NHRC notice to Chairman, BHEL and Medical Superintendent, BHEL Hospital, Haridwar over reports of a patient declared dead and sent to mortuary even as he was alive 

National Human Rights Commission: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that in Haridwar, Uttarakhand a patient declared dead by doctors at a state-owned hospital and shifted into mortuary was, allegedly, alive for the next eight hours, an autopsy conducted on the body the next day revealed. The Commission […]

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NHRC notice to Uttar Pradesh Govt over police personnel in Saharanpur refusing to carry 2 injured boys to the hospital who later died

National Human Rights Commission: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh policemen on duty at a police control room (PCR) van refused to carry two grievously injured boys to the hospital saying that the vehicle will get smudged. Crucial time was lost in carrying […]

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Case can be examined under Competition Act even if agreements in question executed before commencement of Act, provided agreements are in force after the Act having come into effect

Competition Commission of India: The Commission recently passed an order under Section 26(2) of the Competition Act, 2002 regarding a complaint filed under Section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002 wherein the informant alleged that the opposing party (OP) had contravened Section 4 of the Competition Act. The informant was the Karta of an HUF […]

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No scope for intervention by CIC if replies to certain parts of application by CPIO are missing but instead addressed by FAA

Central Information Commission: The Commission recently dealt with an appeal wherein the appellant contended that the information he seeked through 6 points regarding implementation of second MACP scheme in All India Radio by the 6th Central Pay Commission, had not been provided to him by the CPIO. The complainant had not appeared before the Commission […]

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CCI imposes penalty on Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda and Federation of Gujarat Chemists and Druggists Association

Competition Commission of India: The Commission has found the Chemists and Druggists Association of Baroda (‘CDAB’) and Federation of Gujarat State Chemists and Druggists Association (‘Gujarat Federation’) to be in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘Act’). One of the stockists based in Vadodara filed an information alleging that despite an earlier order […]

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Denial of information on non-availability of Aadhar card, serious breach of right to information; public authorities directed to train CPIOs in RTI

Central information Commission: The complainant before the Commission posed doubt over embezzlement of funds of HUDCO-the government-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited and filed RTI seeking information about amounts spent by it for various purposes. Instead of providing the information, the concerned CPIO wrote to the complainant demanding the proof of identity and proof […]

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Notice issued to Govt of Maharashtra over its decision to close down 1300 Zila Parishad schools due to lack of students and poor education standards

National Human Rights Commission: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Government of Maharashtra through its Chief Secretary after taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that its Education Department has decided to close down Zila Parishad schools with less than 10 students and shift them to other nearby schools. […]

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Financial Statements that commenced before 1-4-2014, to be governed by ‘Companies Act, 1956’ and those commencing after 1-4-2014 to be governed by ‘New Act of 2013’

National Company Law Tribunal: A Bench comprising of Ashok Kumar Mishra, Technical Member and Ratakonda Murli, Judicial Member, while addressing an application filed under Section 441 of The Companies Act, 2013 (New Act), corresponding to Section 621A of the Companies Act, 1956 (Old Act), held that the compounding fees be levied on the concerned parties […]

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