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DY Chandrachud Completes a Year as CJI

During his inaugural year in office, Chandrachud fearlessly addressed pivotal societal issues and initiated reforms aimed at fortifying the justice delivery system….reports Asian Lite News

Justice Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud marked a year in the office of Chief Justice of India, delivering pivotal verdicts which defined his tenure.

As a young enthusiast, Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud fostered a love for backyard cricket at his father’s official bungalow in Lutyens Delhi. Now, as the 63-year-old Chief Justice of India, he champions equal rights for gay couples seeking marriage, PTI reported.

During his inaugural year in office, Chandrachud fearlessly addressed pivotal societal issues and initiated reforms aimed at fortifying the justice delivery system. Assuming leadership of the Indian judiciary on November 9 last year, he propelled measures fostering transparency and advocating for LGBTQIA+ inclusion within the apex court.

Beyond introducing advancements in technology, administration, and infrastructure, Chandrachud, following in the footsteps of his renowned father Y V Chandrachud, who served as the longest-reigning Chief Justice of India from February 22, 1978, to July 11, 1985, consistently delivered momentous verdicts over the past year.

Leading a five-judge constitution bench, Chandrachud upheld that the Delhi government holds authority over services, except in matters of public order, police, and land. This decision challenged the Centre, leading to the enactment of a law favoring the city’s lieutenant governor in service-related issues, it was reported.

Moreover, he authored a unanimous verdict preventing the reinstatement of the former Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra, emphasizing the necessity of a floor test upon resignation.

His most recent impactful ruling concerned the rights of same-sex couples, advocating for the recognition of their marriages—a pivotal moment in his ongoing legacy.

SC Lauds Madras HC Judge

The Supreme Court on Monday appreciated a Madras High Court Judge for recalling the transfer of a corruption case against Tamil Nadu Minister K Ponmudi.

A bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud appreciated Madras High Court judge Justice N Anand Venkatesh.

“Thank God, we have Judges like Justice Anand. Look at the conduct,” the court said. The court noted that the judge was right in examining that there should be a judicial order on the transfer of the case.

Justice Venkatesh of the Madras High Court has taken Suo Motu cognisance of a trial court order where Higher Education Minister Ponmudi was acquitted in a disproportionate assets case booked by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in 2006.

The trial court refused to interfere with the Madras High Court order for initiating a criminal revision case and issuing notice to Ponmudi and his wife in a disproportionate assets case by a Vellore trial court.

The trial court, on June 28, 2023, in its order, acquitted Tamil Nadu Education Minister Ponmudi. (ANI)

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