The Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded the Maharashtra government for insisting on holding local body elections on the basis of information and data already available with it concerning the Other Backward Classes, rather than submitting the same with the Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission.
Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar's work is also useful to members of the legal fraternity as well as to general people. Considering the nature of the grievance raised in the news item, we are treating it as a matter for public interest litigation," the bench said.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has filed a short reply on a petition filed by the state of Maharashtra seeking Socio-Economic Caste Census 2011 (SECC-2011) with respect to OBCs within state, stating that there were inherent flaws in the manner of conducting Census and therefore
The Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea filed against the order of the Bombay High Court which had directed to register an FIR against erring officials in a case custodial violence and subsequent registration of FIR against the then Station house officer, Anil Deshmukh.
The Court directed the State of Maharashtra to discontinue the practice of shifting mentally ill patients from institutions to Beggar Homes/ Custodial Homes on the ground that it was counterproductive to Section 104 of the Mental Healthcare Act.
The former Mumbai Police chief said the Maharashtra Government wants him to withdraw the complaint he had made against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Since he isn't doing so, they are out to frame him in conspiracies, he said in his plea to the Supreme Court.