International Asset Reconstruction Company of India versus The Official Liquidator of Aldrich Pharmaceuticals Ltd. & Ors. – The bench comprising of Justice AM Sapre and Justice Navin Sinha of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has held in this judgment that the Debt Recovery Tribunals have no power to condone the delay under Section of the Limitation Act in filing an appeal under Section 30(1) of the Recovery of Debts and Bankruptcy Act, 1993 if the statutory period of 30 days expires. The Court further held that the proceedings before a Tribunal cannot be considered to be at par with that before a Court. The Tribunal derives power from the Statute creating it and cannot exercise any power which is not expressly conferred by it.
Justice Dipak Misra has announced that Establishments for Legal Assistance or Nyay Sanyog to be set up countrywide. This is aimed at making it easy for everyone to get information with regard to legal services. Justice Misra apart from being a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, is also the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority. The first Nyay Sanyog was established in Delhi May 17, 2017. Justice Misra said “Legal Assistance Establishments are multiple services-single point establishments for providing facilities for legal aid seekers under one roof and at a single location.”