Bombay High Court Current Affairs - 2019

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Maratha quota valid but should be reduced: Bombay HC

Bombay High Court (HC) upheld the reservation for Maratha community in government jobs and education constitutional valid but suggested to reduce the quota percentage from present 16% to 12-13%. Key Highlights of Judgment The reduced quota limit suggested by Bombay HC is as recommended by State Backward Classes Commission. Legislative Competence: As per HC, state Read More…

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Maharashtra: Governor promulgates Ordinance for Medical Admission Reservation

Maharashtra Governor V. Rao has promulgated an ordinance to provide reservation benefits in admissions to Social and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) in medical education in state. Key Points of Ordinance Reason: In May 2019 the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has put a stay on the 16% quota offered by state to its Maratha Read More…

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Justice A S Oka sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. He now becomes 31st Chief Justice of Karnataka HC. His oath of office was administered by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala, at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. Key Facts The Karnataka Chief Justice office had fallen vacant after then incumbent Justice Dinesh Read More…

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Manjula Chellur sworn in as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

Justice Manjula Chellur has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. She succeeded CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who has retired. She was administered the oath of office by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. She is the second woman Chief Justice Read More…

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Manjula Chellur appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court

Justice Manjula Chellur has been selected as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. Currently, she is the Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. She will succeed CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela who retires on August 24, 2016. She will be second woman Chief Justice of the Bombay HC, after Sujata Manohar in 1994. Read More…

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Permanent Judicial Museum at Bombay High Court

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Permanent Judicial Museum at Bombay High Court located on the ground floor of the heritage building of court. This museum is conceived and set up as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration (150th year) of the Bombay High Court. Key highlights It is first of its kind museum in Maharashtra designed Read More…

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SC refuses to stay Bombay HC decision to ban Maratha Quota

Supreme Court bench has refused to stay Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging  Bombay high court earlier decision  to ban 16% Maratha reservation quota and 5% quota for backward Muslims in government jobs. SC bench headed of Chief Justice H L Dattu and comprising Justices A K Sikri and R K Agrawal dismissed the petitions filed by Read More…

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