Quasi Judicial Bodies: An Explanation

By Arsh Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

A Quasi Judicial Body is an entity such as an arbitrator or a tribunal, generally of a Public Administrative Agency, which has powers and procedures resembling that of a Court of Law or Judge, and which is obliged to objectively determine facts and draw conclusions from them so as to provide the basis of an official action. Such actions are able to remedy a situation or to impose legal penalties, and may affect the legal rights, duties or privileges of specific parties. (more…)

National Judicial Reference System: An Overview

By Sonal Srivastava, Amity Law School, Lucknow.

National Judicial Reference System is a pioneering project of the Income Tax Department to streamline its tax litigation system. The project aims at being the comprehensive repository to all Appeals and Judgements related to Direct Taxes in India. It envisages in bringing automation in the working of the judicial wings of the Department and has the facility to help in tracking the appeals in Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), High Courts and the Supreme Court and to issue alerts and reminders in case of delays in filing appeals. (more…)