Friday, February 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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PAU union members meet VC
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 20
Representatives of the Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union held a meeting with the Vice- Chancellor here today. They discussed various long-standing demands of the employees.

Mr D.P.Maur and Mr Amritpal, president and general secretary of the union, respectively, said the agenda included 43 items.

The agenda consisting three categories of demands including special allowances to Senior Assistants and Stenography cadre on Secretariat pattern, revision of pay-scales of Technical Assistants/ investigators/ demonstrators and artists, inclusion of left over promotion policy, interest payment on 50 per cent of the arrears due to revision of pay scale with effect from January 1,1996, inclusion of farm workers in G-4 pattern, issuing of orders of placement of ASIs/HSIs/Laboratory Attendants etc into higher scale, implementation of employees welfare fund, opening of a canteen near Thapar Hall, speeding up the repair works of residential quarters, benefits to sports staff for their extra duties, line of promotion for telephone operators, benefits for bus cleaners and treatment of PAU employees at DMCH at PGI rates, was put up in the meeting.

Mr Amrit Pal said that the second part of the agenda included special allowances to jeep/car/bus and tractor drivers at double the rate, implementation of G-4 pattern on tractor drivers, incentive increments, upgradation of laboratory attendants in 2:1, fresh option for getting 8.2.78 increments, reimbursement of salary on first working day of every month, investment of about Rs 22 crore of provident fund due to Punjab Government, rationalisation of average consumption of POL by PAU vehicles, creation of posts of laboratory supervisors/superintendents, nomination of non-teaching employees of board of management, reservation of seats for wards of PAU employees in PAU school, reduction in typing speed for clerks, 5 per cent additional house rent to the staff members working in field and the decision of BoM regarding the retirement of employees after 25 years of service/50 years of age.

Mr Amritpal further said positive decisions had been taken on almost all items during the meeting. 



Dev Samaj College first in drama
Our Correspondent

Khanna, February 20
On the third day of the 44th Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival organised at A.S. College here, Gurpreet Kaur of Government College, Chandigarh, won the first prize in classical dance. Shalini of Government College, Ludhiana, won the second prize and Pooja Mandva of DAV College, Hoshiarpur, got the third prize.

In the drama competition held yesterday, the first prize was bagged by the team of Dev Samaj College for Education, Chandigarh, for their drama titled “Chiri di Ambar Wal Udan”; the second prize was won by the team of Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepore, for “Talash” and Khalsa College for Girls, Kamalpura, got the third prize for “Savi”.

In the individual prizes in drama acting, the first prize was awarded to Harmandeep Kaur of SGGS Khalsa College, Kamalpura, the second prize was awarded to Pooja Sharma of DAV College, Chandigarh, and third to Sonia of Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh.

In poetry, Arshpreet Kaur of Ramgaria College, Ludhiana, bagged the first prize, while the second prize was won by Kumad Chand of SCD Government College, Chandigarh, and third by Arshpreet of Government College, Hoshiarpur.


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