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TRAINING COURSES FOR CENTRAL GOVT. OFFICERS IN INDIA AND ABROAD (SELECTED)

* Letter dated 11.12.2014 – DFFT program 2015-16 – Extension of date for Nodal officerLetter dated 28.11.2014 – Forwarding of applications under the DFFT Scheme – Extension of date for Nodal Officer and Short Term Program > Letter dated 26.11.2014 – Forwarding of applications under the DFFT Scheme > Letter dated 24.11.2014 – Forwarding of applications under the DFFT Scheme >>> Training Abroad – Orders/Circulars
* O.M. dated 05.12.2014 – Nomination of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS for Foundation Course/Induction Training at ISTM from 05.01.2014 to 13.02.2015 >>> CSSS – Other Circulars
* Letter dated 26.11.2014 – Submission of online proposals for the State Category Training Programme (SCTP) and Trainer Development Programme (TDP) sponsored by DOPT for the year 2015-16 >>> Training in India – Orders/Circulars
* D.O. letter dated 21.11.2014 – Mid-Career Interactions between the Armed Forces and Civil Services Officers (7-9.1.2015) at HCM RIPA, Jaipur >>> Central Civil Services – Orders/Circulars
* Note inviting comments/suggestions from stakeholders on proposal for nomination of Employee of the Month in DOPT, to attend appropriate training programmes of one week’s duration(as on DOPT website – 14.11.2014)
* O.M. dated 17.10.2014 – To start in-house Weekly Training in all Ministries/Departments
Letter dated 13.10.2014 – On-line Application Form for Long and Short Term Training Programmes under Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) for the year 2015-16
* O.M. dated 10.10.2014 – Postponement of 1-week In-Service Training Progamme for AIS Officers and other officers on Climate Change from 13-17.10.2014 at TERI
* Letter dated 09.10.2014 – Mid-Career Interactions between the Armed Forces and Civil Services Officers (15-17 October, 2014) > D.O. letter dated 11.09.2014 – Mid-Career Interactions between the Armed Forces and Civil Services Officers (15-17 October, 2014) (Nominations by 30.09.2014)
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Central Civil Services – Circulars/Orders

* Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop on 24.09.2014 (As on DOPT website – 09.09.2014)  >>> Pension – Rules/Circulars
* O.M. dated 02.09.2014 – Regarding postponement of 3-day Orientation Programme (03-05.09.2014) for Directors/Deputy Secretaries joining Central Sectt. at ISTM, New Delhi
* O.M. dated 01.09.2014 – In-Service Training Programme for AIS Officers and Officers on Central Staffing Scheme
* O.M. dated 21.07.2014 – 3-day Orientation Programme (postponed to 03-05.09.2014) for Directors/Deputy Secretaries joining Central Sectt. at ISTM, New Delhi
* O.M. dated 03.07.2014 – 3-day Orientation Programme (23-25.07.2014) for Directors/Deputy Secretaries joining Central Sectt. under CSS at ISTM, New Delhi
* Letter dated 15.05.2014 – 40th Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) at IIPA, New Delhi – 1st July 2014 to 30th April, 2015
* Letter dated 08.05.2014 – Arrangement for training of Liaison Officers for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
* O.M. dated 01.05.2014 – Residential training programme on RTI Act, 2005 by Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Bengaluru
* O.M. dated 29.04.2014 – Training programmes by Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Bengaluru, and Centre for Public Service Training and Research (CEPSTAR), New Delhi 
* D.O. Letter dated 22.04.2014 – 8th Round of the mandatory Phase-III Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IAS officers at LBS National Academy (18th June to 10th Oct., 2014)
* O.M. dated 27.03.2014 – 40th Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPA) – 1st July 2014 to 30th April, 2015 (Last date up to 30.04.14)
* D.O. letter dated 07.03.2014 – One week In-Service training for IAS Officers and Officers working under Central Staffing Scheme in current block of year 2014-16 (States&UTs)  
* D.O. letter dated 07.03.2014 – One week In-Service training for IAS Officers and Officers working under Central Staffing Scheme in current block of year 2014-16
* Letter dated 28.02.2014 – Nominations for Training Programmes under Faculty Development Scheme (FDS) of DOPT for the year 2014-15
* Model State Training Policy (As on DOPT website – 05.02.2014)
* Competency-based Human Resource Management for the Indian Civil Service (17.01.2014)
* D.O. letter dated 10.01.2014 – Final Competency Dictionary for Civil Services
D.O. letter dated 18.12.2013 – Nominations of Civil Officers for Mid Career Interaction with Armed Forces at RCVP Noronha Academy at Bhopal scheduled for 20 to 22 January, 2014
* O.M. dated 21.11.2013 – 1-week in-service training programme for IAS Officers and Officers working under Central Staffing Scheme for the year 2013-14
* D.O. letter dated 19.11.2013 – JS Police MHA nominations for Mid Career Interaction Armed Forces and CS Officers at College Air Warfare Secunderabad schedule 11 to 13 Dec (selected States)
* and more …..

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CONSUMER FORUM: Bharti Airtel is not the Telegraph Authority of India – Consumer Forum …

Bharti Airtel is not the Telegraph Authority of India – Consumer Forum
Consumer forum asks insurance firm to pay transporter Rs 8.21 Lakh as claim amount
Punjab National Bank asked to pay Rs 25,000 for harassing senior citizen

MBA student gets fee refund from institute
Consumer forum fines Jet Airways for humiliating flier
Sold goods can always be returned, rules consumer forum in Mumbai
Gratuity rows fall under purview of consumer forums
Forum tells travel portal to refund Rs 90,000
Gulf Air asked to pay Rs 20 lakh to man who lost job
Airline told to pay Rs 3 lakh for boarding pass goof
Late delivery costs postal dept Rs 50k
Non-speaking order can’t sustain under law:Consumer Commission
Consumer forum penalises Dena Bank for failing to return loan documents
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Bharti Airtel is not the Telegraph Authority of India – Consumer Forum    Rtn.asia
December 14, 2014
A district forum in Karnataka faulted Bharti Airtel Ltd for failing to convert a corporate mobile connection into a personal connection despite the ex-employee producing a no-objection certificate from his ex-employer. The Tumkur forum also dismissed Bharti Airtel’s contention that it represented the ‘Telegraph Authority of India’ and it cannot be subjected to the proceedings of a consumer court. …

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Consumer forum asks insurance firm to pay transporter Rs 8.21 Lakh as claim amount    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 14, 2014
A consumer forum here has set aside its earlier order rejecting a transporter’s claim for his stolen truck and has now ordered an insurance firm to pay Rs 8.21 lakh to him. …

Punjab National Bank asked to pay Rs 25,000 for harassing senior citizen    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 4, 2014
NEW DELHI: A bank has been asked by a consumer forum to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 for “harassing” a senior citizen by arbitrarily dishonouring her cheque repeatedly.
New Delhi district consumer disputes redressal forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi, asked Punjab National Bank (PNB) to pay Rs 25,000 to one Sunaina Malik as compensation and litigation charges, noting that the account had sufficient deposit to honour the cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh. …

MBA student gets fee refund from institute    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 13, 2014
Bangalore: The dream to get an MBA degree turned sour for this young Bangalorean. He, however, ensured he got his money back from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi by getting a favourable verdict at the II Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Seshadripuram in Bangalore. …

Consumer forum fines Jet Airways for humiliating flier
2 October 2014
The suburban district’s consumer dispute redressal forum has held Jet Airways guilty of failing to provide required services to its consumer by causing embarrassment to him on board, and penalised the airline. …

Sold goods can always be returned, rules consumer forum in Mumbai    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Aug 3, 2014
MUMBAI: In an order sure to boost consumer rights, the state consumer commission on Wednesday ruled in favour of a man who took on a clothing showroom for forcing on its customers the illegal condition that “goods once sold cannot be returned or exchanged”.

Gratuity rows fall under purview of consumer forums   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 19, 2014
MUMBAI: A consumer forum has held that disputes relating to employee gratuity fall within its purview. …

Forum tells travel portal to refund Rs 90,000    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 23, 2014
CHENNAI: Quashing the ‘erroneous’ order of a district forum, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directed online travel portal, MakeMyTrip to return Rs 90,000 to a senior citizen who had booked a Europe tour package. …

Gulf Air asked to pay Rs 20 lakh to man who lost job  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 13, 2014
NEW DELHI: Six years after he lost a “well-paying job” in Doha because Gulf Air did not allow him to board their flight as they failed to understand his visa documents because they were in Arabic, a district consumer forum has asked the airline to pay a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the man. …

Airline told to pay Rs 3 lakh for boarding pass goof  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 11, 2014
CHENNAI: Four years after officials detained a woman passenger and confiscated her passport at Abu Dhabi airport, because Etihad Airways had entered a wrong name on her boarding pass, a consumer court here asked the UAE flag carrier to pay her compensation of Rs 3 lakh. …

Late delivery costs postal dept Rs 50k  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 8, 2014
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has upheld the decision of a forum asking the postal department to pay Rs 50,000 to an ex-serviceman for late delivery of his application to the Western Railway Recruitment Cell. …

Non-speaking order can’t sustain under law:Consumer Commission  Business-standard.com
May 26, 2014
Delhi State Consumer Commission has set aside a district consumer forum’s order asking an insurance company to settle a claim in a car accident case, saying that it had not given any reason and “a non-speaking order” cannot sustain under the law. …

Consumer forum penalises Dena Bank for failing to return loan documents  Dnaindia..com
22 May 2014
The Central Mumbai district consumer redressal forum has penalised Dena Bank after the bank failed to hand over the consumer’s agreement documents even after the complainant repaid the loan amount. The forum directed the bank to hand over the documents and asked it to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for the mental agony the complainant went through. The forum also asked the bank to pay an additional Rs 2,000 towards litigation cost. …

Consumer forum asks courier firm to pay Rs 42,500 for late delivery  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 19, 2014
Papad, biscuits, potato chips and sweets these were the items Mala sent to her daughter in Tianjin, China, by courier. However, by the time her daughter her received the parcel of homemade delicacies, it was just a box of rotten food. …

Consumer fora can not entertain motor accident claims: NCDRC   Indiatvnews..com
18 May 2014
New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has granted relief to Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) from paying Rs 65,000 to a complainant saying consumer fora do not have the jurisdiction to entertain claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents. …

Rs 4 lakh for failed sterilization  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 6, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Inspired by the government slogan of ‘Hum Do, Hamare Do’, 40-year-old Madhu Solanki, a farm labourer, opted for family planning operation. …

Shop fined Rs 50 lakh for charging Rs 75 extra on drink  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 5, 2014
CHENNAI: That October morning in 2009, a vendor at Chennai airport decided to make an extra Rs 75. Five years later, he may be poorer by Rs 50 lakh. …

Menstruating woman denied toilet, ‘inhuman’ railways fined  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 4, 2014
MUMBAI: A consumer forum has held Western Railway guilty of deficiency in service for not providing free and accessible toilets for women commuters. The forum directed WR to pay Rs 25,000 in compensation to an advocate, who was humiliated and abused following her request to use the railway staff toilet at Dadar station after she started menstruating on a local train in 2007. …

Bank’s clerical error shatters student’s UK dream    Dnaindia.com
12 April 2014
Consumer forum imposes Rs.1 lakh fine on SBI for ruining catering student’s career …

Axis Bank told to pay Dipika Rs. 5 lakh for faulty service   Thehindu.com
March 24, 2014

A District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum on Monday directed  Axis Bank to pay squash champion Dipika Pallikal a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh and costs of Rs.5,000 for deficiency in service.

Hospital to Pay Rs 2L to Kin of Patient for Deficient Treatment  Outlookindia.com
New Delhi | Feb 13, 2014
Government-run Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital and its two doctors have been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs two lakh as compensation to the son of a patient for deficiency in her treatment.
The South District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-II observed that the hospital and its two doctors – R K Modi and Gorpayle – failed to inform the woman’s family that she was in a serious condition when admitted and they also did not turn up in time to give medical aid when her situation worsened. …  

Record Rs 6cr payout for lift accident in Delhi   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: The Nation Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission directing a payout of a record Rs 5.90 crore compensation to the next of kin of a Delhi man who died in a lift mishap a decade ago has given a great boost to the cause of several consumers and lawyers fighting similar battles between the city’s consumer forums. …

Consumer court can help in cooperative issues   Indiancooperative.com
16 January 2014
Not many members of cooperative societies were aware that District Consumer Forum is a speedier and economical source of redressal of their grievances. These Fora provide speedy justice within a time bound period. The Act prescribes a period of 30 days for Opposite Party for filing a reply, with the leeway of one extension of 15 days. …  

Forum orders mobile company to pay Rs 5k to consumer over inflated bills   Mumbaimirror.com
Dec 4, 2013
The district consumer forum recently asked a mobile service provider to pay Rs 5,000 to a diamond merchant as compensation for slapping a Rs 58,000 mobile bill on him eight years ago.
Dharmesh Shah, a diamond merchant from Opera House was in for a rude shock when his trip in Belgium in 2006 turned out to be more expensive than he anticipated. …

Sellotape in 7 biscuit packet costs Parle Rs 60,000  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 13, 2013
MUMBAI: Parle Products Pvt Ltd will have to pay Rs 60,000 as compensation to an Andheri man who found a piece of sellotape inside a Parle Monaco biscuit packet worth Rs 7. A district consumer forum took into consideration a report submitted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). …

Bank penalized for staff’s cancelled cover Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 28, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a bank to pay an insurance amount of Rs 5 lakh with a compensation of Rs 3.5 lakh to the widow of an employee killed in a bike accident in Vashi in 2006. …

SC orders Kolkata hospital to pay Rs 5.96 crore for medical negligence Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded a whopping Rs 5.96 crore as compensation to be paid by Kolkata- based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to a US-based Indian-origin doctor for medical negligence which led to the death of his wife in 1998. …

Axis Bank told to pay customer over Rs 4.94 lakh  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 6, 2013

PUNE: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commision has directed private sector Axis Bank to pay a Pune-based customer Rs 4.94 lakh for a cheque that was credited to another account. The commission has also directed the bank to pay the customer interest at the rate of 9% per year on the amount which would have been credited to his account if the cheque had realized on time according to procedure. …

Consumer forum imposes fine of 5k on chief post master for deficiency of service

Aug 25, 2013

KANPUR: The Consumer Protection Forum, KanpurNagar, on Friday ordered chief post master, Kanpur Nagar, to pay Rs 5,000 to complainant within 30 days of the order for deficiency of service.

Complainant Ashok Kumar Pandey had moved the Forum claiming that he lost an opportunity to land a job and earn his bread and butter owing to the deficiency of service. His application form for a job in Barrage Nirman Khand-II, irrigation department, Phoolbagh, was rejected due to delayed delivery. …

Illegal bills: DJB to compensate air force man  Hindustantimes.com

New Delhi, August 19, 2013

The apex consumer forum has directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to pay Rs. 30,000 compensation to Air Chief Marshal (retd) OP Mehra, a former governor of two states, for raising illegal water bills. …

Air India to pay 1.07 lakhs to passenger for cancelled flight  Ndtv.com

August 14, 2013

New Delhi: Air India’s unexplained cancellation of a flight to Dubai has led to the Delhi Consumer Commission ordering it to compensate the affected passenger Rs.1.07 lakh for not making alternate arrangements for 11 days.

Commission President Barkat Ali Zaidi and Member Salma Noor accepted the plea of Deepak Kumar Chaudhary, a Delhi resident employed in Abu Dhabi, that the airline’s failure to fly him to his destination cost him his 11 days’ wages.…

Mumbai college to refund pupils for false MBA course claim

Jul 27, 2013

MUMBAI: A consumer forum has penalized a college in Kandivli for duping 10 students by falsely claiming that its MBA course was recognized by Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou). …

Indian Railways to pay Rs. 2 lakh to doctor for luggage stolen in 1996  Hindustan Times

New Delhi, July 23, 2013

Indian Railways has been asked by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs. 2.01 lakh compensation to a lady doctor whose luggage was stolen while travelling by the UP Kushinagar Express in 1996.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held the Railways liable to compensate the woman for theft of her luggage, saying there was failure on the part of the ticket checker to ensure that no intruders entered the reserved coach she and her daughter were travelling in. …

Pune consumer forum asks builder to pay up  Dnaindia

Jul 22, 2013

Pune District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum chief VP Utpat and member SM Kumbhar have directed city builder to pay Rs51,000 to a dental surgeon who complained that she was not allotted office space even after paying the booking amount.

The builders have been asked to pay the complainant a 10 per cent interest on the amount from April 2008 to date – within six weeks of the order – plus a compensation of Rs10,000 and Rs 2,000 suit charges. …

A suit-able penalty: consumer forum fines tailor for negligence Hindustan Times

17/7/2013

If you ever had your expensive clothes ruined by an indifferent tailor or the dry cleaner, this may come as good news.

The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Forum has penalised a cloth shop whose in-house tailor spoilt the suit cloth purchased by a Navi Mumbai resident in September 2008 for his son’s wedding. …

Missed connecting flight? Airlines to bear the brunt  Times of India

Jul 14, 2013

MUMBAI: In a relief to fliers, the national consumer commission has held that it is the airline’s responsibility to schedule your itinerary in such a way that you don’t miss connecting flights on the same airline. The national commission directed Jet Airways to pay Rs 75,000 and refund the tickets’ cost to a senior citizen couple who missed their connecting flight from Mumbai to Hong Kong in 2010. …

Consumer forum asks ICICI to pay Rs 28 lakh  Indian Express

Jul 11 2013

Chandigarh: The UT States Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the ICICI Bank Ltd to refund to two residents an amount of 26 lakh along with a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for mental agony and physical harassment and cost of litigation to the tune of Rs 25,000. …

Airtel, Sunil Mittal asked to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to subscriber  Economic Times

11 Jul, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti AirtelBSE 3.31 % and its promoter Sunil Mittal have been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation to a subscriber, who was not able to avail the free trips he was entitled to on buying connections of the telecom company. …

NCDRC bench fines Sahara Rs 50K for not keeping record  Hindu

June 27, 2013

Sahara India has been slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 by the apex consumer commission for failing to put in place a proper accounting system to keep track of the money invested by people in one of its schemes.

“It is indeed a sad state of affairs where the petitioner was taking money for the scheme launched by them (Sahara) for the benefit of the customers and they failed to put in place a proper accounting system to support this scheme,” the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said. …

Consumer forum can use forensic examination to settle disputes  Business Standard

June 23, 2013

A consumer forum has to follow a summary procedure for the adjudication of complaints. But at times, the authenticity and credibility of the evidence is challenged as fabricated. In such a situation, sometimes, a consumer forum refuses to weigh a complaint on the grounds that it involves adjudication of complicated facts. It, instead, asks the parties to approach the regular civil court. This is incorrect. …

Forum orders builder to pay 80k to complainant  Times of India

Jun 22, 2013

MARGAO: The South Goa district consumer disputes redressal forum (CDRF) directed Master Builders to pay a sum of 80,000 to the buyer of a flat, who complained that the leaking roof had rendered the flat uninhabitable. …

Rs 1.15L relief for former Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University student  Times of India

Jun 22, 2013

HYDERABAD: A city-based consumer court has directed Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, to pay Rs 1.15 lakh as compensation to a former B Tech student who lost an academic year due to the negligence of his college management and the university. …

Dentist makes airline pay for losing baggage

Jun 22, 2013

PANAJI: South Goa’s district consumer forum has ordered Deccan Aviation and Kingfisher Airlines to jointly cough up compensation to the tune of 89,010, after they lost the suitcase of a Margao-based lady dentist in 2008. …

Builder penalized for not delivering flat on time  Times of India

Jun 17, 2013

GURGAON: The State Consumer Redressal Commission, Haryana has penalized a Delhi-based builder for not delivering a flat to a Gurgaon resident.

Earlier, the complainant, MC Goel, had approached the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCDRF), which had ordered the builder, GTM Builder and Promoters Private Limited, to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation for delaying possession of a flat. …

SBI credit card firm asked to pay Rs 12,000 for deficient service  DNA

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013

The complainant, Dr Sara Varughese, had alleged that the subsidiary firm of SBI had assured her the credit card issued to her would be free for lifetime, but when her card was renewed an annual fee was charged from her.

A consumer forum has directed SBI Card and Payment Services Ltd to pay Rs12,000 as compensation to a customer for putting her name in CIBIL’s defaulters list despite an assurance that the annual fees of her credit card would be free for lifetime. …

Consumer court orders Ahmedabad school to refund wrongfully held fees  Times of India

Jun 15, 2013

AHMEDABAD: An Ahmedabad-based school has been directed to refund the entire amount of Rs 50,000 charged as admission fees along with interest to a parent who had claimed the refund after withdrawing the admissions of both his sons on 10th May 2010 without them attending even a single session of the academic calendar.

According to the case filed with consumer disputes redressal forum (CDRF), Dharmesh Shah had paid admission fees for both his sons at Somlalit School. …

DDA to pay Rs 2L to flat applicant  TOI News

May 31, 2013

NEW DELHI: The negligence of the DDA that cost an applicant an opportunity to own a flat of his own has invited a penalty of Rs 2 lakh from the top consumer court.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission pulled up DDA for failure to send a demand letter to Vas Dev, a government employee living in Punjabi Bagh, thus, denying him an opportunity to deposit money for upgrading his flat from the middle income group (MIG) to the self financing scheme (SFS). …

India Post pay 1,000 Rs fine for delaying Speed Post letter  Onindia News

May 29, 2013

New Delhi, May 29: A Speed Post letter that crawled to its destination and cost an unemployed man the chance of a job has earned the postal department the wrath of India’s top consumer court, which pulled it up for deficiency in service and ordered payment of compensation.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed the pleas of head post master in Rajasthan’s Alwar town and post master of Jaipur’s Sitapura Industrial Area seeking a reduction in the Rs.20,000 penalty imposed on them and said: “We feel that Rs.20,000 can in no way compensate the respondent for the lost opportunity.” …

Consumer fora can initiate ‘contempt of court’ as well

May 27, 2013

Subject: Allahabad high court rules that consumer forums can also initiate contempt proceedings.

Backdrop: There are several rulings that consumer fora are not courts, but are quasi judicial tribunals for redressal of grievances. The Consumer Protection Act provides for its own hierarchy of appeals. Administrative control is exercised by the National Commission over the State Commissions, which in turn oversee the functioning of the District Forums under them. Because of this, it is believed that the Contempt of Courts Act is not applicable to the consumer fora. …

Bharti Infotel threatens customer, fined Rs 50,000 TOI News

May 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti Infotel has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a customer for making threatening calls to pay internet bills which were raised despite his request for disconnection of the service.

The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum observed that the act of the telecom major amounted to not only deficiency in service but also unfair trade practice and for that the customer needs to be reasonably compensated. …

Ahmedabad-based doctor wins case against insurance company  TOI News

May 18, 2013

AHMEDABAD: Consumer Education & Research Society (CERS) recently came to the rescue of a harassed consumer when a lady doctor from Ahmedabad was denied reimbursement for an eye surgery by her insurance company.

As per the case details, Dr Diksha Sawant (name changed on request), a resident of Bopal area of the city, had purchased a health insurance policy from The Oriental Insurance about 20 years ago and it was renewed every year since then. …

Wronged under Right To Info? Just sue govt  HT News
May 17, 2013
The right to information (RTI) law can be used to sue the government for inadequate service if it can be proved in a consumer court that the delay in providing information caused loss.

This was the view of three different consumer courts who awarded compensation to right to information users for delay saying that the applicants were consumers of the government since they paid a fee and furnishing information within 30 days was, therefore, a service. …

Airtel to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to customer

May 13, 2013

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 10,000 to one of its customers as compensation for providing faulty internet connection.

The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said the telecom major had provided deficient service to its customer, a Delhi-based lawyer, as its internet connection was not fully operational. …

Consumer forum orders Vodafone to pay compensation to doctor  Business Line

Mumbai, May 11, 2013

Holding Vodafone India guilty of deficiency in service, Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has upheld a lower court order which asked the service provider to pay Rs.20,000 compensation and Rs 5,000 costs to a doctor for failing to stop unsolicited commercial communications.

“Vodafone had failed to discharge its obligation and acted with imperfection, shortcoming or inadequacy in the nature and manner of purpose, which is required to be maintained by it under the regulations,” observed S R Khanzode and Dhanraj Khamatkar in their order yesterday. …

Consumer court relief for credit card fraud victim

May 06, 2013

The Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Forum has held a nationalised bank guilty of deficiency in service for failing to verify if the signature of a customer matched that on the transaction slip before clearing payment towards a fraudulent credit card transaction. …

Consumer panel reverses order to pay Rs 15,000 to resident

May 3, 2013

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (CSCDRC) has set aside the order of the Bilaspur district forum directing the Oriental Insurance Company to pay Rs 15000 to a resident whose insured vehicle was stolen. The forum had also directed the company to pay Rs 2000 towards mental harassment and cost of litigation to the complainant.

Rajkumari Agarwal stated in her complaint that her husband, Vinod Agarwal was the owner of hero Honda splendour motorcycle and had obtained comprehensive insurance from the Oriental Insurance Company for one year from September 2009- September 2010. …

State consumer court awards 6-month jail to Tata Motors MD

May 02, 2013

Failing to comply with its orders, the state consumer disputes redressal commission, Chandigarh, has awarded six months’ imprisonment to managing directors of Tata motors and Hind motors.

The orders came while disposing of the execution application filed by Manmohan Lal Sarin, a resident of Sector 4, Chandigarh. Irked over the “contumacious defiance”, the consumer commission awarded six months imprisonment to the managing director of Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai, Karl Slym, and managing director Hind Motors Ltd, Chandigarh, Ashish Mohan Gupta. …

Doctors in dock for giving anaesthesia, causing death

Apr 29, 2013

MUMBAI: Dubbing a doctor a “quack” for administering anaesthesia despite not being qualified to do so, the state consumer commission has observed that no doctor can do a specialized job if he or she does not have the necessary qualification. …

Can’t challenge consumer forum orders in HC: Supreme Court  Times of India

Apr 29, 2013

Subject: Consumer forum’s order cannot be challenged in a writ petition

Backdrop: The Consumer Protection Act offers a three-tier redressal mechanism for resolution of consumer disputes. The Act provides a comparatively simpler, inexpensive and speedy mechanism for settlement of consumer grievances. If a party is not happy with an order, it can file an appeal before the next level tribunal, constituted under the Act.

Sometimes certain manufacturers, traders and service providers try to bypass the statutory channel of appeals. …

Delhi hospital asked to pay Rs. 60,000 for medical negligence  Ndtv.com

April 25, 2013

New Delhi: A city-based hospital has been directed by consumer forum to pay Rs. 60,000 as compensation to an accident victim, for taking X-ray of his uninjured leg and recommending that neither of his legs required any treatment.

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held Jaipur Golden Hospital guilty of medical negligence and expressed displeasure over the hospital’s “attitude” of describing the incident as a “clerical mistake”. …

Bank bounces cheque, told to pay customer Rs 10k

Apr 22, 2013

BANGALORE: The KG Road branch of Vijaya Bank was ordered to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation and Rs 1,000 as litigation cost to an SB account holder for bouncing a cheque issued by the latter to another party, despite the amount being available in his account.

The order was passed by Bangalore IV Additional District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Bangalore Urban district, on April 12, based on a complaint from a senior citizen and veterinary (wildlife) consultant, Dr NK Rai, 71, against the bank. …

Forum directs builder to pay Rs 1.30L as damages

Apr 16, 2013

MARGAO: The South Goa consumer disputes redressal forum (SGCDRF) has, in an order passed recently, directed Narendra Kerkar, a builder, to pay compensation of 1.30 lakh to Satyawati Usgaonkar from Margao, towards compensation for not giving possession of the flat booked by Usgaonkar.

According to the complaint, Usgaonkar booked a flat admeasuring 76 sq m on the second floor of the building constructed by Kerkar at Fatorda for a total consideration of 6 lakh. …

Errant builder told to pay over Rs.50 lakh to flat applicant  HT News

April 09, 2013

Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission member Salma Noor and Member (Judicial) V.K. Gupta held R.S. Builtwell and its director guilty of deficiency in service and gave them time till April 30 to refund the entire cost of the 1,248.05 sq.ft. flat, with interest, and compensation to complainant Arun Patwal, a resident of Janakpuri in west Delhi. …

Forum tells medical centre told to pay R5 lakh for death due to negligence  HT

April 03, 2013

The district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked local Vardaan Medical Centre to pay Rs. 5 lakh penalty to a Hoshiarpur family for the death of a woman allegedly due to negligence in performing a fibroid surgery. Balwinder Singh, a resident of Manjhpur village, Hoshiarpur, husband of deceased Davinder Kaur, her father-in-law Swaran Singh and mother-in-law Nirmal Kaur had lodged a complaint under Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act on July 10, 2008, against Vardaan Medical Centre surgeon Dr Lakhwinder Singh, gynaecologist Dr Sonia Kamboj, owner Dr Vareesh Kumar and anaesthetist Dr Monika Goel. …

Report medical negligence cases to consumer court: Dr R Ramnarayan

Apr 02, 2013

A young woman and mother of two, Shailaja has been reduced to a completely vegetative state reportedly because of an anaesthesia overdose she underwent while in for a surgery. Today, she cannot eat, speak or move. She is completely immobile, all because her family say an overdose of anaesthesia. What should happen in such cases of medical negligence? Dr R Ramnarayan, a top neurosurgeon who has offered his help to Shailaja joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. …

Insect in edible oil bottle, Rs 1L for man 7 years later

Mar 23, 2013

MUMBAI: The South Mumbai District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed an edible oil manufacturing company and a store to pay Rs 1.05 lakh compensation to a south Mumbai man who found a fly in a 500ml bottle he purchased for Rs 28.80 in 2005.

The forum said: “All the parties involved were responsible for supplying the contaminated edible oil manufactured and sold to the complainant and caused him financial loss and mental agony.” …

Builder asked to pay Rs 2cr for failure to hand over homes TOI News

Mar 17, 2013

MUMBAI: In one of the highest payouts in a consumer complaint in recent months, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a builder to pay a total of Rs 1.97 crore in compensation to 82 complaints, after they never received possession of residential premises booked in Thane in 1997. …

Insurance firm asked to pay fine for denying mediclaim  TOI News

Mar 16, 2013

LUCKNOW: The district consumer disputes redressal forum has come to the rescue of a woman who was denied mediclaim by an insurance company. The forum has ordered the company to pay more than Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation to the complainant. …

Bank ordered to pay Rs 15k for debiting Rs 30k  TOI News

Mar 15, 2013

MUMBAI: The state consumer disputes redressal commission, while upholding a district forum order, directed HDFC Bank’s credit card division to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a woman, after it debited Rs 30,681 from her account to pay her credit card dues.

The panel held that on the basis of evidence placed on record, it was proved that the woman, Radha Agwekar, did not give the bank her consent to exercise any such authority. …

Forum fines tour operator Rs. 2L for overcharging Sion resident  HT News

Mumbai, March 15, 2013

In a ruling that will be welcomed by package-tour travellers, the South Mumbai District Consumer Forum fined a tour operator Rs. 2 lakh for charging a Sion resident Rs. 8 extra per euro, and then threatening to cancel his Europe tour mid-way if he did not cough up an additional sum.

Naren Sanghvi had booked a tour in June 2010 for himself and his wife by paying Rs. 3.4 lakh. He was billed at the rate of Rs. 63 per euro, while the prevailing rate at the time was Rs.55. …

Compensation for loss of vision during cataract surgery

Mar 15, 2013

AHMEDABAD: A consumer court in Vadodara has asked a charitable trust to pay Rs 2 lakh towards damages to those who had lost their eyes due to doctors’ negligence during cataract surgery in 2009. …

Doctor ordered to pay Rs 2 lakh as damages to patient HT News

Mar 12, 2013

KANPUR: District consumer protection forum on Monday directed a child specialist, Dr RC Gupta, to pay Rs 2 lakh to complainant Prince, son of Santosh Kumar, within 30 days.

The complainant had sought a sum of Rs 19 lakh as damages caused by the wrong treatment given by Dr Gupta. …

UPSIDC ordered to give possession of plots

Mar 3, 2013

KANPUR: The consumer protection forum, Kanpur Nagar on Saturday directed Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC ) to execute the lease deed of allotted plot numbers G-16 & G-17 (area 900 sq metres) in favour of the petitioner and give possession to the complainant within 30 days of the order. …

Consumer Court asks builder to refund Rs. 4 lakh

Feb 28, 2013

The Gurgaon district consumer forum on Tuesday ordered a city-based real estate developer to refund the full amount to the complainant for not delivering the plot as per the time frame fixed. The complainant is yet to get the plot.

Satish Sharma, the complainant and a resident of Friend’s Colony, Gurgaon, filed a case in the district consumer forum claiming that he had paid the developer more than Rs. 4 lakh in March 2009 for a developed plot in Kothputli, Rajasthan. …

IRCTC fined Rs 10 lakh for selling soft drinks above maximum retail price Times of India

Feb 27, 2013

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been slapped with a fine of Rs 10 lakh by a consumer forum here for selling soft drinks above the maximum retail price (MRP) to two customers.

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum imposed “punitive compensation” of Rs 5 lakh each in two separate cases against IRCTC, a subsidiary of Indian Railways, and said being a government corporation, “it is not expected to be deficient in such matters and cannot come down to level of private dealers”. …

Doctors left mop in patient’s belly

Feb 20, 2013

AHMEDABAD: Two doctors forgot a napkin-size mop inside a patient’s stomach during surgery. Five years later, a consumer court has asked them to pay compensation money to the victim’s family.

A Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum, Ahmedabad (additional) has ordered Dr Manubhai Pipalia and Dr Chintan Patel to pay Rs 2.1 lakh to widow and two minor kids of Tribhuvan Chauhan, who passed away in December 2009 due to illness. …

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation fined Rs 5 lakh for overcharging Times of India

Feb 18, 2013

NEW DELHI: Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) was told to pay Rs 5,10,000 for overcharging a consumer by Rs 3. Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum took note of the “unfair and restrictive” practice of overcharging passengers and justified high penalty keeping in view “the gravity and scale of gain by overcharging in 24×7 railways operation all over India”. …

District consumer forum orders HSBC Bank to pay Rs 25,000 for deficiency in service

18/02/2013

The consumer forum directed the bank to issue a no-dues certificate to Delhi-resident Vinay Chola and to reconsider a fresh card for him. The forum also awarded him compensation of Rs25,000 towards litigation charges and harassment caused to him

The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) to pay Rs25,000 as compensation to one of its former credit card holders for not getting his name removed from a defaulters list even after he cleared all his dues….

Lady falls from chair at SBI, gets Rs 50,500 as damages Times of India

Feb 17, 2013

PANAJI: The Goa state consumer disputes redressal commission has directed the State Bank of India, Margao branch, to pay Rs 50,500 as compensation to an elderly woman who fell down and fractured her hand while sitting on a swiveling chair at the bank….

MTNL has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs15,000 as compensation to an advocate

Feb 12, 2013

NEW DELHI: State-owned telecom firm MTNL has been directedby a consumer forum here to pay Rs 15,000 as compensation to an advocate whoseapplication for shifting of his landline phones was “arbitrarily”rejected bythe service provider on account of non-availability of cable….

BA to pay Rs. 1 lakh for baggage loss

New Delhi, February 10, 2013

British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum to pay Rs. 1 lakh to a passenger for the loss of his baggage when he had travelled to London from New Delhi in 2008. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed payment of the amount to Ramesh C Bhargava, saying the deficiency was admitted by the airline, and therefore the complainant should be compensated….

Surgeon to pay for ‘incomplete’ prescription

Jan 29, 2013

MUMBAI: The country’s top consumer commission has held a Delhi doctor guilty of “limited medical negligence” for verbally advising, instead of prescribing in writing, the use of eye drops to a patient who lost his vision following its prolonged application.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on January 16 upheld an order of the Delhi consumer commission that directed Dr Vivek Pal to pay the patient, Delhi-based Devinder Singh Gupta, compensation of Rs 50,000….

Provide flat or pay Rs 30 lakh, consumer forum tells DDA

Jan 22, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been directed by a state consumer commission here to provide a flat to one of its allottees or pay him Rs 30 lakh for selling the unit allotted to him to someone else.

The Delhi State Consumer Commission said the confirmation amount demanded by the DDA from the allottee was “false and fictitious” as the demand related to a flat which was “non-existent”.

“The question of complainant not complying with demand does not, therefore, arise. There has been default in the performance of the contract by respondent (DDA) and they are therefore liable to pay (back) the amount received…and to provide another flat to him or pay him compensation….

Insurer, transport company told to pay Rs 41 lakh to accident victim’s kin

Jan 13, 2013

THANE: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here directed an insurance company and a private transport agency to jointly pay Rs 41 lakh compensation to a widow who lost her husband and here close relatives in a road accident on the Pune-Bangalore highway in November 2003.

The judgement issued by district judge NB Dhayatadak recently has far-reaching implications considering that scores of innocent people who are victims of rash driving or road rage by other motorists can now claim compensation for the irreparable damage to them and their families….

Retired man wins interest on deposit

Jan 8, 2013

AHMEDABAD: When a retired man deposits money in a government institution for a certain period, and on maturity, instead of having the principal returned with interest, he’s asked to return the interest paid, he faces a crisis.

Dinesh Parikh was in exactly this situation, but won his money back with help from a consumer protection agency. Consumer Education & Research Society (CERS) helped Parikh fight and win back the amount along with interest, through an order from a consumer forum….

Forceps in belly killed woman, son gets Rs 15 lakh

Jan 7, 2013

NEW DELHI: In September 2010, a 46-year-old woman died after the doctors treating her forgot to remove sponge forceps during the gallbladder operation. Expressing that the amount of compensation “is too low for a human life” and that “it cannot compensate the vacuum created by the death of the mother of the complainant”, a district forum has asked Kamaal Nursing Home and Hospital to pay the complainant Rs 15,00,000.

Stating that it’s “deeply hurt the way the doctors had performed the operation”, Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (Northeast district) said the complainant not only lost his mother but also spent a hefty amount for the treatment at two hospitals…

Bank panel fined for holding sum

Jan 7, 2013

CHANDIGARH: Withholding the maturity amount along with interest, even after completion of stipulated time period, has proved dear for the State Bank of India Staff Association (SBISA) as consumer disputes redressal forum has held it guilty of being deficient in services.

Besides, the forum has also imposed a fine on SBISA. Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Mohali, had moved the forum against SBISA and its secretary. “I had deposited Rs 1,62,000 by way of three FDRs (fixed deposit receipt) with the SBISA, Chandigarh, through its secretary Varinder Thakur….

Moolchand Hospital fined for botching up surgery

New Delhi, January 07, 2013

The Delhi State Consumer Redressal Commission has ordered Moolchand Hospital to pay a compensation of Rs.10 lakh to a woman for botching up a surgery intended to cure spinal tuberculosis 13 years ago. The incident left her permanently crippled.

“The complainant has amply established the case of deficiency in service and medical negligence on the part of Moolchand Hospital which made her handicapped for life,” said a bench of justice Barkat Ali Zaidi (president of the commission) and member V K Gupta.

“We can visualise the anxiety of the complainant and her husband thinking about their future and of their child on account of the physical handicap she suffered…

Consumer court awards man Rs 9.44 lakh after bank fraud

Jan 6, 2013

MUMBAI: Upholding a district forum order, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered Citibank to pay Rs 9.44 lakh to a man, after Rs 6 lakh was fraudulently withdrawn from his account with an ATM card which he did not even possess.

Marine Drive resident Ratilal Israni had a savings account with the bank. In December 2006, when he received his monthly statement from the bank, he noticed that between November 22, 2006 and December 5, 2006, Rs 6 lakh was shown as withdrawn using an ATM card. Israni contended that he never had an ATM card relating to his saving bank account….

HDFC held guilty of unfair trade practice, to pay Rs. 15K

December 30, 2012

HDFC Bank has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs. 15,000 to one of its customers for showing her credit card dues as unpaid despite her having paid and settled it.

Relying on the bank statements and other documents submitted by woman customer Anita Singh, South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said the total amount stood paid off and held the bank guilty of indulging in unfair trade practice.

“In view of documentary evidence placed on record by the parties, we feel satisfied that the grievance as expressed by complainant in her complaint is justified and her allegations of deficiency-in-service stand fully established against the opposite parties (HDFC Bank employees)….

Refund interest amount to resident, HC tells HUDA

Dec 26, 2012

The Punjab and Haryana high court has come to rescue of a Gurgaon resident, who challenged the HUDA’s decision to charge interest for the plot which had not been allocated.

The court has recently ordered the authorities (HUDA) to refund the amount, which has been deposited by the petitioner towards interest, since he has not got physical possession of the plot….

Builder asked to pay couple Rs. 2 lakh for violating flat sale agreement

Mumbai, December 06, 2012

The Maharashtra State Consumer Commission last week directed a developer to pay compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to a Thane-based couple for cancelling their booking of a flat after the couple refused to pay Rs. 1,000 per square feet more than the booking rate. “This is the best example of how the common man is exploited by builders,” the bench of presiding member SR Khanzode and member Dhanraj Khamatkar said while holding Nirmal Lifestyle Private Limited guilty of deficiency in service and of adopting unfair trade practice.

Dharmesh Jain, chairman and managing director of Nirmal Lifestyle declined to comment, but said they have decided to challenge the order before the National Consumer Commission….

Airline penalised for serving non-veg

Chandigarh, October 19, 2012

aeroplane Etihad Airways Head Office, New Delhi, has been penalised by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum for serving non-vegetarian food to a vegetarian person.

The court has directed the airways to pay Rs. 50,000 to complainant Ramandeep Kaur, a resident of Hoshiarpur, for causing her mental agony, tension and trauma by serving her non-vegetarian food. The airways had also been directed to pay litigation cost of Rs. 15,000 to her.

In her complaint, Ramandeep stated that she had booked airline tickets through American Travel and Tours Private Limited for onward and return journey from New Delhi to Sydney. The flight departed on November 24, 2011, from New Delhi to its first destination Abu Dhabi and seat number 21-A was allotted to her. After her stay in Abu Dhabi, the plane was changed for the rest of journey to Sydney and she was allotted seat number 38-K in Travellers that flight. Read more.

Citi Bank official to pay Rs. 15L for leak of account details

New Delhi, October 08, 2012

A Citi Bank branch manager in New Delhi has been ordered by the Delhi State Consumer Commission to pay Rs. 15 lakh as compensation to a credit card holder for leaking his account details to a third party. The State Consumer Commission awarded the damages saying the supply of credit card statement details of the card holder to a third party is a “violation of confidential relationship” between the bank and its customer and “betrayal of trust.”

“It appears that in the case, the copies of account of the complainant were produced before the civil court. Such accounts are universally treated as confidential account and are not supposed to be supplied to any one without prior approval of the account holder…”. Read more.

Builder asked to pay consumer Rs. 87.3 lakh

Mumbai, October 07, 2012

The Maharashtra state consumer commission has directed a builder to pay Rs. 87.3 lakh to a Vile Parle family for failing to handover a ready flat of 625-sq-ft carpet area as booked by the family in 2003. The state commission held that Gharonda Construction Private Limited was guilty of deficiency in service and of adopting unfair trade practice for failing to handover a ready flat to Samta Wadi-resident Harshvadan Vyas and his family members despite receiving Rs. 31.5 lakh towards consideration of the flat in Yogi Smruti on Park Road in Vile Parle.

In 2003, Vyas and his family members had booked the flat and had paid a total amount of Rs. 31.5 lakh to the builder. The builder had agreed to handover possession of the ready flat by May 2004. Read more.

16 yrs later, airline fined for cargo delay

New Delhi, October 07, 2012

Sixteen years after Kuwait Airways failed to deliver a handicraft consignment of Rajasthan Art Emporium on time, the national consumer panel has ordered the international airline to pay over Rs. 25 lakh to the emporium. Terming it “negligence”, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) directed Kuwait Airways to pay Rs. 20 lakh as compensation and an additional Rs. 5 lakh towards harassment, mental agony and cost of litigation.

“…facts and circumstances clearly establish negligence, inaction and passivity on the part of the opposite party No 1 (Kuwait Airways),” an NCDRC bench, headed by Justice JM Malik said. Read more.

Buyer to be refunded R9.68L charge for ‘defaulting’

Mumbai, September 22, 2012

The consumer forum has directed a builder to refund a flat buyer Rs9.68 lakh charged as penal interest for defaulting on payment for his flats. The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has also directed Runwal Developers Private Limited to pay Dinesh Hegde (the complainant) interest at the rate of 9% per annum on the amount and Rs.25,000 towards litigation costs.

Hegde had booked two flats in a project at Kurla, proposed by Runwal Developers. The developer and Hegde executed the sale agreement in May 2005.

The developer was to hand over ready flats to Hegde by October 2006, but construction got delayed and the building was completed only by April 2008. Read more.

Builders of botched projects cannot withhold refunds

Mumbai, June 17, 2012

The builder cannot withhold money of a flat purchaser when the construction is unlikely to finish or is unauthorised, the district consumer forum held while finding the developer guilty of deficiency of services. The forum has asked the builder to return the money with interest.

The forum was hearing a complaint filed by a Chembur couple – Bharat Jani and his wife Vilas. In the complaint filed in 2006, they alleged that the Tilak Nagar Sahyog Cooperative housing society was allotted a plot in Chembur on lease of 99 years. The society was to develop the plot through a builder for residential purposes. Accordingly, the society entered in to an agreement with the builder, Mahalaxmi Bindu Developers, to construct a three-storied building. Read more.

Cargo firm to pay for goods damage

June 06, 2012

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a prominent cargo carrier to pay a compensation of Rs. 63,000 to a Jaipur resident for damage caused to his household goods while it was being transported by air to Mumbai.

“The petitioner, as a cargo carrier, was obliged to take proper care and ensure that no damage was caused to the consignment,” a bench of Justice RC Jain and Justice SK Naik said, dismissing an appeal filed by M/S Gati Limited against the order of the Rajasthan State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Read more.

Bad construction: You can now move consumer court

May 21, 2012

Does the roof of the dream flat you just bought leak or are its walls already developing cracks? You can now sue the builder under the Consumer Protection Act.

The Supreme Court (SC) has said a private developer selling a flat to a consumer can be defined as a service and thus falls under the Act. Advocates say that now flat owners can get speedier justice through consumer courts, instead of approaching a cooperative court or high court.

While hearing a petition filed by a construction company, a division bench of justice TS Thakur and justice Gyan Sudha Misra after going through its earlier judgements of the apex court held that “if a builder of a house uses substandard material for construction or makes false or misleading representations about the condition of the house, then it is denial of a facility or benefit of which a consumer is entitled to claim value under the Act.” Read more.

Builders must pay for delay in possession

New Delhi, August 28, 2010 – HT News

In recent months, I have received a large number of highly distressing mails from consumers on the harassment that they are facing at the hands of builders. In most of these cases, the consumers are senior citizens who have sunk in a large chunk of their savings and are unable to get back their money or the promised flat.

In one particular case, for example, where the builder has not given possession even three years after the promised date, the consumer is being offered a refund of only 50 per cent of the money paid by him on a ‘take it or leave it’ basis. In another case, the builder not only delayed handing over possession, but insisted on the consumer signing on a back-dated possession letter. He was even threatened that if he refused to sign on the dotted line, he would not get possession at all.

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Verification of SC/ST/OBC Caste Status or Claims of SCs, STs and OBCs

Govt ignoring monthly reports: RTI    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 27, 2014
What’s the best way to ensure your government works? The answer may lie in the monthly summaries that every ministry and department must submit to the cabinet secretariat on the work they’ve been doing. …

SC, Parliament facing serious fire safety lapses: CIC    Deccanherald.com
Nov 26, 2014
The Parliament and the Supreme Court buildings are facing serious fire safety lapses, according to the CIC which pulled up the Delhi Fire Services for carrying out its last inspection of the apex court a decade ago. …

Don’t decide RTI appeals without hearing applicants: CIC    Zeenews.india.com
November 13, 2014
New Delhi: Deciding first appeals against RTI replies without hearing the appellant by a public authority is illegal, the Central Information Commission has said in its order against the Law Ministry. …
More: Decision dated 12.11.2014 – Mr. R.K. Jain Vs. Department of Legal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi – “Passing orders in first appeal without hearing or sending hearing notice is illegal and will render the order invalid. The Commission sets aside the order of First Appellate Authority for violating RTI Act and breach of natural justice by denying the appellant a chance of presenting his case and by raising entirely a new defence which was never claimed. Commission finds it deserves action though the concerned officer retired from service and recommends Public Authority to initiate disciplinary action against the concerned FAO for acting totally against the RTI Act in this case.”
“… the respondents consider possibility of facilitating inspection before invoking Section 7(9) of RTI Act.”

Charge-sheet can’t be withheld on grounds of impeding probe – Central Information Commission   Dnaindia.com
3 November 2014
The disclosure of charge-sheets filed by an investigation agency cannot be withheld on the ground it will impede the probe, Central Information Commission today decided. …

Dump RTI pleas not in public interest, Maharashtra government tells departments    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 23, 2014
KOLHAPUR: The state general administration department has issued a notice asking all government sections not to entertain applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act if they do not constitute “public interest”. …

Public information officers skeptical about publicising RTI responses online    Econoomictimees.indiatimes.com
23 Oct, 2014
MUMBAI: Public information officers and rights activists are skeptical about the decision to publicise RTI responses online as a similar direction issued by UPA government in April 2013 was never implemented. …

CIC orders disclosure of Delhi government indictment by Lokayukta    Econoomictimees.indiatimes.com
Oct 16, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi Government to make public details of indictment of the then Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit by Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin for printing their photographs on loan applications for Dilli Swarojgar Yojna. …

One RTI Act, but 118 complications   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 12, 2014
NEW DELHI: India has one Right to Information (RTI) Act but 118 separate sets of rules formulated independently by states, courts, information commissioners, Parliament and state assemblies that run a maze around the legislation. …

Madras HC directs applicants to justify why they are seeking information under RTI    Firstpost.com
Sep 21, 2014
New Delhi: In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. …

Madras High Court Judgement dated 17.09.2014 – PIO-Registrar (Admn.), High Court, Madras Vs. Central Information Commission, New Delhi & another - “… … the first respondent-Commission clearly erred in passing the impugned order in this Writ Petition, directing the petitioner to furnish the details to the second respondent as well as sending a tabular statement listing all the complaints and representations received from the second respondent.

Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati and Sharad Pawar    Dnaindia.com
15 September 2014
Adopting a tough stand against non-compliance of its order that brought six political parties including Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress under the Right to Information Act, the Central Information Commission has issued a show cause notice to leaders of these parties asking why an inquiry should not be initiated against them. …

Recent Judgements >>>  Sections 8(1)(e) and 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005 – Delhi High Court Judgement dated 08.11.2013 – UPSC Vs. Pinki Ganeriwal
>>> Sec. 8(1)(j) – Delhi High Court Judgement dated 31.10.2013 – Union of India Vs. Anita Singh. SC Judgment dated 03.10.2012 – Girish Chandra Deshpande Vs. Central Informtion Commissioner & Ors.
>>> Section 18 – Hon’ble Delhi High Court has decided: “… it is expected that the Commission henceforth will decide the complaints on merits instead of directing the CPIO to provide the information which the complainant had sought.” –  Delhi HC Judgement dated 28.10.2013 – J.K. Mittal Vs. Central Information Commission and Anr.

Missing files no excuse for denying information under RTI Act: CIC    Economictimes.indiatimes.com
Sep 2, 2014
NEW DELHI: Public authorities cannot take excuse of “missing files” for denying information under the RTI Act as such claims have no legality under the transparency law for withholding records, the Central Information Commission has held. …

Delhi High Court directs CIC to decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months   Dnaindia.com
27 August 2014
The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of non-compliance of transparency panel’s directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. …

Change the way ACRs are prepared: CIC to Delhi Education Dept   Zeenews.india.com
June 01, 2014
New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Education Department of Delhi Government to change the way Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) are prepared so that it does not become “a tool of harassment and corruption”. …

CIC imposes Rs 25K fine on Delhi’s Bar Council secretary  Business-standard.com
May 21, 2014

Taking exception to non compliance of its order to appear before it and failure to provide information under RTI Act, the central information commission has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Delhi’s Bar Council secretary. …

Principal fined Rs 25,000 for delaying information to applicant  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 18, 2014
BHOPAL: In a first case of imposing full penalty on an officer for not providing information, MP State information commission (SIC), after its re-constitution, penalized a public information officer (PIO) with Rs 25,000 on Saturday. The applicant had moved an appeal twice seeking details. … 

Maharashtra state information commission body fines PIO for not providing details related to Ramdas Athavale  Dnaindia.com
2 May 2014
After asking Mhada to take disciplinary action against one of its officers last September, the state information commission has fined a public information officer (PIO) Rs10,000 for not providing an applicant information related to RPI leader Ramdas Athavale. …

RTI activist burns to death in car, family cries murder Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 3, 2014
GREATER NOIDA: An RTI activist who relentlessly pursued and exposed corrupt land deals was found dead in suspicious circumstances late on Thursday night. …

Disclosing identity of UPSC interviewers may be harmful: HC   Business-standard.com
Disclosure of names, addresses and qualification of selection commission members would ‘endanger life and physical safety’ of those experts
April 27, 2014
The possibility of a failed candidate attempting to take revenge on the selection commission members of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) cannot be ruled out, said Delhi High Court as it agreed that disclosing their names will “expose them to danger”. …

Students can get answer sheets for Rs 2 per page: HC  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 26, 2014
NEW DELHI: In an order that would help students across the capital, the Delhi high court held that a student can obtain copies of answer sheets by paying Rs 2 per page, in line with the RTI Act, instead of the amount asked by the educational institution. …

RTI activist externed from 5 districts  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 15, 2014
RAJKOT: A resident of Sutrapada town of Gir-Somnath district, who used right to information (RTI) act to expose corruption in a government school, has moved the Gujarat high court (HC) after being handed down an “unusually stringent” punishment of externment. …

Madras HC hikes fee for info under RTI Act from 10 to 100  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 12, 2014
CHENNAI: Seeking information under the Right to Information Act from the Madras high court has become expensive, as applicants have to pay 100 to get information from the court. … 

Information commission compensates four applicants with Rs 1.15 lakh  Dnaindia.com
3 April 2014
The state information commission has compensated four RTI applicants with a whopping Rs1.15 lakh. The compensation was for the harassment they went through when the public authorities did not part with the information they had sought under the Right to Information Act.
The orders for the same were given on April 1, March 19 and 14. All the orders were given by state chief information commissioner, Ratnakar Gaikwad. …

Make all information sought by Vilas Baravkar public, demand RTI activists  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
March 27, 2014
A day after the suicide of Pune-based activist Vilas Dattatreya Baravkar, RTI activists in Mumbai and other parts of the state have written to the state information commission pointing out security issues related to them. …

Be Caesar’s wife, publish marks to rule out suspicion: Madras high court tells TNPSC   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 12, 2014
CHENNAI: Noting that Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion, the Madras high court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to make public the marks secured by all candidates who wrote the Group-II examination in November 2012. …

RTI Process gets Further Boost with the Introduction of ‘e-Indian Postal Order’ for all by the Department of Posts
New Delhi, Feb 13, 2014
‘Locality-Based Pin Code Search Directory’ and Value Addition to ‘e-Post Service’ also Launched’
India Post (Dept. of Posts) here today launched electronic Indian Postal Order (e-IPO) for Indian Citizens living in India. Earlier last year the Department had launched the e-IPO on 22nd March, 2013 for Indian Citizens living abroad across the globe to facilitate them for paying online fee for seeking information under the RTI Act, 2005. e-IPO is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically for paying RTI fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or India Post web-sitewww.indiapost.gov.in. After paying the fee on-line one just need to annex the print-out of the receipt to the RTI application. Launching the service, Smt. P. Gopinath, Secretary, India Post, said that this has been achieved through a concerted and coordinated effort of her Department, N.I.C. and the Department of Personnel and Training. She generated the FIRST e-IPO for Indian Citizens living in India on the occasion and presented it to an RTI activist.
Under this service, the applicant needs to register at e-Post Office portal of India Post https://www.epostoffice.gov.in or through India Post web site www.indiapost.gov.in (where a link for e-Post Office has been provided) to create his/ her profile for the first time. Both Debit and Credit cards of any Bank powered by Visa/ Master can be used for this purpose.
            Smt. P. Gopinath also  launched two other services on the occasion: (i) Locality-based Pin Code Search Directory and (ii) Value addition to e-Post service.
            ‘Locality Based Pin Code Search Directory’ will facilitate the public to locate Pin Code up to locality level for usage of correct Pin Code on their mail articles thereby helping in expediting mail processing. This facility can be accessed through India Post web-site.
Presently, ‘e-Post’ facilitates the customer to send their messages to any address in India with a combination of electronic transmission and physical delivery through a network of almost 1,55,000 Post Offices.  In addition, corporate customers can also avail e-Post facility at special rates and other value additions. Today the following value additions to the e-Post service has been done:
(i)         Many to One : This facilitates sending of same ePost message from many senders to one recipient on recipient’s email box; and
(ii)        One to many  : This facilitates sending of same ePost message from a sender to multiple recipients on recipient’s email inbox.(Source: pib press release)

Babudom stifling RTI, PIL in SC says   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 13, 2014
NEW DELHI: A man seeking land registration details in a village through Right to Information Act was asked to pay a fee in excess of Rs 21 lakh. When a below poverty line person put up an RTI query on distribution of food grains under PDS, he was told to deposit Rs 2,000 to get the information.
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Centre takes path-breaking decision to protect whistleblower   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 1, 2014
NEW DELHI: After insulating officers of three premier All India Services — IAS, IPS and IFoS — from political interferences in the matter of transfers, the Centre has now come out with a path-breaking decision to protect the interest of whistleblowers who had to face adverse remarks or lesser grade in their ‘annual performance appraisal’ report just for taking on high and mighty in the system on corruption issues. …

Wife has right to know husband’s salary: CIC   Hindustantimes.com
January 19, 2014
Wives of government servants have a “right” to know salary particulars of their husbands and these details should also be made public by their offices as mandated under suo motu disclosure clause of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission has held. …

Now, city to have RTI ‘katta’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 1, 2014
PUNE: For years the word katta (roadside hangouts) has been synonymous with the city’s chatty culture. Now, civic activists will add a new dimension to it by starting Right to Information (RTI) kattas where citizens will get free guidance on the RTI Act and assistance to file applications. …

Civil society recommends rejection of Parliamentary Committee report on amendment of RTI Act  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 30, 2013
LUCKNOW: Civil society has recommended rejection of Parliamentary Committee report on amendment of RTI Act. The amendment was made in the RTI Act by the Parliament. It proposed to keep political parties outside RTI ambit. The proposal has now been approved by the Parliamentary Committee. …

RTI activist gets compensation for delay in information Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 28, 2013
RAJKOT: Taking Kodinar Taluka Development Officer (TDO) to task for delaying information sought under Right to Information (RTI), Gujarat Information Commission (GIC) has asked him to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to the applicant Deepak Mori from the Taluka Panchayat funds. A fine of Rs 15,000 has also been imposed on TDO S B Devdhar. …

Activists slam exclusion of political parties from ambit of RTI Act  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 20, 2013
NEW DELHI: RTI activists strongly condemned the parliamentary standing committee report excluding political parties from the ambit of the Act, describing it as an act of “arrogance” and “tragic”.
The parliamentary committee in a report has said that political parties did not come under the definition of “public authorities” and so could not be brought within the Act’s ambit.

Ensure proper mechanism to handle RTI pleas: CIC to UGC   Business-standard.com
December 16, 2013
Irked by the poor handling of RTI petitions at University Grants Commission, the CIC has directed the UGC chief to ensure that a proper mechanism is evolved for better implementation of the transparency law by the country’s higher education regulator. …

HC Pulls Up Maharashtra for Not Complying With Its Order   Outlookindia.com
Dec 09, 2013
The Bombay High Court today pulled up the Maharashtra government for not fully complying with its earlier order to submit a list of allotees or their family members who have been allotted houses twice or multiple times from the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota. …

Activist moves CIC against NALCO for denying information   Freepressjournal.in
Dec 03
Bhubaneswar: An Odisha activist Tuesday said he has moved the Central Information Commission against state-run aluminium maker Nalco for denying him information under the Right to Information Act. …

NHAI too blocks inspection of files under Section 4 of RTI Act   Moneylife.com
28/11/2013
Though information was procured instantly from NHAI regarding action after the Neera River deaths, the officer insisted on writing an application under Section 6 of the RTI Act.
The unique part of Nav Bharat Nagarik Manch’s agitation on Wednesday morning was inspection of files under Section 4 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Nav Bharat Nagarik Manch held a demonstration in front of the NHAI office before procuring documents under RTI. …

Now, you can get info under RTI without revealing your identity  Hindustantimes.com
November 20, 2013
In a move to protect whistle-blowers in the country, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ruled that a petition under the Right to Information (RTI) Act can be made by using only a post box number without giving the name and address. …

‘Can’t provide RTI information, it is secret’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 20, 2013
RAJKOT: Gujarat Information Commission (GIC) has declined to oblige a Right to Information (RTI) applicant who sought information about police actions and police videography footage of a religious procession in which participants brandished swords in the city in 2010. …

Created by telegram, IB finds itself standing on thin legal ground  Hindustantimes.com

November 14, 2013
A telegram sent at the end of the nineteenth century by a British Raj official was all it took to set up what is now India’s premier internal intelligence agency, Intelligence Bureau (IB).
This information accessed under the RTI Act shows the agency is standing on thin legal ground like Central Bureau of Investigation, which was declared invalid by a Gauhati High Court order that was later stayed by the Supreme Court. …

Delhi High Court orders CIC to decide RTI complaints on merit  Indianexpress.com
Nov 10 2013
The CIC cannot leave the disposal of complaint filed by an RTI applicant on the public authority as it is obligatory for the panel to decide on merit of the plea, Delhi High Court has held.
Hearing a complaint filed by an activist, Justice V K Jain said it was obligatory for the Central Information Commission to decide a complaint on its merit instead of simply directing the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to provide information which the complainant had sought. …

Father-in-law can’t access phone records under RTI: High court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 27, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court has shot down attempts by a senior citizen to procure call and SMS details of his estranged daughter-in-law under the RTI Act.

Justice V K Jain on Friday set aside a Central Information Commission (CIC) directive to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to furnish the records to the applicant, Yashpal. …

MSEDCL faces Rs25K fine for delay in RTI reply  Dnaindia.com

Oct 26, 2013

State Information Commission (SIC) has fined Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) public information officer (PIO) of Rs25,000 for 13-month delay in giving reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query.
A resident of Archana Aboli Apartments in Shivajinagar had filed an RTI with MSEDCL over a doubt that some residents of his society were using electricity for commercial purpose. …

Fine for delay in information under RTI  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 26, 2013

KANPUR: Chief information commissioner (CIC), Uttar Pradesh, Ranjeet Singh Pankaj, on Friday, imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on additional deputy superintendent of police MP Verma for delay in providing information and not complying with the orders of information commission. …

‘RTI applicants must mention why they need info’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 22, 2013

MUMBAI: The state gazetted officers’ federation on Monday demanded the Right to Information (RTI) Act be immediately amended to halt its misuse.
“We feel that it’s high time to review the act,” G D Kulthe, general secretary of the federation, told TOI. …

‘All you need is paper, Rs 10 and some common sense’  Times of India

Oct 20, 2013

HYDERABAD: Sixty-six years post India’s independence, the system of democracy in the country is no more for the people, of the people or by the people. The only way to change this is by empowering citizens through educating them about their right to question the government, said activist Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu who conducted a series of workshops on the Right to Information (RTI) Act organised by The Times of India on Saturday. …

Government declines info on sexual harassment cases against babus  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 8, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government has declined to share information on complaints of sexual harassment against IAS officers, saying it was exempted from disclosure.

The Ministry of Personnel has cited a Supreme Court judgement, instead of any clause of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, to deny information in response to a query filed under the transparency law. …

BSNL man loses pension for exposing Dayanidhi Maran’s illegal telephone exchange  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 3, 2013

CHENNAI: The whistleblower, who exposed the secret telephone exchange set up by former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran at his Boat Club residence in Chennai, was a BSNL subdivisional engineer, whose pension has now been stopped on disciplinary grounds. …

Govt mulls RTI immunity to all 1,444 parties  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 30, 2013

NEW DELHI: In order to shield six national parties from the RTI Act, the government decided to extend the immunity to no less than 1,444 registered political parties as it felt excluding only “recognized” entities would create an anomalous situation. …

IT dept demands PAN details in return for RTI info  Dnaindia.com

Sep 18, 2013

Strange but true. The Bangalore Income Tax department has sought the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of an applicant for replying to a Right to Information (RTI) query seeking details of an online monitoring system initiated early this year to track movement of illegal money.

The applicant is “required to furnish the PAN to enable the public information officer to furnish the information” read the reply dated September 9, 2013, from the Centralised Processing Centre (CPC), Bangalore. …

HC strips Andhra Pradesh of its four information commissioners  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 13, 2013

HYDERABAD: Describing the state government’s approach in appointing four information commissioners as whimsical, arbitrary and devoid of laid down procedures, the AP High Court on Thursday set aside the appointments and directed the state to conduct the selection process afresh and appoint new commissioners in six weeks time. …

Forgot your deposit? Postal department will ring a bell  Hindustantimes.com

September 12, 2013

Post offices in the next few months may be expected to inform a large number of people, who have forgotten about their deposits, about the unclaimed money in around 2.49 crore accounts across the country. Many people like 62-year-old housewife Krishna, who had forgotten about Indira Vikas Patra deposit in a post office in Gurgaon will benefit by the move. …

Personal details cannot be disclosed under RTI: Bombay High Court

8 Sep, 2013

MUMBAI: Under RTI, disclosure of personal information in respect of service record, income tax returns and assets of an individual is illegal unless it is necessary in larger public interest, the Bombay High Court has ruled. …

O.M. dated 14.08.2013 – Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005

To see a copy of the CIC (Full Bench) landmark order dated 03.06.2013 on political parties, click here.

Deepak Sandhu takes oath as new Chief Information Commissioner  Dnaindia.com

Sep 5, 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee today administered oath of office to Deepak Sandhu who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.

A former Indian Information Service officer of 1971 batch, Sandhu has served at many key positions like Principal Director General (Media and Communications) Press Information Bureau, Director General DD News, Director General (News) All India Radio before taking over as Information Commissioner in 2009. …

Consider issuing RTI stamps: CIC tells Department of Posts  Business-standard.com

Sept 05, 2013

The Central Information Commission has asked the Department of Posts to look into the viability of issuing special RTI stamps for fee purpose following complaints of some fee-related problems.

It has also directed all public authorities to accept demand drafts, banker cheques or Indian Postal Orders (IPOs) payable to their accounts officers as RTI fees and ensure that “no instrument shall be returned” by them on the ground that these have not been drawn in the name of a particular officer. …

Erred in order on RTI panel heads, SC says   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted that it had erred by directing the government to appoint only retired apex court judges and high court chief justices as heads of information commissions at the central and state levels. …

Can’t disclose complaints, action taken against officer: Govt  Zeenews.india.com

Aug 23, 2013

New Delhi: The information with regard to complaints made against any officer and action taken on it are “personal” in nature and cannot be made public under Right to Information (RTI) Act, the government has said.

“The Central Information Commission in one of its decisions has held that information about the complaints made against an officer of the government and any possible action the authorities might have taken on those complaints, qualifies as personal information within the meaning of provision of Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in a recently issued circular. …

Probe missing files, digitalise paperwork  Newindianexpress.com

23rd August, 2013

The case of missing coal files has been turning murkier and murkier and the government’s response sillier and sillier. Now the government says the files went missing because of the manner in which they were kept. The British can be accused of many things but not for an improper system of file maintenance. …

SC: Can’t tell accused who whistleblower is  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Aug 23, 2013

NEW DELHI: In what is sure to encourage whistleblowers, the Supreme Court has ruled that identity of persons who tip off anti-corruption agencies about corrupt deals of bureaucrats can never be revealed to the accused facing prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act. …

PMO won’t release files on Netaji’s widow, daughter  Indianexpress.com

Aug 15 2013

The Prime Minister’s Office has turned down an RTI appeal seeking access to letters written by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s widow Emilie Schenkl and daughter Anita Bose Netaji’s to the government and said releasing the secret files may upset relations with foreign countries.

The PMO reply came in response to an appeal filed under RTI Act by Chandrachur Ghose, who runs the website www.subhaschandrabose.org, and is writing a biography of the leader. …

Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act  Ibnlive.com

Aug 13, 2013

Activists working to promote Right to Information (RTI) Act on Monday said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments in the transparency law aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information. A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday to keep political parties out of the ambit of the RTI Act and negate a Central Information Commission (CIC) order to this effect. …

RTI ‘nails’ Narendra Modi on pre-poll promises  Hindustan Times

August 10, 2013

The Opposition Gujarat Parivartan Party on Saturday called chief minister Narendra Modi’s pre-poll promise a sham, claiming that RTI documents have nailed his lies regarding financial packages to each district.

“We had sought details from each district collector regarding the special financial package the chief minister had announced for their respective districts as part of his Sadbhavna Mission. …

Online Application of RTI

New Delhi, Aug 08, 2013

Government of India has started a RTI online web portal whereby Right to Information (RTI) applications can be filed online by Indian citizens, including those who are living abroad. The detailed procedure in filing of on-line RTI applications is as under:-

An Indian citizen can file RTI application online through RTI online web-portal, having url www.rtionline.gov.in. The prescribed fee for RTI application can also be paid online through a payment gateway of State Bank of India by way of internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks and by using debit/credit cards of Master/Visa. This facility at present is available only for 37 Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in written reply to a question by Dr. Janardhan Waghmare and Sh.N.K.Singh today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

Computerise complaint system: CIC to Delhi’s civic agencies  Indian Express

Aug 06, 2013

The Central Information Commission has directed the three municipal corporations in the national capital to undertake a time-bound programme for computerisation of complaints registration and disposal process. …

Probe against babu for giving confidential info under RTI  Times of India

Aug 5, 2013

MUMBAI: A former key home department official is facing a departmental inquiry for revealing confidential information under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.

S B Pawaskar had allegedly furnished confidential information pertaining to the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA) following an RTI request from an activist, said an official. …

Change in RTI Act gets Cabinet nod, parties exempted  Indian Express

Aug 02 2013

The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Right to Information Act (RTI) to ensure political parties are not categorised as public authorities, a move that nullifies the directive of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to bring them under the transparency law. …

Howzzat? CAG seeks exemption from RTI  Dnaindia

Aug 1, 2013

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had approached the Lok Sabha secretariat seeking exemption from the RTI Act much before its reports on the coal block allocation and the Commonwealth Games were leaked.

In its request, the national auditing agency sought exclusion of records and documents, used for preparing final report, from the RTI Act, according to the minutes of the Audit Advisory Board’s (AAB) meeting. …

Army housing body comes under RTI Act, rules CIC  Times of India

Jul 31, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the Army Welfare Housing Organization is an extension of the Army and comes under the ambit of the Right to Information Act.

“We hold that the AWHO, though on paper a separate entity, is nothing but an extension of the Army by virtue of being under the all pervasive control of senior serving Army officers, including the AG. We, therefore, hold that the AWHO is public authority under… the RTI Act,” the commission said. …

Govt’s moral teacher (CVC) doesn’t practise what it preaches  Dnaindia.com

Jul 31, 2013

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is stonewalling information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act on a high profile corruption case involving a top official from the ministry of defence (MoD) and a couple of cabinet ministers. …

Vigilance officers did seek RTI exemption  Times of India

Jul 31, 2013

PANAJI: Officials of the vigilance department had moved a proposal to exempt the department from coming under the purview of the Right to Information Act. …

Madras HC stays CIC’s notice to BCCI over RTI Act  HT

July 26, 2013

The stay was granted by justice KK Sasidharan while passing interim orders yesterday on a petition by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) challenging the CIC proceedings. …

Disclose probe reports on Rajiv Gandhi’s killing, CIC tells government  Times of India

Jul 17, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has allowed a plea by Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Perarivalan directing the government to provide inquiry reports related to the former PM’s death. The Commission has asked for reports by Justice MC Jain and Justice JS Verma Commissions to be made public and also pulled up the home ministry for delaying their response. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s relevant decision dated 10.07.2013, please click here.

‘Disclose communication between PM, CJI on RTI’

Jul 10, 2013

NEW DELHI: Central Information Commission has asked the Supreme Court to provide communication exchanged between the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the issue of RTI. …

HUDA to chargesheet PIO for negligence

Jun 28, 2013

CHANDIGARH: A state public information officer (SPIO) of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), posted at Hisar, is facing a major departmental penalty for not providing information to a noted RTI activist, Manoj Karwasra, as Hisar divisional commissioner has ordered a charge sheet against the officer for his “sheer negligence”.

Karwasra wanted information about action on his complaint filed against a few HUDA officials, who allegedly did not provide complete information to police during a probe into an FIR lodged against him in 2012. …

Action sought against officer for ignoring RTI plea  Zeenews

June 08, 2013

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission has recommended disciplinary action against an officer-in-charge for ‘wilfully’ disobeying its order to provide information under the RTI Act, 2005.

The OC of Sangram police station in Kurung Kumey district, who is also the public information officer, did not furnish information sought by an old and illiterate villager, official sources said on Saturday. …

Blow for transparency: The CIC’s move to apply the RTI Act to political parties is a master stroke

Jun 5, 2013

The Central Information Commission (CIC) deserves three cheers for its decision to bring six national political parties under the purview of the Right to Information Act. It is a significant and tangible move forward in a debate that has been stalled time and again over several decades: how to ensure inner-party democracy and transparency in the way parties collect funds and spend them. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s Full Bench Decision dated 03.06.2013, click here.

Political parties come under RTI, rules CIC TOI News

Jun 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: Lifting the cloak of secrecy from sources of funding of political parties and their expenditure the central information commission (CIC) has ruled that they are public authorities who now need to respond to RTI queries within six weeks.

Political parties on Monday lost the battle to stay out of RTI purview and keep their donors secret after the commission in a 54-page order said six national parties — Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP — have been substantially funded, even if indirectly, by the central government. …

To see a copy of the CIC’s Full Bench Decision dated 03.06.2013, click here.

Govt simplifies e-filing of RTI pleas

Jun 1, 2013

NEW DELHI: Filing RTI applications will now become easier with the government extending e-filing of petitions to more departments and enabling people to pay through web-based payment gateway. After launching the facility for department of personnel and training (DoPT) recently, this will be extended to nearly half a dozen departments including road transport and highways ministry on June 3. …

All non-sensitive files to be computerised to facilitate RTI applicants

Dec 21, 2011

New Delhi. The Government proposes to computerize all non-sensitive files so as to reduce the burden of RTI applicants. The Government of India, in recognition of the long-felt need for efficiency in Government processes and service delivery mechanisms, has included e-Office as one of the Mission Mode Projects (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). The e-Office MMP is aimed at introducing the concept of Less Paper and efficient Offices in all the Government of India Offices. The broad objectives of e-Office are as below:

a) To improve efficiency, consistency and effectiveness of government responses.
b) To reduce turnaround time and to meet the demand of the citizen charter.
c) To provide for effective resource management to improve the quality of administration.
d) To enhance transparency and accountability.
e) To provide cost effective and environment friendly e-storage facility.

The project was launched at three pilot locations, namely, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, e-Governance Division of Department of Information Technology and Training Division of Department of Personnel & Training in September, 2010.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

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Casteism exists in India, let’s not remain in denial
Supreme Court junks HC order on caste-based census
TN dalit boy’s seniors slash his wrist for wearing watch
Rs 21,000 fine for interacting with dalits in a Punjab district: Report
Dalit boy killed over ‘affair’ with upper caste girl
Casteism still exists in civil service, says officer
Haryana’s biggest khap panchayat scripts history, allows inter-caste marriages
Madras University deletes controversial dalit text from syllabus
Of How They Caste Away All Odds
Inclusion of Jains as a minority community under Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992
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Casteism exists in India, let’s not remain in denial    Hindustantimes.com
December 05, 2014
The editor, a liberal man, is taken aback by my question. “I don’t hire people on the basis of their caste but their ability,” he informs me when I ask how many Dalits he has in his newsroom. …

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Supreme Court junks HC order on caste-based census    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 8, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday rescued the Centre from the prospect of carrying out a caste-based census — an exercise that could have led to a controversial reworking of quotas for other backward classes (OBCs). …

TN dalit boy’s seniors slash his wrist for wearing watch    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 5, 2014
MADURAI: A 16-year-old dalit boy was allegedly attacked and his wrists slashed by his non-dalit seniors in Tamil Nadu’s Virudhunagar district on Wednesday night because he wore a wrist watch to school….

Rs 21,000 fine for interacting with dalits in a Punjab district: Report  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 12, 2014
PATIALA: Already in news for allegedly organizing a boycott of dalits, upper caste community of Baupur village in Sangrur district had announced that penalty of Rs 21,000 would be imposed in case any member interacted with a dalit in the village, revealed a draft report of an independent fact finding team which visited the village last month. …

Dalit boy killed over ‘affair’ with upper caste girl  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 30, 2014
AHMEDNAGAR/PUNE: A 17-year-old dalit boy was allegedly murdered and hanged from a tree over his love affair with a minor girl from an upper caste at Kharda village in Jamkhed taluka of Ahmednagar on Monday. …

Casteism still exists in civil service, says officer  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 28, 2014
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior civil servant and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University vice chancellor B Ashok has alleged that dalit and backward class officers in the Kerala cadre of IAS still suffer discrimination from a section of higher officials who belong to upper class. …

Haryana’s biggest khap panchayat scripts history, allows inter-caste marriages  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 21, 2014
CHANDIGARH: Scripting history by bringing about changes in the norms pertaining to marriages, Haryana’s biggest khap panchayat called by Satrol khap in Hisar on Sunday gave a go-ahead to inter-caste marriages that have in the past triggered bloody killings in the state and surrounding regions. …

Madras University deletes controversial dalit text from syllabus   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Feb 23, 2014
CHENNAI: University of Madras on Saturday decided to remove ‘Thunbakkeni’, a 75-year-old short story by revolutionary writer Pudhumai Pithan from its Tamil curriculum after complaints that certain references were derogatory to dalits. In August 2013, a petition had been filed in the Madras high court saying the story would hurt dalit sentiments. An official said the decision followed complaints from many quarters. “The controversial story may be replaced with another text by the same writer,” he said. …   

Of How They Caste Away All Odds  Newindianexpress.com
09th February 2014
Milind Khandekar’s Dalit Millionaires narrates  the hard-won success stories of fifteen entrepreneurs who belonged to the constitutional category called Scheduled Castes, known as Dalits in general parlance.
The uniqueness and significance of achievements of Ashok Khade, Kalpana Saroj, Bhagwan Gawai, Sanjay Kshirsaar, J Bhingardevay
…  

Inclusion of Jains as a minority community under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992
New Delhi, Jan 20, 2014
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval forinclusion of Jains as a minority under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 and the Attorney General through the Ministry of Law and Justice has opined that this would be neither be illegal nor unconstitutional. The Cabinet approved the inclusion of Jains in the list of notified minority communities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 pending the outcome of court cases in addition to the five communities already notified as minorities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.These communities are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and Zoroastrians (Parsis).
Background:
Under Section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992, five religious communities; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis are declared as minority communities through a Government Notification issued in October 1993. Thereafter, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has been receiving regular representations and RTI applications for inclusion of Jains as a minority community under this Section.
(Courtesy: pib press release)   

Inter-caste marriage, an awkward proposal?   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 12, 2013
Ritwik Ganguly’s love for bhapa Ilish (steamed Hilsa fish), like most Bengalis, goes beyond the ordinary while his fiancee, Charu Iyer, a Tamil Brahmin, who has had a strict vegetarian upbringing, is distanced from the likes of such foods. …

British Indians seek legal protection from caste system Cbc.ca

Up to 200,000 Indian immigrants are considered dalits, formerly known as untouchables

Oct 25, 2013

Tens of thousands of Indian immigrants in Britain are demanding legal protection from caste discrimination, saying Old World prejudices are being allowed to flourish in the West.

Britain’s Indian community — the largest minority group in the country, with some 1.5 million members — is well established, successful and intertwined into the country’s social fabric. …

Multiplicity of ‘gotras’ may delay Jat survey  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 8, 2013

NEW DELHI: Identification of Jats has just got complicated with Haryana and Madhya Pradesh reporting around 315 ‘gotras’ of the caste group, a reason that has delayed the survey to study the community’s socio-economic profile. …

Steady rise in inter-caste marriages involving dalits  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 19, 2013

NEW DELHI: Maharashtra has notched a four-fold increase in inter-caste marriages involving dalits, a figure that points to liberalizing social values if not a radical makeover.

The growing inter-caste marriages in Maharashtra tie in with the jump in national figures. …

Youth fails to get caste certificate, ends life   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 14, 2013

BHOPAL: Unable to procure a caste certificate for over 18 months to appear in a police recruitment drive, a 23-year-old dalit youth allegedly committed suicide by consuming celphos pills.

The youth was admitted to a private hospital after he consumed the pills on September 11 where he succumbed on Friday. Police said deceased Rajpal Kaithal, was a resident of Narela Shankari. …

Dalit women narrate heartrending stories at public hearing

Sep 9, 2013

AJMER: A family tried to force abortion on a woman just because her husband suspected her of having an illicit relationship with someone. The woman was forcefully taken to Chaksu hospital of Jaipur district but she fought for her right and she later gave birth to the baby but lost her family. The semi-literate woman is now fighting for her rights in the court and she is worried about the future of her baby. …

Dalit author wages war against discrimination through literature

Aug 26, 2013

CHENNAI: Noted Marathi dalit writer Sharan Kumar Limbale first became conscious of his identity the night his father, who belonged to an upper caste, tried to rape his mother.

“My father never acknowledged I was his son. One evening when he showed up at our doorstep I was excited thinking he had come home for good. Little did I realise he had returned to get back at my mother for claiming I was his son,” said Limbale, who was seven years old at the time.  …

Minor girl made to do 500 sit-ups for refusing to clean teacher’s toilet  Hindustan Times

August 18, 2013

State SC/ST Commission on Sunday lambasted the district education department and Betma police for showing leniency to superintendent of the government girls’ hostel who allegedly punished a minor girl. …

Dalit killed, 40 hurt for unfurling tricolour in Bihar village  Times of India

Aug 17, 2013

SASARAM: A dalit villager was stoned to death and at least 40 people were injured, eight of them seriously, as a 500-strong mob of upper caste men attacked them for defying their diktat of not to unfurl the tricolour in front of a temple of Sant Ravidas at Baddi village in Rohtas district, 160km from Patna, on Independence Day. …

Caste bar on marriages became entrenched 2000 years ago, genetic study finds  Times of India

Aug 9, 2013

NEW DELHI: In a fascinating study of how different types of populations mixed in India, scientists have found that there were three stages of intermixing. …

Workplace biases still rampant in India: Survey  Moneycontrol

Aug 06, 2013

Corporate India is yet to adopt the concept of equal opportunity in its true sense, as 1 in every 2 employee said they experienced one or the other kind of discrimination during the process of recruitment and at work, says a survey.

According to a study by TeamLease Services, the Indian workplace is largely accommodating but discrimination still exists on various grounds, especially while hiring. …

Student beaten to death by classmates  Times of India

Jul 28, 2013

ALWAR: A 17-year-old student was beaten to death by his classmates and their friends in full public view in Alwar district when he refused to give his pen to one of the accused during classes on Friday.

People from Dalit community, to which the victim belonged, pelted stones at Kotkasim police station in Alwar and placed his body on the road in protest. …

Don’t arbitrate on cases filed under SC/ST Act: SP to cops  Times of India

Jul 21, 2013

MADURAI: Don’t arbitrate to force a compromise and settle cases filed under Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, police officials in the district were told by Madurai superintendent of police V Balakrishnan. Officials must file a chargesheet along with statements of compromise from both the parties if they agree to and leave it for the courts to settle the case, he said, while speaking at a workshop on SC/ST Act, organised for DSP rank officials and members of district SC/ST Act monitoring committees, on Saturday. …

Dalit entrepreneurs fight prejudices to build business  Times of India

Jul 21, 2013

BANGALORE: Raja Nayak’s teenage life was played out on the streets of Wilson Garden selling surplus export garments from Tirupur at half the price. Today, Nayak, 52, runs a diversified business of over Rs 50 crore and drives a Merc to work. …

Allahabad High Court orders probe against principal  Times of India

Jul 17, 2013

ALLAHABAD: Taking a serious note of alleged ill treatment and discrimination meted out to the children of lower castes by principal of a primary school, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the District Magistrate and District Education Officer, Allahabad to initiate inquiry against her on the complaint made by the petitioner and other villagers. …

Knot scared: Rajasthan dalit groom defies threats, rides horse  Times of India

Jul 14, 2013

AJMER: A dalit groom rode a horse for his marriage procession defying threats from upper caste villagers for the first time under tight police security at Neemada village in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district on Friday night. Dalits are not allowed to ride a horse especially for marriage processions.

Ranjeet Singh Berwa’s family had sought police help after the villagers had threatened him against riding a horse for his marriage procession. …

Ostracized family moves Gujarat high court

Jun 21, 2013

AHMEDABAD: A family from Padhar community from Surendranagar district has moved Gujarat high court alleging ostracization from his community. The family has sought all appropriate directions from the court so that its members can lead life in dignified manner. …

Caste curses Dalit, tribal children to life of slavery beyond borders  Indian Express

17th June 2013

Caste discrimination and exploitation of Dalit children are not confined to villages alone as some members of the dominant communities force them into bonded labour in savory and confectionary units run by them in many parts of north India.

Recently, Vadugapatti village near Usilampatti was in the news when a Class VI Dalit boy was forced to carry footwear on his head through a caste Hindu street. …

Scared dalit boy skips school on opening day  Indian Express

11th June 2013

Arun Kumar, the Dalit boy, who was paraded with footwear on his head through a Caste Hindu street in Vadugapatti, did not attend the school when it reopened on Monday

While social activists claimed that boy refused to go to school fearing that Caste Hindu students might ridicule him, district administration official said that his mother Nagammal had decided to send him to school only after 10 days. …

NHRC notice to HRD Ministry on discrimination against Dalit students  Hindu

June 6, 2013

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a very serious view of the alleged rampant caste discrimination against Dalit students in various educational institutions in the country, which led to 18 such students committing suicide in the last four years. The Commission issued a notice to the Secretary of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development seeking a report on the incidents within four weeks.

It also referred to a media report, which alleged fierce caste based discrimination and violence against Dalit students in the Patna University hostel earlier this year. …

Over 260 mn victims of caste-based discrimination  Zeenews

May 25, 2013

United Nations: More than 260 million people across the world are still victims of human rights abuses due to caste-based discrimination, a group of independent experts appointed by the UN warned on Saturday and asked South Asian countries to strengthen legislation to protect them.

“Caste-based discrimination remains widespread and deeply rooted, its victims face structural discrimination, marginalisation and systematic exclusion, and the level of impunity is very high,” the group of experts noted. …

When development triggers caste violence Hindu News

May 08, 2013

The educational and economic development of Dalits is seen by the backward castes as a challenge to the social order, as recent incidents in Tamil Nadu show.

On the evening of November 7, 2012, a crowd numbering over 1000 people burst into three Dalit settlements in Dharmapuri, north-western Tamil Nadu, and laid them waste. Over a period of several hours, they looted, smashed and burned. …

Marry outside one’s caste in Himachal, get Rs 75,000 TOI News

May 4, 2013

SHIMLA: While ‘khap panchayats’ in Haryana continue to frown on inter-caste and sub-caste marriages and punish those who do so, marrying outside one’s caste is ever so profitable in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh – it’ll get couples all of Rs 75,000.

To prompt young men and women to break the caste barrier, the cabinet headed by CM Virbhadra Singh has enhanced the inter-caste marriage incentive from Rs 25,000 to Rs 75,000. It’s given to couples where one of the spouses belongs to a Scheduled Caste. …

4 lakh Dalits in UK to benefit as govt outlaws caste discrimination  Firstpost

Apr 26, 2013

London: Caste discrimination is to be outlawed in the UK, as the government today took a U-turn after its policy was rejected by the House of Lords for a second time, bringing much cheer to about 400,000 Dalits in the country.

Amendments tabled by Business Secretary Vince Cable in the House of Commons state that the Equality Act will “provide for caste to be an aspect of race”. …

Capitalism Vs Caste: How market economy can sweep away centuries of caste discrimination Economic Times

17 Apr, 2013

“Ho to tum Dilli se saheb, per soch badi chhoti hai” (You might be from Delhi, but you are narrowminded ), jeers Prashant Patil. Aged 28, Prashant is upset about being asked what makes a Patil woman work on dalit farmland.

“Caste ka chashma utar kar dunia dekho” (See the world without the blinkers of caste), he counsels. …

More: Capitalism versus caste: A new order based on the market can sweep away centuries of caste discrimination

Govt defends caste, religion, region names of Army units

Apr 12 2013

Defending Army regiments named on the basis of caste, region and religion, the Centre Thursday contended the naming was based on historical reasons and had nothing to do with discrimination. …

Dalits await reopening of Mariamman temple in Uthamapalayam Indian Express

April 12, 2013

Dalits living in and around Uthamapalayam near Vellakovil here are eagerly awaiting the reopening of the village’s Mariamman temple, which was closed down two years ago following clashes between caste Hindus and Dalits.

Caste Hindus had restricted Dalits from entering the place of worship, triggering constant friction between the two groups.

The decision to reopen the temple follows a Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO)-led inquiry into the issue. …

जातिवाद-मुर्दाबाद,हिन्दू एकता जिंदाबाद

April 11, 2013

 

 

हमारे देश के और विदेश के कई लोग हम भारतीयों को कई भागों मे बांटे हैं सुर-असुर, आर्य-अनार्य, सूरन-बेलन, देवता-दैत्य परंतु खुशी की बात यह है की इसका कोई भी ठोस प्रमाण नही है कुछ लोग आर्यों को देशी तो कोई विदेशी मानते हैं पर ठोस प्रमाण इसके भी नही है।

Dalit professor alleges harassment by colleague, students  The Hindu

March 24, 2013

An assistant professor at Benaras Hindu University (BHU) has lodged a police complaint against a fellow professor and six students, alleging that they had, over a period of time, sexually harassed her, and passed lewd and casteist remarks on her.

BHU Journalism and Mass Communications assistant professor S. Nerlikar, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste community, alleged that Sisir Basu, the ex-head of the department, harassed her for the last two years and instigated some male students to pass lewd remarks about her. …

Rs 50, 000 incentive for inter-caste marriages

Mar 22, 2013

KOLKATA: In order to encourage inter-caste marriages, the state government has decided to increase the incentive for couples from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000, from April, said backward class welfare minister Upen Biswas. New campaigns on the issue will also be launched, he added.

The state government in order to encourage inter-caste marriage will be increasing incentive for the couples from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 from April. …

No escape from caste prejudice even in UK

Mar 16, 2013

LONDON: If you happen to be of Dalit origin, or from the so-called lower castes, migrating out of India may not help you escape discrimination. India’s infamous caste system has reared its ugly head in the United Kingdom.

School children from the lower castes have been taunted with casteist slurs like “bhangi” and “chamar” from other Indian school children of a higher caste. …

Caste still a bar in sanctorum Hindu News
March 6, 2013
12 priests of the nearly 40 temples under its Vaikom group belong to the non-Brahmin community
Harish Kumar, a member of the Ezhava community, who was stopped from performing pooja at the Perum Thrikkovil temple at Udayamperoor near here on Monday is among the growing tribe of people from non-Brahmin communities taking up priestly duties. …

Maha Kumbh: Dalits take part in ritual bathing, mark the dawn of a new tradition

Feb 10, 2013

Allahabad: It’s the beginning of a new tradition at the ghats of the Ganga. Around 100 manual scavengers from Rajasthan are taking a dip in its holy waters, washing away centuries of discrimination. Among them is 35-year-old Usha Chomar. As she offers her prayers to the mighty river, she says she was at first hesitant to come here. …

Appointment of Dalit cook creates a ruckus at school in Mangalore

Feb 8, 2013

In a case of caste-based discrimination, upper-caste schoolchildren of a government school near Belthangady were prevented by their parents from having midday meal after they were informed that a Dalit cook worked there on Friday afternoon.

Of the 43 children at the Surya Primary School, Nada village, 15 students were pulled out by their parents, all reportedly from upper castes, before the mid-day meal was served at the school, said Lokesh C., Block Education Officer, Belthangady….

Dalit family ostracized for singing bhajan

Jan 26, 2013

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Betul SP and the collector seeking explanation on the alleged incident of a dalit family being ostracized for singing bhajan at a function organized by members of the upper caste.

The incident took place on December 15 last year, following which the upper caste people of Mathni village allegedly issued a diktat directing villagers to cut off ties with tailor Rajesh Kumar Uvnare and his family….

Caste, conversion and contestation at Jaipur literature festival

Jan 25, 2013

JAIPUR: Coming down heavily on the caste structure in Hindu religion, author KanchaIlaiah today advocated adopting the Buddha’s ideology as a way to achieve secularism in the country, generating a lively debate among the fellow panelists at the Jaipur literature festival here.

Religious conversion, caste structure within religions and position of dalits after conversion were the main talking points of the session titled “God as a Political Philospoher: Dalit Perspectives on Buddhism,” where Ilaiah engaged with author Ajay Navaria and poet Nirupama Dutt…

Manifesto to end caste: Push capitalism and industrialisation to eradicate this pernicious system

Jan 23, 2013

In Bhadawn village, a social revolution seems to have been accomplished. Bhadawn falls in Azamgarh district of east Uttar Pradesh. Thanks to the growing mechanisation of farming, landlords are deploying harvesters for the paddy crop as well. Those working on the machines refuse grain as wages. As a result, grain as wages has been replaced by cash.

Upper caste landlords controlled dalits’ lives by deploying several methods. Limiting dalits’ food choices was one such ploy; they had to eat what they got as wages. “I feed you” would be a constant reminder of their servitude and undermine their self-esteem. But with cash in hand, dalits in Bhadawn have accessed multiple forms of freedom — and the village`s story is echoed in large swathes of eastern Uttar Pradesh….

 

The development divide

Jan 19, 2013

Despite years of sustained efforts, caste-based discrimination still persists at ground level.

In 2002, The Hindu Sunday Magazine published an article ‘A Statement of Self Confidence’ by Dr. Meena Radhakrishna, which discussed new strategies and partnerships being formed by the National Conference of Dalit Organisations (now the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations or NACDOR), to combat caste atrocities and empower Dalits in a globalised economy.

“Come, together let us transform this world,” ended the article,…

Religion, caste, controversy and the Marathi sahitya sammelan

Jan 14, 2013

“Marathi sahitya sammelans have always been strongly religion and caste-based, right from the first one in 1878, organised by Justice Mahadeo Govind Ranade,” observes author and journalist Samar Khadas. “Mahatma Jyotiba Phule declined an invite to the sammelan when Ranade refused to let him speak of caste-based discrimination and untouchability.”

Wondering aloud about the relevance of mythological symbols like Saraswati or Parshuram being worshipped at the sammelan, he asks how its any different from a practice in a state run on Shariyat. “In my visit to Pakistan, I saw all dos — academic, literary or otherwise — beginning with Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim. How is what we’re doing in ‘secular’ India any different?”…

Bank apologises to Dalit hero, credits award money

January 13, 2013

Things seem to be finally looking up for Banwasi Musahar, the Dalit education crusader from western Bihar’s Kaimur district who has been repeatedly harassed by local bank officials over a Rs.100,000 cheque awarded to him by HT. On Saturday, after a series of HT reports on his plight,

the Ramgarh branch of Bank of India (BoI), credited Rs.100,186 to the 58-year-old’s zero-balance account.

RN Lal, deputy zonal manager (Patna) BoI, said the interest was for delayed payment. He also said that while lapses were being investigated, the branch manager who had dealt with Banwasi had retired on December 31.

The new manager, Vinay Shekhar Das, said Banwasi had been given a “regret letter for the anguish caused to him”….

 

Meira kumar Emotional speach on Caste system

Sectarian poison

Jan 9, 2013

A quarter of a century after building a base with Vanniyar exclusivism, and failing to broaden it with Tamil nationalism, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder Dr S. Ramadoss tries to cobble up an anti-Dalit front in a desperate attempt to overcome political isolation.

It is a truism that societies by their very nature are discordant. This is particularly true of India, which has persisted with rigid hierarchies and structured inequalities. The framers of the Constitution were conscious of this and the dangers of the caste monster stalking India and stifling its development as an inclusive modern society devoid of disparities and discrimination….

Social equality at core of Hindu philosophy

January 2, 2013

A Hindu view of human rights and dignity – V

Herbert Spender, the great apostle of individual freedom, says that the position of women supplied a good test of the civilisation of the people. In Bharat, women have always occupied a position of very high esteem. Professor HH Wilson says, “It may be confidently asserted that in no nation of antiquity were women held in so much esteem as amongst Hindus.” (Mill’s History of Bharat, Vol. II)

God in Hinduism is Ardha Nareeswara in form and gender-free when formless….

For 200 Million Indians, a Life Steeped in Discrimination

Dec 17, 2012

One in six Indians — approximately 200 million people in all — is born a Dalit. From the day a Dalit is born, life is predestined. Caste discrimination seeps through social symbols, practices and traditions, dooming Dalits to a lifetime of inequity and a position on the lowest rung of Indian society.

The few jobs Dalits are allowed to do demand the most from their bodies and give them the least in return. This allows those high in the caste order to live a life in which Dalits cost little and depend upon the upper caste for their economic survival. A tradition of melting caste and occupation together means that for most Dalits, work is not an escape out of poverty, but a purgatory….

Apex court stays made snana order

Dec 15, 2012

BANGALORE: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the November 8 Karnataka high court order allowing the modified made snana ritual.

The state government had submitted to the high court that it would modify the controversial practice at Kukke Subrahmanya temple in Dakshina Kannada district….

Caste and Gender Based Discrimination Under Mid Meal Scheme (MDMS)

Dec 14, 2012

Independent Monitoring Institutes have been engaged to monitor the Mid Day Meal Scheme and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan as per the defined Terms of Reference. The Monitoring Institutions have reported about caste discrimination in some districts in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Gujarat and Karnataka. Central teams were deputed in the 2nd week of August 2012 to these States to investigate into the matter. The teams did not come across any discrimination except in one school in district Boudh in Odisha. The matter was taken up by this Ministry with the Government of Odisha for taking immediate remedial action. The State Government have placed the Headmaster of the school under suspension and initiated disciplinary action against the Sub-Inspector of Schools. The District Administration has been instructed by the State Government to ensure social equity in all the schools.

The Govt. has made it clear that discrimination in the MDMS is unacceptable and has issued guidelines to the States to take preventive and corrective measures to ensure that discrimination does not occur, and is firmly dealt with if it does. The States/UTs have formed Committees/Samities with members from the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes to inspect preparation and distribution of food. Similarly, priority is given to these communities in the recruitment of cook-cum-helpers. About 45% of the engaged cook-cum-helpers are from SC and ST communities.

The MDM guidelines lay down that on an average 25% of schools should be inspected every quarter by the State Government officers belonging to different departments at the District, Sub-Division, Tehsil/Taluka, block and other suitable levels. In addition, the Review Missions consisting of representatives of the Central Government, the respective State Government, the UNICEF and the Office of Supreme Court Commissioner are also monitoring the Scheme. Similarly, 41 independent Monitoring Institutions such as the Dr. PM Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Odisha, the NKC Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the IIT Chennai and the Visva-Bharati University etc. also monitor this aspect.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Rajya Sabha today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)

End caste, religion barriers in Army recruitment: PIL

Supreme Court seeks opinion of Solicitor General on the issue

New Delhi, December 10

The Supreme Court today sought the assistance of Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman in adjudicating a PIL that has sought abolition of recruitments in the Army on the basis of caste, religion and region which was part of the divide and rule strategy of the British to prevent the emergence of national loyalty among service personnel or a monolithic integrated Indian Army.

A bench comprising Justices KS Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra asked the PIL petitioner, IS Yadav who is a doctor running a nursing home in Haryana, to hand over a copy of his petition to the SG and posted the matter for further hearing at a later date…

The quiet grip of caste

November 28, 2012

Some time ago I visited a Dalit hamlet in Rewa district. It was hemmed in on all sides by the fields of upper-caste farmers, who refused to allow any approach road to reach the hamlet. There were short roads inside the hamlet, but they stopped abruptly at the edge of it. The hamlet felt like an island, surrounded by hostile territory. I wondered whether any other country still cultivated such absurd and monstrous practices as the caste system.

Report says caste, gender discrimination rampant

New Delhi, Mon Nov 26 2012

More than 180 schools serving the mid-day meal (MDM) across five states have allowed caste or gender based discrimination over the last two years, a status report of discrimination in schools has said.

Forty-one independent monitoring institutes (MI) have submitted reports to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry about instances of discrimination and untouchability in 186 schools across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. …

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‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh booked for golf club brawl

Feb 19, 2013

CHANDIGARH: Legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, 77, was named in an FIR filed at Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh following a brawl at the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday, which left the 16th tee blood splattered and three senior club members wounded….

President Presents National Sports Awards

New Delhi, Aug 29, 2012

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today presented the National Sports Awards at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards recognize and reward excellence in sports.

The following were the recipients of the Awards:-

A. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – 2012:

1. Shri Vijay Kumar Shooting

2. Shri Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling

B. Arjuna Awards 2012:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Ms. Deepika Kumari Archery
2. Ms. Laishram Bombayla Devi Archery
3. Ms. Sudha Singh Athletics
4. Ms. Kavita Ramdas Raut Athletics
5. Ms. Ashwani Ponnappa Badminton
6. Mr. Parupalli Kashyap Badminton
7. Mr. Aditya S. Mehta Billiards & Snooker
8. Mr. Vikas Krishan Boxing
9. Mr. Yuvraj Singh Cricket
10. Mr. Sardar Singh Hockey
11. Mr. Yashpal Solanki Judo
12. Mr. Anup Kumar Kabaddi
13. Mr. Samir Suhag Polo
14. Ms. Annu Raj Singh Shooting
15. Mr. Omkar Singh Shooting
16. Mr. Joydeep Karmakar Shooting
17. Ms. Deepika Pallikal Squash
18. Mr. Sandeep Sejwal Swimming
19. Ms. Ng. Sonia Chanu Weightlifting
20. Mr. Narsingh Yadav Wrestling
21. Mr. Rajinder Kumar Wrestling
22. Ms. Geeta Phogat Wrestling
23. Mr. M. Bimoljit Singh Wushu
24. Mrs. Deepa Mallick Athletics – Paralympics
25. Mr. Ramkaran Singh Athletics – Paralympics

A: Dronacharya Awards for 2012:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Shri Virender Poonia Athletics
2. Ms. Sunil Dabas Kabaddi (Women)
3. Shri Yashvir Singh Wrestling
4. Shri Harendra Singh Hockey
5. Dr. Satyapal Singh Para Sports (Athletics)
6. Shri J.S. Bhatia Athletics *
7. Shri Bhawani Mukherjee Table Tennis *
8. Shri B.I. Fernandez, Cuban Boxing Coach Boxing

*- for Life Time Achievement

B: Dhyan Chand Awards:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Shri Jagraj Singh Mann Athletics
2. Shri Gundeep Kumar Hockey
3. Shri Vinod Kumar Wrestling
4. Shri Sukhbir Singh Tokas Para-Sports

D: Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2011

Sl. No. Name Category
1. Col Anand Swarup., SM* Land Adventure
2. Subedar Rajendra Singh Jalal Land Adventure
3. Ms. Bhakti Sharma Water Adventure
4. Shri Mandip Singh Soin Life Time Achievement

E: Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2012:

Sl. No. Category Entity recommended for Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar, 2012
1. Community Sports Identification and Nurturing of Budding Young Talent Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
2. Financial Support for Sports Excellence Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB)
3. Establishment and Management of Sports Academies of Excellence Services Sports Control Board (SSCB)
4. Employment of Sportspersons and Sports Welfare Measures. Air India Sports Promotion Board

The loudest applause was reserved for the outstanding Arjuna Award winning para–sports persons, Ms. Deepa Malik and Shri Ramkaran Singh. Shri Ajay Maken, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports was among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

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Class 2012 shows class

August 27, 2012

There was an ample dose of reflected glory and revenge by proxy in the way we celebrated the under-19 cricket World Cup triumph in Australia. Our seniors, as they polished off New Zealand in Hyderabad in the first Test, followed the action on television as junior skipper Unmukt Chand emulated his senior Delhi teammate Virat Kohli by hitting a match-winning century in the final in Townsville.

The victory — coming against defending champions Australia in their backyard on Sunday — was sweet as the hosts had not lost a game until the final and India were playing in tough conditions. Read more.

Boys do a men, lift Under 19 cricket World Cup

New Delhi, August 26, 2012

Three days ago, Delhi lad Unmukt Chand’s BBM status said, “I can feel the Cup in my hands.” Seventy-two hours later, the 19-year-old and his teammates were dizzily posing for pictures, with the U-19 cricket World Cup firmly in their hands.

The young guns came out all blazing on Sunday in coastal Australian town of Townsville to beat hosts and holders Australia by six wickets, powered by skipper Chand’s unbeaten 111 in a tense final on a bouncy pitch. Read more.

Olympics 2012 comes to rocking end with a pop party

London, August 13, 2012

Some of Britain’s greatest singers and celebrities provided a touch of glamour and vibrance as London on Sunday bid a grand farewell to bring down the curtains on the 30th Olympic Games with a heady mix of music, culture and dazzling fireworks in London.

The skyline lit up with breath-taking fireworks and the swanky Olympic stadium was virtually transformed into a jukebox as some of Britain’s biggest pop stars and singers performed in an engrossing ‘after show party’. Read more.

Closing Ceremony – Spice Girls – London 2012 Olympic Games Highlights

Olympic 2012: Sushil Kumar loses final, secures silver

Aug 12, 2012

Wrestler Sushil Kumar lost the Olympic men’s 66kg freestyle final to Japan’s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 1-3 and settled for a silver medal at London Games here Sunday, becoming the first Indian to win medals back-to-back in the Olympics.

Earlier in the day, Kumar created history by becoming the first Indian to win back-to-back Olympic medals when he assured himself a silver by storming into the final of the men’s freestyle 66 category in a dramatic fashion at the Excel arena in London on Sunday. Read more.

Yogeshwar clinches India’s fifth Olympic medal

Aug 11, 2012

Third Indian wrestler to win a medal after K.D. Jadhav and Sushil Kumar

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 60 kg freestyle category winning three rounds of repechage after losing to four-time world champion Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the pre-quarterfinals, at the ExCel Arena on Saturday.

It was a brilliant performance by Yogeshwar, who had made the quarterfinals of the last edition in Beijing. He followed Sushil Kumar in winning the Olympic bronze medal. It was the third medal from wrestling for an Indian in the Olympics as K. D. Jadhav had won it in 1952. Read more.

Olympics 2012: Mary Kom was not allowed opportunity to exhibit natural game

Aug 8, 2012

London Olympics Women’s boxing bronze medallist MC Mary Kom was not allowed opportunity to exhibit her natural game as her rival Nicola Adams forced her to go defensive on Wednesday, felt international pugilists and her team-mates in the Indian police.

Adams dashed Mary Kom’s hopes of making it to the finals as she outclassed her 11-6 in the women’s semifinal in London today, leaving her to settle for a bronze. Read more.

Saina wins bronze as injured World No. 2 pulls out of playoff

London, Sun Aug 05 2012

For Saina Nehwal, the London Games have been nothing less than one seemingly endless series of games, many wins, several losses, a playoff that lasted 26 minutes on the court and finally a bronze medal.

Chinese Wang Xin, World No. 2, folded up with a dodgy knee after leading 21-18, 1-0, and just like that, India had its first medal in badminton, as Nehwal became the second Indian woman after K Malleswari to get on the Olympic podium. Read more.

Vijay Kumar’s silver bullet gives India second medal at London

04 August 2012

LONDON: Subedar Vijay Kumar Sharma of 16 Dogra Regiment looks every inch an army man: composed, unruffled; calm to the extent of being infuriating. He is not given to exaggerated mannerisms, he doesn’t believe in showing his emotions – not even after winning an Olympic medal in the most difficult shooting discipline, 25m rapid fire pistol.

The 26-year-old from Harsour village in Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) set the Royal Artillery Barracks on fire with his pistol on Friday, winning the silver medal in a nerve-jangling shootout (elimination round) and then came out and simply smiled, looking relieved after a mission accomplished. Read more.

Like a man possessed, Narang went after his mark (Olympic medal)

Jul 31, 2012

Leander Paes wept without a care in the world as the Tri-colour was hoisted in the summer of 1996, in Atlanta; but the more abiding image of an Indian winning an Olympic medal has to be Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s: tall and ice cool, he walked in to take each shot with the rifle across his shoulder, like a cocky gunslinger.

It was impossible to fathom the tempest in his mind, though, as he boldly moved up from fifth into the medal bracket; finally, as the silver fell in his trap, the national flag miraculously appeared to wrap him in a proud embrace. It was the first sign of true confidence by an Indian at the Olympics. Read more.

Dazzling opening ceremony launches 30th Olympic Games

Jul 28, 2012

London presented a vibrant picture of Great Britain’s rich heritage and culture as a colourful opening ceremony marked the inauguration of the 30th Olympic Games at the spanky Olympic stadium in London.

Queen Elizabeth II declared the Games open amidst thunderous cheers from the capacity crowd of 80,000 signalling the launch of the biggest sporting spectacle which returned to Britain after a gap of 64 years, giving the country the distinction of holding the mega event for an unprecendented third time. Read more.

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar’s husband asked me to frame Pinki Pramanik: Ex-partner

Jul 14, 2012

KOLKATA: Pinki Pramanik’s former live-in partner said on Friday she had brought rape charges against the Asian games gold medallist at the behest of Avtar Singh, a power broker and husband of Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, one of Bengal’s most celebrated athletes and a former CPM MP.

The 32-year-old woman claimed they needed to prove “Pinki is a male” for purposes beyond what was stated in the complaint as Pramanik and Singh were locked in a bitter land dispute. The confession came a day after state sports minister Madan Mitra said Singh – a history-sheeter who was arrested in 2004 for running a sex racket in his hotel -had tried to usurp prime land allocated to sportspersons … read more.

Pinki Pramanik gets bail; gender report in court

Kolkata, July 10, 2012

After spending 25 days in prison, gold medal winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was finally granted bail on Tuesday. However, she could not walk free as the bail papers could not be processed at Dumdum Central jail where she is lodged.

The gender determination test report of the athlete was also produced in the court by the SSKM Hospital authorities on the same day.

Pramanik was arrested on June 14 on charges of raping her live-in partner, who accused her of being a man. Read more.

After rape charge, MMS shock for Asiad gold medallist Pinki Pramanik

Jul 4, 2012

KOLKATA: Further humiliation was piled on champion athlete Pinki Pramanik when a 29-second MMS showing her naked went viral on the net. Her livein partner who has claimed that the sprinter raped and tortured her might have recorded the clip, Pinki’s lawyers say.

“It must have been taken by her partner who is out to prove that Pinki is a man and that she raped her. The MMS clip proves nothing,” one of her lawyers said. The objectionable MMS shows Pinki lying naked on her back, her eyes shut. A camera zooms in on her genitals. Read more.

List of players qualified for London Olympics, 2012 - as on 22st June, 2012

LONDON OLYMPICS

2012 – (1)

So far, 80 sportspersons in 13 Disciplines have qualified for XXXth Olympics, to be held from 25th July, 2012 in London. Out of this, 64 are Individual Sportspersons from 12 Disciplines and 16 Member Men Hockey Team. The details are as follows:-

As on 22.06.2012

S.No.

NAME OF THE PLAYER

NAME OF THE DISCIPLINE

EVENT

REMARKS

123 Ms. Laishram Bombayla DeviMs. Deepika KumariMs. Chekrovolu Swuro Archery Women Recurve Individual &Team Three Quota Places to India
456 Mr. Jayanta TalukdarMr. Rahul BanerjeeMr. Tarundeep Rai Archery Men’s Recurve Individual & Team Quota Place to India
7 Mr. Vikas Gowda Athletics Discuss Throw Individual Quota Place
8 Mr. Gurmeet Singh Athletics 20 KM Walk Individual Quota Place
9 Mr. Om Prakash Singh Karhana Athletics Shot Put Individual Quota Place
10 Ms. Mayookha Johny Athletics Triple Jump Individual Quota Place
11 Ms. Tintu Luka Athletics 800 M Individual Quota Place
12 Ms. Krishna Poonia Athletics Discus Throw Individual Quota Place
13 Mr. Ram Singh Yadav Athletics Marathon Individual Quota Place
14 Mr. Baljinder Singh Athletics 20 KM Walk Individual Quota Place
15 Ms. Seema Antil Athletics Discus Throw Individual Quota Place
16 Mr. Renjith M. Athletics Triple Jump Individual Quota Place
17 Mr. Irfan K.T. Athletics 20 KM Walk Individual Quota Place
18 Mr. Basant Bahadur Rana Athletics 50 KM Walk * Individual Quota Place
19 Ms. Sudha Singh Athletics 3000M Steeplechase Individual Quota Place

- 2 -

S.No.

NAME OF THE PLAYER

NAME OF THE DISCIPLINE

EVENT

REMARKS

20 Ms. Saina Nehwal Badminton Women Singles Individual Quota Place
21 Mr. P. Kashyap Badminton Men’s Singles Individual Quota Place
22 Mr. V. Diju Badminton Mixed Doubles Individual Quota Place
23 Ms. Jwala Gutta Badminton Mixed Doubles Individual Quota Place
Ms. Jwala Gutta Badminton Women’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
24 Ms. Ashwini Ponnappa Badminton Women’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
25 Mr. Manoj Kumar Boxing 64 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
26 Mr. Devendro Singh Boxing 49 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
27 Mr. Jai Bhagwan Boxing 60 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
28 Mr. Vikas Krishan Boxing 69 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
29 Mr. Vijender Singh Boxing 75 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
30 Mr. Shiv Thapa Boxing 56 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
31 Mr. Sumit Sangwan Boxing 85 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
32 Ms. M.C. Marykom Boxing 51 Kg. Category Individual Quota Place
33 Bharat Chetri HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
34 P. R. Sreejesh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
35 V. R. Raghunath HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
36 Ignace Tirkey HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
37 Sandeep Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
38 Sardar Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
39 Gurbaj Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India

-3-

S.No. NAME OF THE PLAYER NAME OF THE DISCIPLINE EVENT REMARKS
40 Birendra Lakra HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
41 Manpreet Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
42 S.V. Sunil HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
43 Gurwinder Singh Chandi HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
44 Shivendra Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
45 Danish Mujtaba HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
46 Tushar Khandker HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
47 Dharamvir Singh HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
48 S.K. Uthappa HockeyMen Team event Quota Place to India
49 Ms. Garima Chaudhary Judo (Women) 63 Kg. Category Quota Place to India
50 Mr. Swarn Singh Virk Rowing Men’s Single Sculls Individual Quota Place
51 Mr. Manjeet Singh Rowing Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Individual Quota Place
52 Mr. SandeepKumar Rowing Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Individual Quota Place
53 Mr. Gagan Narang Shooting 10 M Air Rifle Quota Place to India
54 Mr. Abhinav Bindra Shooting 10 M Rifle Quota Place to India
55 Mr. Joydeep Karmakar Shooting 50 M Rifle Prone Quota Place to India
56 Mr. Ronjan Sodhi Shooting Double Trap Quota Place to India
57 Mr. Vijay Kumar Shooting 25 M Rapid Fire Pistol Quota Place to India
58 Mr. Sanjeev Rajput Shooting 50 M Rifle 3 Positions Quota Place to India
59 Ms. Anuraj Singh Shooting 10 M Air Pistol Quota Place to India
60 Ms. Rahi Sarnobat Shooting 25 M Pistol Quota Place to India

-4-

S.No. NAME OF THE PLAYER NAME OF THE DISCIPLINE EVENT REMARKS
61 Ms. Shagun Choudhary Shooting Trap Shooting Quota Place to India
62 Mr. Manavjit Singh Sandhu Shooting Trap Shooting Quota Place to India
63 Ms. Heena Sidhu Shooting 10 M Air Pistol Quota Place to India
64 Mr. Virdhawal Khare * Swimming 100 M Freestyle Individual Quota Place
65 Mr. Sandeep Sejwal * Swimming 100 M Breaststroke Individual Quota Place
66 Mr. Aaron D’ Souza * Swimming 200 M Freestyle Individual Quota Place
67 Mr. Saurabh Sangvekar * Swimming 1500 M Freestyle Individual Quota Place
68 Ms. Ankita Das Table Tennis Women’s Singles Individual Quota Place
69 Mr. Soumyajit Ghosh Table Tennis Men’s Singles Individual Quota Place
70 Mr. Leander Paes Tennis Men’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
71 Mr. Vishnu Vardhan Tennis Men’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
72 Mr. Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Men’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
73 Mr. Rohan Bopanna Tennis Men’s Doubles Individual Quota Place
74 Mr. Katulu Ravi Kumar Weightlifting 69 Kg. Men Quota Place for India
75 Ms. N. Soniya Chanu Weightlifting 48 Kg. Women Quota Place for India
76 Mr. Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling 60 Kg. Freestyle Individual Quota Place
77 Mr. Amit Kumar Wrestling 55 Kg. Freestyle Individual Quota Place
78 Ms. Geeta Phogat Wrestling 55 Kg. Female Freestyle Individual Quota Place
79 Mr. Sushil Kumar Wrestling 66 Kg. Freestyle Individual Quota Place
80 Mr. Narsingh Panchim Yadav Wrestling 70 Kg. Freestyle Individual Quota Place

*-Achieved ‘B’ qualifying standard which will be confirmed after final qualifying competition in June, 2012.

Archery – 06, Athletics – 13, Badminton – 05, Boxing – 08, Hockey (Men) – 16, Judo – 01, Rowing – 03, Shooting – 11, Swimming – 04*, Table Tennis – 02, Tennis – 04, Weightlifting – 02 and Wrestling – 05.

(Courtesy: pib press release)

Asian Gold Medallist Pinki in jail

Kolkata, June 24, 2012

From lording over athletics tracks spanning 400 metres, Asian gold medallist Pinki Pramanik’s movements have largely been confined to a 12 by 8 feet cell at Dum Dum central jail – in the male ward for the last eight days. A day before a medical board of the state-run SSKM Hospital decides what gender determination tests Pramanik must take, the 26-year-old athlete was let out of the cell for the first time on Sunday.

Police detained Pramanik, who had won gold in the 400 metres relay for women at the 2006 Asian Games, on June 14 after a woman accused the athlete of being male and raping her after promising marriage. Read more.

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HC sets aside Hooda govt’s quota policy in promotion

Bombay HC stays Maharashtra govt’s decision to give 16% reservation to Marathas

3% quota must for disabled people in all govt jobs including IAS: SC
RBI officer held in fake certificate case in Kandhamal
SC cancels Puducherry govt’s order denying quota to section of Scheduled Caste people
HC to UPSC: Stick to 3% quota for disabled
Supreme Court eases norms for SCs/STs’ promotions
Maharashtra okays 16% quotas for Marathas, 5% for Muslims
Govt panel favours OBC quota for transgenders
Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC
Hindu converted to Islam doesn’t lose backward class status: Madras HC
SC upholds Centre’s decision to include Jats in OBC
Government notifies Jat reservation, but OBC Commission raises red flag
Cabinet Approves Amendment to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014
Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for 13 States and three UTs
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OBCs to get 27% of govt petrol pumps    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 10, 2014
NEW DELHI: The oil ministry has for the first time implemented a 27% quota for OBCs (other backward castes) in allotment of petrol pumps, even as it has decided to auction outlets on ‘premium sites’ and distribute others through lottery with a view to ensuring transparency. …

HC sets aside Hooda govt’s quota policy in promotion   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 15, 2014
CHANDIGARH: In an order that will impact thousands of scheduled caste (SC) employees of Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday set aside the state government’s reservation policy pertaining to promotion to Class III and IV posts. …

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Bombay HC stays Maharashtra govt’s decision to give 16% reservation to Marathas    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 14, 2014
MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday stayed Maharashtra government’s decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. …

3% quota must for disabled people in all govt jobs including IAS: SC    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 12, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday held that three per cent reservation for disabled people be given in all categories of government jobs including in appointments and promotions to IAS, while pulling up the Centre for “blocking” the very purpose of this empowering legislation by opposing it. …

RBI officer held in fake certificate case in Kandhamal    Freepressjournal.in
September 05, 2014
Phulbani (Odisha): A RBI officer was today arrested and sent to jail on charge of producing a fake caste certificate to get the job in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.
The officer is identified as Prasant Kumar Pradhan (58) of Bastangia village and was caught faking caste certificate after remaining in service for 36 years. …

SC cancels Puducherry govt’s order denying quota to section of Scheduled Caste people    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Aug 19, 2014
PUDUCHERRY: The Supreme Court cancelled two orders passed by the Puducherry government that extended reservation in employment, promotion, education and welfare to a section of Scheduled Caste (origins) in the Union territory saying they were not in consonance with the Presidential Order. …

HC to UPSC: Stick to 3% quota for disabled    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Aug 24, 2014
PUNE: The Bombay high court has directed the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the central government to stick to the 3% reservation for candidates with disabilities. The preliminary civil services examinations will be held across the country on Sunday. …

Supreme Court eases norms for SCs/STs’ promotions    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 20, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has revived relaxed standards for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe government employees in departmental competitive and promotion examinations. …

Maharashtra okays 16% quotas for Marathas, 5% for Muslims  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 25, 2014
MUMBAI: In the wake of NCP president Sharad Pawar’s ultimatum to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, the state cabinet on Wednesday approved a populist proposal with an eye on the ensuing assembly elections to provide 16% reservation for backward Marathas and 5 per cent for Muslims in education and government jobs. As a result, the total reservation will be 73 per cent. …

Govt panel favours OBC quota for transgenders  Hindustantimes.com
May 14, 2014
With the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) recommending their inclusion in the central list of Other Backward Class, transgenders in India moved one step closer to getting reservations in jobs and educational institutions. …

Transgenders socially, economically backward: SC  Indiatvnews..com
15 Apr 2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday said that transgenders should be treated a third category and would be considered as socially and economically backward classes and as such entitled to job reservation. …  

Hindu converted to Islam doesn’t lose backward class status: Madras HC  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 10, 2014
CHENNAI: The Madras high court has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to instruct its officials to issue backward class (BC) community certificates to people who embrace Islam, categorically saying that a BC member would get all the benefits meant for BCs even after conversion to Islam. …

SC upholds Centre’s decision to include Jats in OBC
April 09, 2014
New Delhi: In a major boost to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on its notification to include Jats in central list of OBCs in nine states.
The apex court, while passing the order, said, “We are prima facie satisfied that there is material to take the decision to include Jats in the OBC category.” …   

Government notifies Jat reservation, but OBC Commission raises red flag   Dnaindia.com
8 March 2014
Even after facing vociferous opposition from Congress party’s Muslim leaders for extending poll eve reservations to Jats, the government on Friday went ahead notifying their inclusion in the central OBC list. The cabinet at a special meeting on Sunday had extended reservation facilities to Jats in nine states.  The notification mentions that Muslim Jats in Gujarat are also included in the central list, but in other states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi, there is no mention of communal identity.

Jats get quota, Rahul doesn’t get his way on ordinances   Hindustantimes.com
March 02, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee’s reluctance to support its ordinance route forced the cabinet on Sunday to drop its plan to sidestep Parliament to enact anti-corruption laws being pushed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. …

Cabinet Approves Amendment to Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014
New Delhi, Feb 7, 2014
The Cabinet on 6 February, 2014 approved the proposal of the Department of Disability Affairs to incorporate amendments in the proposed Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which are:-

- Definition of person with disability in terms of interaction with barriers also;
– High support needs person enabled to take independent and inform decision also;
– Definition of low vision will be notified by the Government;
– The appropriate Government to take necessary steps to ensure reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities;
– No person with disability will be discriminated on grounds of disability;
– Appropriate Governments to ensure that the persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others, in all aspects of life to have equal rights as any other person before law;
– Recognizing legal capacity of person with disability, limited guardianship would be the norm, to enable the person with disability to take joint decision with legal guardian;
– Person with disability would also have the right to appeal against the decision of appointment of legal guardian;
– Disability Certificate to be valid across the country;
– Educational institutions funded and recognized will have to provide inclusive education for children with disability;
– The appropriate Governments to constitute to expert committee with representation of persons with disabilities for identification of posts for Government employment for persons with disabilities;
– Review period shortened from 5 years to 3 years in case of identified posts;
– 5 per cent vacancies reserved for persons with disabilities will be computed against the total number of vacancies in the cadre strength;
– National Commission and State Commission will have power to exempt any post in an establishment from the purview of reservation for persons with disabilities;
– For greater coverage and employability in Government sector, the appropriate Governments to prescribe relaxation for upper age limit for employment of PwDs;
– National Commission shall formulate and enforce regulations.
(Source: pib press release)


Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for 13 States and three Union Territories
New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for making amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in respect of 13 States (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) and three Union Territories (Chandigarh, Delhi and Puducherry) by way of inclusion / correction / deletion of castes/communities according to  advices received from the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). The amendments will notify 115 changes recommended by the NCBC.
The proposed changes will enable persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail benefits of reservation in government services and posts as well as in central educational institutions according to existing policy. They will also become eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes, scholarships, etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to persons belonging to the OBCs.
Background:
The NCBC was set up in pursuance to the Supreme Court judgement in the Indira Sawhney case.   As per the NCBC Act 1993, Section 9 (“Functions of the Commission”) states that:-
i.    The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and tender such advice to the Central Government as it deems appropriate and;
ii.    The advice of the Commission shall ordinarily be binding upon the Central Government.”
The NCBC has been tendering advice to the Central Government from time to time. A total of 30 Notifications have been issued so far and till date, a total of 2343 “entries” (an “entry” means a caste, including its synonyms, sub-castes etc.) have been notified in the Central list of OBCs for 24 States and six Union Territories. The last such notification was issued on 08.12.2011. Since then, many more advices for inclusion/ deletion of castes/ communities and correction in the existing list of OBCs, have been received from the NCBC.
(Source: pib press release)
More: Brochure on Reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, 2014 >> Click here.

58 Communities Have Been Proposed by 7 States for Inclusion in Scheduled Tribes List
New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014
The government has received proposals from seven states for inclusion of 58 communities in Scheduled Tribes list by December 2013. Highest number of 39 communities have been proposed by Assam followed by Sikkim with 11 communities and Jharkhand with 4 communities. Proposed the government after due examination has referred the proposals to Registrar General of India.
The approved modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes lists are only those proposal which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government/UT Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are considered for amendment of the legislation.
(Source: pib press release)   

SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS   Zeenews.india.com
January 16, 2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment. …

Parties in Punjab decry exclusion of Jat Sikhs from reservation  Thehindu.com
Dec 25, 2013
The recent move by the Union government to provide reservation to the Jat community in Central government jobs under the Other Backwards Classes quota has created ripples in Punjab’s fragile political scenario, as “Jat Sikhs” do not figure in the proposal. …

HC tells central govt offices to verify details for caste validity   Indianexpress.com
Dec 05 2013
In a bid to regulate caste validation of central government employees, the Bombay High Court last month had directed central government offices to give details of the caste verification of their employees recruited in SC/ST category. These offices have been asked to file an affidavit by February 10, 2014. …

HC stays verdict on plea against quota in jobs  Indianexpress.com
Nov 27 2013
The Allahabad High Court Tuesday reserved its judgment on a petition demanding that reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Scheduled Castes (SCs) in state government jobs should be stopped as these categories were already well-represented in these jobs.
A single judge bench of Justice Sudhir Agrawal reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments of both the parties. …

‘Bandbaja’ stir at social justice minister Shivajirao Moghe’s residence Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 31, 2013
YAVATMAL: OBC Sanghatna has proposed to stage a dharna at the residence of social justice minister Shivajirao Moghe on Saturday to protest against the anti-OBC attitude of the state government.

Centre not keen on including jat ‘gotras’ in OBC list  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 29, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Centre has urged Haryana to withdraw its note which said even the ‘gotras’ allied to Jat community should be considered for OBC tag, a demand that has further complicated the seemingly intractable issue and threatens to upset the Congress’s political deadline. …

Levelling the playing field  Thehindu.com

Oct 16, 2013

The latest Supreme Court ruling on the rights of persons with disabilities has struck down an arbitrary proviso in current government policy that had become an impediment in the mandatory reservation of three per cent of jobs for this important section of the population. In disposing of an appeal from the Union of India, the court has pronounced that the quota should be computed uniformly across all grades of employment, thereby removing a discrepancy in the 2005 government order. …

Supreme Court orders Centre and states to implement 3% quota for disabled  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 9, 2013

NEW DELHI: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prised open significant employment opportunities for the disabled by directing the Centre and states to implement within three months an 18-year-old law mandating 3% reservation for such persons in government jobs. …

More: SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors.

Khaps oppose inclusion of jats in OBC list  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 7, 2013

NEW DELHI: Heads of Khap panchayats of several states were among hundreds of people belonging to Other Backward Castes who assembled at Jantar Mantar on Saturday to protest against the recent government proposal to include Jats in the central OBC list and give them the benefit of reservation. …

UP govt restrained from giving reservation to ‘adequately represented’ classes

Oct 3, 2013

ALLAHABAD: Allahabad High Court today restrained the Uttar Pradesh government from providing reservation facility to “adequately represented” classes in recruitment of close to 40,000 constables in the civil police, the Provincial Armed Constabulary and the fire service. …

AIIMS told to appoint on quota  Times of India

Sep 12, 2013

NEW DELHI: Following an uproar in Parliament in the recent session, the health ministry has asked AIIMS to continue with reservation in appointments to faculty posts, contrary to a apex court judgment. …

Govt draws flak over delay in quota for faculty in AIIMS  Times of India

Sep 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: Political parties, including JD(U), SP, BSP and DMK, on Tuesday lodged a strong protest against the government’s slow response in bringing the Constitutional amendment bill to negate a Supreme Court order against reservation for faculty in super speciality section in the AIIMS. …

Govt files review petition against SC order rejecting caste-based quota in AIIMS  Times of India

Aug 15, 2013

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the July 19 judgment in which the apex court blocked caste-based reservation in faculty appointments in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and other super specialty hospitals. …

SC order on reservation gets flak in Lok Sabha  Hindu

Aug 5, 2013

The recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation on Monday came in for criticism in the Lok Sabha with members claiming that it would hit hard 80 per cent population of the country comprising SC, ST and Backwards.

The judgement disallowing reservation in promotion in the faculty of AIIMS also saw members expressing concern over the erosion of Parliament’s supremacy and demanding urgent amendment to the Constitution to annul the apex court verdict. …

Khan revives minority sub-quota bid, wants entire 4.5% for Muslims  Times of India

Aug 5, 2013

NEW DELHI: Minority affairs Rahman Khan has argued that 4.5% reservation for minorities, which has been struck down by a court, can be revived by narrowing its focus to Muslims.

In a note to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the minister said the sub-quota of 4.5% for minorities under the 27% OBC reservation hit the roadblock because it smacked of being a religious quota aimed at minorities. …

Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs)

May 16, 2013

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The new income criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.

This would bring about equity and greater inclusiveness in society. The Department of Personnel and Training and the Ministry of Human Resource Development would issue necessary orders to this effect.
(Source: pib press release)

Reservation for Physically Handicapped Persons

New Delhi, May 07, 2013

Section 2 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995 stipulates “Disability” means-

(i) Blindness;
(ii) Low vision;
(iii) Leprosy-cured;
(iv) Hearing impairment;
(v) Loco motor disability;
(vi) Mental retardation;
(vii) Mental illness;

As per Section 2 (t) of the PwD Act, persons with disability means a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40 percent) of any disability as certified by a medical authority.

As per Section 33 of the PwD Act, 1995, every appropriate Government shall appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three percent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent. each shall be reserved for persons suffering from-

(i) Blindness or low vision;
(ii) Hearing impairment;
(iii) Loco motor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability:

Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any department or establishment, by notification subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such notification, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section.

As per Section 39 of the PwD Act, 1995, all Government educational institutions and other educational institutions receiving aid from the Government, shall reserve not less than three per cent seat for persons with disabilities.

Government has issued instructions that such persons should be provided reservation in all Groups of identified posts in the matter of direct recruitment and in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts identified in the matter of promotion. Vide O.M. dated 26th December, 2012, Government has issued instructions to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) get a fair opportunity in consideration for appointment to an identified post

The Government has finalized a Draft Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill proposing reservation of not less than 5% of the posts for the PwDs.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Source: pib press release)

Inclusion of Caste in SC List

New Delhi, May 07, 2013

Rajak [not Rajak (Washerman)] has been specified as a Scheduled Caste in relation to the State of Bihar.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide their letter dated 14.07.2006, had recommended notification of Rajak (Dhobi) caste as a Scheduled Caste throughout the State of Madhya Pradesh. The proposal was processed in accordance with the approved modalities. The observations of the Registrar General of India (RGI) in the matter have been communicated to the Government of Madhya Pradesh vide this Ministry`s letter dated 08.03.2007, for appropriate action at their end.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Source: pib press release)

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Recent Judgements   

Unauthorised Absence on Medical Grounds – SC Judgment dated 07.07.2014 – Chhel Singh Vs. M.G.B. Gramin Bank Pali & Ors
Judicial Review -Limitation - SC Judgment dated 14.08.2014 – The LIC of India & Ors. Vas. S. Vasanthi
Withdrawal of Voluntary Retirement - SC Judgment dated 22.07.2008 – Director General ESIC & Anr. Vs. Puroshottam Malani
The charge sheet/charge memo having not been approved by the disciplinary authority was non est in the eye of law – SC Judgment dated 05.09.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. B.V. Gopinath

Punishment under Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption ActSC Judgment dated 14.11.2014 – Anotony Cardoza Vs. State of Kerala
“… … the classification made by the Government of India for purposes of different retirement age for Time Scale Officers and Select Officers does not stand scrutiny on the touchstone of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution as rightly held by the Tribunal.” – SC Judgment dated 24.09.2014 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. Atul Shukla etc. 
DOPT O.M. No. 36012/23/96-Estt.(Res) dated 22.7.1997 regarding lower qualifying marks, lesser standard of evaluation for SC/ST candidates for reservation in promotion is declared illegal
. — SC Judgment dated 15.07.2014 – Rohtas Bhakhar & Others Vs. Union of India and Another The order of dismissal passed by the Superintendent of Police dispensing with the inquiry was totally unsustainable and has been annulled. 
SC Judgment dated 13.05.2014 – Risal Singh Vs. State of Haryana & Ors.
… the order of compulsory retirement is not to be treated as a punishment and carries no stigma.” – Bombay High Court Judgement dated 07.05.2014 – Mahesh Prabhakar Kamat Vs. Kamba Transport Corporation Ltd., Goa, & Others
■ The Supreme Court has struck down a single directive provision which barred CBI from investigating corruption charges against joint secretary and above rank officers without prior permission of the Centre. –
SC Judgment dated 06.05.2014 – Dr. Subramanian Swamy Vs. Director, Central Bureau of Investigation & Anr.
Report – Analysis of Cases Disposed of by the CAT (As on DOPT website – 17.04.2014)
Hon’ble Supreme Court has, inter alia, directed the Centre and the State Governments to take steps to treat transgender persons as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservation in cases of admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.-  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others
Child Care Leave SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – Kakali Ghosh Vs. Chief Secretary, A&N Administration & Ors.
Reopening of the inquiry qua charge sheet after 30 years or so would not serve any purpose -
SC Judgment dated 29.01.2014 – State of Maharashtra Vs. Vijay Kumar Aggarwal & Anr.
Punishment must be given according to charges
SC Judgment dated 03.01.2014 – Ishwar Chandra Jayaswal Vs. Union of India & Ors.
An employee, sacked following disciplinary proceedings, cannot seek reinstatement as a “matter of right” after acquittal from a criminal court on the same charges
- SC Judgement dated 28.11.2013 – State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Sankar Ghosh
Courts can’t order recovery after quashing appointment
SC Judgment dated 01.11.2013 – Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Vs. Dhobei Sahoo & Ors. Transparency in Services (Minimum fixed tenure, recording of oral directions/instructions, etc.)SC Judgment dated 31.10.2013 – T.S.R. Subramanian & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. Reservation for PWDs – SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors. Indiscipline – Misbehaviour – SC Judgment dated 24.09.2013 – Davalsab Husainsab Mulla Vs. North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation
Quasi-Judicial Authority-Administrative Authority-Natural JusticeSC Judgment dated 18.03.2013 – Nirmal J. Jhala Vs. State of Gujarat & Anr..
SC Judgment dated 29.04.1969 – A.K. Kraipak & Ors, etc. Vs. Union of India & Ors..
■ ‘Inordinate delay in conducting inquiry can be a valid ground for quashing the charges’ - Delhi High Court Judgement dated 02.07.2012 – Union of India & Anr. Vs. B.A. Dhayalan
Charge-Sheet & Annexures must be signed by the Disciplinary Authority on each page – CAT Judgement dated 27.02.2012 – C. Punnusamy Vs. Union of India & Ors.   
No recovery of the excess amount paid to the employees due to erroneous pay fixation done by the authorities - SC Judgment dated 16.12.2008 – Syed Abdul Qadir & Ors. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors.
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  SC Judgment dated 23.04.2013 – Sukhdev Singh Vs. Union of India and Others (148.9 KiB, 1,169 hits)

Charge-Sheet
The charge sheet/charge memo having not been approved by the disciplinary authority was non est in the eye of law.

  SC Judgment dated 05.09.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. B.V. Gopinath (289.7 KiB, 887 hits)

Denial of Reasonable Opportunity – Bias

  SC Judgment dated 18.10.2000 – Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd. Vs. Girja Shankar Pant & Ors. (54.2 KiB, 643 hits)

Departmental Inquiry to be conducted in the preferred language of the employee

  SC Judgment dated 01.05.2013 – Mithilesh Kumar Singh Vs. Union of India & Others (30.8 KiB, 671 hits)

Disciplinary action for lapses while discharging judicial/quasi-judicial functions

  SC Judgment dated 27.01.1993 – Union of India Vs. K.K. Dhawan (46.1 KiB, 617 hits)

Disciplinary Authority/Power to Institute Disc. Proceedings 

  SC Judgment dated 15.10.2012 – UCO Bank & Ors. Vs. Sushil Kumar Saha (227.4 KiB, 547 hits)

Ex Parte Inquiry

  SC Judgment dated 14.01.2013 – State Bank of India and Ors. Vs. Narendra Kumar Pandey (216.6 KiB, 459 hits)

Exoneration in departmental proceedings ipso facto would not result into quashing of the criminal prosecution

  SC Judgment dated 31.08.2012 – NCT of Delhi Vs. Ajay Kumar Tyagi (99.8 KiB, 711 hits)

In case of minor penalty, due promotion to be granted in accordance with the rules

  SC Judgment dated 30.07.2013 – DHBVNL, Vidhyut Nagar, Hisar & Others V. Yashvir Singh Gulia (163.7 KiB, 884 hits)

Indiscipline – Misbehaviour

  SC Judgment dated 24.09.2013 – Davalsab Husainsab Mulla Vs. North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (223.4 KiB, 862 hits)

 Investigation of Corruption Charges against against JS and above rank Officers

  SC Judgment dated 06.05.2014 – Dr. Subramanian Swamy Vs. Director, Central Bureau of Investigation & Anr. (477.7 KiB, 340 hits)

Judicial Review – Limitations

  SC Judgment dated 14.08.2014 – The LIC of India & Ors. Vas. S. Vasanthi (232.9 KiB, 15 hits)

Leave Rules
Child Care Leave

  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – Kakali Ghosh Vs. Chief Secretary, A&N Administration & Ors. (186.4 KiB, 408 hits)

Major Penalty without Inquiry

  SC Judgment dated 13.05.2014 – Risal Singh Vs. State of Haryana & Ors. (173.8 KiB, 512 hits)

Natural Justice
— Quasi-Judicial Authority-Administrative Authority-Natural Justice

  SC Judgment dated 18.03.2013 – Nirmal J. Jhala Vs. State of Gujarat & Anr. (442.3 KiB, 839 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 29.04.1969 – A.K. Kraipak & Ors, etc. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (51.4 KiB, 228 hits)

Pension and Gratuity can not be denied without the authority of law 

  SC Judgment dated 14.08.2013 – State of Jharkhand & Ors. Vs. Jitendra Kumar Srivastava & Anr (242.4 KiB, 750 hits)

Promotion – RRs

  SC Judgment dated 23.08.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. Shri G.R. Rama Krishna & Anr. (170.4 KiB, 881 hits)

Punishment to be commensurate with Articles of Charge

  SC Judgment dated 03.01.2014 – Ishwar Chandra Jayaswal Vs. Union of India & Ors (169.2 KiB, 1,038 hits)

Punishment under the PC Act
Section 13

  SC Judgment dated 14.11.2014 – Anotony Cardoza Vs. State of Kerala (150.1 KiB, 59 hits)

Recovery
Courts can’t order recovery after quashing appointment 

  SC Judgment dated 01.11.2013 – Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha Vs. Dhobei Sahoo & Ors. (316.0 KiB, 765 hits)

No recovery of overpayment of salary in higher scale if there was no misrepresentation made by the appellant/employee

  SC Judgment dated 16.12.2008 – Syed Abdul Qadir & Ors. Vs. State of Bihar & Ors. (163.4 KiB, 729 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 19.09.1994 – Sahib Ram Vs. State of Haryana and Ors. (11.0 KiB, 261 hits)

Reinstatement – Salary

  SC judgement dated 22.08.2012 – R.S. Misra Vs. Union of India and Others (177.9 KiB, 1,191 hits)

Reopening of the inquiry qua charge sheet after 30 years or so would not serve any purpose

  SC Judgment dated 29.01.2014 – State of Maharashtra Vs. Vijay Kumar Aggarwal & Anr. (186.1 KiB, 415 hits)

Reservation

  SC judgment dated 15.02.2008 – Union of India Vs. Dattatray son of Namdeo Mendhekar & Ors (12.8 KiB, 2,784 hits)

  Supreme Court judgment dated 13.12.1999 – Indira Sawhney Vs. UOI (84.2 KiB, 281 hits)

  Supreme Court judgment dated 10.2.1995 – R.K. Sabharwal & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors (34.6 KiB, 376 hits)

DOPT O.M. No. 36012/23/96-Estt.(Res) dated 22.7.1997 regarding lower qualifying marks, lesser standard of evaluation for SC/ST candidates for reservation in promotion is declared illegal.

  SC Judgment dated 15.07.2014 – Rohtas Bhakhar & Others Vs. Union of India and Another (201.2 KiB, 752 hits)

— Reservation for PWDs and Other Judgements

  SC Judgment dated 08.10.2013 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. National Federation of the Blind & Ors. (330.9 KiB, 511 hits)

  SC judgment dated 15.02.2008 – Union of India Vs. Dattatray son of Namdeo Mendhekar & Ors (12.8 KiB, 2,784 hits)

  Supreme Court judgment dated 13.12.1999 – Indira Sawhney Vs. UOI (84.2 KiB, 281 hits)

  Supreme Court judgment dated 10.2.1995 – R.K. Sabharwal & Ors. Vs. State of Punjab & Ors (34.6 KiB, 376 hits)

Reservation for Transgender Persons

  SC Judgment dated 15.04.2014 – National Legal Services Authority Vs. Union of Indian and others (525.2 KiB, 396 hits)

Retirement Age

  SC Judgment dated 24.09.2014 – Union of India & Ors. Vs. Atul Shukla etc. (321.4 KiB, 152 hits)

Seniority – Ad Hoc Service

  SC judgement dated 22.08.2012 – State of Haryana & Others Vs. Vijay Singh and Others (65.3 KiB, 1,247 hits)

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

  SC Judgment dated 19.10.2012 – Medha Kotwal Lele and Others Vs. Union of India and Others (264.3 KiB, 476 hits)

Simultaneous Proceedings
An employee, sacked following disciplinary proceedings, cannot seek reinstatement as a “matter of right” after acquittal from a criminal court on the same charges 

  SC Judgement dated 28.11.2013 – State of West Bengal & Ors. Vs. Sankar Ghosh (184.7 KiB, 971 hits)

Transparency in Services (Minimum fixed tenure, recording of oral directions, etc.)

  SC Judgment dated 31.10.2013 – T.S.R. Subramanian & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. (290.3 KiB, 744 hits)

Unauthorized Absence
— Unauthorised Absence

  SC Judgment dated 15.02.2012 – Krushnakant B. Parmar Vs. Union of India & Anr. (163.4 KiB, 488 hits)

Unauthorised Absence on Medical Grounds

  SC Judgment dated 07.07.2014 – Chhel Singh Vs. M.G.B. Gramin Bank Pali & Ors (134.3 KiB, 19 hits)

Unconditional Apology

  SC Judgment dated 29.07.2013 – Lucknow K. Gramin Bank (Now Allahabad, UP Gramin Bank) & Anr. Vs. Rajendra Singh (217.8 KiB, 455 hits)

Withdrawal of Voluntary Retirement 

  SC Judgment dated 22.07.2008 – Director General ESIC & Anr. Vs. Puroshottam Malani (69.4 KiB, 145 hits)

Uncategorized

  SC Judgement dated 19.08.2011 – State of UP & Ors. Vs. Luxmi Kant Shukla (149.9 KiB, 662 hits)

  SC judgement dated 01.03.2011 – State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Vs. Nemi Chand Nalwaya (51.3 KiB, 539 hits)

  SC judgement dated 27.08.2010 – Union of India & anr. vs. Bhaskarendu Datta Majumdar (118.7 KiB, 1,729 hits)

  SC judgement dated 18.08.2010 – Union of India & ors. vs. P.C. Ramakrishnayya (152.7 KiB, 1,360 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 13.08.2010 – State of M.P. vs. Harishankr Bhagwan Tripathi (93.7 KiB, 833 hits)

  SC Judgement dated 12.08.2010 – M.A.A. Annamalai vs. State of Kerala & another (158.4 KiB, 782 hits)

  SC judgment dated 15.02.2008 – Union of India Vs. Dattatray son of Namdeo Mendhekar & Ors (12.8 KiB, 2,784 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 19.12.2008 – Roop Singh Negi Vs. Punjab National bank & Ors. (128.8 KiB, 1,044 hits)

  SC Judgment dated 29.10.1971 – Union of India Vs. Sardar Bahadur (34.2 KiB, 944 hits)

B. High Court Judgements
Compulsory Retirement * Delay in conducting departmental inquiry * Habitual Indebtedness * Reservation for PWDs

Compulsory Retirement
“… the order of compulsory retirement is not to be treated as a punishment and carries no stigma. The rule of compulsory retirement has been held to hold the balance between the rights of the individual government servant and the interest of the public administration.”  

  Bombay High Court Judgement dated 07.05.2014 – Mahesh Prabhakar Kamat Vs. Kamba Transport Corporation Ltd., Goa, & Others (149.6 KiB, 354 hits)

Delay in conducting departmental inquiry

  Delhi High Court Judgement dated 02.07.2012 – Union of India & Anr. Vs. B.A. Dhayalan (304.0 KiB, 384 hits)

Indebtedness

  Delhi High Court Judgment dated 21.12.2012 – G.C. Verma Vs. UOI and Ors. (47.7 KiB, 327 hits)

Reservation for PWDs

  Bombay HC judgement dated 04.12.2013 – National Confederation for Development of Disabled & Anr. (132.5 KiB, 1,127 hits)

  Punjab & Haryana High Court Judgement dated 15.07.2011 – Lachhmi Narain Gupta & others Vs. Jarnail Singh and others (176.8 KiB, 336 hits)

C. CAT Judgements

  Report – Analysis of Cases Disposed of by the CAT (As on DOPT website – 17.04.2014) (655.3 KiB, 280 hits)

Charge-Sheet & Annexures must be signed by the Disciplinary Authority on each page

  CAT Judgement dated 27.02.2012 – C. Punnusamy Vs. Union of India & Ors. (18.9 KiB, 1,187 hits)

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BANKING: Waiver bad idea, hurts credit discipline: SBI…; Now, gift your maid, dhobi or driver a pre-paid card…

Waiver bad idea, hurts credit discipline: SBI
Internet frauds: Banks cannot wash their hands off
Public sector banks to remain closed today
Now, gift your maid, dhobi or driver a pre-paid card
Public Sector Banks Staff on Relay Strike; Management Asked to Stock ATMs
Anywhere, anytime bill payment for all
Email ID hacked, Rs 1.13 crore withdrawn from NRI’s account
74% of bank accounts in Modi’s Jan Dhan Yojana are with zero balance
RBI makes SMS alerts for cheques mandatory
ATM fraud: How to withdraw cash, but keep bank balance intact
Most banks hold off revised ATM charges, for now

Jan Dhan scheme goes against KYC norms, is time bomb for banks
More …

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SELECTED/RECENT CIRCULARS
Circular dated 03.12.2014 – Issuance and Operation of Pre-paid Payment Instruments (PPIs) in India- Relaxations
Circular dated 03.12.2014 – Credit facilities to Minority Communities – Inclusion of jain community under Section 2(c) of the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992
Fifth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2014-15 by Dr. Radhuram G. Rajan, Governor, RBI (02.12.2014)
Circular dated 28.11.2014 – Implementation of Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)-Guidelines

Circular dated 28.11.2014 – Branch Authorisation Policy – Withdrawal of Circular dated 04.03.2013
Circular dated 28.11.2014 – Basel-III Framework on Liquidity Standards – LCR, Liquidity Risk Monitoring Tools and LCR Disclosure Standards
Circular dated 27.11.2014 – KYC Norms/AML Standards/CFT/Obligation of Payment System Operators – Amendment to PML Rules 2013
□  Circular dated 27.11.2014 – Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Standards-NBFCs
□ Circular dated 27.11.2014 – Issue of Long Term Bonds by Banks – Financing of Infrastructure and Affordable Housing
□ Circular dated 26.11.2014 – Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Standards-Coop. Banks
Circular dated 24.11.2014 – Simplification of Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms – Creating Public Awareness … More: RBI Circulars
* How to Register your complaint with Bank or Banking Ombudsman
* Banking Ombudsman Complaint Form (06.01.2014)
(Please
click here.)

Waiver bad idea, hurts credit discipline: SBI    Financialexpress.com
December 10, 2014
State Bank of India chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya on Tuesday criticised loan waivers, saying they tended to disrupt credit discipline for at least four to five years and also lead to higher non-performing assets (NPAs). …

Internet frauds: Banks cannot wash their hands off    Thehindubusinessline.com
Banks should make their findings public at the end of investigations: CIC
Thiruvananthpauram, December 4:
Banks have been told to be more responsive to customers’ requests for enlightenment on cases of Net frauds they report. …

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Decisions of Central Information Commission – Section-Wise and Subject-Wise
CGHS Circulars/Empanelled Hospitals/Package Rates
Lists of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes
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Public sector banks to remain closed today    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 5, 2014
PUNE: The public sector banks in the city will remain closed on Friday as bank employees have decided to observe a day’s strike to press for their demand for higher wages.
This is the last in a series of nationwide relay one-day strikes planned by the United Forum of Bank Unions. …

Now, gift your maid, dhobi or driver a pre-paid card    Mydigitalfc.com
Dec 03 2014
In a bid to drive financial inclusion, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday allowed a bank customer to issue multiple pre-paid cards to his dependants and family members. The RBI also enhanced the limit on pre-paid payment instruments (PPI) to Rs 1 lakh from the current limit of Rs 50,000. …
See RBI Circular > Circular dated 03.12.2014 – Issuance and Operation of Pre-paid Payment Instruments (PPIs) in India- Relaxations

Public Sector Banks Staff on Relay Strike; Management Asked to Stock ATMs    Profit.ndtv.com
December 03, 2014
New Delhi: As public sector bank employees in North India go on strike on Wednesday, Indian government on Tuesday asked PSU banks to stock ATMs with enough cash and take steps to minimise inconvenience to customers. …

Anywhere, anytime bill payment for all    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 29, 2014
MUMBAI: Anywhere, anytime bill payment — currently available to only a section of Indians with access to netbanking and that, too, restricted to a handful of utilities — will soon be available for all citizens for all utilities under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). …

Email ID hacked, Rs 1.13 crore withdrawn from NRI’s account    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 25, 2014
MANGALURU: A Canada-based NRI has lost Rs 1.13 crore from his account with a bank in Manipal after hackers made their way into his email account and got the money transferred to two of their accounts overseas, according to a complaint lodged with the police. …

74% of bank accounts in Modi’s Jan Dhan Yojana are with zero balance    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 18, 2014
NEW DELHI: Around Rs 5,400 crore have been deposited in banks in over seven crore bank accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana of which 74 per cent accounts are with zero balance, according to an RTI reply. …

RBI makes SMS alerts for cheques mandatory    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 7, 2014
MUMBAI: Banks will now start sending SMS alerts to both payer and drawer in cheque transactions as soon as the instruments are received for clearing. Expressing concern over the rise in cheque-related fraud cases, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made SMS alerts mandatory for such transactions. …

ATM fraud: How to withdraw cash, but keep bank balance intact    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 6, 2014
Since automated teller machines (ATMs) made their grand entrance in the country, scams like the matchstick trick, glue stick trick, thermo-cam trick, skimmer trick, shoulder surfing trick, sleek trick at pouch, and sleek trick at the cash dispenser unit began surfacing as conmen used all kinds of methods to obtain cash fraudulently from the machines. …

Most banks hold off revised ATM charges, for now    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 2, 2014
MUMBAI: Leading banks, including ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank, are continuing to offer free withdrawals from ATMs and five withdrawals at non-home bank ATMs even after the circular allowing them to restrict transactions comes into effect. …

Jan Dhan scheme goes against KYC norms, is time bomb for banks    Dnaindia.com
19 October 2014
Do not get me wrong. I believe financial inclusion is a wonderful initiative and everybody should have access to a bank account. The concern I have is how this should be done. …

Jan Dhan Yojana scheme can widen banking reach if unorganised remittances are brought under banking channels  Economictimes.indiatimes.com
15 Oct, 2014
MUMBAI: Shardul Majid, a 28-year old construction worker in Mumbai, has a side business that earns him about Rs 20,000 extra every month. …

Suggestions invited for utilisation of unclaimed deposits in small savings schemes    Thehindubusinessline.indiatimes.com
Mumbai, Oct 10, 2014
The National Savings Institute has invited suggestions and ideas on proper utilisation of deposits lying unclaimed in various Small Savings Schemes in Post Offices and banks for welfare and protection of financial interest of senior citizens. …

Now, withdraw cash from ICICI Bank ATMs without a card    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 10, 2014
MUMBAI: ICICI Bank has introduced a cardless cash withdrawal facility which allows customers to transfer money from their account to anyone in India with a mobile number. …

TV sting operation shows banking information on sale    Thehindu.com
Aug 10, 2014
Your personal banking information is no longer personal.
Your account details and credit and debit card information are being sold in the market on demand within the country and outside. This has been claimed by a news channel in its sting titled Operation Maha ‘Bharat’. …

Credit Cards: 4 Mistakes You Must Avoid   Profit.ndtv.com
June 21, 2014
There are around 350 million debit cards in circulation in India as compared to only 19 million credit cards. ICICI, HDFC, SBI, Citibank and American Express are the top five issuers of credit cards in India – each offering a range of rewards and benefits to their respective card holders. …

RBI simplifies KYC norms for opening bank account  Thehindu.com
June 10, 2014
Customers need to submit only one documentary proof of address — either current or permanent — while opening a bank account or while undergoing periodic updation, the Reserve Bank of India said on Monday. …
Relevant Circular >>>
Circular dated 09.06.2014 – KYC, AML Standards, CFT, Obligations of banks under PMLA, 2002 – Clarification on Proof of Address

Indians can now remit up to $1.25 lakh overseas  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 3, 2014
MUMBAI: A strong rupee has emboldened Reserve Bank of India to relax some of the foreign exchange related restrictions including the individual overseas remittance limit of $75000 per year which has been hiked to $125000. …

10-year-olds can open and operate bank account alone: RBI  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 7, 2014
MUMBAI: Children older than 10 years will no longer need the help of their parents or guardians to open and operate a savings bank account. …

Bank staff body lists 406 bad loan a/c worth Rs 70k cr    Business-standard.com
AIBEA also demanded the government release the list of major loan defaulters and make recovery norms stringent
May 7, 2014
The All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has released the details of 406 bad loan accounts with public sector banks. These 406 loans account for non-performing assets (NPAs) worth Rs 70,300 crore.

Soon, banks to set up Lok Adalats for settling cheque bouncing cases  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 3, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Law ministry is working on amendments to the Legal Services Authority Act that would allow leading banks to set up permanent Lok Adalats on their premises for settlement of all disputes related to cheque bounce. …

Retired government servant loses Rs14 lakh in online fraud, one held  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 24, 2014
NOIDA: A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly performing illegal online transactions of over Rs 14 lakh from two bank accounts of a retired government officer. The accused, Ritesh Kumar, was arrested from Pratap Vihar on Wednesday. …

No penalty for bank balance below minimum limit: RBI to banks  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 1, 2014
MUMBAI: Customers may soon be spared penalties for non-maintenance of minimum balances in savings accounts with the Reserve Bank India asking banks to cut down services on low-balance accounts and do away with fines. Banks however say the new regime will lead to higher charges on services for customers. …

RBI’s monetary policy review: Five key takeaways  Economictimes.indiatimes.com
1 Apr, 2014
NEW DELHI: In line with economists and market expectations, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday kept the repo rate unchanged at 8% in the central bank’s monetary policy review. The bank also kept the Cash Reserve Ratio at 4%. …

Conmen swindle Rs 6 lakh from ex-banking secretary  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 21, 2014
NEW DELHI: Conmen hacked into the credit card account of former economic affairs secretary R Gopalan and took away Rs 5.96 lakh in several transactions made within an hour, after ingeniously obtaining card codes from the retired top bureaucrat, police said. … 

New banking code may keep your online transactions secure   Economictimes.indiatimes.com
19 Feb, 2014
You don’t have to worry anymore about someone trying to access the confidential information every time you use internet to carry out banking transactions. According to the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India’s (BCSBI) revised code of commitment to customers that came into force from January, banks will have to take a lot more responsibility for any “unauthorised” transactions. …

Security alert: Frauds can clone your SIM, use your credit card   Hindustantimes.com
February 13, 2014
Somnath Sinha, a mid-level executive at a Kolkata-based FMCG company, was shocked when he received an SMS informing him in November last year that his credit card had been used to make a Rs. 45,000 purchase. By the time he called his bank two hours later to block his card, it was too late.
He learnt that his mobile phone had been used to request a one-time password (OTP), which had been used to make the online purchase. The bank refused to compensate him as the OTP request had come from his registered mobile phone. …   

Soon, you can withdraw cash from ATM even without bank a/c   Fiancialexpress.com
Feb 13 2014
In another effort towards financial inclusion, the RBI has given in-principle approval to setting up of a new payment system that will facilitate fund transfers from bank account holders to those without accounts through automated teller machines (ATMs).
“Essentially, the sender can have the money withdrawn from his account through an ATM transaction.
…      

Two-day bank strike ends, normal operations to resume from tomorrow    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com   
Feb 11, 2014
NEW DELHI: The two-day strike by the employees of public sector banks, which had impacted the banking operations, ended on Tuesday.
Normal banking operations will resume tomorrow. Employees of the public sector banks had gone on two-day strike to press for a wage revision. …

10 things to know about bank strike  Ndtv.com
February 11, 2014
Banking operations were hit across the country as officials of public sector banks went on a two-day strike to press for a revision in wages. …

Banking services paralysed on Monday as employees begin 2-day strike    Economictimes.indiatimes.com
10 Feb, 2014
KOLKATA: Banking services were crippled on Monday as bank employees across regions begun a two day strike rejecting Indian Banks’ Associations 10% hike offer. …  

Plastic Notes
New Delhi, Feb 7, 2014
It has been decided to introduce plastic notes in the denomination of Rs. 10. One billion plastic notes of the denomination of Rs. 10 will be introduced in a field trial in five cities selected for their geographical and climatic diversity. These cities are Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Shimla and Bhubaneswar. The field trial is expected to be launched in the latter half of 2014.This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
(Courtesy: pib press release)    

Bank unions to go on 2-day strike from Monday  Economictimes.indiatimes.com        
Feb 6, 2014
NEW DELHI: Employees of public sector banks will go on a two-day nation-wide strike from February 10 as unions and management have failed to reach a consensus on wage revision. … 

Pre-2005 notes will not work after March 31: all you need to know   Profit.indtv.com
January 27, 2014
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that all currency notes issued prior to 2005 would be withdrawn from March 21, 2014. From April 1, 2014, the public will be required to approach banks for exchanging these notes.
How to identify notes issued before 2005

Bank unions threaten to go on two-day strike from February 10   Ibnlive.in..com
Jan 27, 2014
Dissatisfied with the wage hike offer made by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), public sector lenders’ employee unions on Monday threatened to go on a two-day strike from February 10. …

When cheques bounce  Business-standard.com
Banks charge double penalty – where the cheque is issued & where it is deposited
January 25, 2014
Two things will follow if you issue a cheque to your friend and it bounces. You will have to pay a penalty. Your friend, too, will be penalised by the bank where s/he deposits the cheque. And, if your cheque towards repayment of a loan bounces, then, in addition to the penalty for the bounced cheque, (charged by both banks), you will also pay late payment charges. …

RBI governor allays fears on pre-2005 notes   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 24, 2014
NEW DELHI: RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday sought to allay public apprehensions over the move to withdraw pre-2005 currency notes, clarifying that older notes would remain legal even after the deadline of March 31. …

RBI to withdraw all currency notes issued before 2005   Hindustantimes.com  
January 22, 2014
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005, including Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denominations, starting March 31. The step was aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies in the country. … 

PSU Bank unions defers two-day strike  Economictimes.indiatimes.com
Jan 17, 2014
NEW DELHI: Employee unions of public sector banks today deferred their proposed two-day strike on January 20-21 as managements have offered to give higher wages. …

PSU bank employees to go on two-day strike from January 20: UFBU  Economictimes.indiatimes.com
5 Jan, 2014
TIRUPATI: Operations at all the public sector banks and regional rural banks are likely to be affected for two days from January 20 as the United Forum of Banks Unions has given a strike call, demanding wage revision as well as the resolution of certain other issues. …

RBI says mobile banking has miles to go to reach traction   Hindustantimes.com
January 01, 2014
The Reserve Bank has expressed its disappointment over the lower-than-expected spread of mobile banking in the country saying the awareness levels of this tool has been wanting.

Banks can’t shame defaulters with pictures: Legal experts  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 27, 2013

MUMBAI: In a rapidly rising trend that experts term disquieting, unauthorized, even defamatory, many public sector banks publish photographs of defaulters and guarantors of loans in the media as public notices. …

ATMs may run dry during festivals due to guard shortage  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 7, 2013

NEW DELHI: There may be a cash crunch at ATMs this festival season on account of a shortage of armed staff in private security agencies that provide logistics services to banks.

According to industry estimates, the number of armed security guards in cash handling agencies has come down to a third of what it was six months ago, hitting logistics operations. …

Axis Bank told to pay customer over Rs 4.94 lakh  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Oct 6, 2013

PUNE: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commision has directed private sector Axis Bank to pay a Pune-based customer Rs 4.94 lakh for a cheque that was credited to another account. The commission has also directed the bank to pay the customer interest at the rate of 9% per year on the amount which would have been credited to his account if the cheque had realized on time according to procedure. …

Righting a wrong, RBI way  Thehindu.com

Sep 29, 2013

Supplier subventions are common place all over the world

The recent Reserve Bank of India notification on vendor subvention loans, zero-cost credit card EMI (equated monthly instalment) loans, and so on will go a long way to create an environment for truth-in-lending regulations. Truth-in-lending laws, found in many countries ensure that lenders make a truthful disclosure of their rates of interest, and do not try to attract borrowers with misleading rates of interest. …

Power of Attorney holder can also file cheque bounce cases: SC  Business-standard.com

Sep 15, 2013

The Supreme Court has held that a criminal complaint in a cheque bounce case can be filed and pursued by a person who holds a power of attorney (PoA) on behalf of the complainant.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam gave the “authoritative” pronouncement on the issue, referred to it by a division bench in view of conflicting judgements of some high courts. …

Bank Charges for Non-Home Branch Customers

Aug 30, 2013

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have advised Scheduled Commercial Banks, vide their circular dated 01.07.2013 to follow a uniform, fair and transparent pricing policy and not to discriminate between their customers at home branch and non-home branches. If a particular service is provided free at home branch, the same should be available free at non-home branches also. There should be no discrimination as regards intersol charges between similar transactions done by customers at home branches and those done at non-home branches. However, cash handling charges are not included under intersol charges. The circular dated 01.07.2013 is available at RBI website www.rbi.org.in.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Source: pib press release)

Beware! Your KYC papers may be misused  Times of India

Jul 31, 2013

MUMBAI: Leaving your ‘know your customer’ (KYC) documents floating around can be dangerous for your financial well-being. Banks have discovered several cases of identity theft where fraudsters have created a new third-party identity using misappropriated KYC documents, such as copies of phone bills and PAN card, to avail of credit cards or loans. …

How safe is your money online?  Mydgtalfc.com

Jul 26 2013

A little prudence like using an intricate password and avoiding storage of account details on the phone or mail account or the computer can go a long in ensuring safety against phishing or cyber attack

In May, a drug company and a private bank held each other responsible for about the Rs 2.4 crore the drug company lost due to a reported hacking of the company’s current account through a phishing-based trick. …

Ex-MLA jailed for cheque bounce  Times of India

Jul 24, 2013

GUNTUR: A district sessions court at Narasaraopet convicted former legislator Challa Venkata Krishna Reddy and sentenced him to one year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 in connection with a cheque bounce case on Tuesday. …

Money laundering: RBI imposes fine of Rs 49.5 crore on 22 banks

Jul 15, 2013

NEW DELHI: The RBI on Monday imposed fines totalling Rs 49.5 crore on 22 private and public sector banks including SBI, PNB and Yes Bank for violating know your customer/anti-money laundering norms. It also gave cautionary letters to seven including Citibank and Stanchart following an expose made by an online portal. …

Account statement must be provided for free

July 07, 2013

The banking regulator has repeatedly instructed banks not to force periodic ‘statement of accounts’ on savings bank customers who prefer the passbook facility. Yet, some banks are neither listening to their customers nor the regulator.

If you see the latest Master Circular on Customer Service, issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week, there is a clear instruction to banks to offer pass book facility to all its savings bank account holders (individuals). …

Soon, punch in PIN after swiping card

Apr 13, 2013

CHENNAI: The next time you offer your debit/credit card at a restaurant, don’t be surprised if the waiter brings the payment device and asks you to punch in your secret number. From July 1, credit card users will have the option of punching in the personal identification number (PIN) as an additional security measure while making payments at merchant outlets. This is in addition to signing the charge slip on completion of a purchase. This is part of a move by the RBI to secure card payment transactions in the face of rising cyber fraud. Banks have seen 30cr unauthorized transactions. …

RBI extends deadline for issuance of new format cheques

Mar 18, 2013

MUMBAI: The RBI today asked banks to issue new cheque books only under the new format and gave them time till July-end to withdraw the old format cheques.

All cheques currently with customers in the old format (non-Cheque Truncation System) will continue to be valid for another four months (the earlier deadline was March 31), the apex bank said. …

To access copies of the RBI’s relevant Circulars dated 18.03.2013 and 14.12.2012 on the subject, please click here.

Cheque signature mismatch may lead to criminal proceedings

December 02, 2012

New Delhi: A person may face criminal proceedings if a cheque issued by him gets dishonoured on the ground that his signature does not match the specimen signature available with the bank.

A Supreme Court bench of justices TS Thakur and Gyan Sudha Mishra set aside the verdict of Gujarat High Court which had held that criminal proceedings for dishonouring of cheque can be initiated only when the cheque is dishonoured because of lack of sufficient amount in the bank account and not in case where a cheque is returned due to mismatch of signature of account holder…

Nomination in the Savings Bank Account

Are you aware that RBI has advised Banks to strictly comply with existing provisions and devise a proper system of acknowledging the receipt of the duly completed form of nomination, cancellation and/or variation of the nomination?

March 13, 2009; Updated on  29.12.2010 : Dtf.in

It is credible that many of us, holders of savings bank account, fixed deposit receipts, etc. or locker hirers do not have any acknowledgement given by their banks regarding their nomination, cancellation of nomination or change of nomination. The practice of not giving such acknowledgement, on the part of a bank, is to be construed as contrary to the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and the Banking Companies (Nomination) Rules, 1985.

Therefore, it is necessary and in your own interest to obtain an acknowledgment of the nomination in respect of bank account, FDR, locker, etc., as a matter of right under the existing provisions, because it will help you to review the nomination from time to time, having regard to the change in family and other circumstances. If the record of nomination is retained in the bank only, it will offer an opportunity to an unscrupulous bank employee to manipulate the record with ulterior motive or just to harass the account holder.

When the acknowledgement of the nomination is not available with the account holder or his/her family, the account holder does not remember the actual nomination made by him/her after some time and review of the existing nomination in time does not take place in many cases. Resultantly, in the event of death of account holder, the heirs may have to face legal difficulties in claiming the funds lying in the bank account. In another situation, if the nomination kept in the bank gets misplaced and the account holder was not there to make a fresh nomination, the avoidable problems will crop up.

The moral of the story is that you must always insist on getting an acknowledgement of your nomination made in respect of your bank account, FDR, locker, etc.

As regards the banks, they need to comply with the RBI’s instructions on the subject in letter and spirit. The instructions under reference are a further step in the direction of ensuring transparency provided for in the existing provisions.
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COURT’S ORDERS: Don’t name CVC without our nod, SC tells Centre …

Don’t name CVC without our nod, SC tells Centre
Restaurants allowed to sell cigarettes, rules SC
No god wants devotees to fight, keep temple locked if peaceful worship is not possible: Madras HC
कटहल का पेड़ चुराने पर एक साल की जेल
‘Court Judgment Can’t be Nullified By Exec Order’
Chief secretaries, DGPs will be accountable for missing children: SC
Right to life overrides right to do business, Supreme Court rules
Detaining patients over unpaid bills is ‘inhuman’, Bombay high court says
Govt Nod Not a Must in Taking Action against Cops
Protecting witnesses job of state and cops: Court
Judges can recall orders passed in open courts
Adjournment culture must be stopped: Supreme Court
NHRC orders Rs. 50,000-fine for delivery on roadside
Supreme Court recognizes transgenders as ‘third gender’
Contempt plea against CM, officials dismissed
Contemnors cannot get away with apology: Supreme Court
Now get marriage registration certificate via video-conferencing: HC
SC: Govt can seize land if source of funding hidden
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Don’t name CVC without our nod, SC tells Centre    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 18, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Centre can finalize names for Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner but not issue appointment letters to them without the Supreme Court’s clearance. …

Restaurants allowed to sell cigarettes, rules SC    Hindustantimes.com
New Delhi, December 09, 2014
Municipal corporations cannot prohibit a restaurant from selling cigarettes as such a rule would violate the law that regulates sale, production, advertisement and distribution of tobacco products. …

No god wants devotees to fight, keep temple locked if peaceful worship is not possible: Madras HC    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 1, 2014
CHENNAI: No god wants fight among the devotees, and if they cannot worship peacefully, then the temple should remain under lock and key, the Madras high court observed on Monday while it refused to order unsealing of a temple in Kancheepuram district. …

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कटहल का पेड़ चुराने पर एक साल की जेल    Amarujala.com
15 Nov 2014
नई दिल्ली। सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने शुक्रवार को केरल राज्य विकलांग जन कल्याण निगम के पूर्व प्रबंधन निदेशक (एमडी) एंटनी कारडोजा को कटहल का एक पेड़ चुराने के मामले में एक साल कैद की सजा सुनाई। …

‘Court Judgment Can’t be Nullified By Exec Order’    Newindianexpress.com
25th October 2014
CHENNAI: A Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday upheld the orders of a single judge declaring certain sections of the Industrial Disputes Act as unconstitutional, and directed the Puducherry Government to implement within two months, the order of a Special Industrial Tribunal on wage revision for workmen of the Anglo French Textiles in the Union Territory. …

Chief secretaries, DGPs will be accountable for missing children: SC    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 16, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it will periodically summon chief secretaries and DGPs of those states from where a large number of children go missing regularly. …

Right to life overrides right to do business, Supreme Court rules    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 14, 2014
NEW DELHI: Right to life outweighed right to do business with the Supreme Court on Monday rejecting State Bank of India’s petition challenging an Allahabad high court order directing sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell the sugar stock hypothecated to SBI against loans to pay sugarcane farmers’ dues. …

Detaining patients over unpaid bills is ‘inhuman’, Bombay high court says  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 13, 2014
MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Thursday denounced the “inhuman” practice of hospitals detaining patients till their medical bills were paid. …

Govt Nod Not a Must in Taking Action against Cops  Newindianexpress.com
11th June 2014
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that sanction by the state government was not required for initiating criminal proceedings against police personnel who are not in charge of maintaining public order. …

Protecting witnesses job of state and cops: Court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 29, 2014
NEW DELHI: Stressing the importance of protection of witnesses, a trial court has said that protecting witnesses in criminal cases is the prime responsibility of the State and police, instead of the court. …

Judges can recall orders passed in open courts  Indianexpress.com
New Delhi | May 12, 2014
Can an order dictated in an open court in the presence of lawyers and parties be recalled by judges?
The Supreme Court has ruled in the affirmative, holding that even an order which has been pronounced in an open court can be recalled in the interest of justice and that there was no impediment in the law against it. …
See the Supreme Court’s Order >>>
Supreme Court’ Order dated 06.05.2014 – Kushalbhai Ratanbhai Rohit & Ors. Vs. State of Gujarat

Adjournment culture must be stopped: Supreme Court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 29, 2014
NEW DELHI: On his first day in office as Chief Justice of India, Justice R M Lodha strongly conveyed that hearing in cases would not be adjourned on the mere asking of lawyers. …

NHRC orders Rs. 50,000-fine for delivery on roadside  Hindustantimes.com
April 19, 2014
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday asked the Government of Rajasthan to pay Rs. 50,000 as monetary relief to a woman, who gave birth to a baby by the roadside in Bhilwara, after the medical staff at the Community Health Centre refused to admit her. …

Supreme Court recognizes transgenders as ‘third gender’  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 15, 2014
NEW DELHI: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday created the “third gender” status for hijras or transgenders. Earlier, they were forced to write male or female against their gender.
The SC asked the Centre to treat transgender as socially and economically backward. … 

Contempt plea against CM, officials dismissed  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 28, 2014
MADURAI: A contempt petition seeking action against the state’s chief minister, chief secretary, home secretary, director general of police, Trichy city police commissioner and government advocate was dismissed by the Madras high court Madurai bench on Thursday. …

Contemnors cannot get away with apology: Supreme Court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 1, 2014
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has sent out a loud message that unconditional apology after willful violation of its orders will not entitle those facing contempt proceedings to any mercy. …  

Now get marriage registration certificate via video-conferencing: HC    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com     
Feb 16, 2014
NEW DELHI: Paving the way for couples, especially those living abroad, to register their marriages in absentia, Delhi high court has said that these certificates can be issued via video-conferencing. … 

SC: Govt can seize land if source of funding hidden  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 23, 2014
NEW DELHI: Dealing a blow to the practice of investing unaccounted and ill-gotten money in real estate, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government would be justified to deprive a person of his property if he cannot explain the legitimate source of funds to acquire it. …

Calling judges lord, lordship, your honour not mandatory: Supreme Court  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jan 6, 2014

NEW DELHI: Judges should be addressed in courts in a respectful and dignified manner and it is not compulsory to call them “my lord”, “your lordship” or “your honour”, the Supreme Court today said. …

Gujarat HC junks law against night shift for women employees   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 14, 2013
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Friday scrapped the law prohibiting firms from employing women in night shifts and ordered for making provisions for transportation, safety and well-being of the female employees working during the night. …

Supreme Court makes homosexuality a crime again   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 12, 2013
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a cruel blow to lakhs of homosexuals, many of whom had started living together after the Delhi high court decriminalized same-sex relationships four years ago, by making it a crime again, even if it is consensual and done between adults in private. …

SC Judgement dated 11.12.2013 >>> SC Judgement dated 11.12.2013 – Suresh Kumar Koushal and another Vs. Naz Foundation and others

Man arrested for sipping tea ‘suspiciously’, HC slams cops  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 2, 2013
MUMBAI: Slamming the police for detaining a man for sipping tea in a “suspicious manner” at a roadside stall, the Bombay high court set aside the preventive detention proceedings against the accused. …

Power to the voter: SC makes right to reject a reality  Hindustantimes.com

September 28, 2013

In the upcoming elections in five states, including Delhi, voters who aren’t happy with candidates in the fray will have the right to reject all of them — by punching a ‘none-of-the-above’ (NOTA) button on the voting machine. …

Power of Attorney holder can also file cheque bounce cases: SC  Business-standard.com

Sep 15, 2013

The Supreme Court has held that a criminal complaint in a cheque bounce case can be filed and pursued by a person who holds a power of attorney (PoA) on behalf of the complainant.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam gave the “authoritative” pronouncement on the issue, referred to it by a division bench in view of conflicting judgements of some high courts. …

Kerala HC upholds key provision in Hindu succession law  Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Sep 8, 2013

KOCHI: If a Hindu woman dies without leaving a will and is not survived by her husband or children, legal heirs of her husband’s family will have the right over the woman’s property, the Kerala high court has held. The court’s ruling came on a petition filed by TV Ramakrishnan, of Azhinilam in Malappuram, who is the brother-in-law of a deceased Hindu woman. …

High court sets lakshman rekha for doctors  Times of India

Jul 28, 2013

PANAJI: Taking serious note of how doctors record confessional statements of accused during medical examination, the high court of Bombay at Goa has directed the medical fraternity not to do so, as such statements are not admissible as evidence. …

Delhi High Court launches online payment of court fee  Indian Today

July 22, 2013

The Delhi High Court on Monday introduced online payment of court fee, the first such facility in the country which will save litigants from standing in long queues at the counter.

“A user will be able to purchase court fee to any extent and hold it in credit in his or her own account from which the user will be able to utilise the exact amount of court fee needed per transaction,” a release said. …

Supreme Court bans people behind bars from contesting polls

Jul 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: A person, who is in jail or in police custody, cannot contest election to legislative bodies, the Supreme Court has held, bringing to an end an era of undertrial politicians fighting polls from behind bars. …

Supreme Court verdict: 1,460 MPs, MLAs face criminal cases  Indian Express

Jul 10 2013

In a landmark judgement that could cleanse Parliament and Assemblies of criminals, the Supreme Court today struck down a provision in the electoral law that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts. …

MPs, MLAs will be disqualified on date of conviction: SC  Times of India

Jul 10, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down as ultra vires a provision of the Representation of the People Act which protects convicted lawmakers against disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal against their conviction in the higher courts.

“The only question is about the vires of section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) and we hold that it is ultra vires and that the disqualification takes place from the date of conviction,” a bench of justices A K Patnaik and S J Mukhopadhaya said. …

Prosecution has discretion over examination of witnesses: SC  Zeenews
June 01, 2013

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that it was entirely up to the prosecution to field witnesses to establish its case and the court would not interfere with this unless the case was exceptional.

“The prosecution is not bound to examine all cited witnesses, and it can drop witnesses to avoid multiplicity or plurality of witnesses,” the apex court bench of Justice BS Chauhan and Justice Dipak Misra said in a judgment pronounced May 29. …

Denying accused right to summon witness will derail fair trial, says Supreme Court Hindu News

May 25, 2013

The trial court cannot deny an accused the right to summon witnesses he/she has cited for examination at any stage of trial, the Supreme Court has held.

“Fair trial entails the interests of the accused, the victim and of society, and therefore, includes the grant of fair and proper opportunities to the person concerned, and the same must be ensured as this is a constitutional as well as human right, said a Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Ibrahim Kalifulla. …

Anyone can record a dying declaration, Supreme Court rules  TOI News

May 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: You need not be a police officer, doctor or a magistrate to record the dying declaration, a statement accusing those responsible for the death of the person making his last possible statement.

The Supreme Court has found this to be true in law, at least in cases where the person dies of burn injuries. …

TV interview can’t be used as evidence: SC  TOI News

May 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said the television interview of the December 16 gangrape victim’s friend cannot be used as evidence in the trial proceedings.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir set aside the Delhi high court order which had allowed use of the interview CD as evidence. …

Tapped conversation valid evidence: HC

New Delhi, November 29, 2012

The Delhi High Court has said that law enforcement agencies have every right to intercept telephonic calls of a suspect in a case and use it as evidence against him in a court. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Veena Birbal rejected a plea to declare as “unconstitutional and illegal” a rule in the Indian Telegraph Act that empowered tapping of phones of suspects in a criminal case.

The court said the evidence will be admissible even if the provisions of the rule were not completely complied with.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Dharambir Khattar, an alleged middleman in the 2003 DDA land scam. He is facing trial in the case. …

Child witnesses shouldn’t be dismissed: HC

Oct 23, 2012

NEW DELHI: The evidence of a child witness shouldn’t be rejected outrightly by courts, the Delhi high court has cautioned, while awarding life sentence to a man for kidnapping and then raping a minor girl three years ago.

A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and S P Garg dismissed Shalimar Bagh resident Amrit Sharma alias Amit’s appeal against his conviction and sentence of life imprisonment, awarded by the trial court on September 27, 2010 on basis of the testimonies of the victim and her friend. Read more.

CJI restores ‘oral mentioning’

Oct 2, 2012

On the first day after assuming charge, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir restored in the Supreme Court the concept of ‘oral mentioning’ and requests through applications for early hearing of matters.

The former CJI, S.H. Kapadia, dispensed with the procedure soon after he assumed office in May 2010, and lawyers found it difficult to get their matters expedited if, for some reason, the petitions were listed for a period a few months or days later than what was contemplated by the court. Read more.

Can transgenders be the third sex? asks SC

Oct 2, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and states what could be done to give back the historically and culturally deprived transgenders their fundamental rights and whether they could be categorized as the third sex after male and females.

A bench comprising Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra termed the deprivation of transgenders as a serious matter and issued notices to the governments after hearing brief arguments from senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao, who appeared for the petitioner, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Read more.

Supreme Court: Can’t sue lawyers for wrong advice

Sep 22, 2012

NEW DELHI: At a time when it is the norm to seek legal opinion prior to taking a decision, the Supreme Court has come to the rescue of lawyers by ruling that they cannot be prosecuted for rendering wrong advice if there is no link between them and perpetrators of a fraud or offence.

But the court said the advocate’s opinion must be bona fide as all legal practitioners owe “an unremitting loyalty to the interests of a client and it is the lawyer’s responsibility to act in a manner that would best advance the interest of the client”. Read more.

Courts cannot round off marks even by 0.29%: Supreme Court

Aug 25, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has ruled that the judiciary cannot round off a candidate’s marks to make her eligible for admission to higher studies.

Frowning upon a 0.29% upward rounding off done by Karnataka High Court to allow a student to get admitted to a PG course, a bench of Justices AK Patnaik and Ranjana P Desai on Thursday said, “The division bench of the HC erred in holding that the single judge was right in rounding off 54.71% to 55% so as to make the student eligible for admission to PG course. Such rounding off is impermissible.” Read more.

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Pension Rules/Orders/Circulars and Gratuity Act/Rules – Part I

More: * Latest DOPT / CVC / RTI / MOF / CGHS / DPE / RBI / IRDA Circulars / Orders / Notifications / Guidelines; News * Pension Rules – Circulars/Orders/Instructions and Gratuity Act/Rules – Part II (Subject Wise) * Pension - News
* Extension of Service – Circulars/Orders * Vigilance Clearance * Right to Information Circulars/Orders/Decisions
* CGHS Circulars/Empanelled Hospitals/Package Rates

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RECENT ORDERS/CIRCULARS

* RBI Circular dated 09.12.2014 – Introduction of Digital Life Certificates for Pensioners >>> RBI Circulars > Go to Jeevanpramaan.gov.in
* Pre-retirement Counselling for Govt. of India employees retiring within the next three months to be held on 23.12.2014 in New Delhi (As on DPPW website – 09.12.2014)
* O.M. dated 08.12.2014 – Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal – A Mission Mode Project under NeGP
* O.M. dated 02.12.2014 – Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor
* O.M. dated 25.11.2014 – Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners
* O.M. dated 25.11.2014 – Review of pensioners’ data submitted by various pension disbursing banks – meeting held on 21st November, 2014
* O.M. dated 24.11.2014 – 26th SCOVA Meeting to be held in the month of January, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)
* O.M. dated 20.11.2014 – Revision of Disability Pension/Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/family pensioners – regarding
* O.M. dated 19.11.2014 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS
* O.M. dated 19.11.2014 – Procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement – revision of Form 24
* Notice dated 18.11.2014 – Suggestion for promoting welfare of Pensioners/Family Pensioners drawing pension/family pension from Central Government
* Pre-retirement Counselling Workshop for employees retiring within the next three months – 25.11.2014 (As on DPPW website – 17.11.2014)
* Concept Paper to capture the ‘Outstanding Work’ of the Employees (As on Min. of Personnel, PG & Pensions Website-07.11.2014)
* Pre-retirement Counselling for BSF personnel on 28.10.2014 (As on DPPW website – 27.10.2014)
* O.M. dated 21.10.2014 – Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners – inclusion of NPA for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1996
* O.M. dated 20.10.2014 – Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f. 01.07.2014
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I. Pension Rules – Circulars/Orders (01.01.2012 onwards)
II. Pension Rules – Circulars/Orders (Up to Dec., 2011)
III.  Gratuity
IV.  Pension Rules and Gratuity Act/Rules

I. Pension Rules – Circulars/Orders issued from 01.01.2012 onwards

  Pre-retirement Counselling for Govt. of India employees retiring within the next three months to be held on 23.12.2014 in New Delhi (As on DPPW website – 09.12.2014) (255.9 KiB, 13 hits)

  O.M. dated 08.12.2014 – Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal – A Mission Mode Project under NeGP (751.2 KiB, 12 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.12.2014 – Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor (1.8 MiB, 14 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.11.2014 – Aadhaar based authentication of Life Certificate for pensioners (1.7 MiB, 23 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.11.2014 – Review of pensioners’ data submitted by various pension disbursing banks – meeting held on 21st November, 2014 (1.4 MiB, 12 hits)

  O.M. dated 24.11.2014 – 26th SCOVA Meeting to be held in the month of January, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) (1.1 MiB, 12 hits)

  O.M. dated 20.11.2014 – Revision of Disability Pension/Family Pension of Pre-2006 disability pensioners/family pensioners – regarding (2.3 MiB, 16 hits)

  O.M. dated 19.11.2014 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS (483.7 KiB, 113 hits)

  O.M. dated 19.11.2014 – Procedure for grant of permission to the pensioners for commercial employment after retirement – revision of Form 24 (104.6 KiB, 12 hits)

  Notice dated 18.11.2014 – Suggestion for promoting welfare of Pensioners, Family Pensioners drawing pension/family pension from Central Government (315.9 KiB, 14 hits)

  Pre-retirement Counselling for employees retiring within the next three months – 25.11.2014 (As on DPPW website – 17.11.2014) (264.8 KiB, 11 hits)

  Concept Paper to capture the ‘Outstanding Work’ of the Employees (As on Min. of Personnel, PG & Pensions Website-07.11.2014) (1.6 MiB, 14 hits)

  Pre-retirement Counselling for BSF personnel on 28.10.2014 (As on DPPW website – 27.10.2014) (296.5 KiB, 20 hits)

  O.M. dated 21.10.2014 – Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners – inclusion of NPA for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1996 (41.1 KiB, 26 hits)

  O.M. dated 20.10.2014 – Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f. 01.07.2014 (51.1 KiB, 30 hits)

  O.M. dated 14.10.2014 – Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners – inclusion of NPA for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1996 (69.3 KiB, 25 hits)

  O.M. dated 30.09.2014 – Competent Medical Officer/Board for issuing certificate of disability for the purpose of family pension under rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (445.9 KiB, 27 hits)

  O.M. dated 29.09.2014 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Govt. pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2014 (846.0 KiB, 38 hits)

  Letter dated 25.09.2014 – Minutes of the 25th SCOVA Meeting held on 05.09.2014 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) (6.9 MiB, 15 hits)

  Letter dated 18.09.2014 – Web-based Pensioners Portal, a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) – Release of Grant-in-Aid to Pensioners’ Associations (301.2 KiB, 40 hits)

  Pre-Retirement Counselling Workshop on 24.09.2014 (As on DOPT website – 09.09.2014) (243.1 KiB, 57 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.09.2014 – Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 24th meeting of the SCOVA (4.2 MiB, 66 hits)

  Letter dated 29.08.2014 – Amendments to Rules 32 and 56-81 and Forms 5 & 14 of the CCS (Pension) Rues, 1972-Notification regarding (996.6 KiB, 62 hits)

  O.M. dated 14.08.2014 – 25th SCOVA Meeting under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) to be held on 05.09.2014 (2.1 MiB, 36 hits)

  Letter dated 12.08.2014 – 25th SCOVA Meeting under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) to be held on 05.09.2014 (129.3 KiB, 47 hits)

  O.M. dated 08.07.2014 – Workshop on digitization scheduled to be held on 09.07.2014 at 2.30 P.M (349.4 KiB, 74 hits)

  Letter dated 07.07.2014 – 25th SCOVA Meeting under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) – Rescheduling of date (30.3 KiB, 59 hits)

  Letter dated 24.06.2014 – 25th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held on 24.07.2014 in Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi (368.0 KiB, 65 hits)

  O.M. dated 18.06.2014 – Improvement in Pension Disbursing System – Issues with State Bank of India Bank – regarding (293.1 KiB, 61 hits)

  O.M. dated 17.06.2014 – Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners’ Portal – A Mission Mode Project under NeGP (760.6 KiB, 49 hits)

  O.M. dated 05.06.2014 – 25th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of July, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) (97.8 KiB, 50 hits)

  Notification dated 26.05.2014 – Amendment to the CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 (255.2 KiB, 74 hits)

  CPAO – Accounting and Operating Procedure for Central Pension Processing Centre of Authorised Banks for Pension Disbursement to Pensioners-Feb. 12 (As on 21.05.14) (8.7 MiB, 100 hits)

  CPAO – Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners through Authorised Banks (1.1 MiB, 87 hits)

  Letter dated 19.05.2014 – Grant of TA to Non-Official members attending the SCOVA meetings permission to perform air journey for journey above 1000 Kms. (43.8 KiB, 68 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.05.2014 – Implementation of Govt. decision on the recommendations of 5th CPC-Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100 p.m. to pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS (53.6 KiB, 375 hits)

  O.M. dated 07.05.2014 – Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f. 01.01.2014 (186.8 KiB, 153 hits)

  O.M. dated 07.05.2014 – Simplification of pension procedure – submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers (235.9 KiB, 114 hits)

  DOP&T’s Notice dated 30.04.2014 – Stipulated time for redressal of the grievances of the DOP&T’s pensioners (15.1 KiB, 79 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 24.04.2014 – Procedure regarding switchover of Payment channel from PAO Counter/Treasury to Bank (524.1 KiB, 49 hits)

  DPPW Circular dated 24.04.2014 – Review of Rules 32,33 and 56 to 82 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 – suggestions regarding (2.1 MiB, 77 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 21.04.2014 – Grievances of Pensioners and their Associations with regard to services provided by banks (1.1 MiB, 45 hits)

  O.M. dated 09.04.2014 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners, family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2014 (1.5 MiB, 190 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 07.04.2014 – Issues raised by Pensioners in the Awareness Programme on Pensioners Portal held under the Chairmanship of Secretary (DPPW) on 07.12.13 (795.1 KiB, 40 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 04.04.2014 – Particulars to be obtained by Head of Office from the retiring govt. servant eight months before the date of his retirement (1.3 MiB, 68 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 02.04.2014 – Approval for change of CPPC address due to shifting of location, premises of CPPC (336.5 KiB, 47 hits)

  Central Pension Accounting Office O.M. dated 31.03.2014 – Timelines for Settlement of Pensionary dues authorized by CPAO for Pensioners incl. AIS Officers & employees of CPMF in Authorized Banks (1.3 MiB, 53 hits)

  Letter dated 28.03.2014 – To fix timeline for redressal of grievances (780.0 KiB, 66 hits)

  Notification dated 28.03.2014 – Amendments to the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (2.6 MiB, 112 hits)

  O.M. dated 21.03.2014 – Strengthening of administration – Periodical review under FR 56/Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules (153.3 KiB, 80 hits)

  O.M. dated 12.03.2014 – Conferment of National Awards to Senior Citizens & Institutions working in the field of ageing on the occasion of IDOP-2014 on 1.10.14 (Extension of date up to 30.4.14) (464.6 KiB, 62 hits)

  Notification dated 03.03.2014 – Amendment to Rule 37A of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (194.0 KiB, 67 hits)

  O.M. dated 27.02.2014 – Voluntary retirement under FR 56 (k), etc. and amendment of Rules (171.2 KiB, 108 hits)

  O.M. dated 24.02.2014 – Review/updation of Citizens and Clients charter (CCC)-CCC 2013-14 (458.8 KiB, 65 hits)

  Notification dated 20.02.2014 – Amendments to the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 – Substitution of Forms 3,5,7,8,10 to 14,18 to 22 and 24 (enclosed with letter dated 20.02.2014) (3.7 MiB, 113 hits)

  O.M. dated 31.01.2014 – Action Taken Report (ATR) on the minutes of the 23rd meeting of SCOVA (3.8 MiB, 47 hits)

  O.M. dated 24.01.2014 – 24th Meeting of SCOVA under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP) to be held on 05.02.2014 in New Delhi (36.0 KiB, 60 hits)

  O.M. dated 01.11.2013 – Introduction of Common Nomination Forms for Nominations under various Rules – inviting comments (240.9 KiB, 93 hits)

  O.M. dated 28.10.2013 – Revision of one-third commuted pension portion of pension for those who had drawn up lump sum payment on absorption in CPSUs/Autonomous Bodies – 6th CPC (141.9 KiB, 117 hits)

  O.M. dated 23.10.2013 – Simplification of procedure for verification of service – adherence to the revised format – regarding (71.7 KiB, 77 hits)

  O.M. dated 21.10.2013 – Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation – need to obviate delays in payment of such dues (64.8 KiB, 92 hits)

  O.M. dated 17.10.2013 – Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f. 01.07.2013 (67.8 KiB, 128 hits)

  O.M. dated 07.10.2013 – Forwarding of minutes of the 23rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) (1,022.0 KiB, 77 hits)

  O.M. dated 03.10.2013 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Govt. pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2013 (146.2 KiB, 130 hits)

  O.M. dated 20.09.2013 – Submission of Form 14 by the spouse to the pension disbursing bank after the death of the pensioner – instructions regarding (110.3 KiB, 81 hits)

  O.M. dated 12.09.2013 – Action Taken Report (ATR) on the minutes of the 22nd meeting of SCOVA (620.5 KiB, 72 hits)

  O.M. dated 11.09.2013 – Eligibility of widowed/divorced daughters for grant of family pension – clarification regarding (127.9 KiB, 83 hits)

  Identification of Pensioners Associations under the Pensioners Portal A Mission Mode Project under NeGP (As on DPPW website – 09.09.2013) (72.5 KiB, 63 hits)

  O.M. dated 06.09.2013 – 23rd Meeting of the SCOVA under the Chairmanship of MOS (PP) to be held on 20.09.2013 at New Delhi (334.7 KiB, 66 hits)

  Letter dated 26.08.2013 – 23rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) to be held on 20.9.2013 in New Delhi (54.4 KiB, 58 hits)

  O.M. dated 01.08.2013 – Review of Forms for Pensionary/Retirement benefits and Nominations under various Rules of DPPW (51.3 KiB, 75 hits)

  O.M. dated 26.07.2013 – 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013 (88.9 KiB, 72 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.07.2013 – Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners – Reg. (148.7 KiB, 110 hits)

  O.M. dated 11.07.2013 – Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – Clarification regarding (151.3 KiB, 114 hits)

  O.M. dated 11.07.2013 – Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – Clarification regarding (109.4 KiB, 111 hits)

  O.M. dated 10.07.2013 – Arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Rules and payment of arrears of family pension (144.0 KiB, 85 hits)

  O.M. dated 01.07.2013 – Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependant parents (190.3 KiB, 179 hits)

  O.M. dated 28.06.2013 – Enhancement of ex-gratia payable to pre-1986 CPF retirees and dependent family members of the deceased pre-1986 CPF employees (13.4 KiB, 72 hits)

  O.M. dated 26.06.2013 – Grant of ex-gratia those pre-1986 CPF employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service (49.6 KiB, 73 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.06.2013 – Family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing – Consolidated Instructions (142.8 KiB, 112 hits)

  O.M. dated 24.05.2013 – Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2003 (588.3 KiB, 91 hits)

  O.M. dated 02.05.2013 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Govt. pensioners and family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2013 (1.2 MiB, 130 hits)

  O.M. dated 30.04.2013 – Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners – reg. (622.7 KiB, 116 hits)

  O.M. dated 03.04.2013 – Revision of one third commuted pension for those who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in CPSUs or Autonomous Bodies – stepping up of normal full pension (588.2 KiB, 85 hits)

  O.M. dated 18.03.2013 – Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (65.5 KiB, 85 hits)

  Minutes of the 22nd meeting of the SCOVA held on 19.2.2013 in New Delhi (544.6 KiB, 94 hits)

  Citizens / Clients Charter for Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (226.5 KiB, 110 hits)

  O.M. dated 19.02.2013 – Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – clarification regarding (72.6 KiB, 102 hits)

  O.M. dated 18.02.2013 – To fix timeline for redressal of grievances (187.4 KiB, 92 hits)

  O.M. dated 13.02.2013 – Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners (72.3 KiB, 124 hits)

  O.M. dated 07.02.2013 – 22nd meeting of SCOVA to be held on 19.2.2013 – Forwarding of letters to SCOVA members for necessary action (104.3 KiB, 96 hits)

  O.M. dated 06.02.2013 – Fresh agenda items for 22nd meeting of SCOVA to be held on 19.2.2013 in New Delhi (323.3 KiB, 92 hits)

  O.M. dated 28.01.2013 – Revision of PPO of pre-2006 pensioners – (i) even if age / date of birth of spouse not available (ii) model advertisement (267.8 KiB, 110 hits)

  O.M. dated 28.01.2013 – Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners (227.0 KiB, 121 hits)

  O.M. dated 16.01.2013 – (i) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and (ii) Eligibility for two family pensions (13.4 KiB, 107 hits)

  Letter dated 14.01.2013 – 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies to be held on 19.2.13 in New Delhi (43.3 KiB, 100 hits)

  O.M. dated 03.01.2013 – Re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 in case of employees covered under the O.M. dated 19.3.2012 (978.3 KiB, 98 hits)

  O.M. dated 31.12.2012 – Introducing a dedicated day for attending pensioners in person (518.2 KiB, 89 hits)

  DFS letter dated 28.12.2012 – Steps to ameliorate the hardships of pensioners – fixation of time line for timely redressal of grievances from pensioners (552.6 KiB, 183 hits)

  Notification dated 27.12.2012 – Amendment to Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (161.4 KiB, 96 hits)

  Notification dated 21.12.2012 – Amendment to Pension Rules (640.3 KiB, 96 hits)

  O.M. dated 27.11.2012 – Eligibility of children from a void or voidable marriage for family pension – clarification regarding (64.0 KiB, 92 hits)

  O.M. dated 26.11.2012 – Pensionary benefits to the employees of Non-Statutory Departmental Canteens (1.1 MiB, 103 hits)

  O.M. dated 14.11.2012 – Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners & family pensioners – use of e-scroll for retrieving information from Banks (64.0 KiB, 89 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.10.2012 – Dearness Relief to Govt. pensioners in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2012 (61.2 KiB, 128 hits)

  O.M. dated 04.10.2012 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Govt. pensioners and family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1.7.2012 (112.8 KiB, 165 hits)

  O.M. dated 24.09.2012 – Revision of PPOs of pre-2006 Pensioners or Family Pensioners – Furnishing of details – Regarding (1.9 MiB, 131 hits)

  O.M. dated 20.09.2012 – Family pension – Documents to be submitted by claimant member of family (other than spouse) with Form 14, PPO and death certificate (178.9 KiB, 100 hits)

  O.M. dated 13.09.2012 – Change in the date of birth / age of family pensioners (116.2 KiB, 80 hits)

RBI Master Circular on disbursement of pension

  Master Circular dated 02.07.2012 – Disbursement of Pension by Agency Banks (190.9 KiB, 148 hits)

  Notification dated 08.06.2012 – Amendment to CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981 (61.2 KiB, 98 hits)

  O.M. dated 25.05.2012 – Fixation of enhanced family pension – pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners – Clarification regarding (74.2 KiB, 116 hits)

  O.M. dated 01.05.2012 – Implementation of recommendations of Parl. Standing Committee on Home Affairs – Following a time schedule for disbursement of pension (140.3 KiB, 87 hits)

  O.M. dated 04.04.2012 – Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioers – Revised rate effective from 1.1.2012 (101.8 KiB, 138 hits)

  O.M. dated 19.03.2012 – CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008 – Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 (588.1 KiB, 208 hits)

  Pension Adalat for Civil Pensioners of Delhi NCR to be conducted by Bank of Baroda on 13.1.2012 at 11.00 P.M. in Zonal Office, New Delhi (1.2 MiB, 144 hits)

  Notification dated 11.11.2003 – Amendments to Rules 13 and 19 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 (Counting of Boy service for civil pension) (28.1 KiB, 118 hits)

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