Kerala High Court Stays Government Orders For Regularizing Temporary/Contract Employees

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Stays Government Orders For Regularizing Temporary/Contract Employees LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 March 2021 8:31 AMShare This – xIn an interim order, the Kerala High Court on Thursday directed a halt on the Government Order regularising the services of those who completed ten years of service in semi-government and various government departments. A Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran issued the direction, observing that a prima facie case had been disclosed to admit the writ petition jointly filed by 31…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?LoginIn an interim order, the Kerala High Court on Thursday directed a halt on the Government Order regularising the services of those who completed ten years of service in semi-government and various government departments. A Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran issued the direction, observing that a prima facie case had been disclosed to admit the writ petition jointly filed by 31 petitioners who were included in rank lists prepared by the Kerala Public Service Commission. The petitioners challenged the Kerala State Government’s decision to regularise the services of temporary employees in government and semi-government organisations. The petitioners, represented by Senior Advocate George Poonthottam and Advocates Arun Chandran, Nisha George and AL Navaneeth Krishnan, sought a stay of the government orders. They also sought a direction that the temporary/contract employees sought to be regularized should be allowed to continue only on daily-wage or contract basis.An additional prayer made was that all temporary appointments be made from the rank list prepared by the State Public Services Commission based on qualification and eligibility until the writ proceedings were closed. Directing that the allotments made pursuant to the order be deferred, the Court adjourned the matter till 12 March. The State Attorney and the Standing Counsel for the various respondent-organisations sought time to file counter-pleadings in the meanwhile. The issue of ‘backdoor appointments’ has kicked up a political storm in the poll-bound state, which witnessed intense protests by rank-listed persons seeking public employment. Click here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally

first_img Tags: Alabama/Dillon Maggard/Sindri Gudmundsson/Stanford/Utah State Track and Field June 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Program Finishes 10th Nationally Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday, Utah State’s men’s track and field/cross country program finished 10th nationally in this year’s NCAA Division I men’s program of the year standings per information released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Utah State and Colorado State, the two Mountain West programs in contention for this award each finished with 76 points while the Rams were ranked ninth nationally.BYU was just behind Utah State, finishing 11th with 78.5 points. The Aggies were bolstered by their 27th place finish in the men’s cross country championships last fall at Louisville, Ky.Additionally, during the NCAA Indoor Track Championships at College Station, Texas, the Aggies’ men tied for 28th in the standings, representing their best finish since 1977 when they tied for 21st nationally.The Aggies were bolstered by the strong performances of distance-runner Dillon Maggard and javelin thrower Sindri Gudmundsson to have such stellar showings on the season.Alabama was named as the John McConnell Men’s Division I program of the year, netting 28.5 points. Stanford was named as the Terry Crawford Women’s Division I program of the year, posting 15 points.For programs to be eligible for the Program of the Year award, teams must qualify for each of the NCAA championships (cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field). Scoring is based on the team’s finish at each NCAA championship while the lowest total score for all three championships determines the winner. Written bylast_img read more