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Jobs on compassionate grounds
By Sanjeev Singh Bariana
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — Dependants of at least five employees of Punjab University, who expired while in service, have been given employment by the university on compassionate grounds.

The issue came up for discussion at the Syndicate yesterday following approval by the Vice-Chancellor earlier and was cleared. All of them have been employed at clerks who received allowances admissible in addition to the regular scales.

The beneficiaries include Mr Garib Das, son of Mr Gurmukh Lal (Pharmaceutical Sciences), who expired on December 1999 while in-service. The candidate has done his plus two. Garib Das is a 1978 born. Ms Baljit Kaur is widow of Soni Pal Singh (Accounts branch) is also a plus two. Born in 1976.

Also on the list features Ms Rajni Sethi, a plus two born in 1982. She is daughter of Chander Kanta (XENs office). Miss Bindia Jain daughter of Amar Singh (Microbiology Department) is a graduate and is born in 1977. Mr Rakesh Singh, son of Mr Chaman Lal (Construction office), is a matriculate born in 1964).

The list is understood to have got the nod at the Syndicate meeting yesterday as the issue figured as a formal item. It is also learnt that a senior fellow had expressed his reservations against giving job opportunities to young girls who shifted to their in-laws family after marriage. This meant the intended compassion did not reach the right home.

A paragraph of Rule numbers 2 and 8 approved by the Syndicate in 1997 on issue of employment on compassionate grounds says that: a member of the family who was wholly and solely dependent upon the deceased who dies in harness, may be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds. If either of the parents is surviving and is an earning member of the family no appointment on compassionate grounds shall be permitted.

The university also provides for relaxation in typewriting test and data entry for computers test for the post of a clerk on compassionate grounds.

A three year period will be given to candidates appointed as clerk on compassionate grounds to clear the typewriting and data feeding tests.

Failing to clear the test within six chances from the date of appointment, employee concerned will forfeit annual increments with commutative effect and the case can be considered for termination of services, sources said.Back


Date extended
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — The last date of submission of application forms in various departments of Panjab University has been extended from June 30 to July 17. The changed schedule stands for BSc (Honours School), MA, MSc, Msc (Honours School), MCom, LLB-Ist year and all other post graduate courses (except BSc. (Engg), MPhil, certificate and Diploma courses) of all PU departments and affiliated colleges.

The extended dates for submission of admission fee, without any late fee are from July 27 to August 4 and the late admission with the permission of Joint Admission Committee/Chair-man of the department with a late fee of Rs 100 has been scheduled to be from August 5 to 14.

The dates for late admission with a late fee of Rs 500 and with the permission of the Vice Chancellor have been fixed from August 15 to 31. The next teaching session starts from August 7 onwards.


SI files complaint against Jain
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — A Sub-Inspector of the Chandigarh Police has filed a complaint against a former Home Secretary of Chandigarh, Mr N.K. Jain, for “threatening him” at the district courts complex on Wednesday where he had escorted him for production at the end of his judicial remand.

Sub-Inspector Harmeet Singh said in his application that he escorted Mr Jain from Burail jail to the district courts complex. On reaching there, Mr Jain directed him to follow him as he wanted to sit in the chamber of his counsel. The Sub- Inspector said he politely told him that he was not allowed to escort him to the chamber of his counsel unless directed by the court to do so.

Further, he said, he requested Mr Jain to stay in the vehicle in which he was brought to the courts till the Magistrate, before whom he was to be produced, arrived at the courts complex. At this, the Sub-Inspector said Mr Jain got furious and threatened him that he would not be able to continue working in the Chandigarh police. He also threatened to file applications against him in the district courts, high court and the senior officials of the Administration.

The Sub-Inspector maintained that he politely told Mr Jain that he had been instructed not to allow him to go anywhere unless directed by the court to do so. Further, he said that he told Mr Jain that he could meet his counsel in the courtroom and if there are any directions, he would be escorted to the room or chamber of his counsel.

The applicant further said that this “behaviour of Mr Jain had caused him tremendous harassment and mental torture”. Back


Two get remand for cheating
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — Ram Murty and Love Kumar were sent to the judicial remand till July 10 for allegedly cheating Manoj Kumar Mishra of Rs 1,94,000 on the pretext of sending him abroad, by the Duty Magistrate, Mr Pushvinder Singh.

The accused, along with Rajinder Kaur, Jagjit Singh and Amrit Pal Singh, had allegedly told the complainant that he would be sent to Ukraine where he would get a job with a salary of 500 US dollars per month. However, he was sent illegally to Moscow and treated like a slave by Amrit Pal Singh and Jagjit Singh, as alleged by the complainant.

Similar complaints were made by Lalit Kumar and Aman Kumar who had also allegedly paid Rs 1,45,000 and Rs 1,29,000, respectively, to the accused.

Ram Murty and Love Kumar were arrested by the police on June 26, but, the other three accused have not been arrested so far. The police had sought the remand of the accused for five days to investigate further and know the whereabouts of the other three.

The Judge sent the accused to the judicial remand till July 10 as the investigation and statements of the witnesses had indicated that the accused had cheated persons on the pretext of sending them abroad.


Police remand for theft accused
From Our Correspondent

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — Shiv Kumar, a resident of Bahadurgarh in Haryana, was sent to the police remand for three days for allegedly stealing 1,300 US dollars, a passport and a small bag from Sung Kyu Cho, a Korean national, by the Duty Magistrate, Mr Pushvinder Singh.

Shiv Kumar had allegedly befriended Sung on the way from Manali to the city and checked in a Sector 22 motel. He allegedly stole the money and the other things while Sung Kyu Cho was sleeping.

However, Shiv was caught by the police from the ISBT when he was about to board a bus and the stolen things were recovered from him.Back


Kids learn French at camp
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, June 30 — A summer camp was recently organised by Alliance Francaise for students aged between 8 and 13. The participants were introduced to French and were made to sing a couple of songs in the same language. They were taught ways to create small items with the help of paper, paint and clothes.

On the concluding day of the camp today, the participants staged a bilingual play, Akbar and Birbal. The dialogues of the play were in English and French. An exhibition of the the creations of these children was also put up. A small replica of Pisa Tower, made out of thick paper and fabric paint, was among the items on display. The students also sang a couple of songs in French.

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