The article discusses the issue of the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary in the context of the 2015 SC’s verdict which struck down NJAC.  Context: The Vice ­President of India recently commented on the ongoing …

Women in law

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Polity, Indian Judiciary   Source: Business-Standard Context: Recently, CJI constituted an all-women bench in SC to hear transfer petitions involving matrimonial disputes and bail matters This is 3rd such bench.  The 1st all-women bench was set up in 2013.   Status of women in Judiciary SC: Only 11 women judges have …

A court of the future: Fine-tuning mechanisms of accountability within judiciary

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Structure, Organization and Functioning of the Judiciary   Source: The Indian Express Direction: This was an editorial article. You may take a few points from the way forward as innovative measures.   Context: The Supreme Court of India renders ultimate judgment on decisions not only of the High Courts (18 for …

Supreme Court Bench to revisit 2013 verdict on poll promises

GS Paper -2 Topic covered: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary   Source: The Hindu Direction: It is an important case for RPA act and debate around freebies. Just quote ‘Balaji case (2013)’ wherever needed. Know the crux of the judgement.  Context: The Supreme Court said it will constitute a three-judge …

Biased media, agenda-driven debates weakening democracy

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Judiciary   Source: Indian Express Context: India’s CJI  has highlighted concerns that “ill-informed and agenda-driven debates” and “biased views” are weakening democracy. Importance of Judiciary: Judiciary as “the organ which breathes life into the Constitution: Judicial review of legislative and executive actions is an integral part of the Constitutional scheme. It …

Elaborate on the various measures that can be taken in order to reduce the pendency of court cases in the country.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3.  Elaborate on the various measures that can be taken in order to reduce the pendency of court cases in the country. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: …

Judicial appointments to reduce vacancies and infrastructure upgradation to have a seamless network of courts is key to downsizing judicial pendency. Comment.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 3. Judicial appointments to reduce vacancies and infrastructure upgradation to have a seamless network of courts is key to downsizing judicial pendency. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate …