No action against OU, HC tells PF dept

Hyderabad: Justice K. Lakshman of the Telangana High Court on Thursday directed Provident Fund authorities not to take action on an order to recover '29 crore from Osmania University. The authorities sought recovery of the sum on provided funds dues for contract employees for the period from 1982 to 2018. The university challenged an order dismissing a review petition. Justice Lakhsman pointed out that the university must avail alternative remedy of filing a statutory appeal under section 7I of the Employees Provident Fund Act. The court left it to the university to avail the statutory remedy and granted protection till they find the appeal.

HC takes official stance on missing minor girl

A two-judge vacation bench of the Telangana High Court on Thursday took on file the official stance of a missing minor girl, including that the child will be handed to her parents. The bench was dealing with a habeas corpus writ petition filed by the girl’s father in the jurisdiction of Miryalaguda 1 Town police station. It is a case of the parent in the habeas corpus petition that the daughter had eloped though she was a minor. The police officer made a statement before this court that the girl has been traced and placed before the Bharosa centre. Once she is examined, the PS officer undertook before the court that the girl will be handed over to the parent.

HC orders notice in a woman’s habeas corpus

The vacation bench of ordered notice in another habeas corpus filed by a mother complaining that her three minor children, including two daughters, are in the legal custody of her spouse. The petitioner Sana Jabri, alias Sana, made serious allegations of cruelty and violence against her husband Mohsin Bin Mohammed, who has the exclusive custody of the children. She also alleged a dowry demand from her husband.

Collector urges to regularize houses of 28 ragpickers

Justice K. Laksman of the Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the district collector to consider the application of 28 ragpickers for regularising possession of houses at Addagutta, Mondibandanagar at Secunderabad. Challa Veeramma and 27 others moved the vacation court stating that they are Backward Classes denotified nomadic tribes eking out a livelihood as rag pickers. They are in occupation of 50 to 60 square metres. Their representations were rejected by the authorities, who insisted on electricity and water bills. Counsel for the petitioner pointed out that refusal to consider regularisation of possession on the grounds that they did not produce bills for amenities was in utter violation of their right to life.

HC upholds IOC order against supplier

Justice K. Lakshman of the Telangana High Court on Thursday refused to suspend an order cancelling a letter of agreement between Indian Oil Corp and S.K. Enterprises & Traders. The petitioner was a successful bidder for the supply of MSD, diesel, MS and branded fuel. The cancellation is on the ground that the petitioner failed to produce the explosives certificate within the prescribed time. The case of Indian Oil was that the certificate was required to be produced within 90 days from December 5, while the petitioner stated he had filed the certificate in April.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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