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HC seeks Haryana reply on plea demanding stay on selection of info commissioners

A lawyer has challenged the “arbitrary selection process” being adopted by the State to fill up the posts at the commission, which is a quasi-judicial body under the Right to Information Act. The government has said there is no need for any fixed criteria to select the commissioners.

President's bodyguards: HC seeks response of Defence Ministry, Army on caste-based recruitment

Presently candidates belonging to only three castes — Jat Sikhs, Jats and Rajputs — can participate in the selection process for the President of India’s bodyguards.


HC stays removal of encroachments in Chandigarh Sector 19, seeks respondents’ reply

The case has been adjourned for hearing to April 25. However, the respondents have been asked to file reply, if any, within a period of two weeks.

Palwal MLA allowed to participate in winter session of Haryana Assembly

The issue in the Assembly had risen when Dalal had expressed his unhappiness over a minister’s reply to his supplementary questions on the Calling Attention motion.

Panchayat polls: HC refuses to hear Punjab’s review plea on rejection of nomination papers

In its review petition, the government has argued that the courts do not have a jurisdiction to entertain such writ petitions, while the election process is on as the same is barred under Article 243O.

Seeking info under RTI Act can’t put question mark on petitioner’s integrity: Punjab & Haryana HC

The high court snubbed Chandigarh Administration for its decision to demote an employee of the Department of Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs for seeking information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.


Sand mine auctions: Failure to reply to HC notice led to stay, govt to fix responsibility

The Congress government had come to power on the promise of regulating the sand trade and the prices of the commodity, besides raising the state revenue.

Desecration incidents: SAD govt allowed matter to simmer, observes HC

The court questioned the need of a commission when the investigating agency was already entrusted with the task to probe the same matter.

HC upholds Haryana provisions on additional marks to candidates with no relative employed with govt

The rules for awarding additional marks to applicants from denotified tribes and to graduate and postgraduate degree holders in police have also been upheld.

High Court abolishes solitary confinement for murder convicts in Haryana jails

Removing the provision will require the Punjab government to make amendments to the Jail Manual or for the court, acting on a legal challenge, to quash the provision.