Rashid Paul

HC asks authorities to create enabling environment for disabled persons

HC asks authorities to create enabling environment for disabled persons

Srinagar, Feb 15: Stressing for creation of an enabling environment for disabled persons in the state, the J&K High Court Friday directed the Secretary and other officers of the Legal Services Authority (LSA) to ensure availability of benefits under different schemes meant for these persons. “It is essential to ensure that an enabling environment is […]

 Rashid Paul

HC raps GDA for not freeing occupied land at Gulmarg

HC raps GDA for not freeing occupied land at Gulmarg

‘Even after expiry of lease, hundreds of kanals still under illegal possession of lessees’

Srinagar, Feb 13: Expressing discontent over the indecisiveness by Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) on occupation of leased land in the resort by the hoteliers despite its expiry, the High Court today directed the authorities to take decision in the matter by the next date of hearing. Taking serious view of the faltering attitude of GDA […]

 Rashid Paul

HC directs authorities to expedite pending compensation cases

HC directs authorities to expedite pending compensation cases

Road widening between Dalgate to Hazratbal…

Srinagar, Feb 12: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the government to take steps for expeditious disposal of the pending compensation cases affecting the road widening project between Dalgate and Hazratbal. The court directed “the official respondents shall move applications seeking expeditious disposal of cases in concerned courts” relating to disputes of […]

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HC asks DSW, SLSA to report about beneficiaries for inclusion in marriage assistance progs

HC asks DSW, SLSA to report about beneficiaries for inclusion in marriage assistance progs

Srinagar, Feb 09: The J&K High Court on Friday gave one more opportunity to concerned State government officials for filing a fresh report about the number of poor girls in the state as per the latest survey for inclusion in the marriage assistance programmes. A division bench directed the Director, Social Welfare Department (SWD) and […]

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HC grants reprieve to ETT institutes

HC grants reprieve to ETT institutes

Asks them to seek recognition, affiliation from competent authority

Srinagar, Feb 05: The High Court on Tuesday “reprieved” the Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) institutes closed and sealed after registration of a case alleging large-scale foul play by them in collaboration with J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE). The court asked the institutes to approach the competent authority for grant of recognition and affiliation. The […]

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HC raps govt’s half-hearted efforts towards constituting State Wetland Authority

HC raps govt’s half-hearted efforts towards constituting State Wetland Authority

Seeks concrete action plan for preserving wetlands

Srinagar, Feb 04: Expressing discontentment over the non-submission of a tangible action plan on the networking of streams, lakes, and wetlands with River Jhelum and constitution of a State Wetland Authority, the J&K High Court today directed the government to file a concrete action plan for preserving the wetland resources of the state. As the […]

 Rashid Paul

HC asks govt to consider posting newly-appointed doctors as per their convenience

HC asks govt to consider posting newly-appointed doctors as per their convenience

Srinagar, Jan 31: The J&K High Court Thursday directed the government to reconsider posting of the newly-appointed doctors as per their convenience, and asked the doctors posted for Ladakh region to submit their joining report before the Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) in view of the closure of the road. The court was hearing a […]

 Rashid Paul

HC to wait for SC orders to decide maintainability of PIL

HC to wait for SC orders to decide maintainability of PIL

‘Irregularities’ in KAS (Mains) exam…

Srinagar, Jan 31: On the maintainability of the public interest litigation alleging irregularities in the conduct of examination for Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS-Mains) by State Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2018, the J&K High Court today decided to await orders from the Supreme Court of India. “In views of the principle of law laid down […]

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HC reserves judgment on PIL alleging irregularities

HC reserves judgment on PIL alleging irregularities

KAS (Mains) exam…

Srinagar, Jan 28: The J&K High Court on Monday reserved its order on a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging irregularities in the conduct of examination for Kashmir Administrative Service (Mains) by the State Public Service Commission (PSC) in August past year. Justices A M Magrey and Sanjeev Kumar reserved the order on the petition after […]

 Rashid Paul

J&K’s power purchase bill set to hit all time high

J&K’s power purchase bill set to hit all time high

Overall expenditure on power likely to be Rs 8000 crores approx

Srinagar, Jan 27: Jammu and Kashmir’s power purchase bill from central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) is set to hit an all time high during the current fiscal while the overall expenditure on power is likely to touch approximately Rs 8000 crores. Out of the total budget of Rs 89,467 crore, the state will incur an […]

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