“Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”, as idealistic the quote may sound, is equally applicable in practice, the continued pendencies in courts not only degrade the aggrieved of their rights to justice and speedy remedy, but also tend to make the public lose their confidence in the guarantors of rights, which is the Judicial arm of the government.
The Supreme Court on Thursday has agreed to consider an appeal filed by a woman challenging the High Court order which had turned down her appeal seeking maternity leave as her newborn biological child, not her first child as she is having two surviving children (stepchildren) from her second marriage.
The Supreme Court has refused to consider the petition of an Indian Revenue Service official, challenging the government's decision for compulsory retirement. The court asked the petitioner to go to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for relief.
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Kolkata has directed the postal authorities to consider an application from an educated man who had lost his job in the pandemic and has no source of income to feed his family.
Js Jyoti Singh that “jurisdiction conferred on High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is an inviolable basic framework of our Constitution, however, with respect to service matters of the employees covered under the Act, High Courts cannot exercise jurisdiction in the first instance."