Legal Update as on 05.11.2022

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  1. ORISSA HC – IF AN ACT HAS A CONNECTION TO A DUTY, A SANCTION MUST BE OBTAINED IN ORDER TO PROSECUTE A PUBLIC SERVANT – if the alleged public servant’s conduct had a reasonable nexus to his official position, then a sanction under Section 197 of the Criminal Procedure Code is required.
    AJAYA KUMAR BARIK V. STATE OF ODISHA & ANR.
  1. MADRAS HC – CAN’T BLAME TEACHERS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS FOR EVERY STUDENT’S SUICIDE – While criticising the practise of parents blaming school officials and teachers for their children’s suicides, the Madras High Court noted that teachers and headmasters may only be held accountable if there was substantial evidence of their wrongdoing.
    K KALA V SECRETARY, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS.
  1. SC REJECTS APPEAL FOR PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN OF MIGRANT WORKERS DURING PANDEMIC – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court allowed the petitioner the freedom to withdraw the request for a uniform education policy for migrant workers’ children, noting that the passage of time had rendered the request infructuous.
    GOOD GOVERNANCE CHAMBERS VS UOI AND ORS
  1. SC TO CENTRE – Maintain the status quo with regard to the release of genetically modified mustard seeds – The Union Government has been ordered by the Supreme Court to maintain the status quo with regard to the commercial production of genetically modified mustard and to hold off on making any hasty decisions regarding its release.
    GENE CAMPAIGN AND ANR. V. UOI AND ORS.
  1. SC: UNREPUTABLE SKULL SUPERIMPOSITION TECHNIQUE FOR BODY IDENTIFICATION – The Supreme Court has ruled that the identification of a deceased person using the skull superimposition technique cannot be considered as infallible if no other trustworthy medical evidence, such as DNA or a post-mortem report, is present.
    KALEESWARAN VS STATE
  1. ORISSA HC TO STATE – CREATE “COMPREHENSIVE ACTION PLAN” TO Address MATERNAL DEATHS PROBLEM. – The Orissa High Court ordered the State to form an advisory board of medical professionals to develop a “Comprehensive Action Plan” to address the issue of maternal deaths while granting a Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the family for the woman’s maternal death.
    SAMBARA SABAR V. STATE OF ODISHA & ORS.
  1. SC – SC UPHOLDS EMPLOYEES’ PENSION (AMENDMENT) SCHEME 2014 – The Employees’ Pension (Amendment) Scheme 2014 has been maintained by the Supreme Court, who also ruled that employees who have not yet exercised their right to join the Employees’ Pension Scheme must be allowed an additional six months to do so.
    EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANIZATION VERSUS B SUNIL KUMAR

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