Livelihood

Proposed amendment in Delhi Street Vending Rules

The Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi published the Delhi Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules, 2014 in the Delhi Gazette on 26th of November, 2014 under the provisions of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

Post Maternity Leave for Surrogate Mother?

The Kerela High Court, in the case of P.Geetha vs Kerela Livestock Development Board [2015 SCC Online Ker 71, WP(C).No. 20680 of 2014 (H)], held that a mother who has obtained the baby through surrogacy is entitled to all the benefits that an employee could have on post-delivery, i.e. the child specific statutory benefits.

Does Gambling Qualify as a Trade?

A five judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, in State of Bombay vs R.M.D. Chamarbaugwala (AIR 1957 SC 699), held that gambling or conducting the business of gambling is extra-commercium and hence not included within the meaning of ‘trade, commerce or intercourse’.

Right to Employment vs Security

The Hon’ble High Court of Gujarat, in Mahila Utkarsh Trust vs Union of India (2014 SCC OnLine Guj 7642), held the provisions contained in Section 66(1)(b) of the Factories Act, 1948 – prohibiting women from working in factories between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am - to be ultra vires Articles 14, 15, 16, 19(1)(g) and 21 of the Constitution of India, relying on the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court i