Rajasthan Politics : SC Dismisses Plea Challenging BSP-Congress Merger As Infructuous After Rajasthan HC Decision

first_imgTop StoriesRajasthan Politics : SC Dismisses Plea Challenging BSP-Congress Merger As Infructuous After Rajasthan HC Decision Radhika Roy24 Aug 2020 12:22 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court dismissed the case pertaining to the plea challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC) as infructuous on the grounds that the Rajasthan HC had given a decision. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf…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 Supreme Court dismissed the case pertaining to the plea challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC) as infructuous on the grounds that the Rajasthan HC had given a decision. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf of Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi, apprised the Bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari that the Rajasthan High Court had rendered its decision in the matterAs per the order of the Rajasthan HC, time has been granted to the Speaker of the Rajasthan Assembly to decide on the merits of the disqualification petition filed against the BSP MLAs within the stipulated time. Senior Advocates SC Misra and Satya Pal Jain, appearing for BSP and BJP MLA Madan Dilawar respectively, sought for more time to peruse the judgement of the High Court. However, the Bench dismissed the plea as infructuous. On August 13, the Court had stated that that any transactions on the floor of the house during the assembly session scheduled for the next day will be subject to the orders of the Court, thereby refusing to stay the Speaker’s decision of approving merger of BSP MLAs of Rajasthan assembly with Congress.The SLP filed by Advocate-on-Record Sunil Fernandes on behalf of BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, challenged the Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision, approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC).In September 2019, the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, Dr. CP Joshi, had allowed merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress. These six MLAs had been elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in December 2018 on the ticket issued by BSP. An Application was submitted by them to the Speaker in September 2019, who allowed for the merger.Challenging the Speaker’s decision, Dilawar had moved the Rajasthan High Court in March 2020 under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, seeking for a stay of the same in order to restrict the six MLAs from attending proceedings in the House while was the matter was pending in Court. This plea was later withdrawn. After that the Speaker passed an order on 28th July dismissing Dilawar’s petition to disqualify the BSP MLAs. This was further challenged by Dilawar before the Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court.Both the Single Bench and the Division Bench of the Rajasthan HC refused to order interim stay of the Speaker’s decision. In the meanwhile, a Transfer Petition was filed by the six MLAs, seeking a transfer to the Supreme Court, the petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving the merger with Congress. During a previous hearing, Advocate Amit Pai had withdrawn the transfer petition. Next Storylast_img read more

OTM growth ‘concerns’ Zoopla, says Ian Springett

first_imgHome » News » OTM growth ‘concerns’ Zoopla, says Ian Springett previous nextProducts & ServicesOTM growth ‘concerns’ Zoopla, says Ian SpringettThe head of OTM remains confident his firm’s website will become the number two portal by January 2016 as the website passes the 5,000 offices milestone.PROPERTYdrum31st March 20150539 Views OnTheMarket (OTM) Chief Executive Ian Springett (left) insists that web traffic to the OTM website has proved “buoyant” in March, despite accusations to the contrary, thanks largely to a multi-million pound advertising campaign that has provided “outstanding results.”Responding to claims by competitor portal Zoopla that web traffic to OTM last week, based on Hitwise data, fell by 25 per cent compared to the previous week, Springett insisted that the data is “inaccurate” and that OTM “stand by every figure we have previously quoted.”“Zoopla’s concerns about the growth of OTM at their expense are apparently increasing,” he said. “On March 6th and 7th, we passed the two million mark of unique users. Contrary to Zoopla’s claims, the traffic levels have remained buoyant throughout March. The results of our multi-million pound marketing campaign are continuing to emerge and the property-seeking public are appreciating the faster, cleaner, fresher search experience which OTM offers.”Lawrence Hall of Zoopla (right) insists that over the past couple of weeks “things have gone from bad to worse for OTM” with traffic falling “notably from an already low base and very low engagement levels per visit”, but Springett remains confident OTM will become the UK’s number two property portal by the start of next year.He continued, “Ultimately, the property-seeking public and the agents themselves will decide over time which portals deliver the most value. We remain confident in becoming the number two portal by January 2016.”Meanwhile, OTM, which was launched on 26 January, announced this week that its membership has now grown to more than 5,000 contracted estate and letting agent offices, with some agents opting to advertise their new-to-market properties exclusively on OTM at least 48 hours in advance of displaying them on any other property portal.Mr Springett added, “Our membership base is continuing to grow along with our momentum as agents realise that OTM is the best place to market their clients’ properties with its slick and fast search and results pages which are free from intrusive third party advertising and unhelpful data. What’s more, agents recognise the benefits of a mutual organisation which is working to reduce portal fees for its members over time.“We are producing quality leads for estate and letting agents and we have also been told by many members that having removed their properties from their less effective portal, it has become obvious just how many leads were previously duplicated and leaving Zoopla has had no impact on their business.”portal OnTheMarket web traffic Zoopla March 31, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Governor Wolf: $17.5 Million in Grants Will Help Workers Learn New Skills, Get In-Demand Jobs

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today continued his commitment to providing individuals with the training they need to succeed in the 21st century economy by announcing more than $17.5 million in federal grant funding to boost job skills and provide other support services for dislocated workers in Pennsylvania.“I believe strongly in the importance of investing in our workers’ success by helping them increase their skills and get the good jobs they need to sustain their families,” said Governor Wolf. “The result of these targeted investments is truly a win-win for everyone, as it also provides businesses with the skilled workforce they need to thrive in our global economy.”The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) was awarded an $8 million Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker Grant that will primarily be used to help individuals who have lost their jobs in the retail and hospitality industries. The grant will fund the full costs of skills training and associated needs, like child care, to help dislocated workers get in-demand jobs.“We plan to serve individuals holistically, giving them the best opportunity to achieve higher skill levels and earn a good, family-sustaining wage,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “As part of this grant, L&I is going to train dislocated workers to acquire the skills that will transcend multiple industries, rather than just focusing on one specific skillset or sector. This approach will provide countless more opportunities for dislocated workers in Pennsylvanian.”L&I is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to identify individuals in their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) programs that would be eligible to receive job skills training as part of the grant award.“As the Wolf Administration works towards expanding employment opportunities for all Pennsylvanians, we know that barriers exist that prevent people from finding a better job. Access to child care, transportation, and their ability to access necessary training and education may prevent someone from seeking a better opportunity,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This funding will help us address some of those barriers and get more Pennsylvanians into enriching, family-sustaining jobs.”In addition to the L&I grant award, two local workforce development boards also received funding:$1.7 million to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board to provide training and work-based learning opportunities to dislocated workers in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties – specifically in Manufacturing and Information Technology, which account for more than 50 percent of the Gross Regional Product of the area.$7.8 million to the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board to help coordinate and implement a regional strategy to recruit mature workers that have experienced a dislocation in sectors negatively impacted by technology and automation and to train these workers for occupations in Health Care, Transportation and Logistics, Information Technology, Financial Services, and Advanced Manufacturing.Governor Wolf is committed to investing in workforce development. His PAsmart initiative is a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment that creates new opportunities for workers to help them prepare for the in-demand middle class jobs of today and the future.Recently, the governor signed an executive order to cut red tape and improve coordination between several state agencies to more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians. Under the executive order, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, the governor’s private sector policy advisor, will provide recommendations on the distribution of the $30 million in PAsmart funding, which will be driven out through competitive grants. This collaboration will help to ensure the investments meet employers’ need for skilled workers and that workers are gaining the skills for good, middle-class jobs that will grow Pennsylvania’s economy.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. September 26, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf: $17.5 Million in Grants Will Help Workers Learn New Skills, Get In-Demand Jobslast_img read more