Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The Allahabad High Court or the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad is a high court based in Allahabad that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1869, making it one of the first high courts to be established in India.
In the year 1866, the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces came into existence at Agra under Letters Patent of the 17th March, 1866, replacing the old Sudder Diwanny Adawlat. Sir Walter Morgan, Barrister-at-Law and Mr. Simpson were appointed the first Chief Justice and the first Registrar respectively of High Court of North-Western Provinces. The seat of the High Court for the North-Western Provinces was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869 and its designation was altered to ‘the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad’ by a supplementary Letters patent issued on March 11, 1919. On the eve of the Republic Day celebrations on the 26th January, 1950 the date of commencement of the Constitution of India, the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad came to have jurisdiction throughout the entire length and breadth of the State of Uttar Pradesh. Functioning from two locations, the High Court has its main seat at Allahabad and a Bench at Lucknow.
The Allahabad High Court is celebrating 150 years of its establishment. President Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the celebrations marking 150 years of Allahabad High Court on 13th March 2016 at Allahabad. On the occasion set of two stamps (Se-tenant) in denomination of Rs. 15 and Rs. 5 and Miniature Sheet depicting Allahabad High Court and Allahabad High Court - Lucknow Bench were released by President Pranab Mukherjee. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Justice of India, Justice T S Thakur, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav were present on the occasion. In limited quantity First Day Covers with Special cancellation in Golden Colour were also made available. My Stamp on Allahabad High Court was also released on the occasion.
As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Allahabad, philatelic exhibition ‘Judipex-2016’ was also organised at the premises of the High Court. The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon'ble Justice Shri T. S. Thakur, Chief Justice of India on 13th March 2016 in the afternoon. The Exhibition will remain open for the public on 14th and 15th March 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Special Cover was released to mark the occasion.
Earlier commemorative stamp on Allahabad High Court was released to commemorate the Centenary of the Allahabad High Court on 25th November 1966.
The Defence Pension Disbursing Offices (DPDOs) functioning under Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) in the Ministry of Defence have released revised pensionary benefits to 2,21,224 Defence pensioners drawing service/disability pension. The amount along with first instalment of arrears had been released and credited by the Defence Ministry to the accounts of these pensioners on 01.03.2016.
In the case of remaining 1,46,335 family pensioners drawing pension from Defence Pension Drawing Officers (DPDOs), payment along with arrears is expected to be released by March end. Banks are under process of revision work.
These steps are a follow-up to Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW) of the Ministry of Defence’s notification on 07.11.2015 ordering implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for Defence pensioners.
The total additional annual financial increase for grant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) is Rs. 7488.70 crores. The total amount on account of arrears to be paid for the period 1.7.2014 to 31.12.2015 is Rs. 10925.11 crores.
Out of total annual liability of Rs. 7488.70 crores, PBOR family pensioners shall get Rs. 6,405.59 crores, which works out to 85.5% of total expenditure of OROP.
Due to increase in defence pension budget, the additional liability for current financial year 2015-16 shall be Rs. 4,721.34 crores which will increase the current defence pension liability of Rs. 60,238 crores to Rs. 64,959.34 crores for the year 2015-16.
Detailed implementation orders of OROP with 101 tables containing revised pensions of different ranks and categories were issued by the Department of ESW on 03.02.2016 through their website www.desw.gov.in. According to the orders, the Pension Disbursing Agencies have been authorized to make payments with arrears as scheduled.
To facilitate the pension disbursing agencies, the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (P) have also issued implementation instructions through a circular on 04.02.2016. The implementation instructions along with Government orders are available on the website www.pcdapension.nic.in.
Source : PIB