Category Archives: Legal and Court Matters

Bounced Cheque – Supreme Court Judgement

NEW DELHI: Recovering money if a cheque bounces will now be a lot more tedious and costly. In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has changed the ground rule under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act to prosecute a person … Continue reading

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Will invalid unless signed by 2 witnesses & registered: SC

Legal Correspondent New Delhi, March 29 The Supreme Court has upheld the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s ruling that any will not signed by two witnesses and un-registered was “only a piece of paper in the eyes of law, having … Continue reading

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Retired employee can’t be dismissed retrospectively

HC rejects SC Land Development & Finance Corporation’s plea Saurabh Malik/TNS Chandigarh, January 31 In a significant judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that an employee, allowed to retire from service during the pendency of … Continue reading

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HC dismisses plea of deputationists

Punjab govt employees sent to UT stayed away from strike, but were denied premature increment Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 28 Thirtyfour years after Punjab government employees on deputation to the Chandigarh Administration stayed away from a general … Continue reading

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Staff can be given incentives to acquire skills, says SC

Legal Correspondent New Delhi, January 14 The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can offer incentives to the staff for acquiring additional qualifications and this is not in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution that guarantees equal pay for … Continue reading

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Non-signatory can’t be made accused: HC

Saurabh Malik/TNS Chandigarh, December 23 In a significant judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that a bounced cheque complaint under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act is not maintainable against a person, “who has … Continue reading

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Speaker apologises to High Court

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, November 17 The Vidhan Sabha Speaker today tendered an “unconditional apology for any inadvertent or unintentional lapse” to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The apology came less than 10 days after the High Court took … Continue reading

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