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The Supreme Court of India will today hear the petition of Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi against present BJP led NDA Union Government, on removal of Governors.

Why is the Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi demanding a clarity from the Supreme Court on the procedure to remove Governors ?

I think, because of the following reasons,

Ever Since the BJP Government came to power , it put pressure on the Governors appointed during the UPA regime to resign from their gubernatorial positions. Some agreed, some decided to stick to their posts. Those who didn’t resign on their own, were eventually sacked. Those who quit after the Modi government took over include B V Wanchoo of Goa, B L Joshi of UP, M K Narayanan of West Bengal and Shekhar Dutt of Chhattisgarh. Those who were sacked, by means of the President of India withdrawing his pleasure was Kamla Beniwal, who was first transferred by the Modi Government from Gujarat to Mizoram, and then sacked.

When Congress led UPA came in power in 2004, it also removed/sacked Governors Vishnu Kant Shastri (UP), Babu Parmanand (Haryana), Kailashpati Mishra (Gujarat) and Kidarnath Sahni (Goa). BJP MP Singhal had challenged these removals.

From the look of the things, it appears that successive Governments are using the methods of resignation and removal of people in gubernatorial positions, appointed during the previous Union Government, to bring people of their ideology. Since the Governor is often seen as the Union Government’s agent seated at the state, having a Governor of one’s own political ideology serves two purposes : 1) He/she serves the interests of the Union Government better (by keeping mum or tweaking things in its favor) if the same party has Government at the both state and the Centre ; 2) He/she keeps a better eye on the state Government if some other political party is in power in the state.

Although, the SC in its 2010 verdict had ruled that governors were not employees of the Union government to warrant removal on the ground of loss of “confidence” in them; still a Governor is seen in the light shared with you in the last paragraph. That’s why every time a new Government comes at Centre, it starts spotting Governors of rival ideology.  The posts of Governors are often given to senior leaders of the party in power (those the party wants to remove from active politics). But seeing the posts of Governors as retired home for senior party leaders or some sort of reward, is somewhat weak reasoning. The Governors are appointed on ideological  grounds.

What brings more criticism for the Modi Government today, than the UPA Government in the past, is that the confusion regarding the procedure of the removal of a Governor of a State was somewhat removed by the Supreme Court in its 2010 verdict. The latest sacking of the Governors by the present Government has brought the country on square one. Anyway, the SC deliberation and verdict on Aziz Qureshi’s petition against the BJP Government today, before a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice R M Lodha, will make the situation clearer.

Why Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi moved to SC  against Modi govt, on the Question of Removal of Governors?

First reason is obvious. The petition by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi is challenging the Narendra Modi-led NDA government’s push to make him quit the post.

The petition cites the celebrated 2010 decision by the Supreme Court in BP Singhal’s case where strict curbs were imposed on the executive power of Centre to remove Governors at whims. In SCC 2010 , the Court noted that,

…the Governor holds office during the pleasure of the President and hence the President can remove the Governor from office “at any time without assigning any reason and without giving any opportunity to show cause”, ruled that the power to remove can’t be exercised in an “arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable manner”.

The Uttarakhand Governor, Dr. Aziz Qureshi, is challenging the Modi Government specifically on text in the red color (above). But before going further we need to look at the summary of SC 2010 verdict.

If the said SC 2010 verdict is summarized, then it laid out the following guidelines for the President to follow with respect to the removal of a Governor :

1) the Governor holds office (5 years Tenure) during the pleasure of the President and hence the President can remove the Governor from office “at any time without assigning any reason and without giving any opportunity to show cause. That’s the President doesn’t need to convey the reasons to the sacked Governor.

The petition quoted Articles 155 and 156(1) of the Constitution, to state that the governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President and hence he would hold office for five years if he continued to enjoy the confidence of the President.

2) The President must not remove the Governor arbitrarily, capriciously or in an unreasonable manner. This means that if the Union Government reaches the President with the reasons, necessitating the removal of a Governor, the President must ascertain that the removal is not “arbitrary, capricious or unreasonable manner”. In Short, while the President need not disclose or inform the cause for his removal to the governor, it is imperative that a cause must exist.

3) In the judgement, the SC said : “While the President need not disclose or inform the cause for his removal to the governor, it is imperative that a cause must exist. If we do not proceed on that premise, it would mean that the President, on the advice of the council of ministers, may make any order which may be manifestly arbitrary or whimsical or mala fide.”

But if the removal of the Governor is challenged ,and if the Court is satisfied with the arbitrariness of the removal, it can seek records from the Government , which necessitated the removal of the Governor. This becomes clear in the SC 2010 verdict ,

…if a governor’s removal was challenged, it would always presume there was a compelling reason for such action. It had said the onus was on the aggrieved person to show that the removal was arbitrary. Only after he established arbitrariness of removal would a court seek records from the government.

Since the Constitution allows the challenging of the removal of a Governor , the Uttarakhand Governor has gone to the SC.

Why a Governor’s removal can be challenged in the Court of Law ?

Some among us will argue that, when a person doesn’t ask the Government why he’s being recommended for the post of Governor; then on what right he can challenge his removal. The argument can have some merit, but how often a person getting some post or reward , ask the bestower, why him/her? Thus this argument can be safely set aside.

The petition, which may put to test the Centre’s decision to nudge gubernatorial authorities to either resign or to remove them at will, is coming up as such arbitrary conduct of Union Governments , sabotage the entire Goodwill of the persons on such posts. That too at such late in their lives.

Take for instance, the sacking of Kamla Beniwal. No one knows why she was removed, as the President didn’t give any reasons, as he doesn’t need to. But outside , BJP Spokespersons accused Beniwal of flying 56 times in Government helicopter , while as the Governor of Gujarat. She was also accused of submitting a false affidavit in connection to a land in Rajasthan. If the Government is sure that she has committed some act for which she must be punished, then why not such claims be followed by a trial. If not, then why say something to prove a point. If she flew in the Government helicopter that many times, why the state Government kept mum at that time. That apart, if her conduct was such illegal or inappropriate, then why she was first transferred to Mizoram, and then sacked.

It’s a human psychology that the moment someone is sacked from his post, his/her integrity and entire goodwill comes under scanner.

Since the time Modi government took charge at Centre, seven Governors were nudged to quit while two were sacked. Assuming that all of these will go to the Court against the Union Government is a bit too much. It would have been better if the Constitution makes it mandatory on the President’s office to make public the reasons forwarded by the Government necessitating the removal of a Governor. It would be even better, if immediate trial on misconduct, if any, also takes place.

It will be interesting to see the SC’s observation on Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi’s petition, which asserts that if at all someone should ask him to quit, it could only be the President and no one else; as has been consistently ruled by the Supreme Court, was not an employee of the Union government.

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Abhinav Bindra New Book first came in 2011. A Shot at History : My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold written by Rohit Brijnath, first relased in Spetember 2011. A SHOT AT HISTORY again released in 11 February 2014. This time Abhinav Bindra is stated as the co-author with Rohit Brijnath. The number of pages in the book is the same. That’s why can’t say, what value addition Olympic Gold medal winner has brought to the book.

Promoting his new book recently, Abhinav Bindra lauded the current shooters for their focus and confidence. A right observation, keeping in mind the necessity of mind training in sports, particularly at Olympics levels. Personal mind trainers usually accompany top athletes to top events. Right mental stimuli by the mental coach at the right moment can make or break the shot.

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mewati medical college logo Medical, Non  Medical Posts |Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar Directorate Of Medical Education And Research, Haryana Bays No. 55-58, Paryatan Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Sector-2, Panchkula, Haryana, invites applications in prescribed format for direct recruitment to the under mentioned medical, non- medical Posts in the Shahid Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar (Mewat) . Below are the key details of the posts in  SHK Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar , Mewat:

Nursing Superintendent : 02 posts
Deputy Nursing Superintendent : 01 post
Assistant Nursing Superintendent : 04 posts
Refractionist : 01 post
Audiometry Tech. : 01 post
Radiographic Tech. : 03 posts
Physicist : 01 post
Clinical Psychologist : 01 post
Anaesthesia Technician : 04 posts
Medical Record Officer : 01 post
Statistician : 01 post
Coding Clerk : 02 posts
Librarian : 01 post
Documentalist : 01 post
Cataloguer : 01 post
Library Assistant : 02 posts
CSSD Supervisor : 02 posts
Biomedical Engineers : 02 posts
Medical Social Worker : 01 post
Health Inspector/ Health Assistant Male : 01 post
Health Educator : 03 posts
Driver : 04 posts

How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format should be send on or before 14/09/2014 to the Officer of the Director, Shahid Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar (Mewat) along with attested copies of certificates of experience, education qualification etc.

For more details of SHK Mewati Government Medical College, Nalhar ; and for application format :

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Tech, Non- Tech Posts at MNIT Jaipur Aug-2014

mnit logo Tech, Non  Tech Posts at MNIT Jaipur Aug 2014Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), JLN Marg, Jaipur – 302017 , a Deemed University, invites online applications from Indian nationals for non teaching : Tech and non-tech posts. Below are the key details of Tech, Non-Tech Posts at MNIT Jaipur :

 

Librarian : 01 post
Deputy Librarian : 01 post
Principal Scientific / Technical Officer : 01 post
Technical Assistant Architecture & Planning (Sculptor) : 01 post
Technical Assistant Architecture & Planning (Civil Engineering) : 01 post
Technical Assistant (Mechanical) (For Center for Energy and Environment) : 01 post
Technician (For Architecture and Planning) : 01 post

How to Apply : Apply Online at MNIT Jaipur website up to 24/09/2014.

For more details of the above MNIT Jaipur posts and for online submission of applications :

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svbp Faculty posts | SVBP Agriculture & Technology University Meerut Aug 2014Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (SVBP) University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut- 250110, UP, invites applications for the Faculty posts of professor, Associate professor and Assistant professor in various disciplines. Below are the key details of Faculty posts in SVBP Agriculture & Technology University Meerut :

Director : 02 posts
Joint Director : 02 posts
Professor / Chief Scientist : 23 posts
Associate Professor / Associate Director / SRO : 29 posts
Assistant Professor / JRO : 19 posts

How to Apply : Application on prescribed format along with enclosures and a bank draft of Rs. 1500/- (Rs. 750/- for SC/ST) for the posts in favour of Comptroller, SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut payable at Meerut should reach Registrar, SVP University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut by registered post on or before the closing date 22/09/2014.

For more details of the above posts in SVBP Agriculture & Technology University Meerut; and for application format :

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GAIL LOGO GAIL Foreman , Superintendent Non Executive posts Aug 2014GAIL India Limited, GAIL Bhawan, 16, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066 — A Government of India Undertaking and a Maharatna PSU, invites applications from Indian nationals for the non-executive posts of Foreman and Junior Superintendent , in the non-executive pay scale of Rs. 14500-36000 . Below are the key details of GAIL Foreman , Superintendent Non Executive posts :

Foreman Posts

Foreman (Mechanical) : 28 posts (UR-17, OBC-5, SC-4, ST-2)
Foreman (Electrical) : 28 posts (UR-18, OBC-7, SC-2, ST-1)
Foreman (Instrumentation) : 13 posts (UR-7, OBC-4, SC-2)
Foreman (Telecom & Telemetry) : 10 posts (UR-8, OBC-1, SC-1)

Superintendent Posts

Junior Superintendent (HR or Human Resource) : 02 posts (UR-1, OBC-1)

How To Apply : Apply Online at Gail Website from 25/08/2014 to 11/09/2014.

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Haryana Police Constable posts for men include Constable posts (Wireless Operator), for which eligibility is ITI , and Matric with Sanskrit … Why?

Haryana Police Haryana Police Constable Eligibility ... Matric with Sanskrit ?Haryana Police Recruitment Board (HPRB), Bays No. 31-32, Sector-4, Panchkula, Haryana, has released a surprising Constable posts notification . Surprising as Sanskrit language appears in the eligibility conditions stated therein. Read below :

Constables (Wireless Operator) : 557 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 5200 – 20200 grade pay Rs.2400/-, Age : 18-25 years as on 01/08/2014, relaxation in age as per rules, Qualification : 2 years certificate from ITI in Electronics/ Computer/ Telecommunication with minimum 60% marks. Matric with Hindi/ Sanskrit or Higher Qualification.

Logic behind Sanskrit as eligibility ?

Earlier Tamil used to be the second language of Haryana (from 1969 I guess). But recently Punjabi has been made the second official language of Haryana (2010). Going by that, the presence of Sanskrit in the Constable posts notification is surprising. Is the Haryana Police giving preference to clarity of pronunciation. But the flip side to this is, these Wireless operator constables will be speaking to those speaking Punjabi or Hindi or a dialect between the two.

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Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-1, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 — under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) , is going to conduct an online competitive preliminary examination for direct recruitment to the 268 Assistant posts at ICAR HQ and its Research Institutes . Below are the key details of Direct recruitment of Assistants in the ICAR Headquarters and its Research Institutes :

Assistants : 268 posts (UR-151, OBC-61, SC-37, ST-19, PWD-5), Pay Scale : Rs 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs 4600/-v in ICAR Hq., Rs.4200/- at other institutes, Age : 20-27 years as on 01/08/2014, Qualification : Graduate

Posting-wise Breaking

Assistant Posts (268 vacancies) = ICAR Headquarters : 46 posts (UR-21, OBC-11, SC-10, ST-4, PWD-1) + ICAR Institutes : 222 posts (UR-130, OBC-50, SC-27, ST-15, PWD-4)

How To Apply : An Application Fee of Rs.1000/- to be paid online by Net Banking or by Credit/Debit cart OR by paying cash in any branch of Syndicate Bank using system generated payment challan. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/Women category are exempted from paying the application fee.

Register Online at ASRB website from 30/08/2014 to 29/09/2014 only.

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Haryana Police Constable Posts For Men | 460 Posts

Haryana Police Constable posts (Male). Constable posts (GD) : 460. Wireless Operator Constable posts for ITI in Electronics/ Computer/ Telecommunication : 557 posts.

Haryana Police Haryana Police Constable Posts For Men | 460 Posts Haryana Police Recruitment Board (HPRB), Bays No. 31-32, Sector-4, Panchkula, Haryana, invites online applications for males for Constable posts (General Duty / Wireless Operator) in Haryana Police. Below are the key details of Haryana Police Constable Posts For Men :

Constables General Duty : 460 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 5200 – 20200 grade pay Rs.2000/-, Age : 18-25 years as on 01/08/2014, relaxation in age as per rules, Qualification : 10+2 pass.

Constables (Wireless Operator) : 557 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 5200 – 20200 grade pay Rs.2400/-, Age : 18-25 years as on 01/08/2014, relaxation in age as per rules, Qualification : 2 years certificate from ITI in Electronics/ Computer/ Telecommunication with minimum 60% marks. Matric with Hindi/ Sanskrit or Higher Qualification.

How To Apply : An application fee of Rs.100/- to be deposited in any branch of State Bank of Patiala with e-challan generated online.

Apply Online at Haryana Police Recruitment Board website from 18/08/2014 to 18/09/2014.

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Directorate, Medical Education and Research, Government of Haryana, Haryana Bays No. 55-58, 2nd Floor, Paryatan Bhawan, Sector-2, Panchkula, Haryana, invites applications for the faculty posts in newly setup only Girls Government of Haryana Medical College named BPS Mahila Medical College at Khanpur Kalan at Sonepat. Below are the key details of BPS Mahila Medical College Sonepat Faculty posts :

Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan (Sonepat), Haryana , Faculty Posts

Super Specialty posts
Professor : 08 posts in various disciplines
Associate Professor : 07 posts in various disciplines
Assistant Professor : 05 posts in various disciplines
Senior residents : 08 posts in various disciplines
Specialty Posts
Professor : 12 posts in various disciplines
Associate Professor : 14 posts in various disciplines
Assistant Professor : 14 posts in various disciplines
Demonstrator / Tutors : 14 posts in various disciplines
Senior residents : 28 posts in various disciplines
Casualty Medical Officer : 04 posts
Lady Medical Officer : 01 post
Application Fee : Demand draft of Rs. 500/- (Rs.250/- SC/ST) in favour of Director, Medical Education & Research, Haryana, Panchkula.

How to Apply: The application on prescribed proforma must reach to the Director, BPS Govt. Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, latest by 15/09/2014 through Registered/ Speed Post only.

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