Letters to the editor

Updated: May 25 2013, 07:43am hrs
Executive & judiciary

Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court of India has (1) original jurisdiction in any dispute among central government, state government and inter-state governments; and (2) appellate jurisdiction in appeals from high courts in regard to civil matters, criminal matters and in certain other cases. Of course, there could be enlargement of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Does that mean that the Supreme Court could encroach upon the powers of the central government/executive in deciding the policy matters, such as the allocation of mining rights or the allotment of 2G spectrum licences Can the confrontation between the executive and the judiciary be avoided

Padmanabh R Merchant

Mumbai