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Sacked teachers form sangharsh samiti
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, January 6
Nearly 50 teachers and non-teaching employees of Jat Senior Secondary School here, whose services were terminated on January 1, have decided to fight it out against the ‘illegal’ and ‘discriminatory’ manner of termination of their services and various ‘irregularities’ committed by the principal of the school.

The teachers who were sacked constituted a sangharsh samiti and announced that they would stage a one-day token dharna in protest against the ‘injustice’ at the ‘samadhi’ of Sir Chhotu Ram on January 7. Mr Dinesh Dagar, spokesman of the samiti, alleged that the principal terminated the services of teachers and non-teaching employees without issuing any notice to them. He claimed the principal was not competent to remove the staff. Moreover, he said the removal of teachers during mid-session would adversely affect the studies of the students.

Mr Dagar claimed that the entire affected staff had been appointed after proper advertisements in newspapers and subsequent interviews. He said almost all affected teachers and non-teaching employees had been provided appointment letters and their services had been confirmed.

Mr Dagar alleged that the appointment of the school principal was made in violation of the rules and regulations as the post of principal was advertised earlier while a teacher of the same school was promoted to the post setting aside all the norms and the applications received in response to the advertisement.

He demanded that the testimonials of the principal be certified by a government agency. He also sought that an inquiry be conducted by the Vigilance Bureau into the ‘misappropriation’ of funds amounting to nearly Rs 2 crore by collection of students’ fee during the last three years. The sacked teachers would soon file a litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, he added.



College to hold meet on IT market
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 6
The Bharatiya Vidyapeeth College of Engineering is organising a national-level conference on the ‘present scenario of global market of IT and IT-enabled services’.
The programme, scheduled for January 8 will be inaugurated by the Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Prof R. Natrajan, and will be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dr K. K. Aggarwal.

The conference will offer a platform to the participants to update their knowledge on subjects like cryptography, cryptanalysis, digital signatures and network security. The college is affiliated to GGSI University.



Apex court dismisses govt plea on MCF
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, January 6
The Supreme Court has turned down the petition of the Haryana Government challenging the stay order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the dismissal of the Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) by the state government in September last year.

Delivering its judgement, a two-judge Bench of the apex court observed that the petition filed by the Haryana Government could not be taken up and the petitioners would have to go back to the High Court.

It may be recalled that the High Court had stayed the order of the Haryana Government to dismiss the Municipal Corporation Faridabad on October 25.

It is pertinent to note that the state government took the step to dismiss the elected body even though nearly half of its term was still left.

The Haryana Government had later filed a petition to challenge the stay order of the High Court in the Supreme Court. The authorities had cited various reasons for the dismissal of the corporation, which is still to complete about half of its remaining term.

This development could provide a morale booster to those members of the MCF, who had launched a campaign to `oust’ the present mayor, Mrs Anita Goswami through a ‘no confidence’ motion. According to a MCF member, the authorities of the MCF had been ‘directed’ by the state government to disallow any such move, as the mayor was in the good books of the chief minister.


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