Friday, August 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Officials told to expedite inquiries
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 23
Inquiries by the officers must be completed within a specified period and failure to dispose off the inquiries and complaints in a time-bound manner will attract strict disciplinary action. These directions were issued to the district officials by Mr S.R.Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), while addressing the sangat darshan programme here today. He further asked the officers to conduct the inquiries in a neat and clean manner and presence of the complainants should be a pre-condition.

Mrs Amrit Kaur, a resident of Kochhar Market, complained that her husband was killed in an accident about two months back. While the case had been registered in Division No. 6, the facts about the death of her husband were still untraced. Mr Kaler directed the Superintendent of Police to expedite the enquiry and give the report within one month.

On a complaint of Mr Hoshiar Singh of Ikolaha village that no action had been taken on his application for girdawari, the ADC directed the SDM, Khanna to submit the report within a week.

The Estate Officer, Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), was instructed to demolish an illegal construction and submit compliance report within two days in disposal of a complaint by Mrs Usha Rani of Jamalpur Colony regarding encroachment on her piece of land.

On a complaint of inaction on the application for demarcation of land by Mr Pritam Singh of Rauni village, Mr Kaler directed the SDM, Payal, to execute the same within week. Mr Gurmit Ram, a panch of Harian Bagh village, had lodged a complaint regarding illegal felling of trees in the village two weeks ago, which he said had failed to evoke any action so far. The BDPO was not only instructed to conduct the inquiry within two days but was asked to submit the reasons of delay as well.

In yet another complaint, Mr Sikander Lal of Bhura village, said that they were allotted a plot in 1956 by the government and now the Municipal Corporation had sent notices to them to asking for payment in respect of the said plot. Mr Kaler directed the officials of Municipal Corporation to come to his office, along with the relevant records on August 24, and also asked the complainant to be present there.

Taking a serious note of the complaint by Mrs Gurmit Kaur, a resident of Nurpur village, that she was mercilessly beaten up by Ram Ji and some others, as a result of which, she had suffered miscarriage, Mr Kaler marked an inquiry to Civil Surgeon and asked for the report within 15 days. He also directed the SP to conduct an inquiry after getting the medical report.

On the complaint by Mr Puran and others regarding the acquisition of land, the General Manger, District Industries Centre, was asked to look into the matter by holding meeting with the industrial unit concerned to award the compensation properly. The complaint of Miss Rashmi Sehgal of Khanna against the Principal of A.S. College for Women, Khanna, regarding her revengeful action was marked to the SDM, Khanna, for completion within 15 days.

In all, 43 complaints were received out of which 26 were disposed off at the spot and rest were fixed to be settled within 15 days.

Mrs Anita Darshi, PGO, Mr Kuldip Singh, SDM (East), Mr M.S. Jaggi SDM, (West) and SDMs of all subdivisions were also present at the programme.



Postal Dept, BSNL to stop serving
each other for free
Our Correspondent

Phillaur, August 23
The Postal Department and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will pay for the respective services given to other department with effect from October 1.

According to information the Postal Department will pay its all telephone bills to the BSNL, and the Postal Department will charge all mails of the BSNL from October 1. Earlier both departments were giving free services to each other. Official sources said the BSNL Department would pay a 2.5 per cent commission on all telephones bills deposited in post offices. Meanwhile, a government scheme introduced last month to simplify the procedure of preparing passports through post offices had not materialised till now.


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