|Sunday, January 9, 2000,
PAU employees: Mr Avtar Singh, chairman of the PAU Employees Progressive Front, on Friday assured the members of the front of all possible help and sought their cooperation in getting the demands of the university employees fulfilled. He was addressing a function organised to celebrate Millennium-2000 at the Kairon Kisan Ghar here. Mr S.K. Bhatia, Registrar-cum-Comptroller of the university, and Mr S.K. Gosain, P.A. to the Vice-Chancellor, were the chief guests on the occasion.
Punjab Municipal Act: The Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has criticised the amendments made by the Punjab Government in the newly enacted Punjab Municipal Act 6, 1999, which is presently with the President for his assent. The association has termed it anti-industry saying that it could have an adverse affect on the industrial growth in the state. At a meeting of the association held here on Friday, Mr Charan Singh Kohli, general secretary, said by implementing this Act, the government would lose the confidence of the industrial sector.
Welfare society: The local Doaba Social Welfare Society in collaboration with the Rakkeran Dhahan, gram panchayat, organised a camp at the village, 10 km from here on Thursday, to make senior citizens and handicapped aware of the facilities being provided by the Social Security Department. Mrs Lilly Chaudhary, district social security officer, while presiding over the function distributed 220 identity cards among them.
The Punjab Government has released Rs 1 crore to clear
the arrears of beneficiaries of old age pension scheme in
the district. This was stated by Mr Gurinder Singh
Grewal, Deputy Commissioner, while reviewing the pension
schemes at a meeting held here on Friday.
Celebration: The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh will be celebrated by the sector 14 Gurdwara Sri Muktsar Sahib on January 16. Dr Amrik Singh and Mr Avtar Singh Patang, President and General Secretary, respectively, of the management committee of the gurdwara, said special congregation, discourse, Gurbani recitation and langar would be organised on the occasion.
Road repairs: An amount of Rs 29.66 crore will be spent on the construction and repair of link roads in the district during the current year. Stating this, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rajesh Khullar, said work of all 131 link roads in the district had been entrusted to the Agriculture and Marketing Board. He said besides this, Rs 3.69 crore would be spent on rural development schemes in the district. The amount had been distributed among the block and development panchayat officers for the development works, he added.
Dharna: Members of the Socialist Unity Centre of India sat on a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here on Friday. They were demanding provision of basic civic amenities and repair, of roads.
stone: The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash
Chautala, will lay the foundation stone of a Rs 40 crore
cooperative sugar mill and address a gathering on January
11 at Ahulana village in this district.
Union: The local Class IV Education Department
Employees Union has warned the district Education Officer
that they would be forced to agitate if the meeting
between the union and the employees failed to take place
before January 10. The demands of the union include
promotion, ban on wrong transfers and drawing and
disbursing powers for librarians.
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