SC stays Rajasthan High Court’s ‘no arrest’ order

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New Delhi, May 25 | The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a Rajasthan High Court order, issuing direction to its Registrar General and district courts not to list pre-arrest bail applications in cases where the maximum jail term is of three years.

A bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B.R, Gavai stayed the single judge’s order passed on May 17. The plea filed by the High Court, through its Registrar General, said the single judge, erroneously by a blanket direction, directed not to list pre-arrest bail applications before the High Court as well as the Sessions courts.

“The single judge further erred by passing blanket order directing not to arrest in an offence in which punishment is up to 3 years and the offence is triable by First Class Magistrate. This shall create a situation of lawlessness,” said the petition.

Senior advocate Vijay Hansaria, representing the HC’s registrar general, challenged the validity of the High Court order, which also gave blanket direction to state DGP not to arrest an accused till July 17, 2021.

The petition, which was supported by the state government, argued that the single judge erred in law by not giving notice to the High Court in administrative side before passing the order affecting the administration of the High Court and the people at large of the Rajasthan. The petition contended that the single judge exceeded his jurisdiction and illegally and erroneously interfered with the exclusive administrative domain of the Chief Justice of the High Court.

“It is submitted that there was no direction from the Chief Justice of the High Court not to list pre-arrest bail in the offence punishable for three years and the offence is triable by First Class Magistrate… this is a glaring defect in the impugned order…” added the plea.

The plea also argued that all cases relating to public interest are required to be heard by the division bench of the High Court as per the rules.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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