Plea Challenging UPSC Prelims Notification For Neglecting Statutory Reservation For PwD Category, Delhi HC Issues Notice

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Challenging UPSC Prelims Notification For Neglecting Statutory Reservation For PwD Category, Delhi HC Issues Notice Karan Tripathi10 Aug 2020 1:28 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court had issued notice in a plea challenging the Preliminary Examination notification of the Union Public Service Commission for allegedly neglecting the mandatory reservation requirement for disabled persons under Section 34 of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the…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?LoginDelhi High Court had issued notice in a plea challenging the Preliminary Examination notification of the Union Public Service Commission for allegedly neglecting the mandatory reservation requirement for disabled persons under Section 34 of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the UPSC as well as all the 24 civil services of the Government of India. Moved by Sambhavana Society, the petition claims that the impugned examination notice doesn’t provide the exact number of vacancies and instead have given a figure of 796 under the head of ‘expected vacancies’. As per the Petitioner, it is impossible to ascertain 4% statutory reservation for PwD category when exact number of vacancies are not released. The term ‘expected vacancies’, the Petitioner argues, is neither contemplated in the RPwD Act or the judgment of the Supreme Court in Union of India v. National Federation of Blind ‘To reserve something of that which does not legally exist is to legally give nothing. The question is why did the Union Ministry of Personnel and its department the DoP&T give to the UPSC “expected approximate vacancies”, why did the UPSC accept the figures of such expected approximate vacancies and why did the Union Ministry of Social Justice not exercise oversight on the policy of the RPwD Act being defeated in this manner’, the petition states. Even if the concept of expected vacancies is accepted, the Petitioner argues, the exam notice erroneously reserves only 24 seats for PwD category applicants despite the fact that 4% of 796 comes out to be 32 seats. ‘There’s a gross mathematical miscalculation’, the Petitioner argued. The petition states: ‘The third part of the reservation scheme is that the four percent vacancies reserved for the disabled have to be distributed equally at 1 percent each among the categories of the disabled specified in the Act.The impugned UPSC Notice does not do this also since it distributes these as 3,9,8 and 4 for the blind, deaf, locomotor and multiple disabilities. The impugned Notice after the first mathematical wonder by which 4% of 796 is 24 does this next wonder of 1% equal distribution of a given figure over four categories resulting in different numbers for each category.’ It is further argued by the Petitioner that neither the requisition sent by the Ministries nor does the exam notice talk about the carrying forward of backlog vacancies for PwD category and appointment of nodal officers. ‘The disabled candidates do not have the physical or the economic wherewithal to withstand this annihilation of their statutory and constitutional rights to an equal opportunity to a government job, despite two Union Ministries and a constitutional authority tasked to take care that this does not happen’, the Petitioner submitted. The court will next take up the matter on August 31. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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BIG Something Plays Cover-Heavy Set Honoring Seven Musicians Lost In The Last Year [Full Audio]

first_imgA little over a week ago, BIG Something descended on Mebane, NC for their annual The BIG What? Festival. The up and coming jam rockers always know how to throw a good time, and this year was no exception. The band not only hosted great musicians like The Werks, Turkuaz, Zach Deputy, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and more, but they also brought a number of great performances to their own festival. The crowd could not have been happier!Among the many sets performed was a particularly moving Saturday night performance, where the band took a moment to honor a number of the musicians lost during the last year. The end of 2015 into 2016 has been a tough time for the music community, and BIG Something played the music of Prince, Merl Haggard, Lemmy Kilmister, Phife Dawg, Maurice White, David Bowie, and Bernie Worrell in their first set as a tribute to all of them. All of the covers, except Bowie’s “Fame,” were debuts for BIG Something.Thanks to taper Marty Loving, we can listen to the full performance below. There’s also a full setlist from the show printed below, provided by BIG Something’s Nick MacDaniels. Enjoy.Setlist: BIG Something at The BIG What? Festival, Mebane, NC – 7/23/16Sirens >Let’s Go Crazy* (Prince)My Volcano >I think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink* (Merle Haggard)Grey MatterAce of Spades* (Motorhead)WavesElectric Relaxation* (Tribe Called Quest)Song for UsShining Star* (Earth Wind and Fire)A Simple Vision Fame (David Bowie)Flashlight*^ (Parliament) In the Middle >Untitled** >Love GeneratorVibrations Al Al Jam***It Comes Around >EWI 4000Passenger >TumbleweedThe Curse of Julia BrownAmanda Lynn^^E1: What Is Love* (Haddaway) >Megalodon^^E2: The Devil Went Down to Georgia^^ (Charlie Daniels Band)Wake Up (Rage Against The Machine)Notes:1st set featured a tribute to musical icons Prince, Merle Haggard, Lemme, Phife Dawg, Maurice White, David Bowie, and Bernie Worrell who all passed away within the last year. Photos of each artist appeared on the visual screen throughout the set* first time played^ w/ Spiritual Rez members Quinn Carson (Trombone) & Mohamed Araki (Keytar)** foundation for a new unfinished song still in progress*** Improv Jam w/ Al Al Ingram (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band) on bass^^ w/ Dani Jaye (Come Back Alice) on violin[Cover photo via Roger Gupta]last_img read more

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Fred Clayton Whitney August 04, 1947 – December 05, 2018

first_imgFred Clayton Whitney, age 71 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at his home Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born August 4, 1947 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Carl and Lois (Anderson) Whitney.Fred is survived by his sons Brian Whitney of Harrison, Ohio and Chad Whitney of Sunman, Indiana. Grandfather of Reid, Brenleigh, Branson Whitney and Cody, Clay Carroll.Preceded in death by his parents Carl and Lois Whitney.Celebration of life services will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 from High noon to 4:00 P.M. all at American Legion Post #199 10700 Campbell Road Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img

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Date announced for 2019 ‘Star Spangled Symphony’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Area Arts Council (formerly RAA), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and Hillenbrand, Inc., will host the second Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on July 6, 2019, the partners announced today. The first event of the three-year agreement, on July 1, 2018, attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville and improved quality of life in the Southeastern Indiana region through greater access to arts and culture. A fireworks display will again be part of this year’s event.“We are very pleased with reception to the first Star Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra event,” said Joe Raver, President and CEO of Hillenbrand. “The people of Southeastern Indiana responded overwhelmingly to a quality cultural event. We will continue to invest in arts and cultural opportunities as we inspire, engage, innovate and build quality of place. Our ongoing emphasis on arts and culture will enhance quality of lives of our current workforce and attract future employees.”The agreement is part of a broader regional strategy to attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce through improving “quality of place”—the collective attitudes, decisions and assets that make communities welcoming, attractive, sustainable locations to live and work. Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts.“We are thrilled to partner with Hillenbrand, the BAAC and the Southeastern Region of Indiana,” said Beth Outland, VP, Community Engagement and Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. “Batesville understands the important role arts and culture plays in a community. Extending our reach beyond Indianapolis gives us the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for the arts and bolster the support of arts and culture in rural communities.”To learn more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact [email protected], or Sarah Heppner or Tina Longstreth, 812-933-0355, [email protected] For more information about the ISO and this partnership, click here.last_img read more

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The Latest: Dodgers’ Price opts out of playing this year

first_imgFC Dallas will now play its first tournament match July 15 against the Seattle Sounders.___Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament in Atlanta.Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested. Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. Posey said he wouldn’t be surprised by any development right now, including the cancellation of MLB’s planned 60-game season. The U.S. has seen a surge in new coronavirus cases with a series of daily records in recent days.“It would be a little bit maybe naive or silly not to gauge what’s going on around you. Not only around you here but paying attention to what’s happening in the country, in different parts of the country,” Posey said. “Obviously unprecedented times right now so most definitely I’ve thought about it and talked about it with my wife quite a bit.”___Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus.Manager Brian Snitker said Saturday the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests. The MLS Is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after six FC Dallas players tested positive for COVID-19.The group stage match was scheduled to take place Thursday. MLS officials announced the postponement Saturday and said a new time and date would come later.FC Dallas confirmed Wednesday that players had tested positive upon their arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament. The entire FC Dallas delegation is quarantining in their rooms at the walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.Vancouver’s team is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Monday.MLS said the postponement would allow both teams to have additional training days in Orlando before opening tournament play. July 4, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price has become the latest high-profile player to opt out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Latest: Dodgers’ Price opts out of playing this year Snitker said Freeman had a negative intake test before having a positive test on Friday. Snitker said the first baseman has a fever and “is not feeling great.” “It will be a while before we can get him back,” Snitker said.Major League Baseball has scheduled the 60-game season to start on July 23. Freeman is the biggest star in the sport so far to have his positive virus test publicly announced by his team.The 30-year-old Freeman set career highs with 38 home runs and 121 RBIs last season in helping Atlanta win its second straight NL East title.___center_img The five-time All-Star lefty posted Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate. The 60-game season is scheduled to begin July 23.The Dodgers got Price and star outfielder Mookie Betts from Boston in February. Tje 34-year-old Price won the 2012 AL Cy Young Award with Tampa Bay and helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series.___San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says he’s still not sure if he will play this season.“There’s still some reservation on my end. I think I want to see kind of how things progress here over the next couple of weeks,” Posey said Saturday. Associated Press The NBA announced the schedule Saturday for scrimmages at the Disney complex, with 33 games set for between July 22 and July 28.Each of the 22 teams that will be part of the season restart has been scheduled for three games.All three arenas at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex that will be used for the restart will also play host to the scrimmages.There will be between three and six games per day during that six-day span. The season will officially resume with the start of seeding games on July 30.Teams begin arriving at Disney for a brief quarantine followed by the start of their training camps on Tuesday. ___The Indian Open golf event on the European Tour was canceled on Saturday because of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.The tournament was initially postponed from March to an unspecified time later in 2020, but has now been scrapped following consultation with the European Tour and Asian Tour.The European Tour is due to restart this month with six straight events in Britain.___ Tiafoe, a 22-year-old who reached the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinals, left the event site and was replaced by Christopher Eubanks. Tiafoe was captain of Team Stars, playing against John Isner’s Team Stripes.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and three other pro players had tested positive for the virus after playing in a similar exhibition event in Europe. The pro tennis tours are suspended until August.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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