Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCentral Administrative Tribunal

Topic: Central Administrative Tribunal

Bengal’s ex-chief secy takes Modi govt to Central Admin Tribunal over ‘indiscipline’ probe

Bengal govt officials say Alapan Bandyopadhyay filed an application with CAT challenging Centre’s jurisdiction in initiating a probe against him, bypassing the state.

Acute staff crunch paralyses tribunal set up to ensure quick disposal of service matters

The Central Administrative Tribunal has 27 out of 64 posts lying vacant, leaving some benches without the requisite strength to assemble and hear cases.

CAT notice to AIIMS, govt as plea says 80% quota for women nurses is ‘gender discrimination’

The plea filed before the Central Administrative Tribunal by two male B.Sc. (Nursing) degree holders says AIIMS decision is unconstitutional.

CAT orders MCD to clear pending salaries of 19,000 primary school teachers within 15 days

Almost 8,000 teachers working in NDMC schools haven’t received salaries for the last 3 months, while 6,000 in SDMC & 5,000 in EDMC did’t receive last month’s salary.

Purpose of Central Administrative Tribunal far from being achieved: Parliamentary panel

In its report tabled in Rajya Sabha, panel says CAT was set up with objective to provide speedy justice but over 48,000 cases are still pending disposal.

CAT quashes Punjab DGP appointment, says govt tailored criteria for ‘pliable’ officer

CAT says the entire process of selection and appointment of Dinkar Gupta as Punjab DGP was contrary to provisions outlined by the Supreme Court.

CAT transfers official who stayed Modi govt’s move to compulsorily retire IRS officer

A.K. Patnaik stayed the compulsory retirement of IRS official G. Shree Harsha on 25 June. He was transferred just a day later to Karnataka.

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Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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