Supreme Court Seeks Andhra Pradesh Response On Odisha’s Contempt Plea Over Kotiya Villages Dispute

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Seeks Andhra Pradesh Response On Odisha’s Contempt Plea Over Kotiya Villages Dispute LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 12:20 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought for the response of the State of Andhra Pradesh in a contempt plea filed by the State of Odisha alleging that the former had taken over certain villages belonging to the former in violation of an order of the Apex Court. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard the matter and directed Advocate Mahfooz A. Nazki, appearing on behalf of Andhra…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 Supreme Court on Friday sought for the response of the State of Andhra Pradesh in a contempt plea filed by the State of Odisha alleging that the former had taken over certain villages belonging to the former in violation of an order of the Apex Court. A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar heard the matter and directed Advocate Mahfooz A. Nazki, appearing on behalf of Andhra Pradesh, to file a response to the plea. The matter will now be listed on next Friday, 19th February. In today’s hearing, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, appearing on behalf of the State of Odisha, alleged that local body elections wer  going to be held in the three villages which the Andhra Pradesh Government took over from Odisha violation a status quo order of the Supreme Court.  The bench directed for the Petitioner to serve an advanced copy of the petition to the Standing Counsel for Andhra Pradesh, and for the latter to file a response to the same. Yesterday, Singh had mentioned the matter before the Chief Justice of India and had contended that it was “a grave constitutional crisis”. The contempt petition relates to Kotia group of villages which was a subject matter of an original suit filed by Orissa(as it was called then) in 1968 against the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh. In 2006, the Supreme Court dismissed the suit as non-maintainable under Article 131 of the Constitution. However, the Court recorded in the order passed on March 30, 2006, an earlier undertaking given by both the states in 1968 to maintain status quo with respect to the dispute. The Naveen Patnaik-led government of Odisha now alleges that Andhra Pradesh has violated this status quo order, which was passed on the basis of consent of both the parties. The contempt petition, filed through Advocate Sibo Sankar Mishra, states that while issuing notification for local body election in Vizianagaram district last year, the Andhra Government “clandestinely roped in” three villages from the Kotia group of villages falling within Koraput district of Odisha and have included them in Vizianagaram district with new names. It is alleged that these notifications, issued on March 5, 2020 by the government under YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, were kept a “dead secret”. Thus, the allegation is that Andhra Pradesh has taken over three grama panchayats belonging to Odisha and have renamed them and added them to AP by violating the status quo order of the Supreme Court. It is further alleged that Andhra Pradesh is going to hold elections in these new grama panchayats which have been snatched from Odisha. It is stated that the Odisha government got to know about the move of Andhra Pradesh to hold local body elections in these three villages only on February 2, when the local Tehsildar went for a field visit in Kotiya group of villages. Odisha claims in the petition that these villages have always been its part administratively and that it has undertaken several developmental activities in the region over the years. It is stated that elections for the Parliament, State Assembly and local bodies have been taking place in these villages since inception. There has been no impediment whatsoever legally or otherwise in conducting election either to the assembly, parliament or for the local body at any point in time created by the state of Andhra Pradesh and this is for the first time that the election have been sought to be held in the disputed villages by the AP Government. The petition refers to the Electoral Rolls prepared by the Election Commission of India to argue that the voters of these villages fall within Koraput Constituency of Odisha. “…it is abundantly clear that the state of Orissa have been administrating continuously the villages in subject apart from electing representatives for local bodies and assembly and parliamentary constituency. Therefore the attempt on the part of the contemnor to conduct election in the newly self-named three villages pertaining to the territory of petitioner state is nothing but a willful attempt to sabotage the dictum of this Hon’ble Court”, the petition states. The petition urges the Court to issue contempt notice to Dr Mude Hari Jawaharlal IAS (Collector and District Election Authority, Vizianagaram), Adityanath Das IAS(Chief Secretary, AP) and Dr N Ramesh Kumar IAS(State Election Commissioner) for alleged violation of the order passed by the Supreme Court on March 30, 2006 which made absolute the undertaking given by both states in 1968 to maintain status quo over the Kotiya group of villages. Next Storylast_img read more

Public Health Lecturer Pool

first_imgEvidence of teaching effectiveness in health-related subjectareas at university or college levels;Leadership or supervisory professional experience in publichealth or closely related field; andAbility to effectively design, teach, and assess undergraduateand graduate courses in-person, online, and in hybridformats. Department SummaryThe Department of Public Healthand Recreation (PHR) at SJSU is a multidisciplinary academicdepartment that awards B.S. degrees in Public Health andRecreation, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The PHRDepartment is one of the largest and fastest growing departmentswithin the College of Healthand Human Sciences. As highlighted within thedepartment strategic plan, our vision is that “We aspire to beinnovators and leaders in learning and teaching, scholarship, andprofessional practice to ignite social change towards a morevibrant, prosperous, and just world where the optimal health andwellbeing of individuals and communities are achieved andsustained.”With our slogan of “Achieving Health and Wellbeing for All,” we arecommitted to preparing leaders who promote health and improve theenvironments in which we live, work, learn, and play. We strive toembrace a Teacher-Scholar-Practitioner Model through student,alumni, faculty, and community engagement to advance practices inpublic health and recreation fields. Specifically, our PublicHealth programs consist of concentrations in Community HealthEducation (CHE) at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as wellas Population Data Science (PDS) at an undergraduate level. Coursedescriptions for the undergraduate and graduate public healthprograms can be found here .Brief Description of Duties Preferred Qualifications Teach courses in undergraduate and/or graduate Public Healthprograms;Participates in ongoing assessment of general education andstudent learning objectives and program outcomes, continuousimprovement of teaching and learning, and adherence to all Councilon Education in Public Health (CEPH) accreditationrequirements;Work collaboratively with colleagues on public healthcurriculum-related processes such as teaching multi-section coursesto ensure the quality, rigor, relevance, and consistency of ourcurricula;Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions asrequired;Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within theCanvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS providedfor the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date. Required Qualifications This is a continuing open position.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: September 21, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: CVCover LetterStatement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teachList of References Master’s degree in public health or closely related field;Minimum two years’ professional experience in public health orclosely related field;Commitment to teaching excellence in public health-relatedsubject areas; andDemonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goalsof diverse student populations as might have been gained ineducation, training, teaching, professional involvement, and othercomparable experiences.last_img read more

Military, veterans study at Harvard

first_imgDuring the seminar on the Declaration of Independence, the veterans had no shortage of ideas about the historic wartime document.Tomas De Oliveira, who served eight years in the Marine Corps and is now a reservist, said he was struck by the almost personal tone of the 27 grievances listed against the British crown, and how the document seemed intended as an appeal to the American public.“It strikes me as a break-up … a boyfriend or girlfriend just finally calling it quits,” he said.Brian McCarron, a Coast Guard avionics electrical technician stationed on Cape Cod, said he hopes the boot camp will help him achieve his goal of earning a degree in aerospace engineering.“For me it’s just soaking it all in, getting a step up on making sure the opportunity I have in the future when I go to college is the best opportunity I can have,” he said.Logan Leslie ’16, Harvard director of the Warrior-Scholar Project in 2014‒15, said service members are often unaware of their educational opportunities, and can find even the idea of college daunting.“The irony is that you have physically some of the bravest people on the planet — they literally charge machine-gun nests. Yet they are intimidated by the transition to a campus setting,” said Leslie, who served eight years of active duty in the Army and is currently a National Guardsman while pursuing business and law degrees at Harvard.“The biggest benefit of the Warrior-Scholar Project is that it shows them that there is really nothing to it, nothing to be intimated about,” he said.Sidney T. Ellington, executive director of the project, said that veterans who attend college under the G.I. Bill tend to undersell their educational potential, noting that 40 percent of the $12 billion spent annually on G.I. benefits goes to for-profit colleges, many of which lack regional accreditation.He said one aim of the project is to help participants “re-envision their options for college.” Another is to help them succeed when they do enroll.In addition to seminars focusing on democracy and citizenship — three led by Harvard instructors — this year’s Harvard program includes study skills workshops, writing classes, assigned readings, and a tour of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.Jane Kamensky, the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History and Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger, is in her third year teaching a boot camp seminar. She said she participates in part because she supports the University’s ongoing effort to support the military on campus and include servicemen and -women in its “diverse fabric of students.”Also inspiring her involvement is that enlisted soldiers often come from “backgrounds of minimal privilege,” said Kamensky. “I want them to come away with the feeling that they deserve citizenship on a campus like ours.”At Monday’s seminar, Hansen told students his intent was not to reach any conclusions about the Declaration of Independence that day.“My hope is just to get you hungry to come back tomorrow and come back on Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday, and make a career of it,” he said. “Come back to college and enjoy it.” The topic was the Declaration of Independence as 13 students and Harvard lecturer Jonathan Hansen gathered at the Cabot Science Library to probe the document’s driving ideas.“As you’re reading this, does it seem over the top, does it seem convincing, are you skeptical, do think they made their case too strong?” Hansen wondered of the Founding Fathers who drafted the declaration.It was the type of question that Hansen, senior lecturer on social studies and faculty associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, might have asked in any of his classes on the Revolutionary era. But the students seated around him were not undergraduates or even graduates, but instead were current military and veterans, descendants in spirit of those who fought in the nation’s formative war.Monday’s seminar was part of the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp intended to help provide members of the armed forces or those recently discharged with the skills and confidence to transition to top-tier colleges.This marks the fifth year that Harvard has been a host of the summertime program that is offered at 17 major universities nationwide. Participants are immersed in academic life through intensive courses that combine classroom instruction and readings.The Warrior-Scholar Project launched at Yale University in 2012 as a one-week liberal arts program, but since 2015 some campuses have also offered a STEM (science, engineering, technology, math) week. Starting in 2017, Harvard’s liberal arts week has been followed by a STEM week at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Michael J. Klarman, the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, is now in his third year teaching a boot camp seminar. He said the experience has been rewarding.“The Warrior/Scholars are engaged, well-prepared, intellectually curious, and full of interesting ideas and questions,” he said by email.Sara Butler, a boot camp participant, also has noticed those qualities in the participants in this year’s program, which runs July 7–21. In discussion periods, “No one really steps aside” or sits quietly in back, observed Butler, who is transitioning out of the Air Force and seeking admission to a four-year college. “The irony is that you have physically some of the bravest people on the planet — they literally charge machine-gun nests. Yet they are intimidated by the transition to a campus setting.” — Logan Leslielast_img read more