DRI and ICCL Call for Department of Employment Affairs and Social…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick GAA Club Championship Games in April PostponedNext articleUniversity of Limerick ‘likely’ to become location for COVID-19 ‘field hospital’ if hospitals become ‘overwhelmed’ Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCoronaviruscover 19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post NewsDRI and ICCL Call for Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to suspend PSC Requirement forJobseeker applicants during COVID-19 pandemicBy Staff Reporter – March 16, 2020 287 Email Advertisement Designed by FreepikDigital Rights Ireland (DRI) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) today called for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) to suspend the unnecessary requirement for a Public Services Card for the thousands of applicants seeking social welfare support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.DRI and ICCL have been raising concerns regarding the DEASP and the legality of the Public Services Card since summer 2017. The Data Protection Commissioner has already found that the PSC violates privacy laws in a number of ways and ordered the destruction of 3.2 million PSC records. The Government has refused to comply and the case is now in the Circuit Court.“Whether or not the PSC’s illegality is upheld by the Circuit Court is almost beside the point in the face of a global pandemic,” commented Dr TJ McIntyre, DRI’s chair. “‪Now is not the time to require people to undergo time consuming, non-essential processes to access essential financial supports.‬”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are certain to see a rise in the number of layoffs and short time working in the coming days and weeks,” advised Liam Herrick, executive director of ICCL. “Anything that delays the ability of impacted workers to claim their social welfare entitlements and put food on their tables is unconscionable during a global health crisis. Any requirement to attend an Intreo centre for a mandatory face-to-face appointment, against health advice to practice social distancing, is simply unacceptable during this crisis.”“The PSC requirement extends the timeline from when people become eligible for social welfare payments to when they actually receive funds. This will leave laid-off workers who are normally paid weekly in a terrible situation,” pointed out McIntyre.The Government has acknowledged that the Department can manage claims via phone and email for applicants who are already in quarantine. This would ensure those customers will not lose out financially through non-attendance. We call on the Minister to set aside the unnecessary and unsafe PSC requirement for all applicants during Covid-19 and ensure that workers can urgently access the supports they need in this time of crisis. Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

First ‘Virtual Lok Adalat’ Held In Karnataka

first_imgNews UpdatesFirst ‘Virtual Lok Adalat’ Held In Karnataka Mustafa Plumber14 July 2020 11:41 PMShare This – xThe High Court Legal Services Committee, Bengaluru on Tuesday conducted the first virtual Lok Adalat through Video Conferencing. The Lok Adalat Bench comprising of Justice Alok Aradhe, who is also the Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee and Vijay Kumar Patil, Conciliator, settled 31 cases pertaining to two Insurance Companies. The bench awarded a compensation of a sum 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?LoginThe High Court Legal Services Committee, Bengaluru on Tuesday conducted the first virtual Lok Adalat through Video Conferencing. The Lok Adalat Bench comprising of Justice Alok Aradhe, who is also the Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee and Vijay Kumar Patil, Conciliator, settled 31 cases pertaining to two Insurance Companies. The bench awarded a compensation of a sum of Rs 62,95,000 to the Victims of Motor Vehicle Accident. The first virtual Lok Adalat was conducted with the able support and guidance of Chief Justice Abhay S. Oka who is the Patron-in-Chief, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority. Justice Aravind Kumar, Executive Chairman, Karnataka State Legal Services Authority and Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairman, High Court Legal Services Committee. On July 11, the first ever ‘e-Lok Adalat’ was held in Chhattisgarh, which resulted in settlement of about 2270 cases.Subscribe 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