HT Image
HT Image

826 cases pending against JKPSC in high court, reveals RTI

The number of cases has risen from 500 to 826 in a span of three years which means that every third day a new court case is filed by the aggrieved party against the recruitment panel, said RTI activist Raman Sharma.
By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:22 AM IST

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has as many as 830 cases pending against it in the J&K high court and Supreme Court, an RTI reply has revealed.

“The UT’s apex body for recruitment of gazetted posts, including that of subordinate judicial officers, is facing 830 cases in the high court and Supreme Court,” said RTI activist Raman Sharma.

The reply provided by JKPSC to Sharma in response to his RTI application stated that as of date there were 826 cases pending against it in the high court and that it was also party in another four cases in the Supreme Court.

The recruitment body has also informed in its reply that it has filed two cases in the Supreme Court and eight appeals before the J&K high court.

Spent Rs 70 lakh as legal fee in past 5 years

With regard to the legal expenses borne by the JKPSC in defending and pursuing these cases in the Supreme Court and high court, the RTI reply states that during the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20, it paid Rs 35,14,367 as lawyers’ fees including over Rs 22,00,000 as retainership fee.

“The amount paid by the recruitment body in defending these court cases in 2018 and 2019 exceeded its own legal budget by Rs 5 lakh. The RTI reply shows zero legal expenses borne by the recruitment body during the 2020-21 though Rs 9 lakh has been kept as legal budget,” said Sharma.

The total legal expenses borne by the commission in the last five financial years were approximately Rs 70,00,000 and every fiscal they exceeded the allocated budget to meet the legal fees.

In October 2017, the JKPSC in another RTI reply to activist Sharma had informed that there were 500 cases pending against it in the J&K high court. “The number of cases has risen from 500 to 826 in a span of three years which means that every third day a new court case is filed by the aggrieved party against the recruitment panel,” he added.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Mr Nadeem is an exuberant man, his enthusiasm is infectious—he laughs a lot, even behind his black handkerchief-mask, and it’s a stage performance each time he serves up a cream roll.(Mayank Austen Soofi)
Mr Nadeem is an exuberant man, his enthusiasm is infectious—he laughs a lot, even behind his black handkerchief-mask, and it’s a stage performance each time he serves up a cream roll.(Mayank Austen Soofi)

Delhiwale: The cream roll flâneur

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:28 AM IST
  • A street hawker, Muhammed Nadeem, travels to most parts of Delhi-NCR.
Close
Farmers and Delhi Police personnel clash during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers and Delhi Police personnel clash during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

One protester dies at ITO, 86 police personnel hurt

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:21 AM IST
  • One of the police personnel who has a head injury is “critical” and is admitted to the intensive care unit.
Close
A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A Nihang Sikh aboard a horse inside Red Fort on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

From farm to fist: Rampage at Red Fort’s ramparts

By shiv sunny, Anvit Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:06 AM IST
  • The farmers were not supposed to be at Red Fort at all. The monument did not fall along the pre-decided routes the three rallies were to take.
Close
A Delhi metro train in transit amid dense fog and cold wether near Yamuna River Bank, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
A Delhi metro train in transit amid dense fog and cold wether near Yamuna River Bank, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Security to stay tight, no plans to shut down borders, Delhi metro today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:03 AM IST
  • Following the violence at Central Delhi’s ITO, East Delhi and several other parts, Delhi’s borders in East Delhi as well as the DND was briefly blocked.
Close
Farmers shower flower petals on fellow protesters at Singhu border. (PTI)
Farmers shower flower petals on fellow protesters at Singhu border. (PTI)

Violence at farmers' tractor rally: What went wrong in the police plan?

By Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:54 AM IST
  • Police officers estimate that the city was overrun by around 200,000-250,000 protesters.
Close
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)
Protesting farmers remove the barricades after breaching the routes during their tractor rally at Ghazipur border, in New Delhi(ANI Photo)

AAP, BJP, Congress train guns at each other for protest violence

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:50 AM IST
  • Thousands of protesters who had been camping on Delhi’s borders with Hayana and Uttar Pradesh, stormed into the city, riding tractors, breaking through barriers and clashing with the police.
Close
Farmers vandalise a Police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers vandalise a Police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march from Tikri border, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi. (Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Police, farmers fought pitched battle at Nangloi

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:40 AM IST
  • Sporadic clashes continued between till late in the evening, even as the vast majority of the protestors continued their parade without incidence.
Close
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers voice disappointment, anger in Punjab and Haryana

By Aneesha Sareen, Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/ludhiana/ Karnal/ Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
Close
Google, through its counsel, had submitted that since no relief was claimed or made-out against it, it should not be made a party in the matter.(Reuters)
Google, through its counsel, had submitted that since no relief was claimed or made-out against it, it should not be made a party in the matter.(Reuters)

Delhi HC seeks Google’s advice on removal of offensive posts

By Richa banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:02 AM IST
  • The court was hearing a plea by a law student from Bengaluru who alleged that her photographs were mischievously and illegally lifted from social media websites and uploaded on pornographic websites.
Close
While protesters alleged that the deceased lost control of the tractor after a tear gas shell hit him, police said the incident happened when the driver hit the barricade.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
While protesters alleged that the deceased lost control of the tractor after a tear gas shell hit him, police said the incident happened when the driver hit the barricade.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Tractors as weapons in the fiercest of face-offs

By Fareeha Iftikhar, karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:50 AM IST
  • The scenes of farmers charging at police with their tractors were caught on camera.
Close
SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
SKM, an umbrella collective of over 40 farmer groups, called off the tractor parade on Tuesday evening.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: As most went off track, some groups stuck to agreed plan

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:41 AM IST
  • Baldev Singh, a member of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda), said they marched on the agreed upon route because they wanted the protests to remain peaceful.
Close
When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
When the farmers reached Nangloi at 11 am, the cheer and celebration turned into clashes within 45 minutes, as some farmer groups breached their route agreement and tried to move on roads they did not have permission for.( Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Within hours, cheers, celebration at Tikri gave way to chaos

By Fareeha Iftikhar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 AM IST
  • At many places, local residents showered flower petals on the rally.
Close
Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)
Smoke billows from a tear gas shell during a tractor rally by farmers to protest against farm laws on Republic Day at Ghazipur border near Delhi(Reuters)

From farm to fist: March to ITO began at Ghazipur

By karn pratap singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:21 AM IST
  • By 9.30am, a group of farmers started the march; they also used trolleys attached to the tractors, despite agreeing not to use them in their previous discussions with the police.
Close
Farmers breaking the barricades as they head towards Delhi during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
Farmers breaking the barricades as they head towards Delhi during a tractor rally to protest against farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi. (Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

From farm to fist: Violence started at Singhu, one barrier at a time

By shiv sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:37 AM IST
  • Singhu Border has been the most prominent protest site for the farmers at Delhi’s border for the last two months.
Close
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ludhiana based-entrepreneur and president of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) at his cycle parts unit in Ludhiana (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

‘Centre should simplify taxes, support MSMEs’: FICO Prez

By Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:14 AM IST
  • In pre-Covid times, I worked with 240 workers. 140 of these left and didn't return. I am managing with only 100 workers, says Kular
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP