Order of the M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2018 regarding sealing of illegal structures in Delhi.

An affidavit filed on behalf of the Union of India by Anil Kumar, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India states that no instructions have been given by the Land and Development Officer to any Municipal Corporation to go slow or to stop the sealing process. Supreme Court directs the Municipal Corporations to continue with the sealing process, wherever necessary.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Tehseen S. Poonawalla Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/07/2018 regarding cow vigilantism and other incidents of lynching.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/07/2018 regarding over-exploitation of Delhi ground water. The report submitted by the Central Ground Water Board in May 2018 indicates that there is over-exploitation of ground water in large parts of Delhi and a major part of Delhi is over-exploited and falling in semi-critical category. In such areas, the water levels are showing persistent declining trend during the last two decades.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/07/2018 regarding preservation of the Taj Mahal from environmental degradation.

Supreme Court asks for a detailed list of industries within the Taj Trapezium Zone from the Chairman of the Taj Trapezium Zone Authority. The Court notes that no pro-active steps are being taken to preserve the Taj Mahal and meetings are being held without any concrete decisions. We propose to hear the matter on day-to-day basis before Taj Mahal is further damaged.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Government of NCT of Delhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 on the issue of administrative head of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Main Highlights of the Judgement are the following:

1. The interpretation of the Constitution has to be purposive taking into consideration the need of time and Constitutional principles.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/06/2018 regarding unhygienic conditions prevailing around Shri Jagannath Temple at Puri. Also there are encroachments. It is also mentioned that there are deficiencies in the management of the Shrine and rituals are commercialised.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Swaraj Abhiyan Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/05/2018 regarding implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005. Apex Court emphasised on the fact that there cannot be any justifiable reason to delay payment of wages or justifiable denial of compensation for delayed payment of wages. Any delay in payment of wages or compensation violates statutory provisions.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rojer Mathew Vs South Indian Bank Ltd & Others dated 16/05/2018 regarding qualification applicable for appointment in Tribunal/ Commission.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/05/2018. Attorney General has placed before the Apex Court the Action Plan for monitoring of all construction activities in Delhi and fixing of responsibility in case of violations of Master Plan, unified building Bye-laws and other illegal construction activities.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/05/2018 regarding misuse of environment protection funds.

Supreme Court observed that prima facie it appears that the funds are being used for the purposes other than what was intended from the affidavit submitted by the counsel for the State of Meghalaya. Apex Court requests the assistance of ASG with regard to appropriate and proper utilization of funds not only by the State of Meghalaya but by all other States.

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