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MADRAS HIGH COURT QUASHES THE CHARGE MEMO ISSUED TO TWO STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI) OFFICERS
While quashing the charge memo issued to two State Bank of India (SBI) officers alleging misconduct for holding a lunch hour demonstration in August last year, the Madras High Court has held that a mere peaceful demonstration, per se, inside the campus, cannot be understood as a mark of misconduct under the rules.
A Division Bench comprising Justices Chitra Venkataraman and K.B.K.Vasuki passed the common judgment on appeals filed by two officers of the bank against a single Judge’s order of February 8 this year.
The two, D.Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, Deputy Manager, SBI, RBU, LHO, Chennai and D.Suresh Kumar, Chief Manager, RBU, LHO, Chennai, were the general secretary and elected president of the All India State Bank of India Officers’ Association respectively. The association held a lunch hour demonstration on August 28 last year in front of the local head office and in all the administrative offices of the bank. Members, including the two officers, participated.
In September last year, the two were issued charge memo for alleged misconduct under the bank’s officers’ service rules.
They filed writ petitions contending that registered trade unions had a right to demonstrate peacefully. The right flowed from Art.19 (1) ( c ) of the Constitution. They denied that they instigated the officers of the bank to hold the demonstration. There was no misconduct.
A single Judge rejected the writ petitions, holding that the court could not interfere at the stage of charge memo on the basis of the defence pleaded by the petitioners. Aggrieved, the two filed the present appeals.
Source: The Hindu, 05.08.2013
EMPANELMENT OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS (INCLUDING DENTAL CLINICS AND EYE CENTRES) AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES UNDER CGHS DELHI &NCR
No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.II/HEC
No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.II/HEC
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Bikaner House Hutments Shahjahan Road
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 1st Aug 2013
Subject : Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS DELHI & NCR
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the empanelment of hospitals under CGHS vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Office Memorandum No:S.10111/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX) dated 14.02.2013, vide which 'Continuous Empanelment Scheme’ for private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres under CGHS was revived with a view to empanel more health care institutions for CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, afterfollowing due process, a list of following hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic centres and Imaging centres has been finalized as per terms and conditions laid down in the O.M. referred to above as well as signing of MOA and execution of performance Bank Guarantee by them signifying acceptance of terms and conditions of empanelment and rates notified by CGHS in 2010 & in O.M No.Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/CGHS (P) dated 7/2/2013.
2. The hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres, which find their names in the list of hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres approved for empanelment under CGHS in Delhi & NCR are empanelled for a period of one year from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum or till next new empanelment, whichever is earlier.
3. This Office Memorandum and the rates applicable under CGHS for hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centre), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, http://msotransparent.nic.in./cghsnew/index.asp.
End: As above
(Dr. Sharda Verma)
Additional Director CGHS (HQ)