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Gratuity
Maternity Leave beyond permissible limit
Compassionate Appointment Cannot Be Denied Solely On The Ground That The Petitioner Was An Illegitimate Child Born To Second Wife: Madras High Court Reiterates
Supreme Court Issues Guidelines To HCs On Summoning Govt Officials, Says Personal Presence Should Be Exceptional
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Gratuity
DPPW O.M. dated 30.05.2024 – Enhancement of maximum limit of Gratuity on reaching the DA rates to 50% – Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC

Maternity Leave beyond permissible limit
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‘Be reasonable’, Bombay HC tells BMC; restrains it from sacking doctor-teacher on maternity leave
Udayavani
May 22, 2024
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday restrained the city civic body from terminating the services of a doctor, appointed as a teacher on contract at a corporation-run hospital, for taking maternity leave beyond what was permitted to her.
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Compassionate Appointment Cannot Be Denied Solely On The Ground That The Petitioner Was An Illegitimate Child Born To Second Wife: Madras High Court Reiterates
Livelaw.in
4 Apr 2024
A single judge bench of the Madras High Court comprising of Justice R.N. Manjula while deciding a writ petition in the case of M. Anantha Babu v. The District Collector & Ors. has reiterated that compassionate appointment cannot be denied solely on the ground that the child was from the second wife of the deceased employee.
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Time ripe for paternity leave legislation, says HC

Supreme Court Issues Guidelines To HCs On Summoning Govt Officials, Says Personal Presence Should Be Exceptional
Livelaw.in
3 Jan 2024
To address the issue of “arbitrary and frequent” summoning of government officials by the Courts, the Supreme Court on Wednesday (January 2) issued guidelines to High Courts.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Manoj Misra framed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on summoning of government officials and directed that all High Courts…
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Supreme Court uses rare power to help man fighting for postal job for 28 years
The man had been denied a postal job by the department despite his name figuring high on merit list
The Hindu
October 24, 2023
The Supreme Court has used its extraordinary constitutional power to do complete justice for a 50-year-old man who fought for nearly three decades against the postal department’s refusal to give him a job despite his name figuring high on the merit list.
Ankur Gupta had everything going right in his endeavour to become postal assistant in 1995 until the department grounded his hopes. He had even completed a 15-day induction training when the department dropped his name on the ground that he had completed his Class 12 in the vocational stream. The department said the rules had been amended to consider only candidates from the regular stream.
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On immunity to senior govt officers, Supreme Court says 2014 ruling retrospective

In a unanimous verdict, a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul ruled that the apex court’s May 6, 2014 verdict, which had struck down section 6-A (1) of the DSPE Act, 1946, providing immunity to such officers in graft cases, will have retrospective effect.
The Indian Express
Sep 12, 2023
THE ALREADY struck down provision in the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946, which made central government sanction mandatory for the CBI to prosecute officers of the rank of Joint Secretary and above, will stand nullified from September 11, 2003, when it was inserted in the Act, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Read more …
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Time ripe for paternity leave legislation, says HC

Times of India
Aug 22, 2023
MADURAI: Madras HC has said that it is high time policy makers brought a legislation for mandatory paternity leave to biological and and adoptive fathers in all states as well as the private sector. The HC made the observations last week while quashing a desertion order issued against a police inspector, B Sarvanan, who had sought extension of leave to take care of his wife during childbirth.
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SC says will frame SOPs to curb irrational summonses to babus

Times of India
Aug 22, 2023
NEW DELHI: While saying that it will frame standard guidelines to curb irrational summons to bureaucrats seeking their personal presence before constitutional courts and dissuade judges from deriding officers who appear in courts without wearing jackets (blazers), the Supreme Court on Monday refused to accept parts of the draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) submitted by the government saying they appeared to be like an advisory to the courts on how “judicial review should be exercised”.
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