AP HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Letter Petition Against Govt Decision To Defer Payment Of Salaries, Pension Amid COVID-19

first_imgNews UpdatesAP HC Takes Suo Moto Case On Letter Petition Against Govt Decision To Defer Payment Of Salaries, Pension Amid COVID-19 Sanya Talwar8 April 2020 9:26 PMShare This – x”This right to property cannot be taken away without the due process of law as per the provisions of Article 300A of the Constitution of India” states Shankar in his letter.The High Court of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday took suo moto cognisance on a letter-petition on the issue of deferment of payment of salaries & pensions as per a Government Order issued by the State Government on March 31,2020.A bench comprising Chief Justice J.K Maheshwari & Justice Satyanarayana Murthy granted one week’s time to the Advocate General to respond on the issue and listed…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 of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday took suo moto cognisance on a letter-petition on the issue of deferment of payment of salaries & pensions as per a Government Order issued by the State Government on March 31,2020.A bench comprising Chief Justice J.K Maheshwari & Justice Satyanarayana Murthy granted one week’s time to the Advocate General to respond on the issue and listed the matter for further hearing on April 15, 2020.According to the letter written by Advocate Ravi Shankar Jandhyala, the State Government lacks jurisdiction to issue Executive instructions for deferment of payment and the G.O. dated March 31,2020 must be struck down. Accordingly, in light of the rationale that “gratuity & pension are not bounties as employee earns these benefits for dint of his long, continuous, faithful & unblemished services”,  the petitioner has contended that this “hard earned benefit accrues to an employee in the nature of property”. “This right to property cannot be taken away without the due process of law as per the provisions of Article 300A of the Constitution of India.” states Shankar in his letter.Furthermore, the petitioner has also contended,”……that there is no provision in the Epidemic Diseases Act,1897; the Disaster Mangement Act,2005 or Regulations framed under the Epidemic Diseases Act,1897 which empowers the Government to curtail the rights of the pensioners to receive the full pension or as a matter of fact differ salaries also. Therefore,the impunged G.O. is liable to struck down.”On March 31, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh government had announced deferment of salaries to its employees, including the Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers and IAS officers. In an order issued around midnight, Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney said that the imposed lockdown have “completely dried-up” state’s revenue streams. According to the order, the deferments will be applicable to pensions and honorariums as well.The salary deferments in Andhra Pradesh were announced hours after the Telangana government took a similar decision. The Telangana government also imposed salary cuts ranging from 10 per cent to 75 per cent for its executive, political representatives and employees on Tuesday.A similar petition is pending before the Telangana High Court challenging the deferment of salaries and shall come up on April 17, 2020.[Read Letter]Next Storylast_img read more

Man sentenced following aggravated burglary in Castlederg last year

first_img Google+ Previous articleCovid-19: Spike in Donegal cases down to delay in reportingNext articleDrug driver arrested in Letterkenny News Highland By News Highland – December 14, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter A 25 year old man has been sentenced following an aggravated burglary at a home in the Corgary Road area of Castlederg in February 2019.The man was sentenced to 3 and a half years for Aggravated Burglary and 12 months in total for two counts of Common Assault.He is due to serve 1 year and 9 months in prison with a further 1 year and 9 months on license for the aggravated Burglary.The assault sentences will run concurrently.Detectives at Strand Road welcomed the sentencing of the man last week and say tackling this type of crime is a priority. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Man sentenced following aggravated burglary in Castlederg last year WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebooklast_img read more