The court would consider the prayer of an NGO, Common Cause, to declare ‘right to die with dignity’ as a Fundamental Right within the fold of Right to Live with dignity guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.A constitution bench would also hear the matter relating to the tug-of-war between the Centre and the Delhi government over the administration of the National Capital Territory.
The Delhi High Court had on August 4 last year declared the Lieutenant Governor as the administrative head of the national capital against which the city government has moved the apex court.Another constitution bench would hear the issue whether a parliamentary committee report could be referred to or relied upon during judicial proceedings before the top court.
The matter had cropped up when a two-judge bench on April 5 this year was hearing a PIL seeking to quash licencing of two vaccines for cervical cancer treatment as the approval for their use was done without adequate research on safety. It had referred to certain reports of parliamentary panels.In a matter related to the grant of compensation by Motor Accident Claims Tribunals, a two-judge bench had in 2014 said that while calculating compensation to victims, the issue of adding income for future prospects needed an authoritative pronouncement and had referred the matter to a higher bench.
One constitution bench will hear whether the top court can entertain an application for making an arbitration award a rule of the court.
( Source – PTI )