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PK Malhotra

02 March 2016

After a meeting between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the law ministry on the subject of the entry of foreign law firms.

19 February 2016

The bar councils are the only remaining speed bump in the government liberalising legal services, the law ministry secretary responsible for implementing the entry of foreign law firms said today.

07 May 2015

The Law Commission of India - the law ministry’s three-year-term advisory wing on law making in India – may be made a permanent statutory body if recommendations of the current law secretary PK Malhotra are accepted by the parliamentary standing committee on law and personnel, reported Zee News.

The standing committee had expressed its concern over the slow pace at which Law Commission reports are being considered by the parliament and that a permanent term to the commission would enable producing a greater number of reports of better quality, according to the news report.

The law commission, which is in its 60th year and 20th term since it was established, has produced 256 reports so far, on laws that need to be introduced, amended and repealed, but has seen only around 45 per cent of its recommendations getting implemented, the current chairman justice AP Shah told Legally India and Mint* /. /Shah had asserted that the Law Commission was in need of statutory status.

04 December 2012

PK Malhotra – the last of the two present members in the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), and currently presiding over the body – was appointed as secretary of the legislative department. The other member – SSN Moorthy – is set to retire this month. [PTI]

The tribunal has had no presiding officer since ex-chairman justice Nauvdeep Kumar Sodhi’s retirement in December last year. Malhotra had been officiating as presiding officer since then.

The lack of a presiding officer had cast ambiguity over the validity of the previous year’s decisions of the SAT. [The Firm, Money Control]