Rashid Paul

HC dismisses fur traders’ petition for their rehabilitation

HC dismisses fur traders’ petition for their rehabilitation

Says trade in wild animals and their derivatives like fur is dangerous

Srinagar: Dismissing petitions by fur traders of Kashmir seeking rehabilitation under a 1998 government order, the J&K High Court today said the state was justified in negating their rehabilitation and restricting it to the fur artisans. The petitioner traders sought rehabilitation in the wake of complete ban on fur trade in the erstwhile Jammu and […]

 Rashid Paul

Govt has power to transfer any employee anytime even during probation: HC

Govt has power to transfer any employee anytime even during probation: HC

Srinagar: J&K High Court Monday upheld the government’s power to transfer any employee anytime even during probation. The court disallowed an appeal against a single judge verdict which had dismissed a petition of five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) constables.  The cops had agitated their transfer to Kashmir from Jammu during period of probation. “We do […]

 Rashid Paul

Candidates with qualification higher than prescribed maximum not eligible to apply for Class-IV posts: HC

Candidates with qualification higher than prescribed maximum not eligible to apply for Class-IV posts: HC

Srinagar: Candidates with higher qualification are not eligible to apply for the Class-IV posts when the advertisement notice has already prescribed the minimum and maximum qualification, the High Court has said. Upholding the criterion of minimum and maximum qualification for the Class-IV posts as matric and 10+2 respectively, the court ruled that the measure is […]

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Banning sale of text books by private schools

Banning sale of text books by private schools

“SPECTACULAR NOTHING”

The opposition political parties in India term the actions and governance style of PM Modi as ‘acts of spectacle’. But if somehow we are able to convey them the recent action by the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK) banning sale of text books and uniforms by private schools they will call it a “spectacular […]

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CG duty-bound to see evacuee property is leased out in transparent manner, and fetches maximum revenue: HC

CG duty-bound to see evacuee property is leased out in transparent manner, and fetches maximum revenue: HC

Srinagar: The Custodian General (CG) is under statutory duty to preserve and maintain the property on behalf of the evacuees, the High Court has said. The property vested in the Custodian General is an evacuee property, Justice Sanjeev Kumar said.  “A statutory duty is enjoined on him (CG) to administer the evacuee property in a […]

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Pension not fundamental right available to govt or PSU employees: HC

Pension not fundamental right available to govt or PSU employees: HC

Quashes single bench order that entitled some retd employees of SIDCO to pensionary benefits

Srinagar: Pension is a not a fundamental right available to an employee of the government or a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), J&K High Court said on Thursday while quashing a single bench order that entitled some retired employees of State Industrial Corporation (SIDCO) to pensionary benefits. The single bench court in 2018 had held that […]

 Rashid Paul

HC raps Transport Dept for demanding 9% token tax on vehicles purchased outside J&K

HC raps Transport Dept for demanding 9% token tax on vehicles purchased outside J&K

Srinagar: The High Court of J&K and Ladakh on Wednesday pulled up the Transport Department for allegedly demanding 9 percent Token Tax from the owners of vehicles purchased and already registered outside the UT in violation of the court order. In a contempt notice issued to Commissioner Secretary, J&K Transport Department, and others, a double […]

 Rashid Paul

HC seeks govt response on regularization of daily-rated workers serving in courts

HC seeks govt response on regularization of daily-rated workers serving in courts

Directs concerned Secretary to file response within three weeks 

Srinagar: In the matter of regularization of scores of daily-rated workers in courts across the union territory, J&K High Court on Monday directed the Secretary Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, to file response within three weeks. The workers had filed a petition against the Registrar General of the High Court saying that despite […]

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Tearing through ‘cover of lengthy litigation’, HC orders tenants to hand-over disputed shops to landlord within two weeks

Tearing through ‘cover of lengthy litigation’, HC orders tenants to hand-over disputed shops to landlord within two weeks

Srinagar: J&K High Court on Monday expressed dismay at the possession of a property in the city under the cover of a lengthy judicial process by some tenants for almost half-a-century. The two tenants possessed the shops at Jawaharnagar by “using the judicial process” although the landlord had approached the courts for their eviction four […]

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HC quashes September 2009 select-list of drug inspectors

HC quashes September 2009 select-list of drug inspectors

Directs recruiting agency to conduct interviews afresh

Srinagar: Observing that priority has arbitrarily been given to some of the candidates by J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) in selection for 72 posts of drug inspectors in 2009, the High Court Friday quashed the entire select list and directed the agency to conduct interviews afresh. Hearing a bunch of appeals against the SSB’s controversial […]