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Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 18, 2016 at 8:29 am And they invested in the Exxon Mobil oil polluters, according to a previous article. Is that really anything to be proud of? Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (1) [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7 billion at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 percent last year.The history of the Church Commissioners dates back, in some ways to before Henry VIII’s split with Rome. Clergy in England were not paid a stipend but were given the living – the right to income earned from the parish estates. This income was taxed by Church authorities with ten per cent being sent to Rome. After the Reformation, this went instead to the Crown.As the church grew, so did the number of parishes; but many clergy found that their parish wasn’t wealthy enough to give them a living. In response, in 1704, Queen Anne established the snappily titled “Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of Poor Clergy” with responsibility for ensuring that the taxes received from the wealthier parishes was used to pay a living for clergy in the poorer ones.Rather than directly fund stipends, the money was used to purchase land from which a living could be earned, but some clergy chose to invest the funds with the Governors of the Bounty rather than purchase land; this is how the investment fund began.Over the years, Queen Anne’s Bounty received additional sources of income – including the “profits” from vacant parishes and from the estates of dignitaries – bishops and deans. The latter was the responsibility of the Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioners for England – a body established to review the revenues of the Church and to manage the structure of dioceses, cathedral posts, and parishes.The two bodies were merged in 1948 to form the Church Commissioners for England – a body established by the U.K. Parliament. The Church Commissioners remain accountable to Parliament and every six-weeks-or-so, a Commissioner – currently Caroline Spelman – has to answer questions in the House of Commons’ chamber from fellow MPs about the work of the Commission.Their responsibilities have changed over the years; but the Commissioners are still responsible for drawing up and approving schemes for opening and closing churches and changing parish boundaries; and are responsible in law for funding certain church posts – including diocesan bishops’ office and working costs; cathedral clergy; and a significant amount in clergy pensions.Generally, the Commissioners do not spend their capital – capital gains are re-invested, which means that the fund – which is spread amongst a range of investments from stocks and shares to shopping centers and forests – continues to grow.After spending their income on their core responsibilities, they distribute their surplus to fund the mission and ministry of the Church of England in more discretionary ways. For many years they have continued their historic role of supporting the work of the Church in deprived areas through grants to dioceses; based on assessments of poverty and need.But in recent years they have become more strategic and provided funds for church growth initiatives.These include the Growing Younger initiative of the Diocese of Birmingham. The commissioners supplemented the diocese’s own funding of £1.7 million with a £1 million strategic development grant to support engagement with children, young people and families in a bid to welcome 2,000 new regular worshippers to join churches around Birmingham over five years.Part of the initiative saw the launch of St. Luke’s, Gas Street – a contemporary city centre church focused on young adults in their 20s and 30s. The church has now grown to 300 members and moved into a converted warehouse in the city center, aiming to engage with students and young adults and bring ‘light for the city’.Another church growth scheme supported by the Commissioners is the appointment of a pioneer minister for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London; on a site served by both the Diocese of London and the Diocese of Chelmsford.Home to the 2012 London Olympic Games, residents from the five surrounding London boroughs began moving into what had been the athletes’ village in 2014. The area and local community were unknown to them, resulting in little social cohesion and no obvious sense of community. The Church appointed the Rev. Annie McTighe as pioneer minister to the village in the summer of 2014 with the help of a grant from the Commissioner, with the role of helping the development of a community.When she first arrived in June 2014, there were just 1,000 people living on the site. Now there are in excess of 7,000 residents. “It was a very quiet little hamlet and now it is becoming a blustering little community – a town with lots of life, lots of activity, going on here,” she said.“Having the title ‘pioneer’ has freed me up and it has freed the community up. I think if I came here and said I was the vicar it would go into that old forms and stereotypes in people’s minds.” She said that being introduced as a pioneer means that people think of her role as “fresh, different, and unusual” and has helped to open doors.Commenting on last year’s financial results, which were unveiled yesterday, the secretary of the Church Commissioners, Andrew Brown, congratulated the investment team for delivering a return in excess of eight percent. “Without this leadership and good stewardship it would not be possible to support the Church as we do,” he said. “But we must not forget the generous support from parishes, dioceses and cathedrals which provide around three quarters of the Church’s annual spending on ministry and mission.”Click here for the Church Commissioners’ full annual report for 2015 (pdf). 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ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” 2015 Yaoitcha Residence / Taillandier Architectes Associés 2015 CopyAbout this officeTaillandier Architectes AssociésOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsToulouseFrancePublished on November 13, 2015Cite: “Yaoitcha Residence / Taillandier Architectes Associés” 13 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects ArchDaily Photographs: Eduardo Gorozpe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Eduardo Gorozpe+ 18 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875524/timberland-terrace-a-001-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard Mexico CopyHouses•Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico “COPY” Year: Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodEGGERLaminatesSave this picture!© Eduardo GorozpeText description provided by the architects. An under-used rooftop with a privileged location, in front of the Plaza de la República and the Monumento a la Revolución in Mexico City, sparked a strategic collaboration between the brand Timberland and the real estate developer Reman Holdings. Building a rooftop terrace reconciled the interests of both parts in having a venue for events and making the most of such a powerful space, to be part of the facilities of HomeWork. A-001 Taller de Arquitectura led from the beginning the coordination, project management, architectural proposition and building process.Save this picture!Structural SchemeThis project puts in practice an URBANKETING concept, developed by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura, which allows companies and brands to make marketing through accountable and non-invasive urban and city projects. Save this picture!© Eduardo GorozpeThe formal aspect was based on the premise of potentiating the view to the Plaza, besides giving priority to a versatile functionality. Consequently, a partially covered open plan floor was proposed, which enables to host different kind of events as parties, concerts, restaurant, bar, yoga, among others. Using material such as wood, metal, zinc plated roof, an architectural language was created according to the spirit of Timberland, which is inspired by the outdoors experience. Save this picture!Beam DetailSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe main challenge of this project was the structural solution, since a nonexistent floor plan level was created and to do so it was necessary to extend the vertical structural elements of the building and to set up a mesh over which the terrace was built.Save this picture!© Eduardo GorozpeThe Terraza Timberlad, being the first viewpoint to the Monumento a la Revolución, takes part in the urban revitalization of the Plaza de la República through a different way for promoting a brand: making a contribution to the city and taking advantage from disused spaces. Save this picture!© Eduardo GorozpeProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Furniture Store Interniceramiche / Ceschia e Mentil Architetti AssociatiSelected ProjectsThis Drone Video Captures the Mesmerizing Geometries of The World’s Most Vertical CityVideos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875524/timberland-terrace-a-001-taller-de-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Houses Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Cemex, Fine Floors, Vitro CancelesClient:TimberlandStructural Design:Fernando CallejaConstruction:Jorge OrozcoAuthors:Eduardo Gorozpe, Arturo Olavarrieta, Grecia Ramos, Daniel CheCity:Ciudad de MexicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess Specs Timberland Terrace / A-001 Taller de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTimberland Terrace / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura Timberland Terrace / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura Area: 325 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeA-001 Taller de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on July 14, 2017Cite: “Timberland Terrace / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura” [Terraza Timberland / A-001 Taller de Arquitectura] 14 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Desde que las familias de inmigrantes empezaron a ser destruidas en la frontera en 2018, han habido docenas y docenas de protestas, marchas y mítines en Houston contra las políticas racistas de la frontera de Trump.Pero ahora que las condiciones brutales dentro de los campos de concentración de inmigrantes finalmente han estado ampliamente expuestas al mundo, la gente se ha indignado aún más. Los eventos para cerrar los centros de detención se llevan a cabo a un ritmo acelerado.Houston FIRE (Lucha por los migrantes y refugiados en todas partes) ha protestado recientemente en la oficina del Senador estadounidense John Cornyn, participó en un discurso en contra del cuatro de julio contra los campamentos y se manifestó en un centro de detención federal en el centro de la ciudad.La protesta del 2 de julio en la oficina de Cornyn fue parte de una campaña nacional para “Cerrar los campamentos” convocada por MoveOn.org en las oficinas centrales de congresistas que regresan de Washington, DC para el feriado del 4 de julio. Decenas de miles en todo el país acudieron a estas protestas.Algunos de los demócratas que se postulan para la presidencia han aparecido en Houston para protestar. El 29 de junio, el candidato Beto O’Rourke convocó una manifestación en el centro de detención Casa Sunzul, que alberga a menores no acompañados. Casa Sunzul está dirigida por Southwest Key, una organización sin fines de lucro notoria que recibió cientos de avisos de infracción por parte de los reguladores estatales durante las inspecciones realizadas durante los últimos tres años.Pero la indignación palpable de los manifestantes de Houston en la protesta del 2 de julio fue mucho más allá de la política demócrata. Las cuatro esquinas de una intersección de la calle estaban llenas de personas que gritaban: “¡Cierren los campamentos!” Llegaron cientos de familias, veteranos activistas, grupos religiosos, activistas por la paz y muchos que nunca habían protestado antes.¿Qué hay para celebrar?Luego, el 4 de julio, cuando algunas personas estaban listas para la barbacoa o pensando en los fuegos artificiales posteriores, el Carnalismo Brown Berets de Houston celebró el evento “Un Cuatro de Mentiras”. Como dijo la organizadora Elizabeth Lozano, “tenemos niños en campos de concentración. ¿Qué hay para celebrar?”Uno de los primeros oradores recordó a la gente: “América Central ha sido colonizada y saqueada por los Estados Unidos. Ahora la gente está huyendo de las horribles condiciones que se han creado. Matarán a estos refugiados en los campos de concentración si no luchamos por ellos”.Las instancias citadas de acciones colonizadoras de los Estados Unidos incluyeron su derrocamiento en 2009 del presidente democráticamente electo de Guatemala, poniendo en su lugar a un dictador vicioso que permitió que los estudiantes que protestaban fueran asesinados y asesinatos de activistas y organizadores indígenas. Antes de eso, en la década de 1980, el gobierno sandinista en Nicaragua fue atacado por contras respaldados por los Estados Unidos que cometieron crímenes horrendos: asesinatos, violaciones y terror. El número de invasiones militares y “intervenciones” de los Estados Unidos en América Central es demasiado largo para enumerar aquí.Ed E SomiSek, miembro del pueblo indígena Esto’k Gna que ha vivido en lo que hoy es Texas y México durante siglos, habló: “Nuestra gente ha vivido históricamente en ambos lados del río, se movió por el área y ahora nos están haciendo extranjeros. Están construyendo un muro en las tumbas de nuestros antepasados”.El líder de Black Lives Matter, Ashton Woods, consiguió que la energía de la multitud fluyera mientras dirigía los cánticos y hablaba: “Estoy aquí como un descendiente de un esclavo, una persona LGBTQIA con SIDA. Personas como yo están en esos campos de concentración. Estas personas están huyendo de la violencia creada por este gobierno. ¿Qué tenemos que celebrar hoy? ¿El encarcelamiento en masa, la Decimotercera Enmienda, los campos de concentración y las mujeres trans que son asesinadas y brutalizadas?” [La Decimotercera Enmienda a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos incluía la legalización de la esclavitud en las cárceles]Sema Hernández, activista y retadora del senador Cornyn de Texas, dijo a la multitud: “Necesitamos desmantelar este sistema imperialista basado en el capitalismo y la supremacía blanca. Tenemos que acelerar nuestro trabajo para abolir ICE [Inmigración y Control de Aduanas] y cerrar estos campos de concentración”.La pancarta de Houston FIRE y los letreros de color amarillo brillante fueron muy bien recibidos. La indignación sobre los campos de concentración ha reavivado la indignación que comenzó el verano pasado cuando las familias se separaron por primera vez. ¡FIRE tiene la intención de mantener ese fuego encendido!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Facebook Twitter + posts printIn the latest on the list of complaints from Harvey, some gas stations in Fort Worth are running out of gasoline heading into the holiday weekend.The stations with fuel are raising prices to match demand – an average price of a gallon of gas is up more than 50 cents since Aug. 22, according to S&P Global Platts.Harvey disrupted supplies by forcing 10 oil refineries across southeast Texas to shut down following widespread flooding. According to S&P, these refineries produce roughly 3.04 million barrels per day. With 16 percent of U.S. capacity down, people are lining up to make sure there is gas in their tanks.The 7-11 gas station on W Berry St. (Photo by Makenzie Keely.)“People have purchased $11,000 as of 11:30 a.m. today,” said Jehan Khan, an employee at the 7-Eleven at Berry Street and University Drive. “I just had a man buy 101 gallons of gas that totaled $300. We only have 2,500 gallons of gas left and at this rate, we should be out in the next hour.” Senior Brynn O’Banion said making sure there is gas in the tank this weekend is a family affair.“My dad has taken every car my family owns to the gas station in the last 12 hours,” O’Banion said. “He arranged a time with me to bring my car back to my parents’ house so he could make sure I got gas.”Some, like junior psychology major Sage Huggins, weren’t expecting the lack of gas in the area.“Obviously I thought in Houston and the surrounding areas it may present itself as a problem, but in Fort Worth I thought we were so far removed from the situation that I didn’t think it was going to be an issue,” Huggins said. “I live off campus like 10 minutes away so the commute is a concern.” The lack of fuel is causing some people to change their plans.“I got to try and stay on campus as much as possible and not drive now,” said Colin Smith, a first-year fashion merchandising major. “I’m a little worried now. I’m hoping prices aren’t too ridiculous when I go.”Those students who don’t have a car on campus may still feel the effects of the rising prices when using popular ride sharing apps.“It makes me think about how this is going to affect companies like Uber and Lyft,” said Evan Brizzell, a first-year kinesiology major. “If gas prices are going up, Uber and Lyft prices are going to go up as well to cover for those expenses.” Despite the rush by many to go fill up their cars, others aren’t convinced that drastic action is necessary. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price called the rush for gas “unnecessary” and warned price gouging could be in effect. Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell ReddIt Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Facebook WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Doctoral student Magy Mekhail said she views the problem as temporary.“There’s a reserves supply, so I think people are blowing this out of proportion,” Mekhail said. “The refineries in Houston are what fuel our gas systems but once the water recedes I think it’ll all blow over.” For others, they view this as just another problem brought on by Harvey.“I really am not nervous,” BLUU employee Rhoda Davis said. “It just goes along with everything else that’s happening, you just can’t control it.” Gracie Livingston, Paloma Norton, Justin Rountree, Lana Wynn and Hunter Smith contributed to this report. Previous articleDennison and Deaton honored as TCU’s Muscle Milk Athletes of the WeekNext articleRenovated campus bookstore increases focus on apparel Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Twitter Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! ReddIt Only super premium grade gas is being sold at the 7/11 on the corner of University Drive and W. Berry St.(Photo Courtesy of Skylar Kalb) TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025
News Receive email alerts News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders strongly protests against the temporary arrest of the ORF (Austrian public channel) journalist Susanne Scholl and her team in Chechnya as well as the seizure of her footage. “This is an inacceptable attempt of intimidation and a limitation of the freedom of expression vis-a-vis foreign journalists in Russia,” says Rubina Möhring, president of ROG (Reporters Without Borders Austria) and vice-president of RSF Intl. Although their documents were completely in order, Susanne Scholl and her team have been arrested on the 24th of november in Chechnya. They were interrogated by officers of the Federal Security Service. They were released few hours after. Their video was seized. After the most recent murders of the outspoken journalist and Chechnya expert Anna Politkovskaya and the responsible editor for economy of the Russian press agency Itar Tass Anatoli Woronin, which are still unsolved, the climate in Russia seems to worsen with respect to foreign journalists.Susanne Scholl had been working, among others, on a documentary about Anna Politkovskaya which will be broadcasted on the channel 3sat on December the 8th. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News News May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says November 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Temporary arrest of an Austrian Channel journalist and her team : Reporters Without Borders strongly protests Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more
to go further Receive email alerts February 2, 2021 Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom News Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF_en Greece’s new national guidelines for policing demonstrations are likely to restrict the media’s reporting and access to information, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warns, calling on the Greek authorities to review the guidelines in consultation with representatives of the country’s journalists. Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP News The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened December 2, 2020 Find out more GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more News Drafted without consulting media representatives, the guidelines unveiled by citizen protection minister Michalis Chrisochoidis on 21 January include a “communication strategy” under which journalists will be assigned to a “specific area” during demonstrations and will be allocated a specific police “liaison officer” to serve as their main information source throughout.But such a “strategy” is liable to restrict the activity of reporters at demonstrations and make it easier for the authorities to disseminate their own version of events at the expense of independent coverage.Chrisochoidis tried to reassure the media, claiming that he wanted to “provide reporters and photographers with a space (…) so that they can cover events.” But the guidelines have triggered an outcry from journalists, who say they think their freedom of movement and access to information will be reduced during protests.“The citizen protection minister must review the new national guidelines on policing demonstrations in consultation with journalists’ representatives in order to reach an agreement that does not encroach on journalistic activity and free will,” said Pavol Szalai, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “We also ask the Greek police to protect and respect journalists and to immediately stop any act of violence and intimidation against them during demonstrations or in connection with matters linked to the migrant crisis.”Relations between police and reporters continue to be fraught in Greece, especially during street demonstrations. Many photo-journalists have been prevented from doing their job in recent months. They include Antonis Rigopoulos, who was subjected to police violence and detained while covering a protest in Athens on 17 November. At the same time, journalists covering stories linked to the migrant crisis are systematically harassed by the Greek police. Two reporters, Danilo Campailla and Iason Athanasiadis, were recently detained arbitrarily on the island of Lesbos. In October, a German TV documentary crew were detained without charge and without access to a lawyer for seven hours with the clear aim of discouraging them from continuing their reporting.Greece is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece
News UpdatesDelhi HC Restores ‘Status Quo Ante’ With Respect To Loan Classified As NPA By Yes Bank Amid COVID-19 [Read Order] Karan Tripathi7 April 2020 1:51 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has held that YES Bank should not have classified a loan account as Non Performing Asset (NPA) when delay in payment of installments was caused due to the conditions brought about by the effects of COVID19.”Prima facie, I am of the view that the classification of the account of the petitioner as an NPA on 31.03.2020 could not have been done by the respondent….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?LoginThe Delhi High Court has held that YES Bank should not have classified a loan account as Non Performing Asset (NPA) when delay in payment of installments was caused due to the conditions brought about by the effects of COVID19.”Prima facie, I am of the view that the classification of the account of the petitioner as an NPA on 31.03.2020 could not have been done by the respondent. Accordingly, status quo ante is restored qua the classification of the account of petitioner and the account classification as it stood on 01.03.2020 shall stand restored”, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva ordered. The Single Bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva noted that as per RBI’s guidelines, the account which has been classified as SMA-2 cannot further be classified as a non-performing asset in case the instalment is not paid during the moratorium period i.e. between 01.03.2020 and 31.05.2020. As per the Petitioner, it had availed loan facilities to the tune of Rs. 1570 crores out of which, petitioner has repaid about Rs. 1056 crores apart from interest running into hundreds of crores. The Petitioner had contended that the instalment for repayment which fell due on 01.01.2020, which is the subject matter of the present petition, could not be paid because of adverse economic conditions brought about by the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. It was further submitted that COVID -19 Regulatory Package issued by Reserve Bank of India on 27.03.2020, on account of COVID -19 Pandemic, provides for re-scheduling of the payments – term loans and working capital facilities. Moreover, the Petitioner argued, that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, RBI has issued several guidelines and advisories and brought into place regulatory policies to give benefit to the borrowers to ease the financial crisis. On the other hand, YES Bank had submitted that in terms of the Income Recognition and Asset Classification Guidelines (IRAC Guidelines) of the Reserve Bank of India, if an instalment is overdue by a period of 30 days, the borrower’s account is classified as Special Mention Account – 1 (SMA-1) and if the instalment is overdue by 60 days, the account is classified as Special Mention Account – 2(SMA-2) and if the instalment is overdue by a period of 90 days, the account is classified as Non-performing Asset (NPA). Therefore, the Respondent bank argued, since the instalment was not paid till 31.03.2020, the account of the Petitioner was liable to be classified as NPA. It was further submitted by the Respondent bank that in terms of the IRAC Guidelines, particularly paragraph 4.2.2, banks had put into place an automated system whereby the accounts are classified automatically by the system in the event of default as noticed hereinabove. It was also argued by the Respondent bank that RBI guidelines and package are not applicable to the case of the Petitioner, in as much as, the petitioner was already in default as on 01.03.2020 and the package is applicable only to those instalments which fall due on 01.03.2020 and also only to those borrowers who were properly servicing their account till 01.02.2020 and were not in default. However, the Respondent bank had admitted that Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies issued by RBI on 27th March, 2020 along with Regulatory Package issued on March 27, 2020 is applicable to the Respondent. While holding that the classification of Petitioner’s account as NPA was wrong, the court directed the Petitioner tob pay on or before 25.04.2020, the instalment which fell due as on 01.01.2020 along with interest accrued thereon till the date of the payment irrespective of the lockdown position.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story