Rajendra Diwan vs. Pradeep Kumar Ranibala (Civil Appeal No. 3613/2016)
Judgment delivered by Supreme Court on 10.12.2019
The Nutshell of the Case:
“State Legislature cannot enact Law which affects Jurisdiction of Supreme Court”
The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has held that Section 13(2) of the Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act 2011 is unconstitutional as the State Legislature lacked legislative competence to enact a provision providing direct appeal to Supreme Court of India.
The Bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M R Shah and Ravindra Bhat was considering the reference made to it in Rajendra Diwan vs. Pradeep Kumar Ranibala. It approved the view taken in HS Yadav vs. Shakuntala Devi Parakh, by the bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose.