Allow E-Filing For Ordinary Matters In District Courts: Secretary Of Bar Council of Delhi Writes To Delhi HC

first_imgNews UpdatesAllow E-Filing For Ordinary Matters In District Courts: Secretary Of Bar Council of Delhi Writes To Delhi HC Karan Tripathi20 May 2020 6:27 AMShare This – xMr. Vishnu Sharma, the Secretary of the Bar Council of Delhi, has written to the Delhi High Court to allow e-filing for ordinary (non-urgent) matters in district courts of Delhi. Citing that the High Court has opened up a link for e-filing of non urgent matters, both fresh and pending, the letter claims that the said facility can also be extended for district courts. …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?LoginMr. Vishnu Sharma, the Secretary of the Bar Council of Delhi, has written to the Delhi High Court to allow e-filing for ordinary (non-urgent) matters in district courts of Delhi. Citing that the High Court has opened up a link for e-filing of non urgent matters, both fresh and pending, the letter claims that the said facility can also be extended for district courts. Mr Sharma submits that it is uncertain as to how long this pandemic would continue. Hence, as a fraternity, one has to learn to live with it while following social distancing and other security measures. Allowing e-filing for ordinary matters in the district courts would be beneficial for lawyers appearing before such courts who are already burdened with so many fresh filings and are waiting for the lockdown to be lifted. The letter states that: ‘The filing during lockdown by taking recourse to the link generated will be taken up for scrutiny only after the lockdown is lifted, unless otherwise directed. Once these filings are taken up for scrutiny, the concerned Advocates or litigant(s) in person will be informed as to whether or not the filings contained any objection(s) as the same measure adopted by Delhi High Court.’ Mr Sharma further suggests the court that Advocates and litigants in person can take recourse to the Designated Counter(s) of e-filing set up for this purpose in the District Courts i.e. Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Karkardooma, Rohini, Dwarka, Saket and Rouse Avenue Court. During the subsistence of lockdown, scanning facility for the aforesaid purpose would be available, free of cost, at all the aforesaid Designed Counters. 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

Press release: Trustee removed and over £13 million distributed to good causes following the Commission’s inquiry

first_imgThe full report of the inquiry is available on GOV.UK.Ends.Notes to editors It is an offence under section 60 of the Charities Act 2011 to knowingly or recklessly provide the Commission with false or misleading information. By virtue of his removal, the chair is disqualified from acting as a charity trustee or in a senior management function of any charity in England and Wales without a waiver from disqualification from the Commission or the Court. The charity’s former chair is listed on the register of disqualified individuals maintained by the Commission. Press office After settling any outstanding liabilities, the interim manager applied the charity’s remaining funds before dissolving it. The charity was removed from the Register of Charities on 1 March 2019.Michelle Russell, Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement at the Charity Commission said: Our inquiry has relentlessly pursued these funds so that a significant sum could be safeguarded and applied to good causes. A series of actions by the former trustees allowed charitable funds to be misapplied and put at risk. Our protective action ensured they put right their mistakes and have been held to account for their actions. As regulator, we want to see charity thrive. This case highlights the lengths we will go to address misconduct and/or mismanagement in charities and protect charity property and assets so that the sector can inspire trust. failure to act in accordance with the prohibition in the charity’s trust deed on the trustees receiving financial benefit; provision of false and/or misleading information to the Commission; misapplication of the charity’s assets; little or no knowledge of the financial controls and activities of the charity; and failure to manage conflicts of interest.center_img A statutory inquiry into a poverty charity has found breaches of trust and duty by trustees who misapplied charity funds and failed to manage conflicts of interest. As a result of the investigation, over £13 million has been distributed to charities and the charity’s former chair has been disqualified, following his removal, from serving as a charity trustee or holding any senior management function of any charity in England and Wales.The Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Relief for Distressed Children and Young People in 2006 after concerns were raised about its management and administration. On opening the inquiry, the Commission took protective action to freeze access to c. £13.8 million held across 3 bank accounts in the charity’s name.The inquiry questioned the trustees about $6.35 million which they claimed had been spent on building orphanages in Iraq. Investigators examined letters, photographs and detailed plans of building work. It later materialised that over $5 million had been passed to non-charitable organisations or friends and family of the trustees in Iraq.Funds equivalent to those misapplied, plus interest, were quickly repaid into the charity’s bank accounts by the trustees. The inquiry considered this an admission by the trustees that funds had been misapplied.In 2007, the Commission suspended the trustees pending consideration of their removal. The chair was removed in September 2007. The remaining trustees were discharged from their roles in 2008.The charity’s funds remained protected by Orders of the Commission. As a result of the trustees’ conduct a potential tax liability of up to £3.5 million was identified. With no trustees remaining, the inquiry appointed an interim manager to take over the administration of the charity, settle any tax liability and make a determination on the charity’s future.As a result, between 2011 and 2016 the interim manager awarded grants of over £13 million to three charities working in Iraq to relieve poverty.By this point the inquiry had found clear misconduct and/or mismanagement by the former trustees, including their: Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787 Email [email protected]last_img read more