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No unsettling of successful candidates in 2014 DJS exam: SC

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New Delhi, Dec 9 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated it may appoint a retired judge to examine answer-sheets of over 600 candidates who appeared in 2014 Delhi Judicial Service main exam to ascertain if anyone could be called for final interview before appointment.

Indicating the course of action it was contemplating to take, the apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant asked the Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh to seek instructions from Delhi high court – that had conducted the exam – on this count.

Making it clear that the exercise it is likely to undertake would not unsettle the 15 candidates, already declared successful and some of them have joined their duties, the court said the examination of the answer-sheets would be strictly on the conditions that were followed in respect of 15 successful candidate.

The court said those candidates who upon scrutiny would be found to be close to the successful candidate would be called for interview. If they succeed, they would be accommodated against 65 not filled vacancies.

In 2014, there were 80 vacancies but only 15 could be filled up as only 15 candidates succeeded in main exam and they succeeded in interview also.

The court direction asking ASG Maninder Singh to seek instructions from the high court came in the course of the hearing of a PIL by the NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) that has sought the quashing of the main exam result and re-evaluation of the answer-sheets by an independent expert committee headed by a retired judge of the High Court.

The NGO — CIPL — has alleged “unreasonable and arbitrary” evaluation in the Delhi Judicial Services main exam of 2014.

Challenging the main 2014 DJS exam on the grounds of “selection and evaluation” process being unreasonable and arbitrary” and in “violation of Article 14”, the PIL has contended some of the candidates in their representation have said they were “toppers and gold medallists in their respective law colleges”.

However, this contention of NGO was rejected by the court when it said in the last hearing on November 2 that “We don’t accept Prashant Bhushan’s submission that toppers will always be toppers”.

For 80 vacancies of DJS exam 2014, 9033 candidate had appeared in the preliminary exam. A total of 659, who succeeded, appeared in main exams held on October 10 and 11, 2014.

Of the 80 vacancies – 55 were in general category and 25 in reserved category.

According to the results, declared on May 1, 2015 – eight months after the examination – only 15 candidate (13 from general category and two from reserved category) were selected for interview to be held on August 6 and all the 15 were declared successful.

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Failing to pay property tax by Oct 31 may land Gurugram property owners in trouble

Charitable educational institutions, charitable hospitals and special schools for children, which charge the same fees as government schools and hospitals, are given a 100 per cent exemption.

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Gurugram: Property owners in Gurugram can lose their water and sewage connections if they fail to clear their property tax dues by October 31, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) said on Wednesday.

According to the MCG officials, as per the notification issued by the Haryana government, only three days are left to avail the benefit of exemption in the payment of property tax issued by the MCG.

According to the notification, the government is giving an interest waiver and 25 per cent rebate to those paying their entire property tax dues by October 31.

“We have given a last opportunity to the property owners to pay their dues within the next three days. If they still do not pay their property tax, the process of cutting their sewer and drinking water connections will be initiated by the civic authority from November 1,” MCG Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said.

“A special drive to seal commercial buildings will be carried out and the process of auction can also be adopted by sealing the building,” he added.

As per the government notification, property owners who deposit their entire outstanding property tax by October 31 will be given a 25 per cent exemption on property tax from 2010-11 to 2016-17.

“Property owners who have deposited their property tax in the last three years till October 31, will be given an additional 10 per cent rebate along with the regular 10 per cent rebate. Those paying by auto debit mode will get the benefit of an additional 5 per cent discount,” an MCG official said.

Charitable educational institutions, charitable hospitals and special schools for children, which charge the same fees as government schools and hospitals, are given a 100 per cent exemption.

The officials further informed that the civic body has also started an incentive scheme for all the resident welfare associations (RWAs) of the city. Municipal corporations will give an incentive amount of Rs 5 lakh to the RWAs which submit property tax of more than 80 per cent.

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21-year-old woman raped in Gurugram

“The victim is not in a condition to record her statement. The statement of the victim will be taken only after clearance from the doctors, he said.

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Gurugram : A 21-year-old woman, admitted at Fortis hospital in Sector-44 on October 21 due to breathing problems, was allegedly raped by a man when she was unconscious during the treatment from October 21 to 27.

The victim’s father reported the matter to the police on October 27 when she regained her consciousness and revealed her ordeal to her father.

She reportedly handed a three-page letter to her father and accused a man identified as Vikas.

Whether the accused is a hospital staff or not is yet to be known.

An FIR has been registered in connection with the incident at Sushant Lok police Station on Wednesday.

After receiving the complaint, the police rushed to the hospital to take the woman’s statement, but the doctors said that the woman was not in a condition to give the statement.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (east) Maqsood Ahmad said that the matter is being investigated. The record of the hospital, CCTV footage are being scanned.

“The victim is not in a condition to record her statement. The statement of the victim will be taken only after clearance from the doctors, he said.

“The case is being investigated. The parents of the woman do not even know whether the accused is an employee of hospital or not. We are also questioning the hospital management about the incident. The situation will be clear only after the woman gives her statement. Further investigation is on,” the DCP added.

According to the police the victim is a residen of Mahendragarh district and suffering from tuberculosis. Due to breathing problems, she was placed on a ventilator.

The victim’s urged the police to carry out a medical test of his daughter.

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UP Woman Killed For Opposing Sexual Harassment Of Her Daughters: Police

Mansurpur police station SHO KP Singh said a case was registered against four people — Akash, Gopi, Binendra, and Rajesh — who are on run. A manhunt is on to catch hold of them.

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Muzaffarnagar: A 55-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by four people for opposing their attempts of sexual harassment against her daughters at Nara village under Mansurpur police station in Muzaffarnagar, police said.

Mansurpur police station SHO KP Singh said a case was registered against four people — Akash, Gopi, Binendra, and Rajesh — who are on run. A manhunt is on to catch hold of them.

According to the complaint lodged by the family members, it is alleged that the four neighbours were harassing the young women of the family that was bitterly resisted by the mother.

On Monday evening, the four accused entered her house and attacked the woman identified as Sevti Devi (55). She was severely beaten up by the men. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem.

Meanwhile, police raided the residences of all four accused to arrest them but they were not there.

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