MCB Group Limited ( 2005 Abridged Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2005 abridged results.For more information about MCB Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (  2005 abridged results.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

The Lloyds share price: what do the latest results mean?

first_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft 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 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. As a Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) shareholder, dividends are all I’ve had to compensate me for a falling share price. Until last year, that is, when the banks suspended their dividends in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. That certainly didn’t help the Lloyds share price, and it had crashed hard by the autumn.But this week’s results brought the news that I, and many others, had been hoping for. Lloyds has reinstated its dividend. None of the UK’s big banks actually came close to any liquidity crisis. And, speaking of its “strong capital position“, Lloyds revealed a 2020 dividend of 0.57p per share.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 a yield of just 1.5% on the current Lloyds share price, that might seem miserly. But the bank explained that it is “the maximum allowed under the regulator’s guidelines“. In the short term, some might be disappointed that regulators are restricting the free market. But for the long term, it doesn’t really bother me too much. It would have been nice to know how much Lloyds would have paid had it enjoyed full freedom. But I do think the bank’s fundamentals will come through in the end, though there’s a big question over how long it might take.Liquidity is keyWhat’s Lloyds’ liquidity like now? We’re looking at a CET1 ratio of 16.4% before dividends, and 16.2% after. Compared to the bank’s target of 12.5%, things look healthy on that score at least. What would I do now if I did not hold Lloyds shares? Coming to Lloyds afresh today, judging it as a potential new investment, I’m really not sure. I’m looking at a very different company to when I originally invested.When I bought, profits were strengthening and analysts predicted steady growth. And the Lloyds share price was on a modest price-to-earnings ratio. Today, I have far less idea what Lloyds’ long-term profit outlook will be like. Forecasts are not dependable at the best of times. But right now, with the long-term economic damage caused by the pandemic (oh, and by Brexit) far from known, I place little value on forecasts.Lloyds share price valuationIn turn, valuations based on popular fundamentals don’t mean a lot to me now. When those fundamentals are so uncertain, any valuation calculations I can come up with are close to meaningless. So whatever Lloyds’ forecast P/E for 2021 might be (and I haven’t even worked it out), it would tell me pretty much nothing. So I can’t decide whether the Lloyds share price is a bargain.And then, my main reason for buying was the dividend. That had come back and I was looking forward to a long run of steady annual increases. Today, I’m still happy with Lloyds key liquidity ratios and I expect a better dividend to come. But I can’t even guess when. Current PRA guidance, which pegs back how much Lloyds should pay today, takes its risk-weighted assets into account. And the risk of assets turning bad over the course of the next year is a big unknown.I certainly don’t intend to sell at the current Lloyds share price. But I was waiting for these results to help me decide whether to buy more. I’m going to hold off. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft | Friday, 26th February, 2021 | More on: LLOY The Lloyds share price: what do the latest results mean? Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended 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.last_img read more

Apopka Pet Supermarket now offering curbside pickup during COVID-19

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 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. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSCOVID-19Curbside PickupPet SupermarketStore Operations Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleOn downside of COVID-19 peak, Florida begins planning economic revival Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New store hours and operations guidelines to ensure continued safety of its communityFrom Pet SupermarketPet Supermarket, a one-stop pet shop for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and services, takes classification as an essential retailer seriously and is committed to being open for devoted pet lover customers. To support this mission, Pet Supermarket has announced temporary changes to store operations to limit the physical interactions between associates and customers, as well as ensure the continued safe operation of all stores.To ensure the community’s safety, Pet Supermarket stores have implemented the following:Now offering curbside pickup. Customers can simply call their local store to place an order and a Pet Expert will bring it out to their car.Limiting the number of customers that can enter the store at any time to two (for safe social distancing).Dedicating increased attention to e-commerce services for online purchases at  Updating hours of operation to 10 AM – 6 PM to allow associates time to re-stock and sanitize stores (store hours may vary, so customers should call their local store for more information).  Currently not accepting returns and extending the return policy period. Customers are being asked to keep the item(s) intended for return and associated receipt(s) until further notice.All customers are asked to have a list or photos of supplies ready, so that associates can help retrieve products. Customers will be directed to wait at the sanitized checkout counter to complete all in-store transactions (using debit or credit is preferred at checkout, whenever possible).Temporarily closing all self-serve dog wash stations and grooming salons.Cancelling all local events and postponing the annual April charitable event, Pet Appreciation Month and National Adoption Weekend, supporting local animal shelters and rescues.“We believe this is the best solution for balancing our three main priorities: safety of our employees and devoted pet lover customers, servicing the essential needs of pets and maintaining a clean and sanitized work environment,” stated Richard Maltsbarger, president and CEO of Pet Supermarket. “I want to thank all of our associates and customers for working together through this difficult time to find the best ways possible to continue to care for the pets we all love.”Pet Supermarket is closely following all regulations regarding COVID-19 and continually keeping the safety and health of employees and customers top of mind.  Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Sam Burgess big tackles on Ben Jacobs plus first try for Bath

first_imgMonday Jan 12, 2015 Sam Burgess big tackles on Ben Jacobs plus first try for Bath Sam Burgess had a solid run out against Wasps this past weekend, scoring his first ever league try as well as making these two big tackles. He’s fast becoming a fan favourite and with play like this, you can understand why. Bath won the game 39-26.Burgess was named Man of the Match after his best Bath outing yet, but that may have been a bit misleading. He did show flashes of power and brilliance but there were moments that show he is still aferall, new to the fifteen mad code.The double smashing of Ben Jacobs was impressive and he carried the ball well. He also scored his first senior try, which he was pleased to have achieved.“It was good. I am kind of glad to get the monkey off the back,” Burgess said post match. “I was happy to get over for the try. George (Ford) found me with a great pass, and I managed to slide over. I am improving week to week, and enjoying a bit more time on the field. Overall, I am happy with the way things are going, and there are things to work on, as always.“I am used to the pressure. I came from quite a high pressure environment in Australia, and I am learning the game week by week, but pressure is fine. I kind of knew that would be the case.”Bath head coach Mike Ford acknowledged that Burgess still has a lot to learn.“Sam played his best game but he is still a long way from where Sam Burgess needs to be.“He is definitely on the right track. He didn’t do everything right. Straight away afterwards he came up to me and he said how he needs to get better defensively.”Still very fresh in the game of Union, Burgess is clearly a work in progress but he’s getting a decent run at inside centre and with enough game time, you can be sure that the impact he makes each match will continue to become more and more significant.You can view the try he scored, as well as the match highlights, on page two ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

Eight community health and wellbeing charities win 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards

first_img Howard Lake | 13 March 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Eight charities from across the UK have won a 2018 GSK IMPACT Award for improving health and wellbeing in their communities. This year £268,000 in prize money was available via the awards. The eight charity winners will each receive £30,000 and runners up will receive £3,000. An overall winner will be awarded an additional £10,000 at the award ceremony at The Science Museum in London on 17 May 2018.The GSK IMPACT Awards are running in partnership with The King’s Fund. Applications opened in July 2017 and more than 350 organisations entered.The assessment process included being judged on innovation, management, partnership, achievement, community focus, and targeting need. In addition to the financial awards, winning charities are given access to free training and leadership development. They are also invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a national network of almost 80 award-winning health and wellbeing charities that connects previous winners and supports them to further develop their leaders. Lisa Weaks, Head of Third Sector at The King’s Fund, said: “We hope that winning this award will help further extend the reach and impact of these charities. As well as the financial support the award brings, the leadership support should mean they are even better placed to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they serve.”2018 GSK IMPACT Award winnersThe eight winners of the 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards are: Birchwood Centre – provides support and accommodation for vulnerable young people who are homeless or in housing need in Skelmersdale, West LancashireBirmingham LGBT – provides a wide range of health and wellbeing activities for LGBT people in BirminghamLeeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange – provides a voice for and improves the quality of life of the Gypsy and Traveller community in Leeds and the surrounding areaRape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) – offers support to children and adults in Birmingham affected by sexual violence and abuseSeaview Project – improves the quality of life for homeless people and insecurely housed people in Hastings and St Leonards, East SussexSickle Cell Society – supports and represents people affected by sickle cell disorder to improve their quality of lifeUnseen – supports survivors and vulnerable people who may have been victims of human trafficking and modern slaveryWILD Young Parents Project – provides young parents in Cornwall with opportunities to develop skills, improve self-confidence, make positive and healthy choices, and achieve their potential.Katie Pinnock, Director of UK and Ireland Charitable Partnerships at GSK, said: “We at GSK are proud to support these awards, as it is an opportunity to recognise and further help develop organisations that make a real difference on the ground to some of the most vulnerable people in society.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 WATCH: GSK IMPACT Awards trailer from 2016[youtube][/youtube]  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Awards Funding health Eight community health and wellbeing charities win 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards  169 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Coca-Cola Thank You Fund seeks new applications from Irish youth projects

first_img  417 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Funding Ireland Coca-Cola Thank You Fund seeks new applications from Irish youth projects AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via The 2019 Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has opened to applications from youth projects across Ireland.Now in its ninth year, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, which is operated in partnership with YouthAction Northern Ireland and The Irish Youth Foundation, works with a range of charities, community groups, sporting organisations, voluntary groups and NGOs to support new initiatives that inspire and support young people aged 16-25.The 2019 Fund was launched by breakfast radio show host, Pete Snodden, YouthAction Northern Ireland and Mary Peters Trust – a recipient of one of last year’s grants ­­­– in Lisburn on 9 May.In 2019, grants totalling €100,000 will be awarded to projects under the categories of education and training, diversity and inclusion in young people and those that take an innovative approach to demonstrating sustainability. This year will see the total figure donated by the Fund reach over €1,000,000.The Fund will focus on one overall theme: ‘Working with communities in Ireland and Northern Ireland to inspire and support young people’, with applications sought in three categories:Educational and Training Programmes for Young PeopleProgrammes that support diversity and inclusivity in young peopleProgrammes that take an innovative approach to demonstrating sustainability to young peopleThis year, there will also be a People’s Choice Award, with members of the public invited to vote for their favourite project among the final 20 shortlisted organisations.Applications for funding can be made online until midnight on Friday 12 July. Leaders of the shortlisted projects will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of judges in September, with the winners of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund and The People’s Choice Award announced at Zeminar, a three-day exhibition focusing on the mental and physical wellbeing of 15-20 year olds in Ireland, which takes place in National Sports Campus in Dublin from 8–10 October 2019.Matthieu Seguin, General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland said:“2019 marks a major milestone for the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund, as we prepare to celebrate the donation of over €1,000,000 to non-profit groups across the island of Ireland. Inspired by the creativity of the leaders in our local community year on year, we feel so privileged as a company to be part of their story and to support their efforts to empower our future change leaders.“The Coca-Cola Thank You Fund was set up to enable a network of youth-orientated groups and organisations to effect change, so we’re delighted to once again be making €100,000 in funding available to this year’s applicants.” Advertisement Main image: by William Cherry / Press Eye. Pictured at the launch of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund 2019: Pete Snodden, Cool FM radio host and Coca-Cola Thank You Fund Ambassador, Dame Mary Peters, Founder of the Mary Peters Trust, and youth coaches from the Mary Peters Trust.  416 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 10 May 2019 | Newslast_img read more

The key to climate change

first_imgAlmost a century and a half ago, Karl Marx’s closest collaborator, Frederick Engels, wrote about the degradation of the environment due to human activity.In a pamphlet about the evolution of human beings from apes — a premise of Charles Darwin’s revolutionary discovery which at that time was fiercely denounced by all religions — Engels wrote: “Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory, nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first. …“Thus at every step we are reminded that we by no means rule over nature like a conqueror over a foreign people, like someone standing outside nature —  but that we, with flesh, blood and brain, belong to nature, and exist in its midst, and that all our mastery of it consists in the fact that we have the advantage over all other creatures of being able to learn its laws and apply them correctly.”Learning the laws of nature has progressed by leaps and bounds since Engels’ time, to the point of splitting the atom and cloning species. But the ability to apply this knowledge correctly?The current state of the planet, which more and more each day shows alarming signs of the imminent collapse of entire ecosystems due to climate change, is a confirmation of Engels’ warning of 1876 — written long before any knowledge of global warming. Human activity has now severely disrupted the balance of nature that existed for hundreds of thousands of years. That’s a given fact. So what do we do about it? And what is the main stumbling block to turning things around?The science of scientific socialismScientific socialism — known as Marxism — has been persecuted and denied by the ruling classes because it identifies the basic problem of modern-day society: This economic system of capitalism, based on private ownership of capital and the means of production, must produce a profit for its owners, regardless of human need. What if measures to save the planet are unprofitable for the individual capitalists? Then they are abandoned, or minimized, or not even begun in the first place. How many times have companies violated every law in the book meant to protect people and the environment from corporate pollution? The environmental disaster at Love Canal in the 1970s in Niagara Falls, N.Y., was not an exception — it was the rule.Governments are then called upon to undo the damage inflicted by private capital on the planet. There have been many international conferences and agreements in recent years attempting to deal with climate change in this way. Yet it continues at a relentless pace.In the United States, which has been the undisputed leader of world capitalism for decades, government policies on the environment under the administration of the greedy billionaire Donald Trump have flown in the face of everything that scientists have learned. The U.S. government has thumbed its nose at the Paris climate agreement, even though that pact falls far short of being able to reverse global warming. Trump would like to take credit for the fact that U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide — the main greenhouse gas — have fallen slightly in the past year. But the truth is that much of the manufacturing that used to be done here, which contributed to pollution, has now migrated to countries with lower wages, leaving behind a vast Rust Belt where steady jobs are hard to find. At the same time, it is China’s huge production of solar panels that has driven down their price, making it easier for people here to convert to sustainable energy. The response of the U.S. capitalist government? Put heavy tariffs on solar panels from China.Human need vs. corporate greedWhat must replace capitalism? A system based on production for human need, not for private profit and greed. Only such a system can marshal all the forces of society to tackle climate change.Of course, getting rid of capitalism is not simple. It means taking on the class that has become astronomically rich from this system and uses its vast wealth to control politics, the state and the corporate media.Nevertheless, there are many people now alienated by capitalism and alarmed by the dire news about global warming who are demanding something be done about it. They exist in all the social classes.They are struggling to get more progressive laws passed to curb the rampant abuse of the environment that has even worsened under this administration. The Green New Deal is part of that and is progressive as far as it goes. But that is not far enough, not by a long shot. As long as capitalism prevails, those with capital have the upper hand and will attempt to undermine anything that threatens their profits.There’s only one class that can actually bring down this system: the working class, the people whose daily activities make everything run, from the factories to the warehouses, to the corporate farms, to the means of transportation and communication. Their struggle against this system that so mercilessly exploits and then abandons them is key to social change.Within this working class are so many millions who also suffer from additional forms of oppression — targeted because of their race, their ethnicity, their national origin, their religion, their gender, their sexual identity and often a combination of these factors. They have organized and struggled for decades against discrimination at a time when others have been quiet.Fighting all forms of discrimination in order to unite the working class against the exploiters is the key to social change. We have reached the point where doing what is absolutely necessary for the world and all its life forms is completely incompatible with capitalism.The struggle for a sustainable world is inextricably bound up with the struggle of the working class to take over the means of production and use them to meet human needs. To be a real environmentalist means being a fighter for workers’ power and socialism. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Durkan presses case for North West Enterprise Zone at Westminister

first_imgNews Previous article‘Eastenders’ newcomer Reid becomes latest actor to play Bad Boy BenNext articleCalls for army to assist gardai as criminals strike again in east Donegal News Highland Foyle MP Mark Durkan has again urged Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to work with the Irish government and the Executive to establish a new North West Enterprise Zone which would boost investment, promote growth and create jobs in Derry and Donegal.Speaking during this week’s Northern Ireland Questions at Westminster, Mr Durkan called for a cross-border zone which would help optimise the potential of Project Kelvin.He says his discussions with Ms Villiers in the House of Commons and with Finance Minister George Osbourne at the Treasury Offices in Whitehall suggest the British Government is open to the idea.Mr Durkan says the designation of a pilot enterprise zone in Coleraine while excluding Derry and Donegal was a mistake…………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Durkan presses case for North West Enterprise Zone at Westminister 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – July 18, 2014 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Take Immediate Steps To Set Up Grievance Redressal Forum In Compliance Of S. 11 Of The Transgender Act Of 2019: Calcutta High Court To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesTake Immediate Steps To Set Up Grievance Redressal Forum In Compliance Of S. 11 Of The Transgender Act Of 2019: Calcutta High Court To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay15 Feb 2021 10:26 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court last week directed the Chief Secretary of the West Bengal State to take immediate steps to set up a Grievance Redressal Forum and Mechanism in the State in terms of Section 11 of Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act of 2019. The Bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha was hearing the plea of one Pallabi Chakraborty who claimed to be a transgender and sought…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 Calcutta High Court last week directed the Chief Secretary of the West Bengal State to take immediate steps to set up a Grievance Redressal Forum and Mechanism in the State in terms of Section 11 of Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act of 2019. The Bench of Justice Rajasekhar Mantha was hearing the plea of one Pallabi Chakraborty who claimed to be a transgender and sought mandamus against the police authorities to enable her to participate in the selection process of police constables instituted by the West Bengal Police Directorate. The Court noted that the petitioner was designated as a male at the time of birth and he subsequently, by sworn affidavit, before the Judicial Magistrate declared herself as transgender. However, thereafter [after the enactment of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) came into force] the petitioner obtained employment with the State as a Lady called Pallabi Chakraborty and was attached to the Maidan Police Station. The Court further remarked, “This Court notes that the petitioner has been approbating and reprobating. Having joined public employment albeit on a contractual basis as a lady civic volunteer, the petitioner cannot be permitted to turn around and now claim the status of a transgender.” In this backdrop, the Court opined that the principal reliefs in the writ petition cannot be allowed. However, the counsel for the petitioner referred to Section 11 of the aforesaid Act of 2019 and submitted that there is no grievance redressal mechanism in the State or in the police force to redress grievances of transgender. Thus, the Court directed, “This Court directs the respondent nos.4 & 5 to immediate set up a Grievance Redressal Mechanism and/or official in the West Bengal Police in compliance of Section 11 of the Transgender Act of 2019. The Chief Secretary of the State shall also take immediate steps to set up a Grievance Redressal Forum and Mechanism in the State in terms of Section 11 above to enable Transgender persons to have remedies under the aforesaid Transgender (Protection of Rights) Act of 2019.” With the aforesaid observations, the writ petition was disposed of. Notable orders of other High Courts The Allahabad High Court last week quashed the order of the cancellation of the appointment of the petitioner (one Pramod Kumar Sharma) on account of a viral video of the petitioner. The Bench of Justice Sunita Agarwal noted that in the Counter Affidavit (filed by the officer who had passed the order of cancellation) the sexual orientation of the petitioner was stated to be indulgence in an untoward activity. Underlining that the transgender communities are required to be accorded equal status as the other prevalent genders of society, the Calcutta High Court last week issued a direction that reservation and other benefits for transgenders in Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examinations at all levels be provided immediately. Recently, the Bihar Government informed the Patna High Court that vide notification dated 14th January, 2021, it has taken a decision for providing reservation in appointment to the post of Constables/Sub-Inspectors, for the persons belonging to the Transgender Community. Further, while noting that Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 permits a transgender person to have a right to be recognized and such transgender is permitted to have a right to self-perceived gender identity, the Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) on Saturday (02nd January) allowed a transgender to contest village panchayat polls as a Woman candidate. The Bench of Justice Ravindra Ghuge allowed the plea filed by Anjali Guru Sanjana Jaan, who challenged an order passed by the returning officer who rejected her nomination for the village panchayat polls. Also, the Centre has recently informed the Delhi High Court that Transgender shall now be included as a separate gender category in Prison Statistics Report prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The Kerala High Court has also observed that “Person cannot be denied a legitimate right only because she is a transgender”. Justice Devan Ramachandran noted this, while hearing a plea filed by a Transwoman, challenging Section 6 of the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948 as illegal and ultra vires of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India. It may be noted that a Petition has been moved in the Kerala High Court challenging Section 6 of the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948 as illegal and ultra vires of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution to the extent that it excludes the transgender community from enrolment with the National Cadet Corps. Notably, the High Courts of Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Telangana have also ordered the Government to ensure that the Transgender community is provided adequate protection and benefits during the lockdown. In the month of May, a petition was also filed in the Kerala High Court seeking protection of the community against discrimination in the grant of relief measures during the lockdown. In the month of June, the Bombay High Court had directed the Principal Secretary to the State Social Justice and Special Assistance Department to consider and dispose of within a fortnight, concerns expressed by an activist working for the transgender community, regarding the plight of the members especially after the lockdown and seeking directions for the formulation of a welfare scheme for the 40,000 members of the community in the State. Recently, the Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to take steps for implementation of the relevant provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and also extend all kinds of the reservation to members of the community. In the month of July, the Karnataka High Court had sought a reply from the state government on why it has not included a separate category for the transgender community in its notification for recruitment to the post of Special Reserve Constable Force and Bandsmen. 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Support programmes stem NHS losses

first_imgSupport programmes stem NHS lossesOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today A confidential counselling service has helped improve performance and reduce pressure on the HR team at an NHS trust.HR director at Ashford St Peters Hospital Trust, Sian Thomas, said she had worked to halt the flow of staff leaving the NHS by working to develop “new environments”. Speaking to NHS managers at a seminar in London last week about motivating staff through such support programmes, she said research into staff views has also helped reduce pressure.Other NHS HR directors shared their experiences on recruitment and retention at the Coutts Consulting Group event. About 50 delegates heard presentations from leading personnel directors including Jim O’Connell of East Kent NHS Trust.O’Connell described the five-year modernisation plan in progress at East Kent. He said, “Significant time and energy have gone into implementing the management structures necessary to deliver the ambitious service changes ahead. It has been a challenge to keep normal business running.”In a keynote speech the NHS Executive head of retention, recruitment and employment policy David Amos said finding and keeping good staff is critical to the future of the health service. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more