PG Doctor’s Plea : Karnataka HC Asks State Not To Insist Compulsory Urban Service Of Appellants Till Nov 11

first_imgNews UpdatesPG Doctor’s Plea : Karnataka HC Asks State Not To Insist Compulsory Urban Service Of Appellants Till Nov 11 Mustafa Plumber23 Oct 2020 12:04 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Friday by way of interim relief has directed the state government not to insist the appellants before the court (281 PG Doctors) should join their respective places for purpose of carrying out compulsory Urban service in terms of section 4 of the Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012(KCS Act).The bench…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 Karnataka High Court on Friday by way of interim relief has directed the state government not to insist the appellants before the court (281 PG Doctors) should join their respective places for purpose of carrying out compulsory Urban service in terms of section 4 of the Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012(KCS Act).The bench however declined to stay the “Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012″ which mandates such compulsory urban service for a period of one year.OA division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice N S Sanjay Gowda said the arrangement is only till the next date of hearing, November 11. It noted”In view of there being a delay of 176 days in filing the appeal by the appellants’ and request made by the Additional Advocate General seeking to file objections to the applications that the interim arrangement is made. We permit the state to file objections on or before November 10.” The appellants have challenged the compulsory One year Urban service rule for Postgraduate Doctors who had taken admission through Management and NRI quota. The doctors are also challenging an order dated August 30, 2019, by which the court had upheld the constitutional validity of section 4 of the KCS Act. The appellants have claimed that they have no issue serving under the Disaster Management Act, dehors the KCS act. The bench had on Thursday raised a preliminary objection to the maintainability of the appeal holding that as per the Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012, a candidate includes all students belonging to all quota. It said “What is so superior to the management quota that you cannot do service for one year in the state. The service you will do is not for gratis, they will pay you.” Advocate Akkamahadevi Hiremath, appearing for the appellants, argued that when they had taken admission in the private colleges, the Act was stayed by an order passed by the court. Moreover, the brochures issued by the private colleges also did not mention this rule of doing the compulsory service for students admitted under the management quota or NRI student’s. She even mentioned that the students have paid lakhs and crores of rupees for their education and since they have not received any benefit from the state government the dictum of ‘quid pro quo’ would not be applicable in their case. The bench remarked : “You have not come from heaven because you have paid higher fees. Most of the petitioners are from Bangalore. Paying higher fees does not exclude them from rendering services.” It court reminded the petitioners the Hippocratic oath which doctors take and asked – “during this situation of covid-19 pandemic, people are dying on the road. What is so wrong if the state government asks the doctors to undergo one year compulsory service”.Advocate N Khetty, appearing for the Medical Council of India, submitted that such a law of compulsory service was introduced only in the state of Karnataka. He further informed that earlier the term candidate in the Act of 2015, could have meant to includeIn-State everyone irrespective of the quota as it was for the purpose of training. However, with the act amended in the year 2017, when the training word collapsed the compulsory service cannot be extended to all category of students. Subscribe 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

Gojek lays off 430 employees amid pandemic impact

first_imgIndonesian ride-hailing decacorn Gojek announced on Tuesday evening that it would lay off 430 employees, around 9 percent of its total workforce, as the COVID-19 pandemic has battered demand for its lifestyle services.The layoff follows the company’s plan to close down its lifestyle division GoLife, which includes massage and cleaning services, as well as its food court division GoFood Festival, as both saw “significant decrease in demand” during the pandemic, according to the company’s press statement. Gojek, which currently operates in five countries in Southeast Asia, will instead focus on its core business, namely its ride-hailing service, food delivery and e-payment solutions, downsizing its overall structure as part of the company’s long-term plan to adapt to the pandemic.“The biggest challenge is the remaining uncertainties in the future, and the hurtful fact is that this will forever change the way we operate our business and the products we offer,” the CEO duo of Andre Soelistyo and Kevin Aluwi said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “We have to respond to what’s out there and increase our focus to build a strong, more efficient business to survive.”The CEOs said this would be the only employee reduction Gojek would make amid the pandemic, and the laid-off employees would receive severance pay, an equity arrangement and an outplacement program.The social restrictions imposed in multiple regions in Indonesia to contain the virus have battered the ride-hailing industry and the gig economy, as people stay at home to avoid person-to-person contact. Going forward, the company plans to develop its logistics service, which grew by 80 percent, as well as its online grocery sector, which had doubled its transactions since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.Previously, Gojek reported that its groceries, food and package delivery services were still growing amid the pandemic, despite the steep blow to its passenger transportation business.In April, the company’s senior management cut their salaries to allocate more than Rp 100 billion (US7.09 million) to help drivers and employees cope with low demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.“We have done all of the measures to optimize the company to continue growing and giving impacts,” Andre stated in a note to the company’s employees.Recently, Gojek’s e-wallet GoPay received an undisclosed amount of investment from Facebook and PayPal in a new round of funding.Gojek’s announcement on the layoff comes just one week after its Southeast Asia ride-hailing rival Grab announced a regionwide layoff of about 5 percent of its employees, citing “the stark impact of COVID-19.”Topics :last_img read more