Reservation for Ex-Servicemen


Reservation for Ex-Servicemen

There is no provision for earmarking of posts exclusively for ex- servicemen therefore the data on the actual number of reserved posts and unfilled vacancies earmarked for the Ex-servicemen are not maintained. However, percentagewise reservations ranging from 10 to 24.5% of the total available vacancies in Group C & D posts in Government jobs and Public Sector Undertakings have been provided for the willing and eligible Ex- servicemen.

It is the responsibility of concerned organization to fill the vacant posts. However the government endeavours to explore every possible avenue for increasing employment opportunities for the Ex-servicemen through various initiatives including trainings and awareness programmes. Moreover, the State Governments have also been advised to fill up the vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen expeditiously. Since the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare has no mandate to monitor the job reservations for Ex-servicemen, the matter has been taken up with Cabinet Secretariat in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training to empower Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare to monitor the same through appropriate changes in relevant rules. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Ananth Kumar and Shri Devji M. Patel in Lok Sabha 

Himachal Pradesh HC seeks progress over implementation of reservation for disabled


Himachal Pradesh HC seeks progress over implementation of reservation for disabled

2.9.2011 (UNI) The High Court of Himachal Pradesh today directed the Director (Elementary Education) to file an affidavit as to whether the policy of reservation for physically challenged persons has been implemented in the Directorate of Elementary Education. 

It has also directed to file affidavit as to how many persons have so far been appointed against three per cent quota available to the physically challenged persons under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. 

The orders of the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rajiv Sharma came on a petition taken up suo moto by the Court on the letter of one Mehar Singh working as a part time water carrier in a government school. 

The petitioner stated that many employees appointed after him had been regularised, but he was left out by the department. 

The Court also directed the Director (Elementary Education) to state as to why the petitioner was not granted the benefit of eservation in respect of three per cent quota available to the physically challenged persons since the petitioner was a blind person. 

The Court fixed next date for hearing on October 17. UNI

Delhi HC reserves order on whether tax at source can be deducted from Third Party Administrator


Delhi HC reserves order on whether tax at source can be deducted from Third Party Administrator

2.9.2011 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on the petition filed by TPA (Third Party Administrator) challenging the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)'s decision for asking them to deduct tax at source from the patients who get cashless treatment under the Medical Insurance Policy scheme. 

The TPAs are bodies acting on behalf of the insurance companies in connection with the settlement of medical insurance policies issued by them. 

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjeev Khanna after hearing the arguments from both sides reserved its order. 

Senior advocates S Ganesh, Yasobant Das, Amol Sinha and Anshuman Jain appearing for TPA Vipul Medicorp and others argued that the hospitals are exempted from Tax Deduction at Source (TDS )under section 194J of IT Act as they come under the business income category. 

The TDS is only applicable on individuals and professionals, and the Income Tax under this category cannot be charged from hospitals, Mr Ganesh argued. 

Mr Kamal Sahani, appearing on behalf of the CBDT, argued that the hospitals render professional medical services, therefore, they come under the professional income and TDS can be charged from them. 

Mr Ganesh, however, argued that any payment made by the TPAs to the insurance companies includes overwhelming large amount of bill which includes number of items like room rent, sale of medicines, use of equipment such as ventilator, oxygen tank, food charges, diagnostics which cannot by any process of logic and reason ever be considered to be fees for professional services. 

The entire amount paid to the hospital bill is covered under business income and cannot be treated as professional fees,' the petitioners argued. UNI
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