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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In a historic 7-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Jam v. IFC that international organizations like the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group do not enjoy absolute immunity.

The Court’s decision marks a defining moment for the IFC – the arm of the World Bank Group that lends to the private sector. For years, the IFC has operated as if it were “above the law,” at times pursuing reckless lending projects that inflicted serious human rights abuses on local communities, and then leaving the communities to fend for themselves.

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

Visit here to know all about the case.