Rashid Paul

HC issues notice to DSE on school reopening SOPs

HC issues notice to DSE on school reopening SOPs

Srinagar: The High Court on Friday issued a notice to J&K government in a petition seeking action against Director School Education Kashmir for “recklessly” ordering opening of schools in Kashmir amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “There is hardly any school equipped with sanitization material or hygienic sanitary system to check or reduce the vulnerability (of students […]

 Rashid Paul

Update compliance regarding unauthorized occupants within 2 weeks: HC tells Estates Deptt

Update compliance regarding unauthorized occupants within 2 weeks: HC tells Estates Deptt

Srinagar: Two week’s further time was granted by J&K High Court today to the administration to update compliance besides furnishing details of former ministers, legislators, political persons and retired IAS Officers unauthorizedly residing in ministerial bungalows and other accommodations of the Estates Department. “Two week’s further time is granted to respondents to update the compliance […]

 Rashid Paul

Employer entitled to prescribe qualifications for eligibility to a job: HC

Employer entitled to prescribe qualifications for eligibility to a job: HC

“Candidate has no vested right to additional weightage for ‘degree’ if prescribed qualification for job is just ‘diploma’”

    Rashid Paul Srinagar, Oct 13: “Prescription of qualification for a post is a matter of Recruitment Policy,” J&K High Court said today while setting aside a single bench judgment which had held candidates possessing Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharmacy) eligible for posts of junior pharmacist in the erstwhile J&K State Health Department. Allowing […]

 Rashid Paul

Solid Waste Management: HC imposes cost of Rs 25K on UDD

Solid Waste Management: HC imposes cost of Rs 25K on UDD

Srinagar:  The J&K High Court Friday imposed Rs 25000 cost on J&K Urban Development Department (UDD) for responding recklessly on its orders on a matter relating to solid waste management. “It appears that the respondents are not bothered about compliances with the orders of the court. Even more distressing is the fact that an important […]

 Rashid Paul

HC slaps cost of Rs 10,000 on govt officials for wasting judicial time

HC slaps cost of Rs 10,000 on govt officials for wasting judicial time

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Mission Director State Rural Livelihood (J&K) and some other officers for abusing the process of law in a civil litigation case. The costs were imposed (as punishment) on the officers in a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) filed by them after a delay […]

 Rashid Paul

HC allows PIL in Shopian fake encounter case; posts matter for hearing on Oct 23

HC allows PIL in Shopian fake encounter case; posts matter for hearing on Oct 23

Srinagar: The High Court has allowed ascertaining the nature of proceedings at its Jammu wing in the fake encounter killing of three civilians by Army in south Kashmir district of Shopian on July 18. The petition by an NGO sought the investigation of the case be entrusted to a Special Investigating Team constituting members other […]

 Rashid Paul

HC upholds govt decision to sell minor minerals through e-auction mode

HC upholds govt decision to sell minor minerals through e-auction mode

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Friday upheld sale of minor minerals in the Jammu and Kashmir through e-auction mode, saying it enables “maximization of the national priorities”. The court was hearing an appeal against a single bench order that dismissed petitions by 16 miners from J&K who pleaded that the new procedure adopted by the […]

 Rashid Paul

Official non-cooperation results into pendency: HC

Official non-cooperation results into pendency: HC

For failing to file response in PIL, directs Comr/Sec, Jal Shakti to be present personally 

Srinagar: The J&K High Court today directed the Commissioner/Secretary, Jal Shakti Department (formerly Public Health Engineering/Irrigation and Flood Control J&K) to remain present before the court for failing to file his response in a public interest matter. “The respondents have neither filed the reply nor are they represented before us. In view of the above, […]

 Rashid Paul

B2V: As Admin gears for 3rd round, people question deliverance post earlier phases

B2V: As Admin gears for 3rd round, people question deliverance post earlier phases

Srinagar: Third phase of the Back to Village (B2V) programme which is set to begin October 02, is failing to enthuse common villagers who allege that the earlier two rounds of the programme have not delivered encouraging results. The B2V programme, according to the administration, is aimed at directing development efforts in rural areas through […]

 Rashid Paul

HC holds SKIMS admin in contempt for non-compliance of its order

HC holds SKIMS admin in contempt for non-compliance of its order

Says entire administrative machinery appears to be steeped in inefficiency and incompetency

Srinagar: “The entire system (of administrative machinery) appears to be steeped in inefficiency and incompetency” observed the High Court of J&K Monday while referring to non-compliance of one of its orders in a service writ petition of 2017. “The entire system appears to be steeped in inefficiency and incompetency despite a veritable army of lawyers […]

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