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The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) and Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) have signed an MoU here today. The Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Shri K. V. Eapen and Dr. Sameer Sharma, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) witnessed the signing of MoU between NCGG, DARPG and IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Shri K.V.Eapen Secretary DARPG & the Director General of NCGG briefed the objective of the MoU that IICA will support NCGG for utilization of infrastructure facilities during the training programme of NCGG at Delhi and for academic & intellectual interactions for 5 years.

National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) has been set up by the Government of India (GoI) under the aegis of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. It aims to promote good governance through Capacity Building on Public Policy and Governance both at National and International Level and carrying out studies/ action research on issues relating to governance

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India as a society registered on 12th September, 2008 with the primary objective of establishing, managing, maintaining and running a world-class institute. The vision is to function as a holistic, Capacity building Institution and think-tank for corporate regulations and reform, though synergised knowledge creation and management, global partnership for real-time solutions.

[Source: PIB]

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Delhi High Court: While disposing of a petition, a Single Judge Bench comprising of Yogesh Khanna, J. set aside the directions given by a Civil Judge to the Commissioner of Police to organise training programmes for police officials.

The Civil Judge was dealing with a civil suit (property dispute) between two private parties. During the course of proceedings, the parties settled the dispute. The suit was disposed of and decree sheet was ordered to be prepared. Aggrieved thereby, the Commissioner of police preferred the present appeal.

A short question before the High Court was, “In a list between two private parties, can a trial court travel beyond the pleadings to pass such like directions since it is not exercising writ jurisdictions?”

The Court relied on its earlier decision in University of Delhi v. Neelam Gaur, 2002 SCC OnLine Del 500 and observed, “a Civil Court does not possess inherent power to give directions of general nature having far-reaching effect, whatever laudable object such directions may seek to achieve viz., giving training to its officers by the petitioner, such directions ought not to have been passed especially, when the lis before the court did not require passing such directions.” Resultantly, the Court set aside the order of the Civil Judge so far it related to the directions given to the petitioner herein. [Commissioner of Police v. Gayatri, 2018 SCC OnLine Del 13048, dated 18-12-2018]