Saturday, October 27, 2012

Incorporating Legal Education into School Curriculum

“Legal Education is essentially a multi-disciplined, multi-purpose education which can develop the human resources and idealism needed to strengthen the legal system….A lawyer, a product of such education would be able to contribute to national development and social change in a much more constructive manner.”[1]
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Aspects of our society students will be more equipped to improve as a result of having a legal education (Also read article on 'Lawyers today Leaders Tomorrow'):

Lawyers are also referred to as ‘social engineers’. As we know, our society, the manner we live as well as what we do each day, are

Friday, October 19, 2012

Validity Of “Unregistered Agreement For Sale / General Power Of Attorney/Will Transfers” - Supreme Court Ruling

This article is written by Sushant Shetty.

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The Supreme Court, in the case of Suraj Lamp & Industries Pvt. Ltd. Vs. State of Haryana & Anr., held that the transactions of the nature of ‘GPA sales’ or ‘SA/ GPA/ WILL transfers’ do not convey title and do not amount to transfer, nor can they be recognized as valid mode of transfer of immoveable property and that the Courts will not treat such transactions as completed or concluded transfers or as conveyances as they neither convey title nor create any interest in an immovable property. The judgement was

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

State Rent Control Acts Applicable To Tenants Of Public Sector Undertaking Properties - Rules Supreme Court

This article is written by Sushant Shetty.

(Also see the article on Deemed Conveyance, Analysis of Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011 and Key Provisions of The Draft Model Residential Tenancy Act, 2011 )

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A recent decision of the Supreme Court has held that the Public Premises Act governs only two issues, i.e. eviction of an unauthorized occupant and recovery of rent arrears from the tenants, and that henceforth the tenants would also be governed equally under the Maharashtra Rent Control Act on all other issues of standard rent and essential / basic services / facilities, as the two laws can sit side by side and their provisions are not conflicting.  It held that a guideline issued by the Centre in 2002 seeks to prevent the Act’s misuse besides setting obligations on Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) as Landlords

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Whistleblower’s Bill, 2010: “Fortification Accorded To A Whistle Blower”-Adequate Or Derisory

(This article is written by Harshita Chaudhary.)

Centre finally blows the whistle on the Whistleblower's Bill. As of August 2012, India has a law lean on to eliminate corruption in the country's bureaucracy.[1] The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, 2010 also called Whistleblower’s Protection  Bill was approved by the Cabinet of India as part of a drive to eliminate corruption in the country's bureaucracy. The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill 2011 was voted for in Lok Sabha along with Lokpal Bill on December 27, 2011 during Anna Hazare’s