RBI is Duty Bound to provide Information under RTI Act

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and commercial banks cannot hide routine information, such as the names of top defaulters, the losses suffered by banks and details of action taken against erring banks, sought by the public under the Right to Information Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday . The central bank and commercial banks hitherto denied such information on the ground that it was information held in a fiduciary capacity and could not be revealed to the public at large. The Apex Court...
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How to avoid Medical Litigation ?

The factors which should be considered with utmost attention while managing a patient are consent, an elaborate case history recording, well understood drug prescription policy & knowledge of emergency situation handling. Apart from being mindful of the legal ramifications in case of non conformity to the standards & procedures of law, a doctor should also be attentive enough to stay safe from account abilities arise due to involuntary negligence or fraudulent litigation with malevolent intentio...
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Five Tips to Effectively Engage Lawyer

Five Tips to Effectively Engage and Use Legal Counsel. Like it or not, most business owners, corporations, individuals, banks, insurance firms, corporate’s will require legal counsel from time to time. In most circumstances, using legal counsel will be in the context of civil or criminal dispute, some commercial transaction etc. In either case, you can make a difference in how effectively you work with legal counsel and in keeping the costs down. Here are five tips to consider: Tip 1 – E...
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Amount deposited before DRAT has to be refunded to appellant: SC

The question before the Apex Court in Axis bank vs. SBS Organics Private Limited was whether the amount deposited by the borrower as the prerequisite condition in filing the Secularization Application before the DRT or DRAT can be returned to the appellant if and when the appeal is disposed of ??? The Supreme Court held that the partial deposit before the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal (DRAT) as a per-condition for considering the appeal on merits in terms of Section 18 of the SARFAESI Act...
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Criminal Negligence in Medical Profession

For quite a long time, framing charges against medical professionals and the subsequent arrest caused lots of anxiety. A physician can be charged with culpable homicide or negligence, if the death of a patient, which otherwise dies from the unwanted effects of treatment, can be proved as a result of gross negligence. In such cases, the physician should be able to prove that he used reasonable and ordinary care in the treatment of his patient to the best of his judgment. The law does not expec...
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70,000 more judges are required to clear 3 crores pending cases

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Sunday said, the country needs about 70,000 judges for smooth conduct of the courts and clearing the huge backlog of cases. Describing the shortage of judges a formidable challenge, the CJI said, while the judiciary is keen to ensure that appointment of judges is made quickly, “the machinery involved with the appointment of judges continues to grind very slowly.” The CJI once again raised the issue while addressing a large gathering of legal luminaries her...
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