Legal Updates as on 22.02.2023

  1. Paying back a 102-year-old freedom fighter’s pension is a request from KAR. HC to MHA. – The Ministry of Home Affairs has been ordered by the Karnataka High Court to pay the 102-year-old Freedom Fighter’s pension arrears, which were withheld for a year because he was unable to provide the bank with the Life Certificate.
    H.Nagabhushana Rao And The Under Secretary FFR Division & Others
  1. DEL HC: Limiting the number of visits by family members and legal counsel with prisoners is not an arbitrarily made decision. – According to the Delhi High Court, the Delhi Government’s decision to limit all visits by family members, relatives, friends, and legal counsel to two times a week while taking into account the number of convicts and Undertrials cannot be deemed arbitrary.
  1. SC: An employee cannot request a change to their birthdate near the end of their career. – According to the Supreme Court, an employee cannot ask for a change in their birthdate after a protracted period of time, particularly near the end of their work.
    General Manager South Eastern Coalfields vs Avinash Kumar Tiwari
  1. SC: IN THE PRESENCE OF A SPECIFIC CLAUSE, THE HOLDER OF GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY MAY SUB-DELEGATE HIS POWERS. – The Supreme Court has ruled that while the holder of a general power of attorney cannot sublet his authority to another person, it is possible when there is a particular provision allowing sub-delegation.
    Mita India Pvt Ltd vs Mahendra Jain
  1. SC: The right to privacy includes the freedom from the arbitrary interrogation of children’s legal status. – Children have the right not to have their legitimacy arbitrarily questioned as part of their right to privacy, the Supreme Court has ruled, while noting that DNA tests of youngsters may only be directed if there is prima-facie data to dispel presumption under Section 112 of the Evidence Act.
    Aparna Ajinkya Firodia vs Ajinkya Arun Firodia
  1. ERO IS CHARGED BY GAUHATI HC FOR REFERRING A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER TO A FOREIGNER’S TRIBUNAL. – The Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) has been fined Rs. 10,000 by the Gauhati High Court for referring a retired army soldier with 38 years of service to the Foreigners Tribunal for citizenship determination.
    Jagat Chetri v. The Union of India & 5 Ors.

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