Today’s Legal Updates

Wednesday, 8th March 2023

Legal Awareness: – CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

Part – Vl THE STATES

CHAPTER- IITHE STATE LEGISLATURE

Procedure in Financial Matters

Article – 205 Supplementary, additional or excess grants.

  1. The Governor shall—
    • if the amount authorised by any law made in accordance with the provisions of article 204 to be expended for a particular service for the current financial year is found to be insufficient for the purposes of that year or when a need has arisen during the current financial year for supplementary or additional expenditure upon some new service not contemplated in the annual financial statement for that year, or
    • if any money has been spent on any service during a financial year in excess of the amount granted for that service and for that year, cause to be laid before the House or the Houses of the Legislature of the State another statement showing the estimated amount of that expenditure or cause to be presented to the Legislative Assembly of the State a demand for such excess, as the case may be.
  2. The provisions of articles 202, 203 and 204 shall have effect in relation to any such statement and expenditure or demand and also to any law to be made authorising the appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet such expenditure or the grant in respect of such demand as they have effect in relation to the annual financial statement and the expenditure mentioned therein or to a demand for a grant and the law to be made for the authorisation of appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of the State to meet such expenditure or grant.

Today’s Legal Updates: 

  1. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has “expressed solidarity” with its President, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh after he engaged in a verbal spat with the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud over the listing of a case concerning the allotment of Supreme Court land for the construction of lawyers’ chambers.
  2. On Wednesday the Madras High Court recalled a judgement passed in 2019 without serving notice to one of the affected parties.
  3. On Wednesday the Kerala High Court directed the State to give police protection to leading Malayalam television channel Asianet News, if the channel requests the same in view of the recent protests against it by activists of Students Federation of India (SFI). (Asianet News v State Police Chief)
  4. Supreme Court judge, Justice S Ravindra Bhat flagged the perils of fake news and unregulated private interests dictating what makes news.
  5. On Wednesday A Delhi court reportedly remanded All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) leader Anubrata Mondal to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) until March 10 in relation to the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam case charged against him.
  6. On Wednesday the Rouse Avenue Court Delhi is slated to hear on April 3 a plea moved by lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the AgustaWestland money laundering case, to further modify or set aside a bail condition requiring him to periodically report to office of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
  7. On Monday A civil court in Bengaluru temporarily restrained 45 media organisations from broadcasting defamatory material against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Madal Virupakshappa and his son Prashanth Kumar MV, who are currently facing bribery charges.
  8. The Bar Council of Kerala (BCK) has challenged an interim order passed by a single judge of the Kerala High Court directing the BCK to provisionally accept enrollment applications by certain law graduates (petitioners) on the payment of the statutorily prescribed nominal fee of ₹750 and without levying any other additional fee.  (The Bar Council of Kerala v Akshai M Sivan)
  9. On Wednesday the Madras High Court ruled that women belonging to tribal communities in Tamil Nadu are entitled to equal share in their family or ancestral property at par with their male coparceners under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. (Saravanan v Semmayee)
  10. The Orissa High Court observed that sudden utterance of abuse with the name of caste during an altercation without any intention to insult on the basis of caste, will not by itself attract an offence under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ ST Act).  (Ajay Pattanaik @ Ajaya Kumar and anr v. State of Odisha and anr)
  11. On Wednesday the Kerala High Court said that incidents similar to the recent fire that broke out at the Brahmapuram waste plant at the edge of Kochi city can happen anywhere in Kerala if proper action is not taken for disposal of waste.  (St. Stephen’s Malankara Catholic Church Kattanam Village v State of Kerala)
  12. On Wednesday Zee Media Corporation moved the Madras High Court to set aside the interrogatories (questions raised by one party to which other party has to give written response) raised by cricketer MS Dhoni in connection with the defamation suit filed by Dhoni against Zee in 2014 over the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scam.

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