Thursday, April 15, 2010

Appointment of 5,400 group-D employees in Railways..

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The central administrative tribunal today restrained the railways from appointing 5,400 group-D employees who had been named on a 2006 panel.

It asked the committee to draw up a fresh panel after scrutinising all the 17 lakh applications filed in 2006, when Lalu Prasad was the railway minister. About 3,500 candidates whose names had not figured on the list had moved the tribunal in 2008. It said rules had not been followed during scrutiny of the applications.

Track deaths

Durgapur: Three railway gang men were run over by the Jammu Tawi Express from Calcutta near Durgapur on Friday. Police said they were inspecting the tracks.

3 lynched

Calcutta: Two men and a woman have been lynched in three separate incidents in North 24-Parganas’ Basirhat area after they were suspected of being child lifters. Police said the bodies of the men, in their late 30s, were yet to be identified. The woman was Sonara Bibi, 38, said to be a mentally unstable widow.
Source: The Telegraph

CAT rejects plea of R & AW officer seeking promotion

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CAT rejects plea of R&AW officer seeking promotion

The Central Administrative Tribunal has turned down a plea for promotion of a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) officer, saying he was not subjected to any discrimination with regard to service gradings.

R&AW Additional Secretary C K Sinha approached the Tribunal seeking directions to the Centre to promote him to Special Secretary, contending that authorities treated him unfairly in awarding downgradings in ACRs.

The Tribunal said the departmental promotions committee (DPC) after considering his candidature found him unfit for the post as his annual confidential reports (ACRs) were below the bench mark.

"We have carefully perused the ACRs of Sinha. In so far as the ACR for the period 1998-99 is concerned, the accepting authority has recorded the reasons for downgrading....



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