|Thursday, January 20, 2000,
Elected: The annual general body meeting of the Junior Telecommunications Officers Association (India) held here on Monday unanimously re-elected Mr Sanjeev Kumar (Ludhiana) as District Secretary for the second consecutive year. The following were elected office-bearers of the association unanimously: District President Mr Lachman Dass; Vice-Presidents Mr Balwinder Singh and Mr Sukhminder Singh; and Treasurer Mr Deepak Kumar.
Rally: Led by their Circle Organising Secretary and District General Secretary, Mr R.R. Sharma, a large number of members of All-India Postal Employees Union (Class III and Class IV) and E.D. Employees Union held a joint rally and a demonstration in front of the head post office here on Tuesday to protest against the failure of the Central Government to implement a written agreement of December 18, 1998, with their confederations. The leaders of the unions warned of launching an indefinite strike if all their demands were not immediately accepted.
New ration cards: In an attempt to weed out fake ration cards and to ensure supply of essential rationed items to deserving cases, the district administration here has ordered issuing of new ration cards from February throughout the district. Deputy Commissioner Jagdish Chander Sharma said here on Tuesday that application forms for new ration cards would be available at all ration shops and these could be returned after filling by January 25.
Medical camp: The Satya Sai Seva Samiti organised a day-long free medical camp at Auhar near here on Monday in which 1,100 patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost while 25 patients were operated upon for eye ailments and were provided with free lenses. Earlier, at the nearby Badoa village, the samiti, led by its Youth Club, started manual labour for the construction of a sports complex which was inaugurated by the HP Education Director, Dr Shayam Sunder.
The whole-time contingent paid Class IV employees of
Government College, Sanjauli, have demanded that they
should be paid wages at par with other Class IV
employees. They have pointed out that they are being
denied the basic pay of Rs 2,620 per month.
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