Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgBOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BOC Kenya Limited (BOC.ke)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Kenya Plc (BOC), established in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1940, is a leading supplier of industrial, medical and special gases in East Africa. In 1947 the company started operations in Nairobi and later years, in Kisumu, Kampala, Mwanza and Dar-es-Salaam. The Company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 1969. BOC Kenya’s portfolio includes dozens of different gases and mixtures, as well as related equipment and services. The Company’s customer base cuts across a large spectrum and includes public and private hospitals, food processors, civil and mechanical engineering contractors, motor vehicle body builders, hotels and restaurants, the informal business sector (“Jua Kali”) and small and medium enterprises. Product range includes bulk gases (Oxygen, Nitrogen and liquefied petroleum gas(LPG), packaged (cylinder) gases and engineering services (Medical equipment, Construction of medical and other gas pipelines, Gas storage tanks, etc). BOC Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

At 31p, I think the Lloyds share price is surely a buy now

first_img 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Enter Your Email Address At 31p, I think the Lloyds share price is surely a buy now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: LLOY 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.center_img Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images. When I look at Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), it seems to me that everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong. Now, I really hope I’m not tempting fate saying that. But the Lloyds share price has been battered by the financial crisis, pounded by the PPI scandal, hammered by Brexit, and now pummelled by the Covid-19 crisis. What other calamities can there be?Oh yes, there’s the latest gloomy outlook from the Social Market Foundation. The think tank reckons the financial and construction sectors will end up the worst hit by the pandemic. But you know what? As a Lloyds shareholder (and a holder of Persimmon shares to boot), I’ve come to expect nothing but maximum pessimism from the so-called experts. But I say they’re wrong.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…Lloyds share price downWhile the FTSE 100 is down 17% since the beginning of the year, the Lloyds share price is now sitting on a year-to-date drop of 49%. Over five years, Lloyds shares are down 62%, pretty much bang on the Royal Bank of Scotland share price. I think institutional investors have got it wrong about RBS too, I’ll add in passing.The lack of a dividend from Lloyds will be hurting a lot of investors, as it’s very much been an income investment. That’s especially true in recent years, with the banking crash starting to recede into history. Banking rules around liquidity have been tightened up significantly since the reckless days of old. And the Bank of England’s stress tests have been providing extra support, with Lloyds sailing through them. That’s all made dividends look more reliable, and the Lloyds share price more attractive.Now of course, the dividend is gone. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) stepped in to request banks suspend their dividends and share buyback plans. Holding back the cash was a wise move in my view, but I do get twitchy when regulatory bodies step in and take over from the free market.What free market?A big part of me thinks banks (and other companies) should be free to make their own decisions. I don’t see any sense at all, for example, for an international bank like HSBC Holdings to have to follow the orders of the UK’s PRA in setting global policy. It means we can’t see which banks are managing things best. We don’t know how they’d treat dividends given the freedom, and I feel that will have damaged the Lloyds share price too.If we can’t use Lloyds’ management of its balance sheet during the crisis as any kind of measure, that surely adds to market uncertainty and aggravates bearish sentiment. And uncertainty has been one of the biggest killers of the Lloyds share price in recent years.So what’s the bottom line for me? At around the 30p share price level, I think Lloyds is priced to go bust. And I just don’t see that happening. I reckon buying now will lock in future dividends at significantly better yields than if we wait for the end of the crisis. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group and Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

All Blacks team plus Facts and Stats ahead of Wallabies Test in Sydney

first_imgThursday Aug 18, 2016 All Blacks team plus Facts and Stats ahead of Wallabies Test in Sydney The All Blacks team to face the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup match in the Rugby Championship has been named, and after much speculation, Hurricanes star Beauden Barrett has been picked to start at number ten. The two teams meet in Sydney on Saturday. The other news in the matchday 23 is that Chiefs prop Kane Hames comes onto the bench as an injury replacement for Joe Moody. If he takes to the field on Saturday, he will become the sixth new All Black in 2016.Kickoff on Saturday 20 August at 20:05 local, 07:05 ART, 10:05 GMT, 12:05 SAST, 22:05 NZSTNEW ZEALAND TEAM (Test caps in brackets):1. Wyatt Crockett (48), 2.  Nathan Harris (4), 3.  Owen Franks (80), 4.  Brodie Retallick (50), 5.  Samuel Whitelock (75), 6.  Jerome Kaino (69), 7.  Sam Cane (34), 8.  Kieran Read – captain (87), 9.  Aaron Smith (50), 10.  Beauden Barrett (39), 11.  Waisake Naholo (6), 12.  Ryan Crotty (18), 13.  Malakai Fekitoa (15), 14.  Ben Smith (51), 15.  Israel Dagg (51)Reserves: 16.  Codie Taylor (5), 17.  Kane Hames, 18.  Charlie Faumuina (36), 19.  Liam Squire (1), 20. Ardie Savea (2), 21.  TJ Perenara (19), 22.  Aaron Cruden (39), 23.  Julian Savea (43)All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: “The selectors are very happy with the 23 selected for this Test match and we’re looking forward to seeing them play. With more than 800 Test caps of experience in our matchday 23, I’m confident we have the experience to deal with the challenge.”“We’re all really excited about this first Investec Rugby Championship Test match. It’s against one of our most respected rivals and the Championship itself is one of the best competitions in the world. It produces an exciting brand of rugby and world-class players, which both teams have.Barrett’s selection ahead of the previously favoured Cruden is due to his sublime form in both Super Rugby, and when coming off the bench against Wales earlier this year.ALL BLACKS vs WALLABIES – Facts and Stats [via opta]–  The All Blacks and Australia have played each other 155 times, with 106 wins to the All Blacks and 42 to Australia, with seven draws.– The Wallabies have not held the Bledisloe Cup since 2002, with the All Blacks winning or retaining the trophy 13 times since then.-The All Blacks have lost just one of their last 13 against Australia (W10, D2); their 10 victories in that run have come by an average margin of 16 points.– Steve Hansen’s side have won their last 11 on the bounce by an average margin of 27 points; only South Africa have managed to finish within 10 points of the All Blacks in that time.–  Jerome Kaino will play his 70th Test match on Saturday.  He is the most capped blindside flanker of all time.– The All Blacks head in to the opening Bledisloe Cup Test on the back of a three-nil Steinlager Series win over Wales in June.– Australia have lost their last four Tests in a row and have not lost five on the bounce since a run of seven consecutive defeats in 2005; the fifth defeat in that run came against New Zealand.– Julian Savea has scored 39 tries in 43 games for New Zealand, and one more try would make him just the fifth All Black to reach 40 Test tries (Doug Howlett – 49, Christian Cullen – 46, Joe Rokocoko – 46 & Jeff Wilson – 44)– The All Blacks have held The Bledisloe Cup since 2003.credit: rugby.com.au/allblacks.comADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Multi-Family House in Caspärsch / Schwabe Suter Architekten

first_img Multi-Family House in Caspärsch / Schwabe Suter Architekten “COPY” Projects Switzerland Save this picture!© Roman Keller+ 17 Share Photographs Multi-Family House in Caspärsch / Schwabe Suter ArchitektenSave this projectSaveMulti-Family House in Caspärsch / Schwabe Suter Architekten Architects: Schwabe Suter Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Jenins, Switzerland ArchDaily Photographs:  Roman Keller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2015 Manufacturers: EGOKIEFER, Keller AG Ziegeleien, Dach / Roof, Einsteinmauerwerk, Fenster / WindowsConstruction Management:Hotag Zizers AG, ZizersConstruction Engineer:Gadola A. Bauingenieur GmbH, ZizersElectrical Planning:Albert GislerSanitary Planning:Oecotec AG, LandquartBuilding Physics:Kuster + Partner AG, ChurCity:JeninsCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roman KellerRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Kitchens – ValchromatWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The new multi-family house „Caspärsch“ is located in the wine-growing village of Jenins at the foot of the mountain „Vilan“. The terrain of the plot declines to the south and the view goes to the vineyards of the „Bündner Herrschaft“ and the Rhine-Valley of Chur.Save this picture!© Roman KellerSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Roman KellerThe shape of the house is based on a simple rectangle, which is slightly distorted due to the limiting boundaries of the plot. The kink in the southern facade reduces the size of the volume visually and at the same time the house gets a „face“ towards the road. The house consists of two apartments and one duplex-apartment which are horizontally layered. All units are divided into a private sleeping area and a more public living area. Kitchen, dining area, living room and entrée form a free-flowing, continuous space, which is oriented towards the south and southwest and wraps around the spacious loggia. The kitchen is located in the center of the apartment (like in previous forms of housing) Save this picture!© Roman KellerSave this picture!Roof FloorSave this picture!© Roman Keller The constructive structure of the new house refers to the construction of the solid built and stony mansions of the „Bündner Herrschaft“. The single layer masonry (which is sufficient for the insulation of the building) is protected by a thick outer layer of plaster. A vertical finish (applied with a broom) refines and ennobles this protective layer. The facade is decorated at specific places with ornaments, which relate directly to the architectural tradition of the village. As an example, the classical doorway pediment is incorporated into the façade in a transformed manner. Another example are the panels in front of the windows, which show motifs of the old handicraft „Sgraffito“.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessETH Hönggerberg / Tuñón & Ruckstuhl ArchitectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial Brewery Pub In Saigon / T3 ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803735/multi-family-house-in-casparsch-schwabe-suter-architekten Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803735/multi-family-house-in-casparsch-schwabe-suter-architekten Clipboard Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSchwabe Suter ArchitektenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJeninsSwitzerlandPublished on February 04, 2017Cite: “Multi-Family House in Caspärsch / Schwabe Suter Architekten” 04 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houseslast_img read more

Foreign journalists briefly arrested

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information News March 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists briefly arrestedcenter_img Several foreign journalists were briefly arrested while trying to reach Zawiya, west of the capital, where pro-Gaddafi troops had launched a major counter-offensive. A reporter from The Guardian was held for three hours at a checkpoint. The only footage he was able to obtain was of groups of pro-Gaddafi supporters. RSF_en last_img read more

West Odessa Boys & Girls Club moving forward

first_img Local News West Odessa Boys & Girls Club moving forward The funding needed for the Boys & Girls Club in West Odessa has almost been collected.  Facebook OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Although it’s only been about six months since its campaign was announced, the fundraising goal for a new Boys & Girls Club in West Odessa has almost been reached.David Chancellor, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Permian Basin, said the goal is $2 million and $1.9 million has been collected so far. He plans to sell brick pavers at the $200 and $500 level and hopes to raise $30,000 to $40,000 from that.“I think there are so many people who over the years have been a part of the Boys & Girls Club that they would like to do that,” Chancellor said.He said he would post the paver option on the website, basinkids.org, so people can use their credit card to purchase a paver. WhatsApp WhatsApp By admin – January 27, 2018 The funding needed for the Boys & Girls Club in West Odessa has almost been collected.  Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay “With 30,000 people and four elementaries … there’s nothing out there for kids but dogs and sticks and rocks. It’s a deep need out there,” Chancellor said.At any one time, up to 150 youngsters will be accommodated by the club, but it will serve about 500 youngsters during the year. With sports, it will serve 1,000, Chancellor said.The club offers basketball, volleyball, flag football, tackle football and cheerleading, he said.The West Odessa facility is a collaborative project with Ector County Independent School District where the club will have the building constructed on the property of Edward K. Downing Elementary School, 1480 N. Knox Ave.The club will deed the building to the district in exchange for a long-term lease, Chancellor said.“In February, the agreement will go before the school board. If they approve it, we will issue a request for bids four months later and hopefully break ground in the fall,” he said.The facility will be 8,000 square feet and take about a year to complete. Chancellor has said he hopes to move in no later than the fall of 2019. JSA Architects was chosen as the architect.“We’ve raised the money necessary for construction, but not the interiors so we’re looking for the computer labs, education room and multipurpose room. We need to raise about $100,000 for everything else,” Chancellor said.The Wood and Headlee families made the two main gifts to make the facility possible, he added. He declined to say how much the Wood family gave, but said previously that James Headlee gave an anchor gift of $500,000.Headlee is a longtime board member whose family was instrumental in building the Woodson Boys & Girls Club, Chancellor has said.Overall, Chancellor said the club received about 60 percent of its contributions from Odessa and about 40 percent from Midland.“That’s fantastic,” he said. “You don’t always get Midland giving that much. … It’s kind of humbling. I’ve raised a lot of money over the years between (being) a pastor and this and not one person has said no to this project. That’s how I raised it so easily. Everyone sees the need.”Chancellor noted that 70 percent of the Boys & Girls Club’s operating income comes from private donations.From the district’s viewpoint, ECISD Public Information Officer Mike Adkins said having a Boys & Girls Club next to a campus is a “great deal.”Downing Elementary and the club will be just feet apart with a sidewalk between them, Chancellor said.“We understand that the residents of West Odessa don’t have really close-by access to Boys & Girls Clubs, or other organizations like that that give kids a place to go after school that have that structure and leadership,” Adkins said. “It’s just such a natural fit. It’s the two of us working together to provide a safe for place for kids throughout the day, whether they’re in school or it’s after school.”Chancellor said the Boys & Girls Club has a big annual celebration coming up from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 3 at Dos Amigos. It will honor Scott and Minka Sibert who own Cisco Equipment. It will be a $1,000 a table fundraiser and individual tickets will be sold, as well.On April 12, comedian David Spade is scheduled to appear from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Midland Country Club. Tables for that are $5,000 apiece, Chancellor said.Contributors can designate whether they want to give to clubs in Odessa or Midland, or both, he said.More Information Twitter 1 of 2 Rendering of Boys & Girls Club in West Odessa Twitter Pinterest ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Boys & Girls Club. Previous articleNATIONAL VIEW: False missile alert reveals frightening gapsNext articlePetitioners ‘confident’ in final stretch admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News West Odessa Boys & Girls Club moving forward 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School last_img read more

Derry Rector to be Church of Ireland’s first female bishop

first_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Derry Rector to be Church of Ireland’s first female bishop Previous articleGormer Montana governer to be presented with the Tipp O’Neill Award in BuncranaNext articleCouncil defends use of luxury hotel for marine conference News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp A Derry based Church of Ireland Minister has been appointed as the country’s first ever female Bishop.Reverend Pat Storey succeeds Reverend Dr. Richard Clarke as the Bishop of Meath and Kildare.The 53 year-old is married to Rev. Earl Storey and has two children. She has served as the rector of St Augustine’s Parish Church in Derry since 2004. Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 20, 2013 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Can Be Sanctioned As Per Proof Required Under The Scheme And In No Other Manner: Supreme Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSwatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Can Be Sanctioned As Per Proof Required Under The Scheme And In No Other Manner: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Feb 2021 5:06 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that the pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme can be sanctioned as per the proof required under the scheme and in no other manner.When the claim is under a particular pension scheme, unless one fulfills the eligibility criteria for grant of pension, as mentioned in the scheme, no applicant can claim such pensions, as a matter of right,…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 observed that the pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme can be sanctioned as per the proof required under the scheme and in no other manner.When the claim is under a particular pension scheme, unless one fulfills the eligibility criteria for grant of pension, as mentioned in the scheme, no applicant can claim such pensions, as a matter of right, the  bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed while setting aside the Madras High Court direction to grant Freedom Fighter’s Pension to A. Alagam Perumal Kone under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme.Kone had filed application for grant of pension under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme on 10.04.1997 which was rejected by the authority in the year 2004. Thereafter, on 29.08.2017, he again sent an application for grant of pension from 2011 under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme, stating that he was imprisoned for more than six months from 05.01.1944 to 05.07.1944 during Quit India Movement. While this application was pending, he also moved the Madras High Court. The High Court,  by recording a finding that the certificate issued by an approved certifier is sufficient for grant of pension,  disposed of the petition by directing the Centre to grant pension under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme and to pass suitable orders. Aggrieved with this, the Centre approached the Apex Court.The Apex court observed that the High Court ought not to have disposed of the petition without even issuing notice and giving opportunity to file counter affidavit to rebut the allegations made by the writ petitioner.”As regards the sufficiency of proof, the scheme itself mentions the documents which are required to be produced along with the application. Whether the claimant fulfills the criteria or not, it is for the competent authority to examine it. Even before the application is considered by the competent authority, in exercise of powers of judicial review, the High Court should not have issued any directions for grant of pension”, the bench observed.The court noted that, in the case of W.B.Freedom Fighters’ Organization v. Union of India, it was held that when the competent committee has considered and opined that the applications were not supported by required documents and rejected the application, the Court cannot interfere with the same and such findings cannot be said to be perverse or unreasonable. Further, in the case of Union of India vs. Bikash R. Bhowmik and Others, this Court has held that the pension under Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme of 1980 can be sanctioned as per the proof required under the scheme and in no other manner, the bench said. While allowing the appeal, the court observed:It may be true that the 1st Respondent is getting pension as per the scheme, mooted by the State, but, at the same time, to claim pension under the scheme of 1980, the 1st Respondent has to furnish the required proof as contemplated under the scheme. When the claim is under a particular scheme, unless one fulfills the eligibility criteria for grant of pension, as mentioned in the scheme, no applicant can claim such pensions, as a matter of right. Whether a particular applicant is entitled for pension under the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme of 1980, is a matter which is required to be considered having regard to facts and documentary evidence produced in each case.Case: Union of India vs. A. Alagam Perumal Kone [CIVIL APPEAL NO.680 OF 2021]Coram: Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash ReddyCitation: LL 2021 SC 107Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Centralise Procurement, Allocation And Distribution Of Remdesivir – Bombay High Court To State Of Maharashtra

first_imgNews UpdatesCentralise Procurement, Allocation And Distribution Of Remdesivir – Bombay High Court To State Of Maharashtra Sharmeen Hakim2 May 2021 9:24 AMShare This – xIn a Sunday hearing, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court directed Chief Secretary of Health, Maharashtra, to take steps to centralise the system for the procurement, allocation and distribution of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, used for treating Covid-19 patients. “It will go a long way in removing the chaos,” the division bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Avinash Gharote observed. The court was informed about the various means to procure the drug and the 1,43,000 lakh vial shortfall by Remdesivir manufacturers to meet the State’s demand. The bench then directed the seven manufacturers to ensure they supply vials to the State Government before catering to individual/pharmacists demands and submitting their daily production figures to the Nodal Officer and State Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. The production details would also need to be uploaded daily on the manufacturer’s and FDA’s website. “We direct the Secretary of Health (State) and FDA and that these directions are scrupulously followed. The company shall be prosecuted under relevant sections of law if these directions are not followed,” the bench said. “We direct the state of Maharashtra to hold the pharma companies responsible and take coercive action against pharmaceutical companies in case of non-compliance with the Central Government’s allocation.” The bench further said. The court asked the FDA to upload the weekly distribution of Remdesivir vials within the State, and provide a daily update of the vials distributed and the backlog, to ensure the steady supply of Remdesivir to Nagpur and other parts of Vidhabha. It also asked the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner and district Collector to set up a centralised control room for coordinating resources for covid-19 management, including remdesivir, allocation of beds and oxygen supply. The bench was hearing its suo motu PIL on covid-19 management in Nagpur and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra. On Sunday, it had convened to ensure its April 30 order directing 15,000 vials for Nagpur city, 3,000 vials for Akola and 2,000 vials for Bhandara was complied. During the hearing, the bench was informed that Nagpur has received 19,128 vials of Remdesivir from manufacturers, and the city will receive remaining 960 vials, by evening. The court then ordered the vials already supplied to Nagpur to be distributed immediately to Nagpur Akola and Bandara. The bench took judicial note of the shortfall in vials distributed to different districts of Maharashtra every day, based on the FDA commissioner’s allocation order dated April 30. The FDA Commissioner of Maharashtra, who was present virtually, said that the State made every effort for the pharmaceutical companies to comply with the State’s purchased order based on allocation. However, somehow, there was a shortfall of 1,43,034 vials as of May 1. He added that the Disaster Management Department had issued an expression of interest for 10 lakh vials, and they have 20,500 vials. On Centralisation of Remdesivir for equitable distribution in Maharashtra “It appears to us that this is yet another source of procurement of vials,” the bench observed adding, that it had already expressed the need for Centralising issues related to Remdesivir. “The time has come for centralising procurement, allocation and distribution of Remdesivir. We direct Chief Secretary Maharashtra to Centralise the whole system. This will go a long way in removing the prevailing chaos. No pharmaceutical company which is duty-bound to provide vials to State of Maharashtra as per the Centre’s allocation shall supply Remdesivir vials to private purchasers till such demand, is met. We direct the Secretary of Health (State) and FDA and that these directions are scrupulously followed. The company shall be prosecuted under relevant sections of law if these directions are not followed. And for this purpose, it will also be necessary the 7 pharma companies to submit their daily production figures to the Nodal officer and Commissioner of FDA and also upload it on their websites. The court directed the Commissioner FDA to the order copy to the pharmaceutical companies. If also directed, Health Secretary to issue fresh district-wise allocation order of Remdesivir vials based on the order of the Central Government dated May 1. This shall be issued within 24 hours from today. “This system could be in operation till procurement and distribution of Remdesivir is Centralised by Maharashtra.” The court said that drug companies have a daily dispatch schedule which they should be honour so that the flow of supply of Remdesivir doesn’t break. This is necessary to avoid confusion and backlog. The intervenors were represented by advocate Tushar Mandlekar, and advocate Vaibhav Bhure from Bandara, and the Amicus curiae was Advocate SP Bhandarkar. The case will now be heard on May 5. 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