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World-record by Indian Railways: Diesel loco converted to electric; crores saved! Financial Express Video

World-record for Indian Railways: Diesel locomotive converted to electric; crores saved! Watch video

By: Smriti Jain | Updated: December 7, 2018 10:10 AM

In a first of its kind notable initiative, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has decided to convert its diesel locomotives to electric traction during their midlife rehabilitation.

Indian Railways converts diesel locomotive to electricOne such diesel locomotive has been converted to electric in a record time of 69 days by the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi.

Indian Railways creates world history! In a first of its kind notable initiative, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has decided to convert its diesel locomotives to electric traction during their midlife rehabilitation. One such diesel locomotive has been converted to electric in a record time of 69 days by the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi. The cost-effective conversion is also in line with the national transporter’s environment-friendly move of 100% electrification. According to railway officials, only Rs 2.5 crore will be spent for conversion of a diesel locomotives to electric as compared to the mid-life rehabilitation cost of Rs 5-6 crore. That’s a saving of almost 50% for the Indian Railways.

DLW Varanasi has converted a WDG3-class 2,600 HP diesel locomotive to an electric locomotive that delivers 5,000 HP which is 92% more than the older loco. The work on this ambitious project began in December 2017 and the new electric locomotive was dispatched for trials by end of February 2018. According to Indian Railways the task of converting a diesel locomotive to an electric one is a highly specialised – one which it claims has never been carried out in the world.

Watch video: The converted diesel to electric locomotive of Indian Railways

The combined two-unit locomotive packs 10,000 HP which is adequate to haul a load of up to around 5000 tonnes. It provides a 2:1 horse power to trailing load, considered appropriate for faster transit. Therefore, not only is it cost effective to convert the locomotive, but it also results in faster movement. The new ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive has completed trials and successfully hauled 5200 tonnes of freight on its maiden journey from Varanasi to Ludhiana at a maximum permissible speed of 75 kmph.

Indian Railways believes that the project is a step towards saving traction energy cost. This, it says will reduce Indian Railways’ fuel bill and also reduce carbon emissions besides heralding a new technology era for the national transporter.

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SC Stays Order Directing Husband to Pay Maintenance under CrPC as well as Domestic Violence Act (with Link to case law in blog)

SC Stays Order Directing Husband to Pay Maintenance under CrPC as well as Domestic Violence Act

January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018

This intriguing issue is a bone of contention in one of the cases decided by the Bombay High Court in October, 2017 in CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO.3791 OF 2016 ALONG WITH CRIMINAL APPLICATION NO.296 OF 2017

In this case, the wife had initially claimed maintenance under Section 125 CrPC and the Court had awarded maintenance of Rs. 6000 to the wife and Rs. 4000 to her minor daughter. While the case under Section 125 of CrPC was pending, a case was filed and an interim maintenance was sought by the wife under Domestic Violence Act, whereby the husband was directed to pay maintenance of Rs. 8000 and Rs. 5000 to wife and daughter respectively. Aggrieved by the order, the husband approached the Bombay High Court whereby, the Court made reference to Section 36 of Domestic Violence Act, 2015 which entails that the provisions of the Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of the provisions of any other law and held that the amount of maintenance awarded under the Domestic Violence Act cannot be substituted to the order of maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC.

The Hon High court has ordered as follows on 10 TH OCTOBER 2017."…. 7. Now both the proceedings being independent, both the orders will stand independently and, hence, husband will have to pay not only the maintenance awarded under the Domestic Violence Act, which was of an interim nature and taking into consideration that WP-3791-16-&-3239-14.doc maintenance only, the wife was awarded the maintenance under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. only from the date of the order. It has to be held that this order under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. stands independently and in addition to the maintenance awarded under the Domestic Violence Act.

8. It has to be held so in view of Section 20(1)(d) of the Domestic Violence Act, which clearly provides that, ‘in proceedings under the D.V. Act, the Magistrate may direct the Respondent to pay the maintenance to the aggrieved person as well as her children, if any, including an order under or in addition to an order of maintenance under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. or any other law for the time being in force.’ Therefore, the power to award maintenance under D.V. Act is in addition to an order of maintenance under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. or any other law for the time being in force. Section 36 of the D.V. Act makes the things further clear by providing that, ‘the provisions of the D.V. Act shall be in addition to and not in derogation of the provisions of any other law for the time being in force.’ Therefore, it follows that the amount of maintenance awarded under the D.V. Act cannot be substituted to the order of maintenance under Section 125 of Cr.P.C.

9. This inference can be further strengthened from the fact that Criminal Revision Application No.151 of 2016 preferred by the husband, against the order of interim maintenance passed under Section 125 of Cr.P.C., is dismissed by this Court vide its order dated 25th July 2016. Perusal of the said order reveals that, in the said Revision Application also, the husband has specifically raised a contention that, as he has paid the amount of maintenance, as awarded under the Domestic Violence Act, he is not liable to pay the amount of maintenance, as awarded under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. In the said Writ Petition, the husband has also produced the receipt of payment of the maintenance awarded under the Domestic Violence Act. However, his contention was flatly rejected by this Court and it was held that, the husband has to comply with the order passed in the proceedings filed under Section 125 of Cr.P.C. It was further held that, as the husband has not complied with the order of the Family Court passed in the proceedings filed under Section 125 of Cr.P.C., he cannot be heard in the matter and his Revision Application, therefore, was dismissed.

10. Thus, in view of this order dated 25 th July 2016 passed by this WP-3791-16-&-3239-14.doc Court in Criminal Revision Application No.151 of 2016, there remains absolutely no scope as to the confusion between the parties as to which order is to be obeyed. It follows that, as both the orders are passed by two different Forums in two different proceedings, both the orders are binding on the Petitioner-husband and Respondent-wife and they have to comply with both the orders, unless they are varied or set aside.

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Aggrieved by Bombay High Court order, the husband has approached the Supreme Court and the matter was taken up by the Supreme Court on January 10, 2018 whereby the Apex Court has stayed Bombay High Court’s order. However, the Court has directed the husband to continue to pay maintenance under the Domestic Violence Act.

source : Vakil No 1 website

Reference to SC order staying HC order : IndianKanoon : https://indiankanoon.org/doc/163891069/

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Bank fined Rs 10,000 for giving man’s account statements to his wife in Ahmedabad – Times of India

Bank fined Rs 10,000 for giving man’s account statements to his wife in Ahmedabad – Times of India

Parth Shastri

AHMEDABAD: A bank was fined Rs 10,000 for furnishing three years’ bank account statements of a man to his wife without his consent.

The Ahmedabad District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum on Thursday ordered Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) to pay Rs 10,000 to an account holder of its Sardarnagar-Hansol branch, Dinesh Pamnani, after he sued the bank for giving his personal details to his wife without consulting him.

Pamnani argued in court that he has a matrimonial dispute pending in family court and his wife could supply the bank statement to the court, to use it to her advantage. The husband felt his efforts to not reveal his financial details were frustrated by the bank’s decision.

According to the case details, Pamnani received messages on his phone on May 6 last year, intimating him that Rs 103 was deducted from his account. Two days later, when he inquired about the deduction, he was told that the charge was levied after his wife, Harshika, had sought his bank statements.

Pamnani objected to bank’s action, claiming that he had not given his wife the authority to carry out any transaction. He alleged deficiency in service on the part of the bank and dragged it to consumer court.

The bank defended itself and contended that Harshika had come to the branch as the client’s agent. The bank statements were supplied to her with a view of providing good service. The bank did so consciously and no damage was caused to the account holder. There was no ill-intent on the bank’s part.

Pamnani’s advocate C A Modi reiterated that the bank cannot give such statement to a third party without the account holder’s authorization. The bank’s action was a clear breach of the client’s privacy. The advocate cited that his wife could supply the details to a court and it would be damaging to his prospects in the litigation before the family court.

After hearing the case, the court concluded that according to the Reserve Bank of India’s guidelines and bank rules, IOB could not have given the statements to a third party, without Pamnani’s authority letter. His wife had not come with this authority. The bank did not maintain the privacy of the account holder.

By terming it deficiency in service, the consumer court ordered the bank to pay Rs 10,000 compensation to Pamnani for causing him pain, agony and legal expenditure.

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Where is the Patirarchy ? The most #dangerous #jobs are done by #MEN

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