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Lifetime domestic help, chauffeur for CJIs, SC judges after retirement

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A Chief Justice of India will now get a lifetime domestic help, chauffeur and clerk from the day he leaves office, according to the latest post-retirement benefits reported by the government.

In a new notice issued on Friday, the Justice Department of the Union Law Ministry said that the Supreme Court Judges Rules have been amended again to extend more post-retirement facilities to retired CJIs and judges of the higher court. The rules were previously changed on August 23.

The benefits of the amended rules will be extended to all living former CJIs and retired Supreme Court justices.

Under the latest rule changes, a retired Chief Justice of India will also be entitled to 24-hour security coverage at his residence, in addition to a 24/7 personal security guard. week, for a period of five years from the date of retirement. .

A retired Supreme Court Justice shall be entitled to 24/7 security coverage at his or her residence, in addition to a 24-hour personal security guard, for a period of three years from the retirement date.

If a retired CJI or retired superior court judge already receives “higher grade” security based on threat perception, “higher grade security already provided will continue.”

A retired CJI shall be entitled to rent-free Type VII accommodation in Delhi (other than the designated official residence) for a period of six months from the date of retirement. Type VII accommodation is generally provided to sitting MPs who have been former Union Ministers.

The housing facility was expanded to retired CJIs earlier this month.

A retired judge of the Supreme Court will get a domestic helper and a driver for life from the day of his retirement.

The installation of ceremonial halls in airports extended to retired judges of the CJI and the Supreme Court announced earlier this month would also continue.

Retired Chief Justices also had their VIP lounge facility expanded by amending the Rules for Superior Court Judges.

A retired CJI or retired Supreme Court Justice shall be entitled to a “no cost” home phone and reimbursement for home phone or mobile phone calls or broadband or mobile data or data card charges not to exceed Rs 4,200 per month, plus tax. .

“Post-retirement benefits under this rule shall be permissible for the retired Chief Justice (of India) or retired Judge (of SC) if no High Court or any other government body in which the Chief Justice Retired Supreme makes use of such facilities or a retired judge has taken on some post-retirement duty,” the notice explained.

Expenses for domestic service, driver, secretarial assistant and telephone reimbursement will largely be borne by the Supreme Court or a high court.

Until recently, retired CJI and superior court judges received monthly monetary benefits to hire guards, domestic help, and drivers. The amount given would be discontinued, an official said. While a retired CJI was entitled to Rs 70,000 per month for this purpose, retired Supreme Court judges received Rs 39,000 per month.

On August 23, the government had amended the Supreme Court Justices’ Rules to provide Chief Justices of India with free accommodation for six months after leaving office and 24-hour security for a year after leaving office. retirement for CJIs and retired Supreme Court judges.

For a year after retirement, the judges of the CJI and the Supreme Court also received chauffeur and secretarial assistant facilities.

The sanctioned staff of the Supreme Court is 34 magistrates and on average three retire annually, an official pointed out.

On August 23, the government had amended the rules to provide a retired Chief Justice or retired Supreme Court justices with 24-hour security coverage at their residence, in addition to a 24-hour personal security guard. , 7 days a week, for a period of one year from the date of retirement.


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Rs 60,000 looted from mini bank operator in Balasore by two fraudsters

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Two scammers posing as engineers looted Rs 60,000 from a mini-bank operator in the Simulia region of Soro in Balasore district.

The victim, Bholanath Sarangi, who runs a mini-bank, was tricked by two scammers in broad daylight under the pretense of exchanging a five hundred rupee note for five hundred rupee notes.

In a statement to the media, Sarangi said: “The wrongdoers projected themselves as non-Odias, working as site engineers and asked for the address to exchange foreign currency. After a while, they asked for the highest ticket available.”

He further added, “After speaking for a brief period, they demanded a particular series of Rs 500 notes in which Bhola allowed them to check the available coin packs with him from which they cunningly took Rs 60,000 in three installments of Rs 20,000 each. . ”

Bhola found out that he was cheated when he counted his total cash of Rs1.44 lakh. The amount cheated was 60,000 rupees.

The police, based on the CCTV footage of the incident, are investigating this matter.

(Reported by Niranjan Behera)


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Know how to pour the right way to prevent stomach bloating

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A cold mug of beer on a sunny afternoon can make any alcoholic beverage lover weak in the knees. In fact, beers, more precisely craft beers, have their own set of fans in India and the number is only increasing.

In addition to a moderate alcohol content, like any other soft drink, beer has a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2, when released from the bottle, creates a spectacular foam in the cup that gives the drink a distinctive visual appeal. Without the foam collar, it’s not really a beer.

However, some people are in the habit of minimizing the foam in the cup by pouring it slowly and low. But is it correct, or more precisely, is it healthy? Well, apparently not.

A Tech Insider video elaborates the point.

According to the video, beer foam can be bad for your belly. As people usually have the habit of chewing chips or nachos with beer, after entering the stomach, salty snacks can cause the beer to foam and break the CO2 inside the stomach. CO2 can cause the belly to bloat.

However, if you pour it like you pour water, the foam will come out breaking up the CO2 in the glass or cup. The beer will upset your stomach less after you drink it with the foam. In the head you can taste the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops. But it’s going to protect the integrity of that aroma that’s under the foam through every sip, Tech Insider reported.

Now you know why you feel bloated every time you drink a beer. Go ahead and pour it vigorously into the glass/mug or pitcher and don’t be afraid to create a bit of a head. Because it’s really worth it.


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BJP set for historic seventh consecutive mandate in Gujarat

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BJP looks set to make history when the Gujarat Assembly election results are announced on December 8, as it is set to come to power for a seventh consecutive term in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state.

This was revealed by an IANS analysis of the ABP-CVoter Exit Poll with a sample size of 30,000 spread over 182 Assembly seats in Gujarat.

According to the findings, the incumbent BJP, which has already ruled Gujarat continuously for 27 years barring a brief revolt by Shankar Singh Vaghela, is projected to win 128-140 seats in the 182-member Assembly. Despite 27 years of fighting incumbency, the BJP’s vote share is expected to improve slightly from 49.1% in 2017 to 49.4% in this election.

As of 2017, the BJP had won 99 seats, the lowest tally for the party since it first came to power in Gujarat in 1995. The rise in vote share seems a clear indicator of voter support for the party despite the fact that the state faces a number of perplexing problems. problems ranging from unemployment to test skipping and a sudden stall in growing agricultural prosperity.

In 2017, Congress had put up a spirited fight, scaring off the ruling BJP. In this election, exit poll results have shown that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is emerging as a formidable third force in the state with a 15.4 percent vote share. The lion’s share will be borne by Congress, as its vote share is expected to fall from 41.4% in 2017 to 32.5% this time.

The AAP is projected to win between 3 and 11 seats, while Congress is likely to win between 31 and 43 seats, significantly less than the 77 it won in 2017.

If the exit poll numbers are true, the AAP looks poised to emerge as a national political force after its recent electoral success in Punjab.


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