The recent appointment of SBI’s Former Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya’s as an Independent Additional Director at the board of Reliance Industries Limited has sparked public debate on the post-retirement career of senior employees of the public sector. In some of the cases, even the mandatory cooling period of one year — which was recently reduced from two years to one — was also waived off by the government. Thomas Franco, Former General Secretary of All India Bank Officers Confederation, explains why the practice of joining the private sector after retirement may not be good for the country.

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On October 31, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the landmark lawsuit, filed by the villagers of Mundra, challenging the absolute immunity of powerful institutions like the World Bank Group. The villagers are affected by the coal-fired Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Project, which was partially funded by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank.

This will be the first time the US Supreme Court will address the scope of international organisations’ immunity.

Visit here to know all about the case.