Tuesday, June 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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PCMS doctors hold rally
Our Correspondent

Members of the PCMS Association
Members of the PCMS Association, Ludhiana unit (Punjab), protest at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Ludhiana, June 3
A massive rally was organised by the district unit of the PCMS Association at the Civil Hospital today.

Dr M.S. Randhawa and Dr D.S. Gill said the rally was organised in protest against the state government’s decision to terminate 850 PCMS doctors selected during Mr Ravi Sidhu’s tenure as PPSC Chairman and the move to abolish NPA.

In joint statement Dr Sukhdev Singh Roomi, state organising secretary, and Dr S.S. Grewal, District President, said the move to terminate the services of 850 doctors would be strongly opposed.

The Association also opposed the vigilance raids on health institutions. 



Team championship for KVM
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 3
KVM School, Ludhiana, garnered 66 points, while A S Swimming Club, Khanna, accumulated 117 points to bag team championship in the junior girls and boys categories, respectively, in the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship, which concluded at the Municipal Corporation pool here on Sunday.

Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, collected 35 points to finish runner-up in the boys section and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, got 42 points to finish second in the girls section.

In the sub-junior section, boys swimmers from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, (41 points) quelled a strong challenge from A S Swimming Club (40 points) to clinch the team championship title.

In the girls section, GN Public School with 54 points were the winners. The second place went to KVM School who could muster just 20 points.

Results: 50m back stroke (girls IV): 1. Saravpreet Kaur (GNP School).

100m back stroke (girls II): 1. Ankita (KVM).

200m butterfly stroke (girls I): 1. Sukhmandeep (GNPS).

200m butterfly stroke (girls II): 1. Isha Sood (KVM).

50m breast stroke (girls II): 1. Brisha (S H Convent School).

200m breast stroke (girls II): 1. Brisha (S H Convent School).

100m butterfly (girls III): 1. Nitika Vats (KVM).

200m back stroke (girls I): 1. Pankhuri (KVM).

200m back stroke (girls II): 1. Ankita (KVM).

4x100m M relay (boys II): 1. Sutlej Club.

400m IM (Girls II): 1. Isha Sood (KVM).

400m IM (girls I): 1. Sukhmandeep Kaur (GNPS).

100m butterfly (girls I): 1. Sukhmandeep Kaur (GNPS).

100m butterfly (girls II): 1. Vibha Babbar (SH Convent School).

50m butterfly (boys V): 1. Adhiraj Sharma (S H Senior Sec School).

50m butterfly (girls V): 1. Arman Kaur (GNPS).

200m back stroke (boys II): 1. Harbans Singh (GNPS Mullanpur), 2. Gagandeep Singh (A S Club), 3. Sachin (Alpine School).

200m IM (boys III): 1. Aala Singh (GNPS Mullanpur ), 2. Vibhor (KVM), 3. Deepansh Sharma (GM SS School).

400m IM (boys I): 1. Tej Karan (NSPS), 2. Jaswandeep Singh (PAU Club).

400m IM (boys II): 1. Mridul Sunil (SHS boys), 2. Varun Tejpal (AS Modern), 3. Ravish (SHS).

50m breast stroke (boys IV): 1. Nikhil Sunil (SHC boys), 2. Bharat (Govt Senior Sec School), 3. Shivam Sharma (N S Club Khanna).

50m breast stroke (girls IV): 1. Jaspreet Kaur (GNPS), 2. Avantika Sharma (SHC Senior Sec School).

100m butterfly (boys I): 1. Surinder Pal Singh, (A S Club), 2. Gurinderpal Singh (A S Club).

100m butterfly (boys I): 1. Karanvir Singh (Baba Ishar S. Pubic School), 2. Amit Singh (A S Club), 3. Hemant Vij (Nav Bharat Public School).

50m butterfly (boys III): 1. Balcharan Singh (A S Club), 2. Mohit Bhardwaj (KVM School), 3. Vibhor (KVM School).

50m back stroke (boys II): 1. Harbans Singh (GNPS Mullanpur), 2. Barjinder Singh (A S Club), 3. Amit Singh (A S Club).

50m back stroke (girls II): 1. Isha Sood (KVM School), 2. Ankita (KVM School).

50m back stroke (boys I): 1. Sumit Pal (A S Club), 2. Kulwinder Singh (A S Club), 3. Shiva (BCM School).

Rana Club victorious

The Rana Club beat Sports Centre Club in the second match of the seventh Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament organised by the College of Agriculture Cricket Club of Punjab Agricultural University here on Monday. Sports Centre Club won the toss and elected to bat. They made 113 runs in 24.5 overs with Amandeep and Avtar Kailey contributing 27 and 21 runs, respectively. For Rana Club, Sanjay and Vivek Shaloo were the successful bowlers taking three wickets each conceding 22 and 14 runs, respectively. Vicky took two for 19.

Needing 114 runs for victory, Rana Club reached the target after 14.1 overs losing four wickets. Dinesh Puppa top scored with 45 runs, followed by Jagjit Kala and Inder Pal Nikka who chipped in with 37 and 18 runs, respectively. Sports Centre Club’s Avtar Singh Harminder took two wickets each for 20 and 10 runs, respectively.



Commissioner promises prompt action
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 3
With the change of guard, the work culture is also changing at the Municipal Corporation here. Although the new MC Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma, has been in office for less than a week, the prevailing practice of employees and officials making their entry into the office without any consideration of timing, seems to have become a thing of the past. Since the Commissioner himself is in his seat sharp at 9 am, the message has percolated to all levels to follow suit or face consequences.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Mr Sharma said he would scrupulously follow office timings and expect the same from his subordinates, which include employees at all levels. “I was deeply hurt to see the ‘no work’ culture among the civic employees and the supervisory staff during the first two days, when I came to the office at 9 am.”

However, with the message going down to the members of the staff loud and clear, things had improved, remarked the Commissioner. “Today, except for a couple of employees, who were a little late for different reasons, others were not only present but attending to their paper work or dealing with members of public, as was expected of them. According to Mr Sharma, he expected punctuality and diligence from all the employees and the officials so that a qualitative change could be brought about in the civic administration and the time taken to redress of civic complaints could be drastically cut down. He said several new measures were on the cards to strengthen the complaint booking system and the time-bound disposal of complaints.

The field staff, like junior engineers and SDOs in the O and M Cell, responsible for maintenance of water supply and sewerage in the city and the B and R branch, which looked after the roads, had been directed to conduct a daily survey on their own, based on the beat system to check the quality of civic services like water supply, sewerage, roads, street lights and parks and to report to their superior officers where the services were lacking and needed to be attended to.

Further, MC officers of the rank of executive engineers in their respective branches, would fix the priority for disposal of complaints and keep their respective Zonal Commissioners informed of the progress on a daily basis. The Zonal Commissioners would conduct weekly inspections of their areas while the Commissioner himself would visit each zone on a fortnightly basis.

Mr Sharma said the emphasis of the MC administration was on making the officials easily accessible to members of the public. In addition to Zonal Commissioners, all executive engineers in the O and M Cell and the B and R branch had been directed to entertain public complaints and to ensure their timely disposal. Complaints pertaining to choked and overflowing sewers and leaking water pipes would be accorded top priority. 


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