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PGI initiates action in sanitation contract case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
The PGI has “initiated an administrative action’’ today to probe into the alleged lapses on the part of the Medical Superintendent’s (MS) office in the sanitation contract in 2002, which had resulted in financial irregularities. Top officials of the PGI revealed that the “appropriate action, may be a series of steps’’ might be taken to reach at the root of the matter.

Though the officials divulge no details of the manner of initiating the “appropriate action,’’ sources however, say that a one-member inquiry committee consisting of a serving faculty member of the institute would enquire the matter.

A letter from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), New Delhi, had put the PGI’s MS office in the dock.

The CVC in its letter dated June 28, 2004 to the PGI had observed that “there has been lack of supervision on the part of MS office which resulted in deficiency of services and excess payment made to the contractor’’ in 2002.

The Director, CVC, Mr V. Kannan, had advised the PGI to deal with the matter administratively. However, the PGI was found wanting on that account as even though the letter had reached the PGI’s Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in June, no action had been taken all this while.

The earlier internal inquiry was conducted by the Head of the Department of Cytology, Prof Arvind Rajwanshi, in March 2003, where the lacunae on the part of the PGI’s Medical Superintendent’s office were highlighted. The findings of the report had been endorsed by the CVC.



Neha, Seema surge ahead in badminton
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 9
Neha Sethi and Seema surged ahead in the second round of the under-19 girls singles section of the 16th Chandigarh State Badminton Championships which began here today at the Sector 42 indoor badminton hall.

Earlier, the four-day meet, which is being organised by the Chandigarh Badminton Association, was inaugurated by Dr JPS Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports, UT. More than 150 participants in various age groups are taking part in the meet.

Today’s results are (all first round);

Men’s singles: Mandeep b Puneet Bansal 15-6,15-12; Vivek Sharma b Narinder Singh 15-8,15-6; Amit Sachdeva b Naresh Kundu 15-4,15-12; Gurjit Singh b Karan 15-2,15-2; Vikas Kundu b Pankaj Naithani 15-10,15-9; Pawan Malik b Robin Kanwar 15-8,15-5.

Boys singles;

Under-19: Neeraj b Aman 15-2,15-2; Narinder Singh b Navjot Singh 15-4,15-3; Gurkirandeep b Yogesh 15-4,15-8; Rajinder Singh b Sunil Malha 15-10, 4-15,15-11;Vinay b Anil 15-4,15-0.

Under-16: Nitin b Nachiketa 15-8,15-12; Manish Bansal b Ankur 15-1,15-1.

Under-13; Parmeet b Karandeep Singh 15-12,15-11; Rohit Mangla b Paras Chugh 15-4,15-1; Abhinav b Digvijay Behal 15-0,15-0; Kushalpreet b Kapil 15-1,15-0;

Girls singles: Under-19: Neha Sethi b Aastha 11-7,11-5; Seema b Mehak Sethi 11-2,11-7; Pamel b Geetanjali 11-0,11-2; Pamel b Swati 11-3,11-0. Under16: Seema b Neha 11-0,11-1; Aakriti b Payal 11-0,11-0.

Baijee junior team selector

Surinder Singh Baijee, General Secretary of the Chandigarh Cricket Association (CCA), has been nominated as a junior team selector by the Haryana Cricket Association.

Meanwhile, the CCA will hold the under-15 selection trials for Chandigarh district team on September 11 at 4 pm at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. Players born on or after September 1,1989, will be eligible to take part in the trials. The Chandigarh district team will play its first tie against the Panchkula District Association on September 15 at Chandigarh.


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