|Friday, August 18, 2000,
MEETING: Ms Geetika Kalha, Commissioner, Jalandhar division, presiding over a meeting of revenue officers of the district exhorted them to scrutinise and identify even small cases of recovery. She said no leniency in this regard would be tolerated. Mr Narinderjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Baljit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, all SDMs, Mr Jatinder Singh Luna, District Revenue Officer, tehsildars and naib tehsildars of the district attended it.
STUDENTS UNION: Mr Sukhwinder Pappi, president, Punjab Students Union, on Monday condemned the Punjab Government for a big hike in the fees. He disclosed that a two-day session of the union would be held at Sangrur on August 18 and 19 in which about 200 delegates from the state would participate.
RALLY: A rally of Municipal Corporation workers was held in Sector 36 to mobilise workers to participate in a relay fast following a call given by the co-ordination committee of the government and MC employees and workers of the city. Leaders of the trade union said the Chandigarh Administration and MC had not implemented the agreement worked out in January, this year. Demanding the implementation of the agreement, it was decided that the workers would go on strike on August 29. Their other demands include the treatment of transferred employees as deputationists, release of a bonus of two years and daily wage workers be brought into the regular cadre.
CRITICISED: The President of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, Mr B.B. Bahl, has criticised the functioning of the Telecom Department for the non-working of the STD for the past few days. Mr Bahl said this had caused losses to the business community and the Telecom Department as well. He demanded that the subscribers and STD owners be exempted from the rent of the phones for that particular period. Meanwhile, the organisation threatened to begin an indefinite fast in front of the office of the DGM if the fault was not rectified within 24 hours.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been appointed office-bearers of the Gurdwara Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Sector 40: President Mr Mohinder Singh; Senior Vice-President Mr Gurbachan Singh; Vice-President Mr Charanjit Singh; General Secretary Mr Jasbir Singh; Secretary Mr Satinder Vir Singh; Joint Secretary Mr Didar Singh; and Treasurer Mr Sukhdev Singh.
APPOINTED: Mr Joginder Singh (Minta) has been appointed General Secretary of the District Nationalist Congress Party, District II. He has been assigned the duty of looking after the affairs of Industrial Areas I and II and Sectors 21 to 40.
CAMP: Students of Little Flower Primary School celebrated Independence Day with the Rotarians of midtown at a special medical check-up camp organised in the school. The Rotarians were welcomed with patriotic songs and the former District Governor, Mr Yoginder Dewan, and Ms Kanan Dewan hoisted the flag. The President, Ms Vanita Gupta, distributed sweets to the students. Medicines and vitamin supplements were also distributed free of cost to the children.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Members of the Rotary Club presented books, playground equipment and planted saplings at Government Model Middle School, Sector 26, here on Thursday. The club also gifted books to the children. The President of the club also announced scholarships, books and uniforms for students securing more than 80 per cent in the middle school examination.
REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS: The President of Citizens Welfare Association, Mr S.K. Nayar, in a press note here urged the Haryana Urban Development Authority to remove all encroachments from covered spaces in front of all SCFs and booths for safe walking of the customers. He urged HUDA to take stern action in case the shopkeepers repeat the act of encroaching on the passage. He maintained that the shopkeepers are not paying anything extra for encroaching upon the government land.
SAPLINGS PLANTED: As part of green Ambala campaign, saplings were planted in the Topekhana Bazar area of Ambala cantonment. Among others, the saplings were planted by CEO, Mr S.S. Chahal, Conservator of Forests, Mr R.K. Sapra and Col Adm Surendra Mishra. About 1,200 saplings were planted. Mr Chahal said during this season about 6,000 saplings will be planted within the cantonment board area along the Mall road, Park road, Alexander road, Staff road, Jagadhari road and other areas. In district Ambala, green Ambala campaign will run from August 16 to 30 in the rural areas, a note said.
OPPOSED: GMN College, Ambala cantonment units of the Haryana College Teachers Union and Haryana Private Colleges Non-Teaching employees Union have resolved in a meeting that they are opposed to the concept of autonomous colleges. They rejected the idea of making GMN College an autonomous college.
RESOURCES: The Polytechnic institutions in the state will be made financially self-dependent within three years, said Mr M.P. Gupta, Director, Technical Education, Haryana, here on Thursday. He was here to address a meeting of the principals of various polytechnics of the state. He said consultancy and latest machines and other equipment available in the polytechnics would be provided to the private industrialists on a payment basis which may bring a handsome income to the institutions. He added that he had directed the principals to make close contact with the industries of their area to know their demand of jobs. So that the students after getting their diplomas could be absorbed there.
RAKSHA PARTY: The president of the Haryana Raksha Party , Mr Ragbir Singh Chauhan toured a number of villages of the district and informed people about the policies and programmes of the party on Wednesday. The district convener, Mr Tarsem Singh, said during his tour Mr Chauhan was informed by the villagers about the deserving old people, deprived of the old-age pension. They also told him that owing to shortage and irregular supply of power the crops were suffering.
BOMB RUMOUR: A rumour about a bomb in a Chandigarh-bound Haryana Roadways bus created panic among passengers. According to a report, the bus was taken to the Rai police station for a search but no bomb was found. The bus journey was, delayed by about three hours.
INJURED: Mr N.S. Tanwar, Joint Secretary, Health, Haryana, and Mr S.S.Chauhan, Assistant Labour Commissioner, Haryana, were injured when their car was hit by a jeep on the GT Road, near Murthal Chowk, about 10 km from here, on Wednesday. They were taken to the local civil hospital. A case has been registered.
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