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Thursday, August 6, 2015
NEWS FROM HYDERABAD
Aug 06 2015 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)
OROP for HC judges: Govt okays amendments to Act
Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the proposal to amend the High Court Judges Act
removing anomalies in pensionary benefits of HC judges.
Act is amended by Parliament, an HC judge elevated from the bar will have his
10 years of practice as advocate added to his service tenure for calculation of
pensionary benefits. Finance minister Arun Jaitley called the report
`onerank-one pensio nfor judges' as mischievous.It is only that 10 years deemed
service will be added to those who are elevated from the Bar.Till now, a
judge's pension has been based on the number of his service years, thus putting
those elevated from the Bar at a disadvantage compared to those from the
the amendment, the government has also followed a SC judgment of last year
which had asked the government to remove the anomalies. The apex court in its
judgment had also said that to remove arbitrariness in the matter of pension of
HC judges elevated from the Bar, the relief should be reckoned from April 1, 200The
government will bring a bill in Parliament amending the law relating to high
court judges salaries and conditions in service.
Cabinet also cleared the amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
The arbitration bill, to be tabled in Parliament in the current session, is
intended to signal the international business community that prolonged
arbitration proceedings in India will soon become a thing of the past. One of
the proposed amendment provides for settlement of cases within nine months,
with very less intervention from courts. Another amendment proposes that the
fee structure of the presiding arbitrator will be decided in the first sitting
Aug 06 2015 : The Times of India (Hyderabad)
Parrikar to hold meeting on cantonment road blockade
Dattatreya And Others To
Attend The Meet In Delhi Today
Defence minister Manohar
Parrikar has convened a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday to address the
vexatious issue of closure of roads in the Secunderabad Cantonment area to
civilians. The long-drawn tussle be tween civilians and Army authorities over
the blockade is expected to be resolved with the minister taking interest in
the issue. The stakeholders including civil society members, representatives of
the AOC (Army Ordnance Corps), members of the Secunderabad Cantonment Board,
and lawmakers from Telangana are attending the meeting to be held at defence
minister's office at the South Block. “We hope the meeting will help end the
logjam over the road blockade. Parrikar is not only sympathetic to the
civilians' woes, but he is determined to end the deadlock,“ said Ch Malla Reddy
, TDP LS member from Malkajgiri.
Union minister of state for
labour Bandaru Dattatreya, who represents Secunderabad, A P Jithender Reddy ,
TRS floor leader in the Lok Sabha, G Sayanna, MLA from Secunderabad
(Cantonment), and BJP MLC N Ramachandra Rao are among others attending the
“We will convince him that
the road blockade is in violation of defence ministry's orders issued in March
this year and ask the Army authorities to lift the curbs,“ said B T Srinivasan,
general secretary of United Federation of Resident Welfare Associations, who is
representing the civil society. The civilians have been protesting the curbs
placed on their use of the roads connecting Alwal and Yapral in 2013.
AS Negi, governing officer
in command (GOC) of And hra Telangana Sub-Area Command, is taking part in the
meeting on behalf of the Local Military Authority (LMA). Initially, civilian
vehicles were not allowed on several roads from February 25 to March 9 between
10pm and 8am and, from March 10 private vehicles were completely banned on
The Army decided to
restrict traffic moving from SP RoadEast Marredpally towards Allahabad Gate
(Entrancement Road), between Secunderabad Club, Picket West Marredpally towards
Wellington Enclave (Wellington Road) and Safilguda junction towards Safilguda
railway crossing (Ordnance Road) and Mornington Road.
Residents of areas like
Gautham Nagar, Safilguda, Neredmet and Anandbagh are cut off from Secunderabad.
Similarly , residents of RK Puram, Sainikpuri, Defence Colony , AS Rao Nagar
and beyond cannot reach Secunderabad via Military Hospital and AOC Centre. They
have to travel up to Trimulgherry Crossroads and take the already congested
Rajiv Rahadari to reach Secunderabad.