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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Service Tax in restaurants

Some of the restaurants are taking Service tax against the provisions of taxation laws. This is a piece of information from Delhi High Court bar association.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

No police verification needed to renew passport'

'No police verification needed to renew passport'
Citizens can now get their passports reissued without having to go through police verification.

NEW DELHI: Citizens can now get their passports reissued without having to go through police verification, the government said on Wednesday.This is expected to drastically cut down the time taken to renew one's passport, as police verification on an average takes 15-20 days.

"For reissue of passports, police verification is not required, provided the first passport had been issued on the basis of clear police report," MoS for external affairs VK Singh told Lok Sabha.
Courtesy TOI 28/8/15

Monday, August 17, 2015

Maulana Azad National Scholarship for Girls - class X - minority girl students


  • Only Girl Students belonging to National Minorities...more
  • Should have secured not less than 55% marks (in aggregate) in the secondary school certificate examination (Class xth) conducted by any recognized Centre/State Board of Secondary Education...more
  • Family income of the student from all sources should be less than Rs. 1,00,000/-(Rupees one lakh only) in the preceding financial year: In case of salaried class...more
  • Should have Confirmed admission in class-XI...more
  • The University/College/ Institute offer ing admission should be recognized by the Government at the Central or State level or any other competent authority.
  • It is one time scholarship, and no claim as permanent beneficiary will be entertained. Student once selected for scholarship can not avail the same again.
  • A student getting a scholarship from any other source would not be eligible for this Scholarship.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Online application of right to information

വിവരവകാശ അപേക്ഷകൾ സമർപ്പിക്കുന്നതിന് ഒാൺലൈൻ സംവിധാനമായി.
അപേക്ഷഫീസും ഓൺലൈൻ വഴി അടയ്ക്കാനാകും. എന്ന വെബ്സൈറ്റിലാണ് സൌകര്യം.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Motor vehicles speeding offence

How can the Motor Vehicles Department unilaterally decide that if the fine is not remitted in offences captured in camera, then the further facilities of the department such as payment of tax etc will not be available for the concerned vehicles ?
Right to be heard and defend is a fundamental right in all principles of law. Right to opt to plead guilty to to challenge the charge is a right available to all persons in India. If a person want to defend the charge against him, how the motor vehicle department can insist a payment of fine upon the alleged offence on him?
Even otherwise, all the offences under Motor Vehicles Act are non cognizable how can a charge be laid before the court or before any authority unless complying the due procedure as per the provisions of CRPC and a specific judgement to the point rendered by Kerala High Court. (A judgment by Js Thomas P Joseph). 
It is a surprise, how the literate community in Kerala are unaware about the fact that the payment of fine on traffic offences is only an option and he has every right to defend the allegation if it is not properly proved by the prosecution or motor vehicle department!. 

Protection for unorganized domestic workers

It's a good move to protect the Rights of unorganized workers.

പക്ഷെ ഗാര്‍ഹിക തൊഴിലാളികള്‍ക്ക് ഏര്‍പ്പെടുത്തിയ സാമൂഹിക സുരക്ഷ പദ്ധതികള്‍ പലതും ഇപ്പോള്‍ പ്രയോകികമായി നടപ്പാക്കുന്നില്ല. ക്ഷേമനിധിയില്‍ ചേരുന്നതിനു തടസ്സം, ക്ഷേമനിധി സ്വീകരിക്കാന്‍, വെരിഫിക്കേഷന്‍ നടത്താന്‍  എല്ലാ ജില്ലകളിലും മതിയായ ഉധ്യോഗസ്ഥരില്ല. ഓരോ ജില്ലക്കും സ്ഥിരം ഓഫിസറെ നിയമിച്ചു വെല്‍ഫയര്‍ ഫണ്ട് പ്രവര്‍ത്തനം ശരിയായി നടത്താന്‍ കൂടി സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ ശ്രമിക്കണം.
2011 ല്‍ ഗാര്‍ഹിക തൊഴിലാളികള്‍ക്കായി പ്രത്യേക ബോര്‍ഡ്‌ വന്നതോടുകൂടി നിലവില്‍ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്ന പല ആനുകൂല്യങ്ങളും നഷ്ടമായി. പ്രസവാനുകൂല്യം, അംഗങ്ങളുടെ കുടുംബാങ്ങളുടെ മരണാന്തര ആനുകൂല്യം, കുടുംബ പെന്‍ഷന്‍ തുടങ്ങിയ ആനുകൂല്യങ്ങള്‍ ഫണ്ട് ലഭ്യമല്ല എന്ന കാരണത്താല്‍ ലഭിക്കുന്നില്ല എന്ന് പരാതി നിലനില്‍ക്കുന്നു. 

Police not to cause any difficulty and disturbance as part of vehicle checking - circular 2015

complaints against police - directions issued by DGP - enquiry proceedings.

complaint against police - enquiry proceedings

Download Circular issued by Director General of Police- 2015

Kerala Police directive - all drivers should possess original license while driving ..

The Kerala police is well versed in traffic control and stringent actions. But often it resulted in complaints and protests because of the police mannerism. However every driver is bound to obey the traffic rules and directives.
The Kerala police again and again issues directives for control of traffic. The recent directive issued on 28.7.2015, among various other directions, insist that drivers shall posses original driving license while driving vehicle. 
Police circular on driving - July 2015

Monthly inspection by judicial officer to check ragging in college - order by Kerala High Court

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has ordered monthly inspections by a judicial officer in the rank of assistant sessions judge in a college where ragging is alleged to have occurred. 

Justice Alexander Thomas issued the order while considering petitions filed by four senior students of TKM Engineering College at Kollam seeking to quash the case registered against them for ragging their juniors. 

The court has directed that the judicial officer should visit the college from July to December, when admissions happen, and file report to the high court. 

According to the case registered by Kilikolloor police, the alleged ragging took place on February 12th this year. The senior students had contended at the court that they were unnecessarily dragged into the case by police. Granting a conditional stay on further proceedings in the case, the court ordered that steps should be taken as per UGC and AICTE guidelines to prevent ragging at the college. The court also clarified that the stay can be vacated by prosecution through a special application if the petitioners are directly involved in the alleged crime.

Courtesy to TOI.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Supreme Court judgment supporting reservation for reconverts to hindu - christian SC ST.

Supreme Court judgment on reservation for reconverts to hindu - christian SC ST.

In the instant case, the appellant got married to a Christian lady and that has been held against him. It has also been opined that he could not produce any evidence to show that he has been accepted by the community for leading the life of a Hindu. As far as the marriage and leading of Hindu life are concerned, we are of the convinced opinion that, in the instant case, it really cannot be allowed to make any difference. The community which is a recognised organisation by the State Government, has granted the certificate in categorical terms in favour of the appellant. It is the community which has the final say as far as acceptance is concerned, for it accepts the person, on reconversion, and takes him within its fold. Therefore, we are inclined to hold that the appellant after reconversion had come within the fold of the community and thereby became a member of the scheduled caste. Had the community expelled him the matter would have 43 been different. The acceptance is in continuum. Ergo, the reasonings ascribed by the Scrutiny Committee which have been concurred with by the High Court are wholly unsustainable. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CRZ - exemption for house renovation of fishermen - Kerala cabinet meeting proposal.

Online PRESS RELEASES from Directorate, Thiruvananthapuram on 16/07/2015

മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികള്‍ക്ക് തീരദേശ പരിപാലന നിയമത്തില്‍ ഇളവ് അനുവദിച്ചു: മന്ത്രി കെ.ബാബു
തീരദേശ മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ ഭവന/ നിര്‍മ്മാണ അറ്റകുറ്റപണികള്‍ക്കുളള അപേക്ഷകളിന്മേല്‍ തീരദേശ പരിപാലന നിയമത്തില്‍ ഇളവ് അനുവദിച്ച് അനുമതി നല്‍കാന്‍ എല്ലാ തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളോടും നിര്‍ദ്ദേശിക്കാന്‍ മന്ത്രിസഭാ യോഗം തീരുമാനിച്ചതായി ഫിഷറീസ് തുറമുഖ മന്ത്രി കെ.ബാബു അറിയിച്ചു. 2013 നവംബര്‍ 26 ലെ തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണ വകുപ്പിന്റെ ഉത്തരവ് പ്രകാരം തീരപ്രദേശങ്ങളിലെ എല്ലാ വിധ നിര്‍മ്മാണ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ക്കും അനുമതി നല്‍കുന്നതിനു മുമ്പായി തീരദേശ പരിപാലന നിയമം കര്‍ശനമായി പാലിച്ചിരിക്കണമെന്ന് കാണിച്ച് തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ നിര്‍ദ്ദേശം നല്‍കിയിരുന്നു. പ്രസ്തുത നിര്‍ദ്ദേശങ്ങള്‍ മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളിമേഖലയില്‍ സൃഷ്ടിച്ച ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുകള്‍ പരിഗണിച്ച് ഈ നിര്‍ദ്ദേശം സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ പിന്‍വലിച്ചിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ പിന്നീടും തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ തീരദേശ പരിപാലന നിയമം ചൂണ്ടിക്കാണിച്ച് മത്സ്യത്തൊഴിലാളികളുടെ ഭവന നിര്‍മ്മാണ അറ്റകുറ്റപ്പണിക്കുളള അനുമതി നിഷേധിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു. ഇത് തീരദേശത്ത് വ്യാപകമായ അസ്വസ്ഥതകള്‍ക്കിടയാക്കുന്നതായി സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റെ ശ്രദ്ധയില്‍പ്പെട്ടതിന്റെ വെളിച്ചത്തിലാണ് തീരുമാനമെന്ന് മന്ത്രി കെ.ബാബു അറിയിച്ചു. പി.എന്‍.എക്‌സ്.3394/15