“Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Justice Delivery System ” On 25th Jan 2021 11:00 am -12:00 pm

The Maharishi School of Law (MLS) organizes webinar and guest lectures consistently for students to gain knowledge.

On 25th Jan 2021, MLS organized Guest Lecture on “Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Justice Delivery System” by Sh. P. K. Malhotra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. It was a knowledgeable session for all the students. 

Our esteemed guest with more than forty years ‘experience in the field of law in various capacities out of which, has worked in the Ministry of Law & Justice for more than 25 years as an officer of Indian Legal Service and reached the Apex level of Union Law Secretary. He was responsible for processing and finalizing many important legislations including Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, Constitution Amendments relating to National Judicial Appointment Commission, Companies Act, 2013, Representation of People’s (Amendment) Bill, Commercial Courts Act, 2015, Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015, Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Constitution Amendment relating to GST, Securities Law (Amendment) Act, Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill and many other important legislation. As Secretary in the Legislative Department he was dealing with all matters relating to election laws including references received from the Election Commission of India and litigation matters relating to election laws.


Sh. P. K Malhotra held several key positions such as Secretary-Ministry of Law and Justice (December, 2012- April, 2016); Member, Law Commission of India (Ex-Officio) (December, 2012-April, 2016); Presiding Officer (Offg.) and Member, Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai (July, 2010-May,2013); Chairman, Adjudicating Authority, Prevention of Money Laundering- (Addl. Charge) (February,2008-April, 2009); Judicial Member, Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (September, 2003-April,2007); Arbitrator and Appellate Authority under Permanent Machinery of Arbitration of Government of India (PMA) in more than hundred Arbitration matters.

Sh. Malhotra is a recipient of Gold Medal by Delhi University for securing highest marks in the Diploma in International Law Examination of the University.

The speaker shared his in depth knowledge and experience of Constitutional law with our Students.

The lecture was anchored by Ms Srishti Pandey (Assistant Professor). Deputy Dean of MLS, Dr Annu Mehra Welcomed our Esteemed guest and also gave brief introduction of the topic. Students attended the lecture in good numbers and made session interactive by asking questions.

 The event was concluded by vote of thanks by Dr. K B Asthana, Dean MLS to everyone who was the part of this event and turned this into spectacular one.