|Wednesday, September 13, 2000,
APPOINTED: Guru Nanak Dev University has posted Mr Chanda Singh Kahlon as Senior Assistant Registrar at Shaheed Ram Singh Pathania Memorial College, Niari, Gurdaspur district. The college was recently taken over by the university.
OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the local Rice Millers Association: patron — Mr G.S. Chatha; president — Mr Harish Devgan; senior vice-president — Mr Vipan Sareen; general secretary — Mr Mohinder Singh Kochar; and financial secretary — Mr Iqbal Singh.
MEDICAL CAMP: The Nishkam Sewa Ashram will hold three free medical camps at Nishkam Vridh Ashram at Daad on Thursday. According to an official press note, an eye check-up and operation camp, a gynaecology check-up camp and a dental check-up camp will be conducted by Dr Ramesh, Dr Ramta Sharma and Dr Raman Ghai, respectively.
DECISION HAILED: A meeting of the Punjab Treasury Officers Association was held here under the presidentship of Mr Sudarshan Kumar Seth, Treasury Officer, Malerkotla. The general secretary of the association, Mr Rachpal Singh, welcomed the decision of the Finance Minister, the Finance Secretary and the Special Secretary Finance-cum-Director (Treasury and Accounts) to grant higher pay scales to the treasury officers. The association further demanded to implement Class-II gazetted status as recommended by the Fourth Pay Commission and to grant 4-9-14 years beneficial scales to all categories like in case of PCS officers and doctors.
SAPLINGS PLANTED: The State Bank of India, Phullanwal branch, organised a sapling plantation function at Government Middle School, Phullanwal, in which 60 saplings were planted in and around school premises.
HINDU MARCH: The march started by the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti from Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar on September 1 is expected to reach here at the Jalandhar byepasson Wednesday at 10 a.m. on way to Chandigarh where it will be welcomed by the samiti workers, according to Mr Raj Kumar Bansal, press secretary, of the samiti. A meeting was held here on Tuesday in this connection which was attended by the district president of the samiti, Mr Rajiv Tandon, district president of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), Mr Sandeep Mittal, district president of the Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr Suresh Rudra, and other senior leaders of the Youth Congress. The march would come to an end after the marchers present a memorandum to the Punjab Governor at Chandigarh.
MILLENNIUM AWARD: Dr Pushppal Singh, Head, Department of Hindi, Punjabi University, has been selected for the millennium award for service to the Hindi literature. Dr Singh is a renowned critic of Hindi fiction and regular contributor to the Hindi literary journals. His short stories are translated in Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla, Kannada and Malyali.
SEMINAR: Sri Guru Gobind Singh College organised a seminar to mark Literacy Day here on Tuesday. Dr C.L. Narang, Coordinator, NSS, Panjab University, was the main speaker. He called upon the youth to act as a catalyst in the society and organise literacy drive to educate the masses about social issues like adult education, women empowerment, drug abuse etc. He said literacy alone could eradicate social evils and environmental problems. The Principal, Mr P.S. Sangha, called upon the NSS volunteers to spread the message of literacy among the masses as literacy was the panacea for all the ills of society.
EMPLOYEES FAST: The Telecom Engineering Officers Association, Chandigarh, went on relay fast from Tuesday in support of its demands which included victimisation of the junior telecom officers. The demonstration was addressed by the Circle Secretary, Mr Y.J.S. Sodhi, and the District President, Mr Amarjeet Singh. He said the fast would be total in all the districts of Punjab circle till the acceptance of the demands.
FELICITATED: The Parent-Teacher Association of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, falicitated two teachers, Ms Vimla Guglani for getting a national award, and Mr Amarjit Singh Bathlana for getting a state award for the year 2000. The PTA President, Mr Raghbir Singh, also informed that the annual function of the school would be held on October 21.
MEMORANDUM: A joint delegation of the INTUC, AITUC, CITU, BMS and HMS met the Advisor to the Administrator, UT, and submitted a memorandum alleging the anti-employee attitude of the Assistant Labour Commissioner and also the anti-labour way of functioning about statutory provisions of different labour laws. They demanded the transfer of the ALC whose term already stood expired on March 31. The representatives also apprised her of the paralysed functioning of the ALCs office in the absence of the present ALC who was on medical leave owing to a major accident.
STRIKE: The agitation by employees of Super Bazar entered the eighth day on Tuesday. The employees took out a procession from Sector 22 to Matka Chowk and submitted a memorandum to Ms Vineeta Rai, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, highlighting the demands of workers to make the Super Bazars viable. The leaders demanded immediate calling back of R.K. Kaushik, GM, Super Bazar, by the Punjab Government as he had failed on all fronts to streamline the functioning of the Super Bazar
OFFICE-BEARERS: The Association of Retired Officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department has elected its office-bearers for the executive committee. President — Mr A.L. Vohra; Senior Vice-President — Mr A.S. Uppal; Vice-President — Mr Labh Singh Bhatia; General Secretary — Mr M.L. Sharma, Finance Secretary — Mr P.K. Bansal; Assistant Finance Secretary — Mr R.S. Malik; Secretary — Mr R.C. Hastir and Joint Secretaries — Mr Kulbhushan Valecha and Mr D.D.S. Sahni.
AMBALA STRIKE: In the continuation of the strike from Monday, the banking business of Central Cooperative Bank Ltd Ambala City, and its branches in the district remained suspended for the second day on Tuesday due to mass casual leave by its staff members. The President of the Ambala Central Cooperative Employees Association, Mr Satish Kumar
Jindal, said if their demands were not accepted they would organise a mass demonstration at Chandigarh on September 18.
STRIKE: In the continuation of the strike from Monday, the banking business of Central Cooperative Bank Ltd Ambala City, and its branches in the district remained suspended for the second day on Tuesday due to mass casual leave by its staff members. The President of the Ambala Central Cooperative Employees Association, Mr Satish Kumar Jindal, said if their demands were not accepted they would organise a mass demonstration at Chandigarh on September 18.
RAIDED: On a directive issued by the Drug Controller, Haryana, officials conducted a raid on a pharmaceutical concern in Industrial Area here on Monday and seized 10 samples of various drugs. According to official sources, the raid followed the seizure of 800 kg of fake drugs in various godowns in Delhi. It is alleged that the fake drugs had been manufactured in the concern.
ELECTED: Dr Dev Rattan was unanimously elected president of the Tehsil Kot Uddu Biradari for the 25th time here on Monday, while Mr Harish Bhagat and Mr Sunder Dass Nagpal were also unanimously elected general secretary and treasurer, respectively.
ASSAULTED: Two brothers were seriously injured when they were allegedly attacked with swords by some persons here on Monday. According to the police, the incident took place just 100 metre away from a police post. The police has registered a case against six alleged assailants.
NEW ITI: The Himachal Government has decided to open a Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Barthin, 40 km from here. Minister of State for Cooperatives Rikhiram Kondal said here on Monday that Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal would inaugurate the institute on Wednesday.
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