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Govt servants may get ‘shield’ from prosecution, agencies will need approval to probe
Deterrent punishment be given to corrupt government servants: Court
‘Tainted’ officers lose anti-prosecution shield when transferred: SC
Supreme Court modifies order, asks LIC to pay 50% of back wages to grade III, IV part-time workers
SC: Can’t deny job for petty crimes of past
No sanction needed to try government servants for illegal acts: Supreme Court
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Govt servants may get ‘shield’ from prosecution, agencies will need approval to probe

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 10, 2016
NEW DELHI: All government servants may get a ‘shield’ from prosecution as the Centre has okayed changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act to make it mandatory for investigating agencies like CBI to take its prior approval before initiating an investigation against them. …

Service LawDeterrent punishment be given to corrupt government servants: Court

Deterrent punishment should be given to corrupt public servants as graft has become a deep- rooted problem in society, a city court has said while awarding three-year jail term to a former government official in a disproportionate assets case.
India.com
November 2, 2016
New Delhi, Nov 2: Deterrent punishment should be given to corrupt public servants as graft has become a deep- rooted problem in society, a city court has said while awarding three-year jail term to a former government official in a disproportionate assets case. Special CBI Judge Bhupesh Kumar handed down the jail term to Diwakar Sharma, an ex-Under Secretary with the Science and Technology Ministry, for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 32.42 lakh between 1995 and 2005, noting that he had acquired these through “ill gotten means”. …

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‘Tainted’ officers lose anti-prosecution shield when transferred: SC

Economictimes.indiatimes.com
Sep 08, 2016
NEW DELHI: Providing investigating agencies a significant handle to go after officials accused of corruption, the Supreme Court has ruled that no sanction will be required to prosecute government servants who have been transferred out of a post where they allegedly indulged in such activities. …

Supreme Court modifies order, asks LIC to pay 50% of back wages to grade III, IV part-time workers

Dnaindia.com
9 Aug 2016
The Supreme Court had earlier directed LIC to pay full back wages to temporary employees of grade III and IV.
The Supreme Court modified its earlier order on Tuesday of giving full back wages to temporary LIC employees of grade III and IV, who were asked to be regularised and directed the insurance company to pay 50% of the back wages with consequential benefits considering the “immense financial burden”. …
See SC Judgement >>>  SC Judgment dated 09.08.2016 – Tamilnadu Terminated Full Time Temporary LIC Employees Association Vs. S.K. Roy, Chairman, LIC of India & Anr. >>> Court Judgments on Service Matters

SC: Can’t deny job for petty crimes of past

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 27, 2016
NEW DELHI: Coming to the rescue of student leaders who face difficulty in landing a job because of police cases for leading protests, the Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of petty offences of the past, like shouting slogans, in the curriculum vitae should not ordinarily be a ground to deny a job. …
More: Hon’ble Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of petty offences of the past, like shouting slogans, in the curriculum vitae should not ordinarily be a ground to deny a job. Other guidelines are also contained in their judgement dated 21.07.2016.  SC Judgment dated 21.07.2016 – Avtar Singh Vs. Union of India & Ors.

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No sanction needed to try government servants for illegal acts: Supreme Court

India.com
The court was hearing appeal of Deputy Superintendents of Punjab Police, SS Mand and PS Parmar, who were accused of illegally detaining one Neeraj Kumar in a vehicle theft case for four days without formally arresting him.
July 8, 2016
New Delhi, Jul 8:  The Supreme Court has said that sanction to prosecute a public servant is not required if the alleged offence was committed when he was not discharging official duty. A bench of Justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan upheld the settled law and dismissed the appeal of two senior Punjab Police officials who had contended that a criminal case pending against them cannot be proceeded in the absence of sanction to prosecute them. …

Acquiring assets not crime unless source illegal: SC in DA case

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 1, 2016
New Delhi, Jun 1 () Acquiring assets “per se” is not a crime unless the sources are found to be illegal, the Supreme Court today said while Karnataka maintained that the High Court order acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the assets case is “perverse”. …

Second ‘wife’ of forest guard left in lurch as HC denies pension

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 25, 2016
Chennai: V Backiam lived as ‘wife’ of forest guard S M Velu for 25 years; they had two children. Yet, the woman has been disentitled from claiming Velu’s pension, after his death in 2003. Reason: She ‘married’ him while his first marriage with Muniyammal, who also has two children, was subsisting. …

Madras HC comes to the rescue of TN’s first woman IFS officer   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 25, 2016
CHENNAI: Facing harassment and humiliated with postings far inferior to her seniority, the first woman Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of Tamil Nadu has won a spectacular high court order directing the government to offer her a posting with appropriate seniority. …

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As per the Hyderabad High Court’s Order, the court is not supposed to exercise the power of judicial review to set aside a transfer order. (Dreamstime Image)

Court Can’t Set Aside Transfer Order: Hyderabad HC    

Newindianexpress.com
21st March, 2016
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court has made it clear that the court is not supposed to exercise the power of judicial review to set aside a transfer order which is administrative in nature. “The High Court can interfere with the transfer order if it is made contrary to rules governing organisation or any statutory rule or if it is prompted by mala fide action”, the court observed. …

Assets of graft accused can be seized before conviction
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Assets of graft accused can be seized before conviction   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 11, 2015
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the government can bring special laws to control corruption, which it said was eating away the fundamental core of elective democracy and Constitutional governance. …

If dependent, married girls eligible for jobs: HC

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 5, 2015
ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad high court on Friday ruled that married daughters are also entitled to jobs under the dying-in-harness rule. According to the rule, in case a government employee dies during service, his or her dependants will be given a job. …

Moms of surrogate babies can get maternity leave: HC     
Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 18, 2015 
NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict the Delhi high court on Friday ruled that surrogate mothers who have children through surrogacy are entitled to maternity leave which includes pre- and post-natal period. …

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