Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2010 Annual Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more


Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’d open an ISA and buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares today

Posted On Jul 5 2021 by

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Opening an ISA and buying FTSE 100 shares after the recent market crash may seem to be a high-risk strategy. The UK economy contracted by 20% in April, the largest monthly fall on record. As such, there could be a large amount of volatility ahead.However, over the long run, a number of large-cap shares could offer growth potential. Their valuations suggest they offer wide margins of safety, which could make now an opportune moment to buy them.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that appear to offer attractive risk/reward ratios after their recent share price falls.NextThe recent trading update from FTSE 100 retailer Next (LSE: NXT) showed the scale of impact that coronavirus has had on its financial performance. For the period from 26 January to 25 April, the company recorded a 38% decline in sales. This trend could continue in the near term, with its stores having been closed after the period end.Furthermore, weak consumer confidence and social distancing measures may mean sales fail to return to normal levels, even as stores reopen from mid-June. This could mean the FTSE 100 business faces further negative sales.However, Next seems well-placed to capitalise on a continued trend towards online retailing. It’s invested in improving the speed of its supply chain, seeking to become a more dominant online retailer for clothing and home products.Furthermore, its recent update included a stress test that shows it could be in a relatively strong financial position to overcome weak sales in the short run. This may allow the business to improve its competitive position and increase its market share over the long term. As such, now could be the right time to buy the FTSE 100 retailer in an ISA.FTSE 100 housebuilder PersimmonAnother FTSE 100 stock that’s experienced difficult trading conditions over recent months is housebuilder Persimmon (LSE: PSN). Construction work ground to a halt and the company closed its sales offices. Even though businesses are reopening across the sector, there are greater difficulties in obtaining mortgages. Weak consumer confidence may also weigh on demand for new homes in the coming months.Persimmon’s cash position of £600m suggests it’s in a good position to survive a period of weaker sales in 2020. It was also making good progress in improving its customer satisfaction scores prior to coronavirus. That could also increase its chances of experiencing sustainable growth over the long run. Looking ahead, demand for new homes is likely to return to pre-coronavirus levels over the medium term. Factors such as low interest rates and government support programmes could catalyse the FTSE 100 housebuilding sector. And that could boost Persimmon’s share price after its 15% decline since the start of the year. Therefore, it could offer improving capital returns over the long run. 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. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’d open an ISA and buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares today Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Friday, 12th June, 2020 | More on: NXT PSN 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.last_img read more


Jimmy John’s to open in Apopka

Posted On Jun 19 2021 by

first_img Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSJimmy John’s Previous articleApopka Fall Family Festival begins tomorrowNext articleEggfest Celebrates ‘Eggceptional’ Grilled Cuisine Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Freaky Fresh and Freaky Fast coming soon to ApopkaThe Colonial Shoppes at Bear Lake will be the location for the newest Jimmy John’s in Central Florida. There are 22 stores in Central Florida.Owner/Operator Neal Wohltmann told The Apopka Voice that he hopes to open by mid-December.The counter-serve chain specializes in sub and club sandwiches that are made “freaky fresh and fast,” according to Wohltmann, who said sandwiches are ready in 30 seconds or less.“Our sandwiches are made using real, fresh ingredients,” said Wohltmann. “And our homemade bread is always served freshly baked, and quality meats and veggies are sliced in-store every day.”Wohltmann plans to hire about 25 employees.  His managers are already being trained at the Jimmy John’s headquarters in Champaign, Illinois.Jimmy John Liautaud is the founder, chairman and majority owner of Jimmy John’s sandwich chain. He opened the door to his first sub shop in Charleston, Illinois, in 1983. In 2014, Jimmy John’s reportedly reached 2,000 stores.Anyone interested in applying should call 407-221-6588 or send an email to [email protected] new store will be at 3030 East Semoran Blvd. #236, Apopka FL 32703. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Baltimore children and youth enjoy Black History Month

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgFeb. 14 — The Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly held a special event for children and youth to commemorate Black History Month. It was an opportunity for youth and children to open up about issues that affect their communities, such as police brutality, homelessness and joblessness. The group showed a film on Black history with excerpts about Malcolm X and many other highlights, told stories and participated in arts and crafts.Kira Lynae helped to lead the storytime, along with IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) members. UNITE HERE Local 7 members and organizers of the Baltimore International Women’s Day march donated refreshments; and Angel Disquiseppe helped edit and put together the film shown by the group. Supplies were donated by the local Maryland Institute College of Art.Sara Benjamin, a PPA organizer and mother of 5-year-old Imari Rucker, asserted, “Today’s event has been a big success. Children and youth need the information — they need empowerment and hope.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Sudanese press under attack on all fronts

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgNews Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the decision by Sudan’s National Council for Press and Publications in late April to prohibit 15 journalists from working for their newspapers. RSF urges the Sudanese authorities to rescind the ban, which is an act of censorship and a grave violation of freedom of information in a country where the media are constantly hounded. Journalists protest against shutdown of Al-Tayar newspaper, March 2016 – ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal RSF_en SudanAfrica Condemning abuses April 10, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information May 3, 2016 Sudanese press under attack on all fronts Newscenter_img Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Already the repeated targets of harassment, newspaper owners issued dismissal notices to the journalists concerned after receiving threatening letters from the Council.The newspaper Al-Jareeda told Ahmed Amin, Hayder Ahmed Khair Alla and Selah Ahmed Abed Alah they were being fired on 28 April, a few days after it received a letter from the Council requesting their dismissal on the grounds that they were working without a licence. The next day, the daily Al-Sudani fired three of its journalists: Khalid Ahmed, who has been charged by the army with a cyber-crime, Hiba Abedazeem, who was briefly detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in September, and Nur Eldien Madani. Nine other journalists with four other newspapers have also been fired.“These measures constitute another serious blow to media freedom, which has already been under constant attack in Sudan in the form of arbitrary seizures of newspaper issues and closures of newspapers,” RSF said. “We call on the Sudanese authorities, and especially the intelligence services, to stop persecuting the journalistic community, whose work is essential in a democratic society worthy of the name.”The dismissals have come amid a surge in tension and major student demonstrations in several regions, in which members of the NISS allegedly beat two students to death. On 19 and 27 April, the NISS banned newspaper coverage of events linked to the demonstrations, the opposition and human rights defenders. And on 30 April, the NISS prevented the Sudanese Journalists’ Network from holding a conference in Khartoum.RSF issued a press release on 18 April condemning the repeated confiscation of newspaper issues. A total of eight seizures were carried out by the NISS in the space of a month.Sudan is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. April 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sudan SudanAfrica Condemning abuses Receive email alerts News to go further March 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


Laughs and More in Store this Fall at the Pasadena Convention Center

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Laughs and More in Store this Fall at the Pasadena Convention Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 2, 2016 | 12:06 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Gem and Jewelry Show Returns to PasadenaThe international Gem and Jewelry Show returns to the Pasadena Convention Center’s main hall from Friday through Sunday.The show offers an opportunity to buy a large selection of jewelry from designers, wholesalers and manufactures. The event is America’s longest running direct-to-consumer trade show.Show HoursFriday, September 2 – 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.Saturday, September 3 – 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday, September 4 – 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.TicketsPurchase discounted tickets online. Free admission is offered for all active duty military and veterans with a current military I.D. and includes immediate family.Chinese Comedian Guo Degang Revives Cross-talkGuo Degang is a major celebrity in China, he owns a string of comedy clubs and has more than 64 million followers on Weibo. He was also named by Forbes China as one of the 100 richest celebrities in the country. Guo is a comedian who specializes in a traditional form of performance comedy called “cross talk”. The style has undergone a renaissance largely thanks to Guo. As a result, the Chinese media have dubbed him “the savior of cross talk” for attracting young and middle-aged audience members. The show is one night only, Sat. Sept. 17.Guo takes the Civic Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now and range in price from $58 to $388. For more information, contact Ping Ye at (626) 899-6866.AM870’s Titans of Talk Radio to Appear in Townhall 2016AM870 Talk Radio presents Townhall 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center on Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. The “Titans of Talk Radio”, including Mark Levin, Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Michael Medved, Larry Elder and Mike Gallagher, will trade takes on the future of America. Topics will include the Presidential election, ISIS and National Security, the economy and the future of political parties. Moderator for the night is Hugh Hewitt and co-hosts Brian Whitman and Elisha Krauss. Tickets for the event range from $25 to $150. For more information, call (805) 987-0400.Shin Brings Mondopop to Civic AuditoriumChinese language rock music returns to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with the Shin Concert Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. The former lead singer of the band Shin, Shin is noted for his wide vocal range and extremely powerful voice, which is lacking in mondopop. Shin is also renowned for his high screams. His musical style includes heavy metal, hard rock, pop rock and mondopop. Tickets range from $58 to $298. The show runs for two hours without an intermission. For more information, contact Mia Li at (310) 941-6666.Cleese and Idle are “Together Again at Last”British Comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle are “Together Again at Last … For The Very First Time.” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Founding members of Monty Python, Cleese and Idle are among the godfathers of modern comedy, helping to pioneer an irreverent, absurdist sensibility that is emulated by comics around the world. Tickets range in price from $59.50 to $99.50. The comedy is suitable for ages 14 and up. For more information, contact Mills Entertainment at (518) 306-4333.Humorist David Sedaris Reads and Signs BooksHumorist David Sedaris appears one night only at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with all-new readings of his work and a book signing on Nov. 15.  With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Seders is the author of several collections of personal essays. Tickets range from $45 to $100. The show is recommended for adults over the age of 18. For more information, contact Innovation Arts and Entertainment at (312) 274-1800.ParkingParking at the Convention Center is $12 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. The entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, these are operated by Paseo Colorado.Driving DirectionsThe Pasadena Convention Center is located in downtown Pasadena, off of the 210 freeway as well as the 110 freeway. For detailed direction click here or visit Google Maps.Metro Gold LineThe Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train station within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk to the Convention Center and there is a small hill. (2) Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to the Convention Center and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students pay $1 each way.Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, +1 800-307-7977 or visit http://pasadenacenter.visitpasadena.com/. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.last_img read more


Young & Healthy Makes Waves with Gala, Matching Gift

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Young & Healthy, a community-based nonprofit that provides access to medical, dental, mental health and other health services free-of-charge to uninsured and underinsured low-income children, held its 2017 benefit Gala on the evening of January 28, 2017. With a tropical theme, guests dressed in their best Hawaiian togs, sporting straw hats, Bermuda shorts and leis. Guests also enjoyed tropical-themed drinks and appetizers prior to the sit down dinner. The 2017 Gala helps to raise funds to continue Young & Healthy’s mission and ensure that all children have equitable access to quality medical care. All proceeds will benefit Young & Healthy, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on Young & Healthy and their programs, visit yhpasadena.org or call (626) 795-5166. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Founded in 1990, Young & Healthy was born from a community need to improve quality of life for children in the Pasadena area. The result is a human-scale solution to a large-scale problem: people helping people; and health professionals sharing their time, skills and resources with children whose families would otherwise be unable to access that care. Business News Community News Benefits Young & Healthy Makes Waves with Gala, Matching Gift From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 4:52 pm Top of the News HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Gala, “Making Waves with Young & Healthy”, was  held at H Studio in Sun Valley and honored Dr. Charles and Rene Korth with the J. Donald Thomas Award and Sonia Singla with the Alliance Award. These awards are given to those whose dedication, perseverance, and selfless devotion to the wellbeing of children exemplifies the spirit that led to the founding of Young & Healthy over 27 years ago. More Cool Stufflast_img read more


Eighth person dies from Nazareth flu outbreak

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first_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articlePolice appeal after boy is attacked in DerryNext articleBurglaries up in border counties but down in the West News Highland Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – April 8, 2012 Twitter Eighth person dies from Nazareth flu outbreakcenter_img An eight person has died at a private nursing home in Donegal, as part of a flu outbreak there.The patient passed away at Letterkenny General Hospital earlier today.This latest death is thought to have been caused by Influenza A – the flu strain that killed six other elderly people at the Nazareth Home in Buncranca recently.The HSE confirmed the death of a seventh resident on Friday, but said they didn’t think that fatality was linked to the other flu-related deaths.In a statement today, the Health Service Executive said the conditions of seven additional patients are being monitored closely – five of them are said to be showing signs of improvement.There have been no new cases of flu at the home, since the 4th of April.All of the residents at Nazareth House are currently receiving either active or preventative treatment.It comes after The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that the strain of flu circulating in this part of the world has changed slightly and is now an imperfect fit with the flu vaccine that was issued this season. Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more


Punjab State Police Chief Appointment : P&H HC Asks UPSC To Submit Chart Showing Comparative Merits Of Eligible Officers

Posted On May 26 2021 by

first_imgNews UpdatesPunjab State Police Chief Appointment : P&H HC Asks UPSC To Submit Chart Showing Comparative Merits Of Eligible Officers Mehal Jain4 July 2020 1:39 AMShare This – x”If all officers eligible are to be considered without any regulation/ restriction of the zone of consideration among such eligible officers, then would such practice not violate the mischief sought to be curtailed/removed by Prakash Singh’s case?”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the UPSC. The UPSC has also been directed to compile a chart showing comparative merit of all…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?Login”If all officers eligible are to be considered without any regulation/ restriction of the zone of consideration among such eligible officers, then would such practice not violate the mischief sought to be curtailed/removed by Prakash Singh’s case?”, the Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the UPSC. The UPSC has also been directed to compile a chart showing comparative merit of all officers considered for the post of DGP in Punjab and keep the same ready in a sealed cover for consideration of the court.The court was hearing the plea of the Congress government in Punjab and DGP Dinkar Gupta against a Central Administrative Tribunal verdict of January 17 quashing the latter’s appointment as state police chief. The same bench of Justices Jaswant Singh and Sant Prakash had stayed the impugned order earlier. The Punjab government had in the instant case forwarded its proposal to the UPSC, enclosing a list of 12 eligible officers. Punjab Government had, at the time, a sanctioned strength of 2 cadre posts of DGPs, and it was, therefore, requested that a panel of 6 would be required to be sent by UPSC to the State Government for the post of DGP as per the guidelines of UPSC. One of the directions issued by the Supreme Court in the 2006 Prakash Singh case was to the effect that a DGP (HoPF) shall be selected from amongst the three senior-most officers of the Department, who have been empanelled for promotion by the UPSC. It was also mentioned that the Commission, in turn, shall take into account, length of service, very good record and range of experience for heading the police force. The Supreme Court has subsequently obligated all states to send their proposals in anticipation of the vacancy to the UPSC well in time, that is, 3 months prior to the retirement of the incumbent, whereupon, the UPSC shall prepare the panel of the three seniormost officers of the Department based on their length of service, very good record and range of experience for heading the police force, as stipulated by the Prakash Singh judgment (2006). Finally, The panel so prepared is to be intimated to the state, which shall then immediately select and appoint one of the candidates empanelled. The Opinion of the CATThe CAT had quashed Gupta’s appointment as DGP in the applications filed by Mohammad Mustafa and Siddharth Chattopadhyay, who questioned the selection process. The Tribunal in its ruling stressed that the UPSC committee prepared a panel of only three officers instead of Punjab’s desire of six names. “It is evident that the list of 12 officers was felt necessary on the assumption that a panel of 6 would be prepared by the 2nd respondent (UPSC). On its part, the 2nd respondent does not appear to have addressed the issue as to whether the panel should comprise of 3, as directed by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court or 6, as desired by the 3rd respondent (state government). If the proposed panel was to comprise 3 names, the list of 12 officers was required to be reduced in size, in such a way that it is adequate for preparation of the panel of 3 names. This becomes important from the point of view of the fact that officers at Sl. Nos. 6, 8 & 9 were empanelled”, said the CAT. The UPSC and the empanelment committee had argued that the procedure followed for preparing a panel of eligible officers and the criteria followed by the empanelment committee for objective assessment on the aspect of ”range of experience” in the five core policing areas (intelligence, law & order, administration, investigation and security) was as per the provisions laid down in the draft guidelines 2009 framed by the UPSC. In this behalf, the Tribunal observed that the Committee, while preparing the panel made no discussion on the ‘range of experience’ and accordingly, the Committee has deviated from the parameters stipulated by the top court The CAT proceeded to add, “Whatever is the permissibility of the adoption of its own method for a Selection Committee, such a facility is totally blocked in the context of selection to the post of DGP (HoPF)”. “Assuming that the core policing areas are relevant in the selection process, it is a matter of record that there existed 20 such areas, which are mentioned in the performance evaluation. It is not even mentioned as to on what basis the 5 areas were selected and why intelligence, which occurs at Sl. No.14 in the list of 20, was accorded primacy”, the Tribunal opined. Stating that the issue can be examined from another angle, the CAT expressed that the “easiest way” for a State Government to ensure that an “officer of its choice and who is pliable as DGP”, would be to “continuously post him in any specific activity, howsoever inconsequential it may be”, and then to make an effort “to accord primacy to such activity in the process of selection”. “There cannot be a better instance of arbitrariness and favoritism, than this”, commented the Tribunal, setting aside the appointment. Proceedings before the HC The bench has inquired from the UPSC that “if all officers eligible as per the Draft Guidelines 2009 are to be considered without any regulation/ restriction of the zone of consideration among such eligible officers”, then would such practice “not violate the mischief sought to be curtailed/ removed by Prakash Singh’s case”? Besides, the bench, on Thursday, has sought the following data from the UPSC: 1. What is the number fixed for zone of consideration for the empanelment of eligible officers for the post of DGP (HoPF) as per the Draft Guideline 2009? 2. If there is no number fixed for the zone of consideration in Draft Guidelines 2009 then whether the DoPT Guidelines and instructions are relied and followed to regulate the zone of consideration for the consideration of the eligible officers for the empanelment for the post of DGP (HoPF). 3. In the case under (ii) above, if the DoPT guidelines and instructions are not followed and relied then it may clearly be stated as to what is the process / mode followed by UPSC for restricting/ regulating the zone of consideration among all the officers eligible as per the Draft Guidelines 2009? 4. If there is no restriction for the zone of consideration then whether all officers eligible as per the Draft Guidelines 2009 are required to be considered irrespective of their number vis a vis the number of post of DGP (HoPF) to be filed? 5. Does the UPSC insists/ asks for the forwarding of the list / dossiers of all the officers eligible as per the Draft Guidelines 2009 or leaves it to the discretion of the State to forward and send the list/ dossiers of officers eligible as per the Draft Guidelines 2009 as the zone of consideration for the empanelment of officers for the post of DGP (HoPF) of different States? 6. What is the pan India practice regarding the number of officers in the zone of consideration for empanelment of DG (HoPF) for different States. 7. UPSC is directed to prepare and produce the Chart regarding the consideration made by UPSC / Empanelment Committee for the post of DGP (HoPF) of different States in the last five years depicting:-(i) How many officers were eligible as per Draft Guideline 2009 for each of such consideration?(ii) How many such officers were called for / considered for empanelment in each such consideration?(iii) Whether the Zone of consideration was restricted/ regulated as per the relevant DoPT guidelines/ instructions and/ or what criteria whatsoever was followed? (iv) What was the inter-se seniority of the empanelled Officers among the officers eligible as per the Draft Guideline 2009?Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more


Gardai investigate man’s sudden death in Letterkenny restuarant

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img Twitter Twitter By News Highland – January 5, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Gardai in Letterkenny have launched an investigation after a mans body was found in the toilets of a fast food restaurant on the Port Road area of the town earlier today.The man, who is understood to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.Gardai are examining CCTV of the premises as part of the investigation.The man’s body is expected to be removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a full post mortem will take place to determine the cause of death and the course of the garda investigation. WhatsApp Gardai investigate man’s sudden death in Letterkenny restuarant Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleHusband charged with murdering Donegal woman allegedly subjected her to controlling behaviourNext articleRelief as missing Derry girl is found safe News Highland Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more