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    Landmark Judgments

    Empire Industries Limited V. State of Maharashtra and others (2010) 4 SCC 272.

    Date: 17/05/2010

    Held: Employer cannot make a demand for retrenchment and get the ensuing industrial dispute referred for adjudication in terms of S.10 (1) without first exhausting procedures for retrenchment under… Read More

    SC takes state govts to task, says they are bound to give dignified treatment to urban homeless

    Date: 05/05/2010

    The Supreme Court of India has passed an order-dated 05.05.10 in the historic PUCL V. Union of India, directing various State Governments for making massive scale arrangements for… Read More

    Supreme Court upholds right to employment of persons with cerebral palsy

    Date: 10/03/2010

    Syed Bashir-Ud-Din Qadri vs Nazir Ahmed Shah
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NOS.2281-2282 OF 2010

    (Arising out of SLP(C)Nos.10669-70 of… Read More

    In historic judgment, Delhi HC orders relocation of slum dwellers with guarantee to quality of life

    Date: 11/02/2010

    Mukandi Lal & Others V. Municipal Corporation of Delhi & Others

    Writ Petition (Civil) 9246 of 2009

    HRLN was approached by the head of a community called “Gadia Lohar” which is a nomadic… Read More

    Sarva Shramik Sangh V. Indian Oil Corporation Limited and others (2009) 11 SCC 609

    Date: 13/04/2009

    Held: If a particular relief is sought in a writ petition, and when it is found that such a relief was inappropriate, then there is no bar in seeking appropriate relief in a different proceeding.

    Krantikari Suraksha Rakshak V. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and others (2008) 10 SCC 166

    Date: 11/11/2008

    Held: The guard upon his allotment to principal employer does not become a direct and regular employee of that employer, board has the power to recall, re-allot or transfer the guard so allotted.

    Hindustan Fasteners (P) LTD. V. Nasik Workers’ Union (2007) 11 SCC 660.

    Date: 03/01/2007

    Held: a settlement although is required to be read for upholding its validity like any other agreement, it should be read in its entirety so as to ascertain the intention of the parties behind the… Read More

    Gangadhar Pillai V. Siemens Ltd. (2007) 1 SCC 533

    Date: 03/01/2007

    Held: only because an employee has been engaged as a casual or temporary employee intermittently for a number of years, the same by itself would not imply that unfair trade practices have been… Read More

    Ekta Shakti Foundation V. Government of NCT of Delhi (2006) 10 SCC 337

    Date: 17/07/2006

    Held: In matter of policy decisions or exercise of discretion by Government, so long as infringement of fundamental rights is not shown, the courts will not and should not substitute own judgment.

    Registrar, High Court of Gujrat and Another V. C.G. Sharma (2005) 1 SCC 132

    Date: 11/11/2005

    Held: Automatic confirmation after the period of probation cannot be claimed as a right when relevant rules require work being found to be satisfactory and there is existence of vacancy.

    St. Theresa’s Tender Loving Care Home and others V. State of A.P. (2005) 8 SCC 525

    Date: 24/10/2005

    Held: adoption by foreign parents is permissible so long as guidelines laid down in Lakshmi Kant Pandey case (1984) 2 SCC 244, are followed.

    State of U.P V. Jai Bir Singh (2005) 5 SCC 1

    Date: 05/05/2005

    Held: The main aim of Industrial Dispute Act, 1947, is to regulate and harmonize relationship between employers and employees for maintaining industrial peace and social harmony.

    Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. LTD V. Bombay Environmental Action Group and others (2005) 5 SCC 61.

    Date: 03/01/2005

    Held: the court must consider the question as regards a prima facie, balance of convenience and the likelihood, if any, of an irreparable loss to the writ petitioner in case of refusal of the… Read More

    Textile Labour Association and another V. Official Liquidator and Another (2004) 9 SCC 741

    Date: 12/04/2004

    Held: effect of Ss.529 and 529-A is that workmen become secured creditors by operation of law to extent of their dues, provided there exists a secured creditor by contract.

    Otis Elevator Employees Union S. REG. and others V. Union of India and others (2003) 12 SCC 68

    Date: 11/11/2003

    Held: upheld the constitutionality of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. Further held, the scheme did not provide for exorbitant contribution with negligent return.

    Landmark judgement against child labour in India: MC Mehta vs State of Tamil Nadu

    Date: 10/12/1996

    (MC Mehta vs State of Tamil Nadu & Ors)

    Writ Petition (C) No. 465/1986, which was filed and decided in 1996

    The judgement is a historic judgement on child… Read More

    Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. LTD V. Bombay Environmental Action Group and others (2005) 5 SCC 61

    Date:

    Held: the court must consider the question as regards a prima facie, balance of convenience and the likelihood, if any, of an irreparable loss to the writ petitioner in case of refusal of the… Read More

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