Supreme Court bench refused to entertain the demands of the petitioner and imposed an exemplary fine of Rs 5 lakh on Himanshu Kumar. The cost has been ordered to be paid within four weeks to the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee.
The Centre has filed its response in a plea by three Civil Services aspirants, seeking an extra attempt at the Civil Services examination, claiming that they had to miss the Civil Services Mains exam because they had contracted Covid-19.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the plea which seeks cancellation of physical board examinations for the year 2021-22, which would be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and several other boards.
The Division Bench was considering whether the High Court in the exercise of powers under Section 482 proceeds to issue directions and make observations against a person, not a party before the Court without giving any opportunity of being heard.
The Supreme Court has reserved its judgement in a plea filed by the Centre against the order passed by Calcutta High court which stopped the transfer of case concerning disciplinary proceedings against former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay from West Bengal to Delhi.
Reiterating parts of his speech on Friday where he said even well-informed sections of society are unaware of the importance of the Constitution, Justice Ramana said there is still a need to spread more understanding about the Constitution.