|Friday, February 4, 2000,
Bank employee honoured: Mr Prem Prakash Pahwa, an employee of the UCO Bank, Sector 22-D, has been honoured with a memento and a certificate of merit for his performance in a Hindi type-writing competition organised by Punjab National Bank as part of the golden jubilee year celebrations of the official language.
PPOs given to pensioners: Mr M.L. Meena, Regional Provident Commissioner, Punjab and UT, distributed PPOs among pensioners and widows and account slips for the year 1998-99 among employers and their representatives at a seminar here. Mr Meena informed that under the EPS '95, the minimum widow pension had been hiked to Rs 450 from Rs 250. The pension had been hiked from Rs 115 to Rs 150 per month per child. In the case of orphans it would now be Rs 250 per month as against Rs 170.
Bhasin heads CAs' chapter: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India: Chairman Mr S.K. Bhasin; Vice-Chairman Mr Avnish Sharma; and Secretary-cum-Treasurer Mr Baldev Garg.
90 pouches of
liquor seized: The local police has seized about
90 pouches of liquor from Panni Lal of Bhoj Matour
village. The accused, who was on his cycle, was arrested
from near Chandi Mandir. The police has registered a case
under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.
Awarded: The Nehru Yuva Jagriti Mandal, Basoli, in Una district, has been declared the best youth organisation in Himachal Pradesh for 1998-99 for its contribution in health, development infrastructure, construction, cultural programmes and sports. Mr Ravindra Thakur, Coordinator of the Department of Youth Services and Sports, said the prize comprises Rs 20,000 and a commendation certificate.
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