Govt Has Requested To Consider Members From SC/ ST/ OBC Communities, Minorities & Women For Appointment as HC Judges: Law Ministry

first_imgNews UpdatesGovt Has Requested To Consider Members From SC/ ST/ OBC Communities, Minorities & Women For Appointment as HC Judges: Law Ministry LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Oct 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xIn response to concerns over inadequate representation of minorities/ vulnerable communities at the Bench in Supreme Court, the Union Law Ministry has reiterated that there is no provision for reservation in the Judiciary. However, he clarified that the Government has been insisting on increasing diversity at the High Court level, from where Judges at the Top Court are…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 response to concerns over inadequate representation of minorities/ vulnerable communities at the Bench in Supreme Court, the Union Law Ministry has reiterated that there is no provision for reservation in the Judiciary. However, he clarified that the Government has been insisting on increasing diversity at the High Court level, from where Judges at the Top Court are usually appointed. “The Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed under Article 124 of Constitution, which do not provide for any reservation based on caste or class of person including women,” Law Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad said. The Minister was responding to the concern raised by a Member of Parliament, P. Wilson, in the RajyaSabha.Wilson had highlighted that for the past few years, there is declining representation from all the sections of the society in the Apex Court. “A more diverse judiciary is desirable because without one, the chances are greatly increased for a violation of the rights on these under represented and could indirectly imply discrimination. Significant over-representation of certain sections calls into question the objectivity of the current system and its inability to recruit from different social social groups and ensure social justice,” he wrote while urging the Parliament to “step in”. The Law Minister has now clarified that at present, there are 30 judges at the Supreme Court including two women judges, three judges from minority communities and one judge from Scheduled Caste community are in position in the Supreme Court. He further stated that judges in the Supreme Court are appointed predominantly from amongst the Chief Justices / Judges of the High Courts and the Government has been requesting that due consideration be given to suitable candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other Backward Classes, Minorities and Women while making appointments to the High Courts. Wilson’s letter on the other hand stated, “There is a diversity deficit in our Supreme Court and is not indicative of the wonderfully diverse and pluralistic society of India. Judicial diversity is fundamental to the quality of judging. Many social groups are poorly represented in the Apex court. There is lack of women judges and judges from historically oppressed and marginalized sections of society. It is not that they are not qualified enough. This may mean their rights are not being properly safeguarded, and may eventually lead to the infringement and violation of such rights. People of this country are afraid that a very narrow, homogeneous group of Judges belonging to certain classes are not necessarily going to reflect the views and values of society as a whole, particularly on issues involving diverse, cultural and generational matters because they would require more perspectives, as the Judges would interpret and enforce law based on their own background.” Click Here To Download Wilson’s Letter Click Here To Download Ministry’s ResponseNext Storylast_img read more

Charitable rewards make sense (and dollars)

first_imgFor thousands of years philosophers have asked: are humans inherently good (only to be soiled by society) or inherently bad (with social norms keeping us in check).This post doesn’t aim to solve what has confounded philosophers and scientists since Plato’s time. But it will illuminate ways to extend the human desire to do good (whether natural or learned) to everyone’s benefit — including that of your bottom line.To Giveth Is To Receive?Many credit unions already give a great deal back to their community, including partnerships and/or donations to local charities. This is great! A philosopher would ask if this is true altruism or motivated by a desire to endear your institution to the community and get some good PR.Actually, let’s go ahead and settle that debate after all: it’s a little bit of both.And that’s OK.If you can do good, charitable work and get a little recognition for it while you’re at it….nobody loses and everybody gains. If fact, when the giver receives some benefit as well, it can serve to foster more giving. So don’t feel guilty!One area that has no debate: corporate social responsibility (CSR) can have a very positive effect on your image. This is no surprise, as the “people helping people” ethos is why credit union enthusiasts are so passionate about their credit union. CSR can ultimately have a positive impact on your balance sheet as well. Here are just a few numbers:91% of Americans state they would switch brands to support a cause142% are even willing to pay extra if the company is committed to positive social impact287% of Americans say they are more loyal to a company that supports social or environmental issues1And it’s 87% again that have high expectation for a company to do more than make a profit1Give Your Members The Ability To GiveInviting your members the opportunity to be part of the giving is a great way to magnify the impact and foster the credit union philosophy. This is not to suggest you halt any outright donations or sponsorships. Just add another layer of charitable giving — without adding more expense.There are a number of ways to do this. For example, let’s say your credit union already has a relationship with a local charity. Schedule a fundraiser for them at one of your branches, or simply sponsor one of their existing events.Promote this activity heavily in advance and invite your members to volunteer to join in on the cause. A full 70% of Americans are willing to volunteer for companies that provide them the opportunity.1Reward Donations: The Most Virtuous CycleOf course, what most charities need most is money. Thankfully, Americans really want to donate money to charities. But the actual donating level doesn’t match the desire level.One way to make it easier for folks to part with their money is if the money really wasn’t theirs in the first place.Like rewards!Point-based (or reward accumulation) card reward programs have become a consumer expectation from their banking institution (88% rank it as a top priority3). Your credit union can leverage this program as an opportunity to create charitable donations. Here’s how it works:Your members will be getting points for transactions made with your card. As they earn enough points, they can redeem for their reward. Develop your program so the ability to “pay it forward” is one of the reward options. This way, your members can satisfy their desire to donate without feeling the pinch in their pockets. Since the reward is free money that they never had to begin with.Win-Win-Win-WinThat’s a lot of winning. Better yet, nobody gets a short end of the stick.Your members get rewarded for purchases they’re already making and get the sense of well-being that is proven to come with donating.Local businesses benefit from a program that drives more businesses and increased ticket size.Local charities benefit from donations they otherwise would not receive, plus the awareness the reward option creates.Credit unions gain — not only from the increased interchange revenue and loyalty that rewards programs brings — but from the significant increase in reputation and affinity that comes hand-in-hand with being a conduit to charitable acts.1“Global CSR Study,” Cone Communications/Ebiquity, 20152“Doing Well By Doing Good,” Nielsen, 20143”Understanding Financial Consumers in the Digital Era,” CGI, 2014 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dante Dominick Danté Dominick is an award-winning content and marketing strategist with specialized knowledge for the financial services industry. He has helped over a hundred community financial institutions improve their image, creative … Web: Detailslast_img read more

‘It shows that we’re working’, South Sulawesi governor says of surge in COVID-19 cases

first_imgThe province has recorded an average daily increase of 138 new cases in the past five days and recorded the second-highest daily increase on Saturday with 125 new cases, behind only East Java, which recorded 176 new cases.The South Sulawesi provincial administration had previously caught flak for allowing over 8,000 members of Tablighi Jamaat, a worldwide Islamic missionary movement, to gather for an international event held in Gowa regency despite calls for physical distancing amid the pandemic.The mass gathering was designated a COVID-19 cluster as many confirmed cases across the country were linked to the event. As of Saturday, South Sulawesi had reported 1,716 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths linked to the disease. (rfa)Topics : South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah has defended his administration’s COVID-19 response in the wake of the recent surge in confirmed cases in the province, saying that the new cases were a result of widespread testing.“The high number of positive cases shows that we’ve been working. It’s the result of mass testing, so that we can quickly take action [to assist] residents who have tested positive to break the chain of infection,” Nurdin said on Friday, as quoted by Sulawesi has since leapfrogged West Java to become the province with the third-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 2,707 total cases as of Saturday, behind only East Java and Jakarta.last_img read more

Arsenal chief Edu outlines David Luiz’s important to Mikel Arteta’s side

first_img Comment Advertisement David Luiz’s Arsenal future remains uncertain with his contract set to expire at the end of the season (Picture: Facebook / Getty)Arsenal technical director Edu has underlined the importance of David Luiz to Mikel Arteta’s squad amid speculation his Brazilian compatriot could leave the club this summer. Edu, along with head of football Raul Sanllehi, moved swiftly to sign the experienced centre-half from Chelsea following the acrimonious departure of Laurent Koscielny. Arsenal paid £8million for Luiz’s services but it emerged earlier this month that the 33-year-old only signed a one-year deal with an option to extend for a further 12 months.The Gunners are yet to begin talks with Arteta’s most senior player over an extension, while Luiz himself has spoken openly of his desire to move back to Benfica at some stage of his career, given they were the club at which he launched his European career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn conversation with another Brazilian, and his former Arsenal teammate Gilberto Silva, Edu outlined the influential role his compatriot is playing, particularly in helping to offer advice to the club’s brightest young talent Gabriel Martinelli. David Luiz has played a key role in helping Gabriel Martinelli make an instant impact at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘We’re happy Gigi. We’re pleased with both of them. David is more experienced and more used to the league.‘He’s a guy who can really help in the day-to-day on and off the pitch, as he’s been doing. I already knew him well because I got to be with him at the national team when I was a coordinator and it went very well.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 Arsenal‘We help each other. You know it’s important to feel that support and to be happy in the day-to-day at the club. It’s an incredible club with fantastic principles. They also have to be proud to be where they are; that helps as well.’On his hopes for Martinelli, specifically, he added: ‘Martinelli has a great future ahead of him. He’s a Brazilian with very interesting prospects becuase it’s not easy to start the way he did. We know that don’t we Gigi? The way he started to make himself stand out isn’t easy is it?’MORE: Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard responds to Arsenal transfer linkMORE: Bernd Leno insists Arsenal can spring a surprise against Manchester CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jun 2020 12:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Advertisement Arsenal chief Edu outlines David Luiz’s important to Mikel Arteta’s sidelast_img read more