26 May

IAS Officer Flouting Court Orders To Be Punished With Imprisonment Primarily; Fine For Contempt Only Secondary: Madras HC

first_imgNews UpdatesIAS Officer Flouting Court Orders To Be Punished With Imprisonment Primarily; Fine For Contempt Only Secondary: Madras HC Mehal Jain15 Nov 2020 1:59 AMShare This – xIAS Officers flouting court orders should be punished with imprisonment primarily and other punishments such as the imposition of fine in contempt proceedings should only be secondary, the Madras High Court has held.”If the Authority is an IAS Officer under the relevant provisions of the Act and he/she has disobeyed the orders of this Court, they should be punished with imprisonment, and…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?LoginIAS Officers flouting court orders should be punished with imprisonment primarily and other punishments such as the imposition of fine in contempt proceedings should only be secondary, the Madras High Court has held.”If the Authority is an IAS Officer under the relevant provisions of the Act and he/she has disobeyed the orders of this Court, they should be punished with imprisonment, and the imposition of fine under the Contempt of Courts Act will be secondary, and the imprisonment should be primary…”, Justice S. Vaidyanathan has warned bureaucrats.The judge was passing orders on a farmer’s plea to direct revenue divisional officer of Tenkasi to dispose his appeal under the Patta Passbook Act, for correction of patta entries (the patta having been wrongly issued in the name of certain others without any documents) in connection to a property he had purchased.The Single bench noted that of late, several cases are filed before the Court with the prayer of disposal of applications filed under Sections 10 to 13 of the Act (application for modification of entries in the Patta, the appeal therefrom, and the revision arising out of the order of the appellate authority) and if those applications are disposed of by the Authorities concerned in time, the parties need not unnecessarily approach this Court for such specific directions. “It is not known as to why an order of the Court is required for the Authorities to do their job as adumbrated under the Act, for which salary is provided to them”, said the bench.The bench continued to state that if any physical verification is required, the Authorities concerned must visit the spot and verify the same so that it will give a bird’s eye view on the issue in question. It noted that in a case of grant compensation to a victim of electrocution, one of the Sitting Judges of the High Court (Justice G.R.Swaminathan) had done a spot inspection in order to satisfy his conscience and “the authorities mentioned supra do not have superpower and they should conduct such inspections, if required, as otherwise, they are unfit to hold the post and they should be shown the doors”.Further, Justice Vaidyanathan made it clear that the time limit stated supra must be adhered to in disposal of the applications, failing which, the Authorities under the Act will have to face departmental proceedings for their misdemeanor / deviant / misconduct, dereliction of duty, lack of devotion to work and lack of integrity, so as to deprive their entire terminal benefits. “This will be an eye opener for others not to follow the errand Officials”, said the Judge, adding that the outcome of the departmental proceedings must be entered into the Service Register of the Authorities.Click here to download the OrderSubscribe 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

18 Jan

Jamestown Hotel Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Cookie Cutting

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A Downtown Jamestown hotel is celebrating its one-year anniversary.The DoubleTree by Hilton, at 150 W. 4th St., first opened on Feb. 28, 2019.General Manager Brandon Odell joined his staff for a ‘cookie cutting’ in the hotel’s lobby Friday morning.Odell says when visitors walk through the door, they are amazed at how newly remodeled architecture of the establishment fits in with Jamestown’s historic look. “They look at the historical aspects of Downtown Jamestown and they look around, see the bricks, and they come in and are like ‘wow, it’s a beautiful hotel,’ and you get the industrial chic design that we have here,” explained Odell.The 100,000-square foot hotel features 147 rooms, a pool, nearby parking, ball room, and many other amenities, including a full-service restaurant.The business employs around 70 people, but Odell says they generally hire more help during the summer. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.last_img read more

17 Sep

Wisconsin out for revenge against Horizon foe

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team (27-21, 9-9 Big Ten) will complete its home schedule Wednesday against University of Illinois-Chicago (35-23, 11-4 Horizon) at 5 p.m. at Goodman Diamond in what will be the last home game for six UW seniors — Boo Gillette, Katie Layne, Kris Zacher, Natalie Phillips, Meghann Reiss and Anastasia Miller. The Badgers will attempt to avenge their 5-4 loss to the Flames earlier this season (April 6 in Chicago).“I felt like we had the game in hand and then … kinda let the game slip away,” UW head coach Karen Gallagher said of the first matchup.In one of the more frustrating games of the season, Wisconsin saw its 4-2 lead evaporate despite posting a then-season-high 12 hits. However, the Badgers stranded 11 base runners over the course of the game. The loss came amid Wisconsin’s midseason funk, where it had lost eight of nine games. Wisconsin has since rebounded and is currently on a tear, having claimed victory in 14 of its last 16 contests.The Flames are currently on top of the standings in the Horizon League, one game above Wisconsin-Green Bay, and look poised to make a run for a seventh conference title this season, after winning six of the past seven. Despite hailing from a smaller conference, the Flames have been more than competitive with Wisconsin, currently leading the all-time series 4-2 over UW.If Wisconsin is going to have any more success against UIC this time around, it will have to keep the Flames in the ballpark, as they hit three homeruns against the Badgers in the previous matchup.Illinois-Chicago is a very dangerous offensive team, with seven players posting 20-plus RBI and the top five batters all hitting above .300. The ringleader of the Flames’ offense is Cameron Astiazaran, a senior outfielder who has had a season to remember so far. Her .483 batting average is fourth best in the nation, while she is the NCAA doubles leader with 24. Astiazaran is also the team leader in every offensive category, leading the Flames with 14 homeruns and 46 RBI.Illinois-Chicago’s pitching has not been nearly as successful, however, as the Flames have a team ERA of 3.58, compared to Wisconsin’s 2.72 team ERA.Wisconsin will likely see either junior Brittany McIntyre or freshman Mercedes Lovato start. McIntyre is 17-12 with a 3.35 ERA, while Lovato has a record of 16-9 and an ERA of 3.69. Both pitched in the earlier meeting between the two teams, with Lovato getting the starting nod and receiving a shelling from Wisconsin. Lovato gave up four runs on nine hits in four innings pitched before giving way to McIntyre, who only allowed three hits and no runs in her three innings of work, earning the win. Both pitchers have been susceptible to giving up the long ball this season, as the Flames have allowed opponents to hit 39 homeruns this season, a good omen for Wisconsin, who set a school record with five homeruns in Tuesday’s second win over Valparaiso.For the Badger seniors, the last home game of their careers will be reason enough to come out firing against Illinois-Chicago.“I don’t think anything can prepare you for that moment, your last home game of your senior year,” Phillips said. “It’s going to be emotional, and I’m sure it is going to be the same way with my five other fellow seniors. We’ll be playing for each other. We always do, but it will be that euphoric feeling with it. These are our memories right here.”Gallagher, like her seniors, is looking toward Wednesday’s game with optimism and expects her team to play well, regardless of what sentimental significance the game might have.“We are just focused on getting done what we have to do on the field,” Gallagher said. “[Wednesday] should be a great day to play, and we look forward to ending out our home season with a win.”last_img read more