SC/ST Reservations Can’t Be Taken Away By Invoking Technicalities Forgetting The Hardships faced By Them In Accomplishing Literacy And Awareness: Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSC/ST Reservations Can’t Be Taken Away By Invoking Technicalities Forgetting The Hardships faced By Them In Accomplishing Literacy And Awareness: Delhi High Court Akshita Saxena5 Jan 2021 5:51 AMShare This – x”The very fact that members of the STs have been granted certain reservations/relaxations, not only legislatively but also constitutionally, shows the need therefor. The said need has to be fulfilled, not only by providing reservations/relaxations but also by providing relaxations in implementing the said reservations and benefits conferred on the STs. The reasons and objective of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The very fact that members of the STs have been granted certain reservations/relaxations, not only legislatively but also constitutionally, shows the need therefor. The said need has to be fulfilled, not only by providing reservations/relaxations but also by providing relaxations in implementing the said reservations and benefits conferred on the STs. The reasons and objective of providing such reservations/relaxations should not be lost sight of while implementing the reservations and relaxations,” observed the Delhi High Court recently. A Division Bench of Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Asha Menon emphasized that the authorities should not take technical objections while considering candidatures filed by people belonging to these communities. It observed, “The said reservations/relaxations are in admission of the disadvantages which the STs have suffered for generations and which disadvantages place them in a unequal position vis-a-vis other citizens. Such disadvantages extend to all parameters of day to day life, making it more difficult than for others. The said reservations/relaxations cannot be given by one hand and taken away by another, invoking technicalities, forgetting the hardship and difficulties faced by such members in accomplishing smallest of the things, including of literacy and awareness.” The remarks were made while hearing a writ petition filed by Lekhraj Meena, a Police-forces aspirant from Rajasthan, belonging to the reserved category. Background It was the Petitioner’s case that though he had applied for the SSC examination under the SC category and had passed the examination with flying colours, he was unable to qualify the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) conducted in Delhi, for the reason that he had not filled up the form of certificate for height relaxation. It was submitted that the Presiding Officer of the PET Board granted 5 days’ time to the Petitioner to submit the requisite form of certificate for height relaxation, after obtaining certification from the competent authorities of the district where the petitioner ordinarily resides (Karauli, Rajasthan). However, the same could not be submitted on time and the Presiding Officer refused to accept his certificate after five days. The Petitioner submitted that the delay beyond the stipulated five days was for reasons beyond his control and due to hurdles created by the ongoing Farmers’ Protest and Municipal Elections held in Rajasthan. Findings Taking note of these submissions, the Court held the default by the petitioner in submitting the certificate for height relaxation, though he submitted a caste certificate of belonging to the ST, cannot be enforced pedantically, forgetting the very purpose of granting the reservations. The Court also judicial notice of the ongoing Farmers’ Protest around NCR to ensure that none is deprived of due owing thereto, and directed the concerned authorities to consider the Petitioner’s application along with height relaxation certificate. Case Title: Lekhraj Meena v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal set for a bitterly cold day and night ahead

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Donegal set for a bitterly cold day and night ahead Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCouncil renew grit heaps in Stranorlar as cold snap continuesNext articleHuge win for young Derry side: Kenny Shiels Reaction News Highland By News Highland – February 28, 2018 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest It’s going to remain bitterly cold in Donegal today with temperatures of just zero to 2 degrees throughout the day. Some parts of the county are waking up to some snowfall this morning although the east of the country has experienced the worst of the overnight wintry showers.As a result, Met Eireann has issued a Status Red Snow-Ice Alert for the east of the country.It came into effect at 5 this morning for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath and will remain in effect until 12 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.Schools are likely to close in those counties today following heavy snowfall overnight.The arrival of Storm Emma tomorrow is set to bring more heavy snowfall and gale force winds.The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the country is prepared for the storm to come:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/07updvaradkar-weather-lead-clip-ts-a.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile tonight, Met Eireann say that there may be some further scattered snow showers in places in Donegal.It’s going to get extremely cold tonight too with lowest temperatures of minus 3 to minus 6 degrees with frost and icy patches. Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Global investors raise environmental concerns over Indonesia jobs bill

first_imgGlobal investors managing US$4.1 trillion in assets have written to Indonesia’s government to express concerns that a flagship “Job Creation” bill that is due to come before parliament on Monday will have damaging consequences for the environment.Among 35 investors to sign the letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, were Aviva Investors, Legal & General Investment Management, the Church of England Pensions Board and Netherlands-based asset manager Robeco.Read also: Omnibus bill to centralize permit processing, offer incentives for miners “While we recognize the necessity for reform of business law in Indonesia we have concerns about the negative impact of certain environmental protection measures affected by the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation,” Peter van der Werf, senior engagement specialist at Robeco, said in a statement.The omnibus bill aims to streamline the issuance of mining permits by centralizing the process with the government. At the moment, regional leaders have the power to issue mining permits and create regional mining regulations, many of which contradict national-level regulations, The Jakarta Post reported.It will also introduce several fiscal incentives to boost the development of downstream mining industries including mineral smelters, coal-fired power plants and coal gasification facilities.Environmental watchdogs slammed the incentives, arguing that they would prolong environmental destruction.Topics :last_img read more