Tribunals Current Affairs - 2019

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Government to wind up 8 tribunals

The Lok Sabha has approved amendments to The Finance Bill, 2017 proposed by the Union Government to wind up eight tribunals These eight tribunals currently exclusively deal with disputes pertaining to employees’ provident fund (EPF), Competition law, Airports economic regulation, IT law, National highways, railways, copyrights and Forex. The amendments in the Finance Bill of Read More…

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High Court’s cannot entertain plea against Armed Forces Tribunal: Supreme Court

Supreme Court has barred High Courts (HCs) from entertaining pleas under writ jurisdiction against the verdicts of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) in disputes pertaining to Armed forces.  SC ruling also set aside the order of Delhi High Court which had allowed the writ petition against army personnel. This judgment was given by two member SC Read More…

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SC Declares Tax Tribunal Unconstitutional

A five judge bench of the SC declared the National Tax Tribunal Act of 2005 as unconstitutional. The impugned legislation envisages creation of tribunals to deal with tax related cases only. The law was declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it took away powers of the higher judiciary to determine questions of substantial law and Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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