East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2005 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2005 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2005 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

My passive income list really is this simple

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The appeal of passive income is easy to understand. Rather than working hard for every pound, sitting back and letting money come in without effort sounds alluring. While passive income is appealing, a lot of passive income ideas don’t make my list. I keep things simple by making sure my passive income list follows these rules.A list needs more than one thing on itA single idea doesn’t make a list. So, for example, although I look to make passive income from shares, I always make sure that I have multiple shares on my list.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It can be tempting to look at a share like Imperial Brands, whose yield has touched 10% this week, or Vodafone with a 6% yield, and imagine the income from concentrating in one such share. But investing in only one company is a risky strategy, no matter how good the company seems. Market demand can change, or a company can have bad luck. Both Imperial and Vodafone have cut their dividends in recent years, for example, and could do so again in the future.What’s interesting is that some of the possible negative factors they face – such as declining tobacco use or the cost of mobile licenses – are industry wide. That’s why I don’t just diversify my passive income list across different companies, but also between industries. No matter how high yielding an industry may be, it is risky to put too much of one’s assets into it.The sleep easy passive income listAnother thing about my passive income list is that I want it to be genuinely passive. I want to invest some money, sit back, and receive dividends regularly.That means that I don’t invest in companies that require a lot of monitoring.Instead, I prefer companies in established industries with fairly predictable results. Consider for example, McBride and Unilever. While the detergent maker McBride looked cheap to me a few months ago, its small size and limited pricing power mean it has struggled to grow profits in recent years. A new chief executive unveiled a focused strategy, which could change the results. For a growth pick, that might be attractive. But for a regular source of passive income which I don’t need to spend time thinking about, it seems like too much monitoring the company news for my liking. So it doesn’t make my passive income list.By contrast, consumer goods behemoth Unilever has been growing its dividend for years and paid out all the way through the pandemic. That doesn’t mean Unilever is worry–free: a sustained fall in demand for its products could affect dividends, as for any company.While it is adding new business areas whose long-term results are as yet unproven, the bulk of its revenues are derived from well-established business franchises such as Dove and Ben and Jerry’s. So I feel comfortable putting some money into Unilever and expecting passive income from it, without having to worry about its short-term business results impacting payouts. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Image christopherruane owns shares of Imperial Brands and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address My passive income list really is this simplelast_img read more

Indianapolis diocese announces 4 nominees for 11th bishop

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Jul 11, 2016 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for 11th bishop of the diocese.They are:The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, director of networking, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago;The Rev. Dr. Grace Burton-Edwards, rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia;The Rev. Canon Patrick Lance Ousley, priest in charge and headmaster, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish & Preschool, Kirkland, Washington; canon for stewardship & development, Diocese of Olympia; andThe Rev. Dina van Klaveren, rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glenwood. Maryland.Further information about the bishop search and the nominees is available here.The Standing Committee will receive candidates by petition until July 24. The petition process is outlined here.The candidates, as well as any additional names received through the nomination by petition process, will be presented to the diocese Oct. 13-15.The election is scheduled to take place Oct. 28 during the 179th Diocesan Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.The bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, who is retiring after serving the diocese as its bishop since 1997.The ordination and consecration is set for Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017. Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Bishop Elections Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Indianapolis diocese announces 4 nominees for 11th bishop This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Irish billionaire’s giving falls

first_img Howard Lake | 28 June 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The charitable vehicle of Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien made donations of €4.9 million last year, down from €5.5 million the year before.The Iris O’Brien Foundation, based in the Dublin headquarters of Mr O’Brien’s Communicorp company, distributes grants in Ireland and overseas. Mr O’Brien owns many businesses in Ireland and the international telecom Digicel and is listed among the World’s Top 200 Billionaires.SEE ALSO: O’Brien foundation gave €5.5 million last yearThe accounts for 2017 show that funding for domestic charities fell considerably in the last year, with a drop from over €3 million to €1.8 million. Overseas funding grew from €2.3 million to €2.7 million.Overseas, Mr O’Brien has a long association with projects in the Caribbean, particularly Haiti. In 201 he described his views on philanthropy by saying: “to the world in which I am living and the needs of those not merely less fortunate than me, but whose ability to live fulfilling and dignified lives have been compromised by the circumstances in which their lives have begun.”The Foundation supports human rights, helps people affected by disasters, supports people with disability, educational causes and promotes art.In the past Mr O’Brien has also supported the promotion of philanthropy with donations to Philanthropy Ireland. The billionaire has also reputedly paid the salary of Ireland’s international soccer manager.Mr O’Brien’s business picks up the cost of administrating the Foundation. Advertisement  127 total views,  1 views today  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img Irish billionaire’s giving falls About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding Irelandlast_img read more

Access to the Mareb Press website blocked

first_imgNews Access to the Mareb Press website was blocked and its journalists were physically attacked. Organisation June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to the Mareb Press website blockedcenter_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Senator Carol Liu Hosts Senior Scam Stopper in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribecenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Make a comment Business News Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada, Flintridge) is partnering with the California State Contractor’s Licensing Board to host a Senior Scam Stopper workshop on Friday, February 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena. Residents are invited to listen and engage directly with speakers from various government agencies on how to avoid scams relating to construction, medical care, and automotive repair. Jackie Robinson Center is located at 1020 North Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena.“Many scams target seniors who are often vulnerable because they live alone, are more trusting, and don’t always have access to reliable information,” said Senator Liu. “That is why I am pleased to bring critical up-to-date fraud protection information directly to seniors at community locations.”Interested residents are encouraged to contact Senator Carol Liu’s office at: 818-409-0400 for more information.Sen. Carol Liu represents about 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Burbank, Bradbury, Glendale, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Altadena, San Marino, Shadow Hills, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Sunland-Tujunga, Monrovia, Duarte, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Glendora, and Upland. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Senator Carol Liu Hosts Senior Scam Stopper in Pasadena Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 | 11:14 am More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Potential Mortgage Default Risk Remains High

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: SIGTARP Offers Recommendations for HAMP Next: Felty and Lembright Welcomes New Hire Home / Daily Dose / Potential Mortgage Default Risk Remains High American Enterprise Institute Debt-to-Income Ratio default National Mortgage Risk Index Risk 2014-05-01 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Potential Mortgage Default Risk Remains High The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Despite a slight pullback in March, risk in the mortgage marketplace remains perilously high, say researchers.The American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) International Center on Housing Risk released this week its latest National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI), a measure of likely loan default risk rates in the event of another economic crisis. For its March data, the group calculated that under stress, 11.5 percent of recent home purchase mortgages would default, just down from 11.6 percent in February.Even with the decline—the second consecutive drop—potential default rates remain nearly double the 6 percent maximum AEI says is conducive to a stable market, suggesting there’s been no “discernible impact from QM [Qualified Mortgage] regulation,” the group asserts.As AEI points out, while all of the purchase loans covered in its index classify as QM, half have a down payment of 5 percent or less, and nearly one-quarter have total debt-to-income (DTI) ratios exceeding 43 percent. Federally guaranteed loans are exempt from the 43 percent cutoff.“High DTI loans are risky, with a stressed default rate well above that for all loans regardless of DTI,” analysts said.Also troubling is the fact that while the composite index was down over the month, expected default rates among loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to climb up to 6 percent, while the rate for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Rural Housing Services (RHS) inched up to 24.1 percent. Both values represent new highs for each category.Explaining the decline in the headline index, AEI noted the share of high-risk loans decreased again, hovering just above 35 percent, partially due to a fall in FHA loan share.Ahead, the Center on Housing Risk sees no let-up in risk rates, especially as lenders—and some regulators—move to open up credit standards to allow more borrowers in.“In a housing boom, mortgage lending moves out the credit curve,” the group said. “Credit risk is rising as political pressures are again pushing for degrading lending practices.” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 1, 2014 762 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute Debt-to-Income Ratio default National Mortgage Risk Index Risk Subscribelast_img read more

Secondary teachers unions striking over Junior Cert reform

first_img Secondary teachers unions striking over Junior Cert reform Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook By News Highland – December 2, 2014 Facebook Previous articleAmbulance report is expected to highlight delays in Maura Porter caseNext articleSecond level teachers on the picket line in Donegal News Highland 800 Donegal post-primary teachers are taking part in a strike today in protest at changes to the Junior Cert.Members of the TUI and the ASTI will be on picket lines outside schools across the county.The main sticking point in the dispute is the requirement for teachers to assess their own students exams.Teacher and Donegal TUI member Claudia Kennedy says the government is trying to put teachers in a very difficult position……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/claudiatui.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Kerala Govt Brings Ordinance For Deferment Of Salary Payment In Public Emergencies [Read Ordinance]

News UpdatesKerala Govt Brings Ordinance For Deferment Of Salary Payment In Public Emergencies [Read Ordinance] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 April 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xThe Kerala Government on Thursday promulgated an Ordinance to empower the government to defer payment of up to 25% of monthly salary of its employees during the times of disasters and public emergencies.Two days back, the Kerala High Court had stayed the executive order issued by the government for deferment of salary payment.The provisions of the Ordinance titled “The Kerala Disaster 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?LoginThe Kerala Government on Thursday promulgated an Ordinance to empower the government to defer payment of up to 25% of monthly salary of its employees during the times of disasters and public emergencies.Two days back, the Kerala High Court had stayed the executive order issued by the government for deferment of salary payment.The provisions of the Ordinance titled “The Kerala Disaster and Public Health Emergency (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2020”, are applicable to employees and teachers under the service of the government, government autonomous bodies, local self government institutions, aided schools and colleges, universities, statutory bodies, and such other institutions as may be notified by the government.The Ordinance empowers government to defer the payment of up to 25% of the total monthly pay of the employee for such period as may be notified, for the management of the situation arising out of disaster or public health emergency.As per Section 7, the deferred payment has to be given back to the employee within 6 months.Ordinance move follows HC staySeemingly, the present Ordinance is  brought to fill the legal vacuum which forced the High Court to stay the the government order issued on April 23 for deferment of payment of 6 days’ salary of government servants per month for the next five months.On April 28, the HC stayed the operation of the salary deferment order for two months on the ground that there was no statutory support for it.While hearing a batch of petitions filed by various organizations of employees, a single bench of Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas observed, prima facie, that salary amounted to ‘property’ within the meaning of Article 300A, and hence the same cannot be denied through a mere executive order. The Court also observed that deferment of salary amounts to deprivation of the same.Notably, the provisions of the Ordinance are given overriding effect over Court orders.Sections 3 and 4 of the Ordinance – which deal with salary deferment- start with the words “Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, rule or order or code or judgement or order of any Court or Tribunal…”Click here to download orderNext Story read more

“Selection To IAS Can’t Be A Whimsical Process”: Delhi High Court Pulls Up UPSC For Cancelling Interviews By Selection Committee

first_imgNews Updates”Selection To IAS Can’t Be A Whimsical Process”: Delhi High Court Pulls Up UPSC For Cancelling Interviews By Selection Committee Karan Tripathi27 Oct 2020 8:27 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has agreed to hear on merits the plea challenging the letter issued by the Union Public Service Commission on December 31, 2019, whereby the interviews scheduled to be conducted by the Selection Committee were cancelled.”Selection to the civil services, especially the IAS – a coveted service, cannot be a whimsical process. It has to follow certain norms, procedures…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 has agreed to hear on merits the plea challenging the letter issued by the Union Public Service Commission on December 31, 2019, whereby the interviews scheduled to be conducted by the Selection Committee were cancelled.”Selection to the civil services, especially the IAS – a coveted service, cannot be a whimsical process. It has to follow certain norms, procedures and discipline. When the State or any instrumentality thereof fails to follow the said discipline, it can lead to misgovernance and misuse by vested interests. The cancellation of interviews as in the present case is not to be viewed solitarily as a one-off incident. It represents a deeper malaise in selection, which ought to be conducted fairly and in a transparent manner. When the Court finds that the selection mechanism is being impeded, successively, it cannot turn a blind eye. Such a case would require interference by the exercise of writ jurisdiction in order to examine as to whether the prescribed norms for selection were adhered to, and if not, then, to consider the remedial measures. The circumstances in the present case accordingly warrant interference under Article 226 of the Constitution. Under these circumstances, this Court holds that the present writ petition is maintainable under Article 226 of the Constitution of India”While holding the present petition to be maintainable, the Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh noted that when the court finds that the selection mechanism is being impeded, successively, it cannot turn a blind eye. Such a case, the court held, would require interference by the exercise of writ jurisdiction in order to examine as to whether the prescribed norms for selection were adhered to, and if not, then, to consider the remedial measures. The order has come in a civil miscellaneous application challenging the maintainability of the present writ petition on the ground that the Petitioners are the Non-State Civil Service Officers and belong to the Rajasthan cadre. Therefore, the appropriate authority to hear the present petition should be Central Administrative Tribunal, Jaipur. Submissions Made By The Petitioners Senior Advocate PS Patwalia, who appeared for the Petitioners, submitted that UPSC had initially fixed the date for interviews on 31st December 2019, however, looking at the number of candidates, it had extended the said date for interviews to 1st January 2020. According to him, the candidates reached the UPSC on 31st December 2019, however, to their utter shock and surprise they were told that the Selection Committee had not convened, as two members, who were to be appointed by the Government of India, were not appointed. While conceding that a remedy does lie before CAT, Mr Patwalia argued that the power of this court under Article 226 is plenary in nature and existence of the alternate remedy does not take away the jurisdiction of this Court from dealing with the issue. Court’s ObservationsOn the issue of territorial jurisdiction, the court observed that due to hearings and transmission of records being virtual in any case, because of the pandemic, this court does not feel compelled to reject this writ petition on the ground of forum non-conveniens. While note that the meeting of the Selection Committee was cancelled due to the Union of India not sending its two nominees to the Selection Committee, the court highlighted that merely having an alternate remedy is not enough, that remedy should also be efficacious. The court said: ‘During the pandemic, almost all the Courts and Tribunals are functioning at a very bare minimum. Relegating the Petitioners to approach CAT would lead to further delays in their candidature being considered for selection to the IAS. Though the CAT may be functioning during the pandemic, there is no doubt that the same is through video conferencing, at a bare minimum level. Under such circumstances, to reject the prayer of the Petitioners would cause substantial injustice as the Petitioners may be left completely into an uncertain arena, insofar as the selection is concerned. The cancellation of the meeting of the Selection Committee deserves to be examined in writ jurisdiction.’ Therefore, the court has held the petition to be maintainable and will now take up the matter for arguments on November 27. Case Title: Shri Akul Bhargava v. UPSCClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]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