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[Right Against Exploitation] Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt Why RTE Instructors Are Paid Less Than Peon, Etc. [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Right Against Exploitation] Allahabad HC Asks UP Govt Why RTE Instructors Are Paid Less Than Peon, Etc. [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Sep 2020 12:37 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Tuesday asked the UP Government to file a reply affidavit in a plea alleging that primary school teachers, recruited under the Right to Education Act, were paid less than Class IV posts, i.e. peon, etc. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia has asked the concerned authorities to file their counter affidavits within three weeks. In the interim, it…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 Allahabad High Court on Tuesday asked the UP Government to file a reply affidavit in a plea alleging that primary school teachers, recruited under the Right to Education Act, were paid less than Class IV posts, i.e. peon, etc. The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia has asked the concerned authorities to file their counter affidavits within three weeks. In the interim, it is instructed that teachers shall be paid honorarium in terms of the guidelines set by the Central Government. The order was passed during hearing of a plea against non-renewal of Petitioners’ contract to continue their positions. While the Court observed that this aspect of the matter “requires consideration”, it took note of the Petitioners’ submission that that the appointment of the teachers at an honorarium of Rs. 7,000/- per month clearly violates the mandate of Article 23, right against exploitation. It was argued that Rs. 7,000/- does not even meet the “minimum standard” prescribed even for labourers and thus, keeping qualified teachers at the said amount was nothing but an exploitation by the State. Reliance was placed on a single-bench Judgment of the High Court in Anurag & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. (2018), whereby it was held that the guidelines as prescribed by the Central Government for payment of as Rs. 17,000/- should be a “guiding factor”. In view of these submissions, the Court ordered thus: “an interim mandamus is issued directing that the petitioners shall be permitted to continue as instructors in terms of Government Order dated 31.01.2013 till the pendency of writ petition and shall be paid their honorarium in terms of the Government Order. The question of exploitation by the State and quantum of honorarium to which the petitioners are entitled shall be considered on the next date.” So far as non-renewal of their contracts is concerned, the Court said, “As an interim measure, as there is no provision for non-renewal of appointed persons merely because the strength has fallen below 100, the operation and effect of the order dated 27.02.2020 is stayed and an interim mandamus is issued directing that the petitioners shall be permitted to continue as instructors in terms of Government Order dated 31.01.2013 till the pendency of writ petition.” Case Details: Case Title: Prabhu Shanker & Ors. v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: Writ A No. 6356/2020 Quorum: Justice Pankaj Bhatia Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Indian Navy orders five diving support vessels

first_imgFitted with advanced diving equipment and tools for performing diving operations, diving support vessels are expected to be a game changer in conducting diving operations and will serve as an “ideal platform” for conducting training of Indian Navy’s diving cadre. Photo: Indian Navy The contract for the acquisition of five vessels was signed with Kolkata-based railway wagon manufacturer Titagarh Wagons on 12 February 2021. Titagarh Wagons’ unit, Titagarh Marines, operates in the shipbuilding industry.  The Indian Navy has decided to expand its fleet with five diving support craft (DSC). Once commissioned, the boats will meet the mission needs of Command Clearance Diving Teams (CCDTs) which are involved in providing diving assistance to all ships inside and close to harbour for underwater repair, maintenance and salvage, according to the navy. The investment is part of a wider Make in India initiative aimed at boosting the domestic manufacturing sector. center_img View post tag: diving support craft Share this article View post tag: Indian Navy Photo: Indian Navylast_img read more

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier found credibly accused of sexually abusing at least six women

first_imgCatholic activist and humanitarian worker Jean Vanier was found to have sexually abused at least six adult women, according to a report commissioned by L’Arche, the service organization he founded.In a press release Saturday, L’Arche said the alleged abuse took place between 1970 and 2005, often in the context of spiritual direction. None of the six known survivors had intellectual disabilities. The investigation deems the allegations against Vanier credible.Vanier was a recipient of two awards from Notre Dame, both of which were revoked Sunday, said Paul Browne, the University’s vice president for public affairs and communications.The sexual abuse investigation began the summer of 2019, following Vanier’s death in May. Findings from L’Arche’s report also implicate Vanier in covering up similar behavior by Father Thomas Phillippe, his spiritual mentor. Allegations of Phillippe’s sexual abuse first surfaced in 2014 and were deemed credible by the Vatican in 2015. Vanier publicly denied knowing anything of the abuse.The report’s findings “do not relate” to L’Arche communities in the United States, the release said. L’Arche is an international nonprofit created to serve those with intellectual disabilities. Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns often partners with the organization for Summer Service Learning Programs and community seminars. Vanier received the Notre Dame Award in 1994. In 2014, he and L’Arche were given the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity during the Kellogg Institute’s Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development at the University’s Rome Global Gateway.“The L’Arche report was thorough, rigorous and fair, prompting University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to revoke the award,” Browne said in an email. “Similarly, the 2014 Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity given to Vanier by the University’s Kellogg Institute was revoked today by the institute.”University President Fr. John Jenkins issued a public statement commemorating Vanier after his death in 2019.Tags: Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity, Jean Vanier, L’Arche, Notre Dame Awardlast_img read more

Brazilian Armored 4x4s: New Crime-fighting Technology

first_imgBy Roberto Caiafa/Diálogo February 27, 2017 The Brazilian defense industry is developing at least three modern armored vehicles – the LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle), the Guará 4WS, and the Gladiator II – which are being designed and manufactured to conduct missions in conditions ranging from urban to the wilderness, from highways and back roads to dirt. The rising violence in Brazil’s big cities has made these vehicles practically indispensable in situations of urban unrest. Used as collective protection equipment, the vehicles can act as force multipliers in the most vulnerable parts of Brazil’s land borders. With the increased firepower that gangs and armed factions now wield, which includes the use of heavy machine guns mounted on trucks and SUVs to commit transnational border crimes and attacks on banks, overhauling the equipment available to Brazil’s security forces became essential. “For members of the Armed Forces, the acquisition of modern armored vehicles with expeditionary capabilities and a high degree of reliability in use was already a longstanding request, and it was seen as quite necessary, especially for our professional rapid-deployment soldiers,” noted Major General Guido Amin Naves, head of the Project Planning Bureau of the Brazilian Army. “Past practice in the security forces, especially in the city of Rio de Janiero, consisted of adapting vehicles, such as armored cars, that are used for delivering valuables and using them to make incursions in conflict areas controlled by militias and drug-trafficking gangs,” said Paulo Roberto Bastos, an engineer specialized in armored vehicles. “These modified vehicles lack solid mechanical and ballistic resilience and are incapable of being used on the steep terrain of Rio’s neighborhoods and favelas. Clearly, these are improvised solutions that are still being used. The lack of a decent Brazilian product led to purchasing foreign-made vehicles to meet the requirements of our international events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.” Iveco’s LMV, model M65E19WM, may reach a target of 186 units manufactured in Brazil, 36 of which have been reserved for the Brazilian Army. Iveco’s LMV is a four-by-four vehicle with a maximum weight of eight tons, a one-ton cargo capacity, and room for a five-person crew. This vehicle meets the standards for armored vehicles, as well as the combat specifications for crew survivability. It can operate on different kinds of terrain and can be used on police missions, international peacekeeping operations, or as a light multifunctional military vehicle. The system for protecting the soldiers on board is based on a hull for the crew, with the rest of the vehicle configured around that central feature. Thus, the shockwave from an explosion dissipates before it is able to critically injure the crew. The fuel tank is sealed with anti-explosive foam and the fuel cap is located as far from the doors as possible, reducing the risk of combustion in the event of a fire. This vehicle uses modular armor kits and can be fitted with a protective shield to resist anti-tank mines. The seats are not connected directly to the floor, which allows for greater survivability than in conventional trucks and light utility vehicles. The company in charge of manufacturing the LMV has a large factory that is also used for making trucks, light utility vehicles, and farming equipment. Such large-scale production ensures a high level of domestically manufactured components through a wide network of Brazilian suppliers. The Guará 4WS is geared towards tactical use during special operations by security forces in urban areas. It is used to fight drug trafficking, assaults on banks and armored cars, and in countering gangs that operate in rural areas. “The Guará 4WS has a high number of Brazilian-made components, making it easy to do any type of aftermarket product development,” said Marcos Agmar de Lima e Souza, the manager of business development for the company that manufactures this vehicle. “The structural calculation is ours, helping us to avoid any dependency on outsiders. This results in a lower acquisition cost and greater after-sale efficiency since we fully control any part, component, or frame on this armored vehicle.” As for the concept of rear-axis steering, Agmar explained that they are pioneers in this class of vehicle used for police work. “This kind of system was already in use by heavier six-by-six vehicles for military purposes. We are still testing this armored vehicle, but we have already confirmed that the steering radius and the vehicle’s turning radius can be widened beyond their current six meters. This armored vehicle employs independent suspension in all four wheels. The point is to make maximum use of the standard parts for the Astros family of vehicles – parts that have been widely tested and certified. This lowers the costs quite a bit, and soldiers who are familiar with this kind of equipment will find it very easy to adapt to this new vehicle. Certification by the Brazilian Army is expected by mid-2017.” The Gladiator II is the latest vehicle to be shown. The Gladiator II project uses a diesel engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and can reach a maximum speed of about 62 mph on paved roads. It offers a broad range of ballistic protection and advanced hardware. “The factory will need to start production in the second half of 2017,” said Jairo Cândido, president of the company that manufactures the vehicle. “Initially intended for military use, the project shows flexibility for reconfiguring the vehicle so that it can fulfill missions as varied as reconnaissance and electronic warfare, or serving as a forward observation post, command post, or office, or being used as a mortar, radar, or ambulance. This armored vehicle has a ballistics rating of NATO STANAG 4569 Level 2 and floorboard protection rating of NATO STANAG Level 2-A,” he explained in detail. “The Gladiator II meets the Brazilian Army’s requirements, and it was designed and built entirely in Brazil. It uses armor that was developed through research by Brazilian scientists and technicians, and it can be easily modified into different versions meant for the security forces, civil defense, or federal agencies,” Cândido concluded.last_img read more

Restaurant MICHELIN’S star was officially awarded

first_imgOne of the historic days for both our gastronomy and tourism is certainly a great success and recognition of the restaurant Monte from Rovinj, which became the first and only Croatian restaurant with a MICHELIN star.Late last week, Metro, which is a global partner of the MICHELIN guide, officially handed over the MICHELIN star to the Monte restaurant. Along with Monte, twelve restaurants from the Istrian County – Meneghetti, Batelina, San Rocco, Konoba Morgan, Zigante, Marina, Damir & Ornella, Konoba Čok, Sv. Nikola, Wine Vault, Alla Beccaccia and Pergola – entered selection of MICHELIN’s gastro guide for 2017 and presented them with plaques in METRO in August, the so-called MICHELIN plates.”METRO recognized the strength and potential of Istrian gastronomy in 2014 when we opened the first wholesale center in Istria adapted to hotels, restaurants and caterers. METRO has also cooperated with MICHELIN’s guide in Croatia in order to help Croatian restaurants and caterers take their place on the gastronomic map of the world.”, Said Roberto Mancuso, President of the Management Board of METRO Cash & Carry Croatia, adding that more than a third of METRO customers in Croatia come from the HoReCa sector, including 32 restaurants with a MICHELIN recommendation.With more than 100 years of experience in restaurant selection, the MICHELIN guide today recommends more than 20.000 restaurants in 30 countries around the world. Whether it is Europe, Asia or America, MICHELIN inspectors apply the same criteria in assessing the quality of every restaurant they visit anonymously. Using a unique process perfected over the decades, the MICHELIN guide has become an international reference for fine-dining, and the MICHELIN guide plaque is an official recognition that the restaurant is part of the 2017 selection. The MICHELIN guide presents a selection of the best restaurants and hotels in the 28 countries it covers.last_img read more

Bodies of children and others found in Libyan town after LNA retreat, Red Crescent says

first_imgTopics : The town served as an important stronghold for the LNA during its attack on Tripoli and the Kaniyat fought alongside the LNA in the southern suburbs of the capital.A GNA justice ministry official, Nasser Ghaita, said it had issued 23 arrest warrants over the case and asked for UN technical help. The GNA said on Saturday that “entire families” had been killed.The LNA has denied its forces were responsible for any of the bodies found in the mass graves and has called for the United Nations to investigate reports of violations committed by pro-GNA forces in Tarhouna. GNA forces found 106 bodies in the hospital and local people discovered eight mass graves around Tarhouna, prompting the United Nations to call for an urgent and open investigation.Libyan Red Crescent representative Faisal Jalwal told a news conference that 29 of the bodies found in the hospital had been identified and that they included women and children.Kamal Al-Siwi, head of the GNA’s missing persons bureau, said about 10 bodies had been disinterred from one of the eight mass graves that had been found.Tarhouna had for years been controlled by the local Kani family and its armed group, popularly known as the Kaniyat, which had been loyal to different sides during Libya’s chaotic civil war.center_img Bodies of children were among those found in the Libyan town of Tarhouna after eastern-based forces and their local allies withdrew this month, Red Crescent and Tripoli government officials said on Tuesday.The evidence of what rights groups have called possible war crimes came as Libya’s frontlines suddenly shifted, displacing thousands of civilians and leaving a trail of landmines hidden in residential areas.The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) retook Tarhouna, southeast of Tripoli, on June 5 as an offensive by the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to capture the capital collapsed.last_img read more

Sam Greenwood confirms Arsenal departure ahead of Leeds United transfer

first_img But, the Englishman has decided it is time to move on and paid tribute to the north London club on his Instagram page.AdvertisementAdvertisement’I want to say a big thanks @Arsenal and the supporters for the last 2 years of my career,’ he said.‘Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories.’ Comment Skip 1/1 PLAY Greenwood is moving on from the club (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal’s talented young academy star Sam Greenwood has said his goodbyes to the club ahead of a reported move to Leeds United.The 18-year-old is said to be on the verge of joining Marcelo Bielsa’s side, where he will continue his fine development.Greenwood signed his first professional contract with the Gunners in September 2019 after impressing in the Under-18s’ title-winning 2018/19 season.The attacker then progressed to the Under-23s in January, making five appearances and scoring one goal in Premier League 2.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro About Connatix V67539 Sam Greenwood confirms Arsenal departure ahead of Leeds United transfer Video Settings Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Skip Ad Read More 1 min. story Full Screen Advertisement Read More Top articles Read More Read More / Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Aug 2020 11:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link157Shares SPONSORED In first-team news, the Gunners are set to announce the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes this week after the Lille centre-back reportedly put pen to paper on a five-year contract.The Brazilian will be Mikel Arteta’s second major recruit of the transfer window after bringing in Willian on a free transfer.Gabriel’s arrival will mean Arsenal have nine centre-backs on their books, including Konstantinos Mavropanos, who has been sent out on loan to VfB Stuttgart for next season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalGunners fans finally got to see William Saliba in action in the first half of their pre-season friendly win over MK Dons on Tuesday.The 19-year-old has linked up with the squad after spending last season on loan at Saint-Etienne.MORE: Arsenal reject Wolves’ bid of below £20m for Ainsley Maitland-NilesMORE: Atletico Madrid to tempt Arsenal by offering choice of three players in exchange for Alexandre LacazetteFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

Compliments keep coming for McGaha on Southern Challenge IMCA Modified victory

first_imgHe passed Tim Clonch for the front spot on lap 10. Stock Cars – 1. Jason Batt; 2. Jason Adcock; 3. Colby Deming; 4. Billy Wade; 5. Dustin White; 6. J.D. Davis; 7. Kelly Brown; 8. Shane Priddy; 9. Jeramy Bradley; 10. Kirk Martin; 11. Ranger Ship­man; 12. Jack Miles; 13. Bill Poindexter; 14. Kendall Rea; 15. Damon Hammond; 16. William Gould; 17. Larry Bradley; 18. Tommy Fain; 19. Cary White; 20. Dennis Bissonnette.  “We found the high side to work a little better,” Tucker said. “I passed Tim on the bottom but once I got by him I went back to the top.”  He built up a straightaway advantage before getting stuck behind a slower car. Elliott was quick to catch up and challenge. “I’ve finished second a couple times and been in the top four in the Modified and Stock Car but I’ve never won the Ryan Bard Memorial before. It’s great and I was really excited,” Tucker said. “This race means a lot to me. This is a pretty big win in our book.” Batt had seen a new motor expire early on Friday. He had a 2012 Matt Guillaume engine in the car by 10 a.m. Saturday, fended off a challenge from William Gould around halfway and picked up a trophy to match the hardware he took home from the 2014 event.  Josh McGaha won Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge IMCA Modified main event, earning $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the Saturday victory. (Photo by Michael Diers, Pole Position Photo) Their back-and-forth battle ended with McGaha ahead by a car length and a half at the finish. Feature Results  Also taking $2,000 feature wins at the 25th annual event were Jason Batt in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Gabe Tucker in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. “I raced with Chris all year at Abilene and this was one heck of a race,” said McGaha. “We put on a show and nobody touched fenders. It was just good, close, side-by-side racing.” “It was a barnburner, a heck of a good race,” said McGaha, also winner of 2011 and 2012 South­ern Challenge titles. “It’s one of the most fun races I’ve been in and I’ve gotten a lot of compli­ments on how exciting it was.” center_img Gould cut a tire on lap 15. Jason Adcock prevailed in a battle with Colby Deming for second, with Billy Wade and Dustin White next across the stripe. ABILENE, Texas (Oct. 19) – Josh McGaha was getting compliments long after the IMCA Modified checkers flew at Abilene Speedway’s Ryan Bard Memorial Southern Challenge. Modifieds –1. Josh McGaha; 2. Chris Elliott; 3. Toby Herring; 4. Matt Guillaume; 5. Chase Allen; 6. John Gober; 7. Fred Wojtek; 8. Mark Patterson; 9. William Gould; 10. Chad Hertel; 11. Caleb Stone; 12. Kade Ogle; 13. Vince Ogle; 14. Neal Flowers; 15. Mark Adams; 16. Danny Hogue; 17. Danny Patterson; 18. H. Chance Brown; 19. Aaron Patterson; 20. Colin Deming. Tucker took home his first Bard Memorial Southern Challenge trophy after getting a quick good luck from former race winner Keith White in staging and then starting the 30-lapper from inside row three. “I had my six-year-old daughter Paisley with me and she handed me wrenches,” said Batt, who got help as well from when Bill Lindsey brought his service truck over. “It was kind of a me and her show.” Now the six-time track champion at Abilene, McGaha had started fourth and passed Herring near midway for the lead. Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker; 2. Tim Clonch; 3. Robert Crabtree III; 4. Casey Brunson; 5. Damon Hammond; 6. Kyle Wisdom; 7. Terry Owen; 8. Justin Shaw; 9. Steve Hayes; 10. Kirk Martin; 11. Aaron Alley; 12. Trevor Lutz; 13. Dave Swafford; 14. Robby Edwards; 15. Devin Burgess; 16. Kevin Ward; 17. Justin Johnson; 18. Gary Underwood; 19. Bradley Poor; 20. Justin Boyd. Elliott, Herring, Matt Guillaume and Chase Allen rounded out the top five.  Clonch, Robert Crabtree III, Casey Brunson and Damon Hammond were next at the finish. Crab­tree sped to the top three after winning his “B” feature.  McGaha stayed in front after swapping the lead late with frequent foe Chris Elliott in winning Satur­day’s headliner, earning $2,000 and a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for the victory. last_img read more

D.O. Sportscast episode 5: Beat writers discuss win over Clemson, hand out mid-season awards

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 15, 2017 at 10:20 pmcenter_img This week on the D.O. Sportscast, Tomer Langer and Joe Bloss join the show to discuss Syracuse’s upset of Clemson. The two talk about what the win for means for SU going forward as well as the validation of head coach Dino Babers vision. In the second segment, Langer and Bloss pick their mid-season most valuable player, unsung hero and most improved.Listen to episode five here:last_img read more

VIDEO: Fantastic football tekkers from Scottish soccer star Indi Cowie

first_imgFancy yourself as having a bit of football tekkers? Watch this and see if you can better the impressive footwork of Indi Cowie during her crossbar challenge.Hang on Cardiff fans, Indi’s not related to City’s industrious midfield type Don; though she is Scottish, Indi was born in America.And last year she was crowned Fifa Street World Street champion by Barcelona star Lionel Messi, earning her the title of the Keepy-Uppy Queen.The 17-year-old began practising her incredible talent aged just five and has played for Celtic’s girls team while also studying video and photography.But it’s clear her calling is on the football pitch. Watch and enjoylast_img read more