Saturday, October 31, 2009

CAT's conference on Sunday to deliberate on early settlement of bureaucrats' disputes

IN AN attempt to resolve disputes in a speedy manner, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has initiated a dialogue process involving all stakeholders including law ministry and ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions. The CAT, which adjudicates disputes on recruitment, promotion etc. of government employees, will have its all India conference on Sunday to come out with its suggestions or decisions to improve its functioning and speed up administration of justice. Whereas Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan will inaugurate and deliver the keynote address, the Union minister for law & justice M Veerappa Moily and minister of state for personnel, public grievances & pensions Prithviraj Chavan will address the gathering. Chairman of CAT Justice V K Bali, several Judges of the Supreme Court, Attorney General, Solicitors General will be among those taking part in the conference. The Conference is aimed at holding a frank discussion on service laws and other issues that have a bearing on the functioning of CAT. The CAT is responsible for adjudication of disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of civil servants, and posts in Union, local authorities within the territory of India or under the control of Government of India. This was done in pursuance of the amendment of Constitution of India by Articles 323A.
3rd Army Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship ends in Delhi If you thought, golf is played only by India Inc, you are making a gross mistake. A record number of 111 players from all over the country took part in 3rd Army Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, held in New Delhi on October 28-30, 2009. The championship was inaugurated by Brig Kuldip Singh, VSM Dy GOC, Delhi Area & Captain of the Course. Among those who showed their talents included Gauri Monga, Gurbani Singh, Millie Saroha, Neelam Pratap Rudy, Neetu Aggarwal and Siddhi Kapoor. Significantly, golf is getting popular among Indian bureaucrats too, as there are about 700 IAS and IPS officers who play golf regularly. Read: Golf players in power corridors, June 17, 2009

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