The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed strong displeasure over the Central government's act of “cherry picking” names for appointment to Tribunals from the waiting list and not appointing the members, whose names were recommended by the Search-cum-selection committees headed by Supreme Court Judges.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition with Rs 10,000 cost, seeking direction to the respondents, including the Union of India (UOI) and others, to pay an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the kith and kin of advocates, who had died before the age of 60, whether by Covid-19 or any other disease.
The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking directions for compensation of Rs two crore for families of those who died during Covid-19 due to non-availability of oxygen and fastening criminal liability on officials.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a petitioner, who challenged the forest and wildlife clearances granted for the expansion of NH72 between Ganeshpur and Dehradun, to approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for the same.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a petition seeking to evict the farmers, who were agitating on Singhu border connecting Haryana to Delhi, leading to blockade of road and problems to the commuters.