Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sharamjeevi Mahila Samiti Vs State of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding registration of unorganised workers in India.

The SC was informed that the Ministry of Labour and Employment is involved in the process of finalizing a registration module for unorganized workers and after the security audit it would be made ready by the end of December, 2018. Thereafter, it would be made available to the States/Union Territories for further process of registration and issuance of paper identity cards.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Seema Sehgal Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding sale of e-cigarettes. Delhi High Court directs the Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to file an affidavit indicating by whag time regulatory measures would be brought into place and enforced. The Court further warned that if it is not satisfied with the response given by the Secretary coercive actions will be taken against the Department.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Arjun Gopal & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2018 regarding pollution problems which occurs due to firecrackers during Diwali. Supreme Court asks the Union of India/Ministry of Environment to come out with concrete suggestions to deal with these problems.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2018 regarding implementation of the December 2015 standards for thermal power plants which were to be implemented by December, 2017.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajive Raturi Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2018 regarding the benefits and facilities that are to be provided to the persons suffering from various kinds of disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. Supreme Court in its Judgement dated 15.12.2017 had given eleven directions which were to be complied with by the Central Government as well as State Governments for implementing various provisions of the Disabilities Act, 2016.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Other dated 20/07/2018 regarding utilisation of the money collected over the years in different funds constituted as a result of the orders of the Supreme Court. Apex Court has been informed that the amount has crossed 91,000 crores. The affidavit filed on behalf of the Union of India (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) discloses that out of 91,000 crores, about 14,000 crores have been spent.

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.

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