FSA publishes new code on bank bonuses

first_img whatsapp FSA publishes new code on bank bonuses whatsapp Share Friday 17 December 2010 9:12 am The new code on awarding bank bonuses is closely aligned to European Union rules agreed last week and will apply to 2,700 financial firms in the UK, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said.The code outlines four tiers of firms, saying that those in tiers three and four – small banks and building societies, and firms that do not put their balance sheets at risk – may be exempt from many of the stricter rules set out by the EU’s Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) last week.“The most significant of these are the requirement to have a UK-based remuneration committee, deferral, and the proportion of variable remuneration paid in shares. For other rules, the FSA will apply a discretionary approach that is likely to result in less-onerous requirements,” the FSA said. center_img John Dunne More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgNairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Retirement savings: I’d buy cheap UK shares today to beat your State Pension worries

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images With the State Pension age continuing to rise, building a retirement savings portfolio is likely to become increasingly important for many people.Assets such as buy-to-let property, cash, bonds and gold may seem appealing after the recent stock market crash. However, investing money in UK shares while they’re trading at cheap prices could be a better idea.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Through building a diverse portfolio of stocks, you could enjoy a robust passive income in older age that offers financial freedom.State Pension challengesAs well as a rising State Pension age, the amount paid to retirees is relatively disappointing. At present, it amounts to around £9,110 per year. That’s around a third of the average salary in the UK. As such, it’s unlikely to provide most people with enough money to pay all necessary bills and expenditures each month.Furthermore, there’s a real threat the rate at which pension payments rise could be reduced in the coming years. The cost of coronavirus may lead to spending cuts and/or tax rises. This may mean that having a passive income in retirement becomes even more important. Therefore, starting to build a nest egg as early as possible may be a sound move.Buying UK shares after the stock market crashClearly, there are a wide range of assets that can be purchased to overcome a disappointing State Pension. However, UK shares could prove to be a more attractive option than other popular assets. Following the stock market crash, many high-quality companies trade at low prices.They could deliver sound recoveries that have a positive impact on your portfolio’s growth rate. And, with the stock market having always recovered from its declines to post new highs, a turnaround in indexes such as the FTSE 100 seems likely.By contrast, low interest rates mean the return prospects of cash and bonds are low. They may not be able to improve your prospects of overcoming the disappointing State Pension. Buy-to-let property is expensive to buy due to high house prices. Meanwhile, gold’s recent surge means that factors such as low interest rates and an uncertain near-term economic outlook may already be accounted for in its price.Building a retirement portfolioOf course, UK shares face an uncertain future. As such, buying a diverse range of companies within your portfolio could provide a more robust outlook that increases your chances of obtaining a passive income to supplement the State Pension.Furthermore, buying high-quality companies with solid market positions and strong balance sheets may further reduce your risks. They may be better able to deliver profit growth as the economy recovers. They may also be able to capitalise on new opportunities.In doing so, they could outperform the wider stock market. And that will help you to build a retirement savings portfolio that provides a generous passive income in older age. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Retirement savings: I’d buy cheap UK shares today to beat your State Pension worries Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens | Thursday, 8th October, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

The Hill House / Maden GROUP

first_img Projects Architects: Maden GROUP Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMaden GROUPOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMies van der Rohe AwardUlcinjOn FacebookMontenegroPublished on March 20, 2021Cite: “The Hill House / Maden GROUP” 20 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957036/the-hill-house-maden-group Clipboard Save this picture!© Leonit Ibrahimi+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share Year:  Manufacturers: Adria 7Architecture:Ideal VejsaCity:UlcinjCountry:MontenegroMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. From the beginning for our studio it was important to design a villa that had to be contextualized so that the house would be stretched out and placed inside the location.Save this picture!Plan – Ground floorBy integrating the home with the terrain and handling the details to enhance environmental appreciation, this carefully positioned and developed design gains an outdoor treatment in a challenging location.Save this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiThe project was influenced by the countless coastal villas that can be found on the Ulcinj coastline. “The Hill House” was simplified to pure geometric shapes and then manipulated and modernized to take advantage of the sea views.Save this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiThe home is designed to provide “a variety of different experiences that allow owners to fully maximize the use of the exterior as well as the interior. The Hill House defines an urban front and height in order to benefit from sea view.Save this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiThe white, clean and typical Mediterranean windows contribute to a relaxed and bold aesthetic similar to the context structures.Save this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiThe selection of materials, which also includes native stone, provides the home with a special character that will stand the time.Save this picture!© Leonit IbrahimiProject gallerySee allShow lessUncovering The Hidden Gems Of Brutalism In MadridArchitecture News3D Printing Concrete House / Professor XU Weiguo‘s team from the Tsinghua University…Selected Projects Share Montenegro Photographs:  Leonit Ibrahimi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957036/the-hill-house-maden-group Clipboard CopyHouses•Ulcinj, Montenegro Photographs 2019 The Hill House / Maden GROUP Houses Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Hill House / Maden GROUPSave this projectSaveThe Hill House / Maden GROUPlast_img read more

New special interest group to support PR in fundraising

first_imgNew special interest group to support PR in fundraising Tagged with: Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 April 2007 | News A new Fundraising PR special interest group is being set up to help support people who are engaged in promoting and publicising fundraising.The Institute of Fundraising SIG is being organised by Ian MacQuillin, account director at Turner PR, who first mooted the idea on his UK Fundraising blog last year, pointing out that there are currently no networking groups for people who actually do the job of promoting and publicising fundraising. What initiatives there are, such as the ImpACT coalition, are aimed more at a stretegic level.Most of the really controversial communications issues that charities face are about fundraising, he explained. Chuggers, junk mail, fundraisers’ salaries, shock advertising images, fundraising costs, transparency, challenge events etc. Advertisementcenter_img People say that fundraising is a lonely profession as many fundraisers work as sole fundraisers; well PR for fundraising is even lonelier. Many fundraisers at small charities also get handed a PR or communications brief and have to get on with it with little or no peer support. I hope the Fundraising PR SIG will be able to provide that peer support. Some of MacQuillin’s original ideas for the group were to:*Identify which areas of fundraising are likely to/actually do attract the most media criticism*See whether there is any difference in how fundraising as opposed to charity in general, is portrayed in the press*Unpick fundraisers’ attitudes and expectations of the media*Develop standard arguments in defence of various methods of fundraising*Examine how fundraising dovetails with charities’ PR*Compile a compendium of best practice case studies.MacQuillin also hopes that there will be a drive from members to conduct some original research and/or thinking around PR and fundraising.This is not directly about improving fundraising’s public image, he said. It’s about helping PRs and fundraisers understand and practice PR better in a fundraising context.The meeting will be held at a central London venue to be announced. Expressions of interest can be registered with Susie Blundell at the Institute of Fundraising.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Commentary: Betty Stands Up for Biotechnology

first_img It has become common for big food brands to cave to activist groups and to start bashing agriculture, farmers, and biotechnology. One reason so many of these  food retailers and food processors are so quick to jump on the anti-GMO, organic, hormone and antibiotic-free bandwagon is that it is very profitable. The organic industry is a $50 billion a year business. Panera Bread and Chipotle have built their entire brand images and marketing strategies around food-fear and farmer-bashing. Some brands are even willing to lower the quality of their products in order to appeal to the latest food fads. Subway is one example. It started taking things out of its bread to appease the food police and now the bread tastes like Styrofoam. Commentary: Betty Stands Up for Biotechnology By Gary Truitt – Jun 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter While Betty is not a real person, most people don’t realize that and have come to trust Betty and her recipes for generations. So what a better, more powerful spokesperson can there be for a common sense, science-based approach to food? Home Commentary Commentary: Betty Stands Up for Biotechnology While GMO-free salt and gluten-free water continue to appear on store shelves, the pro-GMO movement among companies and some consumers is continuing to gain momentum.  Let’s continue to support and celebrate Betty and the other brands that are willing to stand up and tell the truth about biotechnology and food safety.center_img Betty has seen a lot of these fear fads in her day. She was created in 1921 by the Washburn-Crosby Company as a way to give some personality to the then new concept of packaged food products like cake mixes. Over the next several decades, Betty became a person with whom people could identify. She got her voice in 1924 with the first cooking show on radio. Her face was created in 1936, but has undergone subtle changes over the years of the image of the American homemaker has changed.  The red spoon image joined the brand in the 1950s. The first Betty Crocker cookbook was published in 1930, and today many homes still contain at least one copy of what for many Americans is the bible of the kitchen. An on-line version also exists for those who have internet on their refrigerator. By Gary Truitt So, it is noteworthy when an iconic food brand, owned by a major food company, stands up and says “no” to the fear mongers.  Betty Crocker has gone on record as saying it supports GMOs and stands behind the safety of its products.  “GMOs are safe. We would not use them if we thought otherwise,” stated Betty Crocker in an on-line post. It  went on to say that regulators worldwide, including the FDA, have approved the technology as safe. This kind of unabashed and forthright stand on biotechnology is refreshing because it is so rare today. SHARE SHARE Previous articleAn Indiana Soybean Crop Update on the HAT Monday Morning EditionNext articleMany Indiana Soybeans ‘Trucking Along’ Gary Truittlast_img read more

Graphic artist on daily El Periódico killed by crossbow

first_img Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía October 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Graphic artist on daily El Periódico killed by crossbow News Follow the news on Guatemala RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today voiced its horror at the murder of graphic artist Abel Girón Morales, aged 29, of privately-owned national daily El Periódico, who died after being hit in the chest by an arrow fired from a crossbow.The killer fired the arrow from a moving vehicle that had followed Girón after he left his home for work on the newspaper, on the outskirts of the capital on 22 October. He died while being taken to hospital. The public ministry declined to provide the press with information about the alleged motive for the murder to “avoid obstructing the investigation”.Witnesses to the killing, including a neighbour who immediately pulled out the arrow, described the killer as a “young-looking man”, who was the passenger in a black pick-up truck, which was moving as he fired. Emergency services called to the scene said they had never previously seen such an attack. The deputy head of the section of the public ministry responsible for the investigation said the method used showed the “sadism” with which some criminals operate. She added that they appeared to know their victim’s daily routine.“We are deeply dismayed by this exceptionally cruel murder and which brings to three the number of Guatemalan journalists who have died violently this year,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The motive has not yet been established in any of the three cases”, it added.“We send our condolences to the family of Abel Girón Morales and to El Periódico. We hope that those who carried out this killing will be quickly identified and arrested. We are waiting to know that the motive was”. GuatemalaAmericas Help by sharing this information Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further Receive email alertscenter_img News News GuatemalaAmericas January 7, 2021 Find out more Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! August 21, 2020 Find out more News Organisation May 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Ocwen Utilizing HAMP More to Assist Borrowers

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Utilizing HAMP More to Assist Borrowers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Kendall Baer Ocwen Utilizing HAMP More to Assist Borrowers HAMP Mortgage Modifications Ocwen Financial Treasury 2016-07-08 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ocwen Financial Corporation has initiated over 14,000 trial modification plans to borrowers under the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s streamlined modification program in six months since the program was launched in January 2016, according to an announcement from Ocwen.Over 4,100 of these trial plans granted to homeowners having difficulties with their mortgage payments were then converted to permanent modifications. These trial plans were introduced under Treasury’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which was first launched in 2009 in response to the crisis and was broadened in January to include a “streamlined” modification process designed to more readily support borrowers meeting the HAMP eligibility criteria but not yet entering into the initial program.“The success of the HAMP program has proven to be a huge benefit to both homeowners and communities hard hit by the housing crisis. We are proud to be an integral part of that success, and we intend to dedicate the necessary resources to ensure that the program continues to accomplish its goals in the final year,” stated Ron Faris, President and CEO of Ocwen.Ocwen has been a HAMP participant since the program’s initiation in 2009 as well as an early adopter of the streamlined modification program. According to Treasury, through March 31, 2016, Ocwen has assisted homeowners in the ability to remain in their homes by modifying approximately 320,000 loans through HAMP. Modifications finalized by Ocwen stand as 20 percent of the total modifications completed by the mortgage servicers within the program.“Ocwen is excited about the additional families we have been able to reach through this new HAMP program. We will continue to assist struggling homeowners prior to the sunset of the HAMP program,” said Faris. “Ocwen is proud of its commitment and ability to help its customers remain in their homes, and this streamlined modification process allows more borrowers to obtain financial assistance through responsible loan modifications.” Previous: Counsel’s Corner: Look Out for Manufactured RESPA Lawsuits Next: NeighborWorks America Elects New Board Chairman July 8, 2016 1,627 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: HAMP Mortgage Modifications Ocwen Financial Treasury Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, TX. Born and raised in Texas, Kendall now works as the online editor for DS News. Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Karnataka High Court Seeks State Response On Prison Conditions

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka High Court Seeks State Response On Prison Conditions Mustafa Plumber15 April 2021 9:34 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the state government to file a detailed response in regards to the conditions of prisons in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj summarised the issues on which the state will have to respond by May 29. The issues are as follows. Hygiene of prisoners. The court noted hygiene…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 Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the state government to file a detailed response in regards to the conditions of prisons in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj summarised the issues on which the state will have to respond by May 29. The issues are as follows. Hygiene of prisoners. The court noted hygiene depends on various factors, first and foremost is availability of sanitation facilities, For example the model prison manual provides that six prisoners should have one common toilet. However, material placed by government advocate on record shows that in the central prison at Bengaluru for 9.4 prisoners one toilet is available. The standard prescribed by model prisons manual for bathrooms is for 10 prisons, one common bathroom. In many jails in the state of Karnataka, for more than 15 prisons one bathroom is provided. The court also noted that another aspect of hygiene is cleanliness maintained not only of toilets and bathrooms but in general of the premises of central prison.” Overcrowding: The court said the second issue will be overcrowding. State government must point out whether there are any standard norms regarding size of the cells/barracks of various categories in prisons. If there is a perpetual issue of overcrowding as is in Central prison, Bengaluru, the state government must also place on record whether there are any proposals pending for construction of additional premises for central jail. Food provided to inmates of prison: The bench said “Another important issue is of food provided to the inmates of prison. Whether nutritious food is provided and whether any quality control on the food prepared. State will have to explain whether the opinion of experts has been taken for finalising the categories of food provided to prisoners and its quantity also.” The state government must also ascertain whether proper infrastructure is made available in kitchens in jails and whether adequate staff is available for manning kitchens. Meeting of inmates with family/relatives The bench said “Written submissions do not throw light on the questions whether proper facilities are provided to meet their relatives.” Noting that apex court in several cases has dealt with the issue including the famous decision of apex court in the case of inhuman conditions in 1382 prison. Health of prisoners: The bench said “The issue of health of prisoners is also of vital importance. Whether an adequate number of beds are available in hospitals attached to prison. Whether an adequate number of medical staff is available and whether an adequate number of para medical staff is provided.” On going through the data provided by the government it found that out of sanctioned posts of 114 personnel which consist of Chief Medical Officer, Medical Officer, Psychiatrist, nursing staff, 86 posts are vacant. Which means that sanction strength of para medical and medical staff across the prison is 114 and only 28 posts have been filled in. The court said “It is shocking to note that all seven post of CMO are vacant out of 20, a total of 13 post of medical officers are vacant out of 8, six post of psychiatrist are vacant, there are 24 sanctioned posts of staff nurse all the posts are vacant.” Accordingly, it directed the “State government to take immediate steps for filling in vacant posts. State government shall file an affidavit recording the outer limit for filling in the post. In the meanwhile the state government can consider whether some of the staff members attached to government hospitals can be transferred to the prisons in the state and more particularly medical officers and staff nurses.” Other issues: State government is also to respond on the issues regarding clothing provided to jail inmates, facilities provided to those children staying with their mothers, who are the inmates of the jail, wages paid to the prisoners, for doing work entrusted to them. While filing the affidavit the state government will also record compliance with various directions issued in the decision of Supreme Court dated September 15, 2017 in the case of Inhuman conditions in 1382 prisons. The court also directed Karnataka State Legal Services Authority to file its written response. The suo-motu petition will be next heard on June 4.Next Storylast_img read more

[Oxygen Crisis In Delhi] Delhi Is Not Getting The Allocated Oxygen, Lives Are Being Lost: Delhi High Court Tells Centre

first_imgNews Updates[Oxygen Crisis In Delhi] Delhi Is Not Getting The Allocated Oxygen, Lives Are Being Lost: Delhi High Court Tells Centre Shreya Agarwal28 April 2021 9:30 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court on Wednesday told the Centre that Delhi has not been getting the amount of oxygen allocated to it by the Centre, and lives are being lost in the capital. The Bench also observed that Delhi did not the allocated quantity of oxygen even for a single day. The Court also said that it hopes that the Central Government would look into the logistics problem being faced in transportation of oxygen from different plants to Delhi. A division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli made the observation while addressing SG Tushar Mehta, while hearing the matter concerning Covid 19 situation and supply of medical oxygen in the national capital. “My Lords, this is purely an ever changing administrative exercise. The ground level officers cannot be engaged in giving reasons. I can give reasons. Further, different HCs are looking into the issue.” Mehta said. During the hearing, the Court questioned Central Govt officer, Piyush Goyal, as to what has happened about the 490 MT oxygen, and why has it not been supplied to Delhi. “Mr. Goyal why is not reaching them, the 490 MT? What is the point of allocation then? Don’t give us bureaucratic answers.” the Court asked Piyush Goyal appearing for Central Government. The Court was informed by Mr Goyal that problem in supply is regarding the tankers and transporting them to the plants, and supply has not been able to reach Delhi on a daily basis due to shortage. ASG Chetan Sharma submitted before the Court that if there are some cylinders in Rajasthan, system should be put in place to procure it, as it’s being raised again and again. Mr Mehra informed him that a request has been put out in the war room, verbally. In response to Mehra’s submission, the Court stated that Mr. Goyal has quite categorically stated that no such request was made. In response to Bench’s query as to why it hasn’t been put in writing, Mr. Mehra, stated that considering It’s a war room, verbal requests should have been enough, and if they are not, they will put it in writing as well. The Court also stated that the government made an allocation which is not being fulfilled. The Court said that empty tankers can be airlifted by the Centre, and they cannot say that five days will be taken to give one round of oxygen supply to Delhi. The Court questioned the Central government as to why it can’t make arrangements for Delhi. The Court also asked the ASG why the empty tankers are not being carried back by them, who responded by saying that they are doing whatever is humanly possible. “Everyday these issues are raised. Maybe we are not in a position to beseech you.” the Court asked. The ASG assured the Court that Pan India, there is reciprocity from both ends, whatever can happen is happening. After the Court stated that it is not in a position to tell the Centre how mapping is to be done, ASG assured the Court that holistic mapping has already been done. The Court asked if it should ask the amicus to look into it. It further suggested the Centre to increase the supply to Delhi from UP. Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao, who was appointed as the Amicus Curiae at the end of the hearing, agreed with the suggestion and said it would undoubtedly reduce the transport time. The Court also observed that Delhi did not the allocated quantity of oxygen even for a single day and the major reason for the same has been distance. The Bench has therefore asked the Amicus Curiae Sr Adv Rajshekhar Rai to examine the allocation order, give his suggestions so as to optimise the usage and reduce the turnaround time, and communicate the same to SG Tushar Mehta. The Delhi High Court has on Wednesday appointed Sr. Adv. Rajshekhar Rao as the amicus curiae to assist the Court in the matter concerning Covid 19 situation and supply of medical oxygen in the national capital. considering the complexities of the issues involved. The Court had on Tuesday pulled up the conduct of the Delhi Government, and stated that “Get your house in order. Enough is enough. If you can’t do it, tell us, we will ask Central govt to take over. People are dying!” Asking the GNCTD to pull up its socks on the aspect of distribution of liquid oxygen not only to larger Hospitals but also to smaller hospitals, the Court directed the Oxygen refillers to provide data on the government’s portal.Edited by Srishti OjhaTagsDelhi High Court Oxygen Crisis Covid 19 Delhi Justice Vipin Sanghi #Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more