P.P RAO SIR – AS I KNEW HIM

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This is a tribute to Shri. P.P Rao, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India by Purushottam Sharma Tripathi (LL.B, LL.M (Gold Medallist), Advocate on Record – Supreme Court of India)

On 13th September, 2017, my former senior Shri. P.P Rao, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, departed from this mortal world after completing 50 years of a remarkable and distinguished law practice. An expert in Constitutional law, Service law and Election law, his outstanding contribution to the legal field was accepted and recognised by the bench, the bar, jurists, academicians and litigants, in acknowledgement of which he was bestowed the Padma Bhushan by the nation. read more

ELECTORAL REFORM: A NEED OF THE HOUR

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Democracy disciplined and enlightened is the finest thing in the world. A democracy prejudiced, ignorant, superstitious, will land itself in chaos. – M K Gandhi

  1. INTRODUCTION:

Importance of Elections in the Indian Democracy

“Democracy is Government by the people. It is a continual participative operation, not a cataclysmic, periodic exercise. The little man, in his multitude, marking his vote at the poll does a social audit of his Parliament plus political choice of this proxy. Although the full flower of participative Government rarely blossoms, the minimum credential of popular Government is appeal to the people after every term for a renewal of confidence. So we have adult franchise and general elections as constitutional compulsions. It needs little argument to hold that the heart of the Parliamentary system is free and fair elections periodically held, based on adult franchise, although social and economic democracy may demand much more.” read more

Sexual Harassment- Justice Ganguly and the intern

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Sexual Harassment PIL – India- A Legal story

GENDER SENSITIZATION IN THE JUDICIARY

Writ Petition No. 15 of 2014  (X v. Secretary General , Supreme Court of India) filed in Public Interest

The Legal Background

The Supreme Court of India has laid down comprehensive guidelines in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan, (1997) 6 SCC 241 to address sexual harassment in workplace. These include casting a duty upon the employer: read more

Role of lawyers and advocates in India

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I am extremely happy that India Decision Management has unveiled itself before the netizens. Being part of the IDM legal team has its fair share of opportunities and challenges. This being my first post I will confine myself to generic themes of law and litigation.

I had attended a 2 day conference on the “Rule of Law” organized by the Bar Association of India last month wherein a bevy of legal luminaries spoke on the oft repeated topic. Listening to them let a breath of fresh air to the cynical minds of the legal fraternity. read more