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Call for strike in city colleges today
MCM students get PUSU support
Tribune News Service

DPI forms probe panel

The DPI College, Chandigarh, Mrs Raji P Srivastava, has constituted a two-member committee comprising Dr Pahlad Aggarwal and Dr Upinder Mehra to liaison with the college and students to help resolve the issue. Meanwhile, special security arrangements are being made outside colleges in view of the strike call made by PU student leaders.

Chandigarh, August 30
Students of MCM DAV College boycotted classes for the second day today protesting against the slapping incident that took place in the college on Saturday.
Even as a large number of college students “broke away” from the striking group this morning, the strike continued through the day, fuelled by support rendered by Panjab University student unions.

Various attempts made by the college administration, including a three-hour meeting with student leaders to resolve the issue failed to break the impasse . The strike will continue tomorrow. In a call made jointly by Mr Dalvir Singh Khangura of the Students Organisation of Panjab University and president of the Panjab University Students Union (PUSU) Amandeep Singh all colleges in the city have been asked to boycott classes tomorrow in support of the agitating MCM students.

Principal of the college Puneet Bedi as well as the leaders of the striking students have hardened stance. While students insist that Ms Jagdish Bains, the teacher who allegedly slapped Shivani, a first-year student, for using a mobile phone on the campus, apologise before the entire college, the Principal pointed out that the teacher had already apologised to Shivani and her family.

The Principal today allowed the students to bring mobiles to the college for use only outside the campus. But, the students insisted that they be allowed to use these in the campus, promising not to use these in classrooms and the corridors.

While the Principal agreed that not to take action against any student participating in the strike, she refused to take immediate action against the teacher who had slapped the student.

The students, dressed in black tops and blue jeans (following the strike dress code that had been decided yesterday) collected outside the college this morning and raised slogans against the college. However, a large number of students gathered outside the principal's office and started raising slogans in favour of the college management.

While “MCM murdabad” could be heard outside the college, “MCM zindabad” ranted the air inside the college.

Those in hostel were told that they would be given a "surprise gift" by the college management in case they did not join the strike. Some students were also told that since the entire incident was being shown on national television channels, they would not get jobs anywhere in India, said a student.

The strategy made some impact with a large body of striking students going back to classes. However, by this time the students who were outside the college were joined by SOPU members, who also indulged in sloganeering. Some activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) also reached the college, followed by PUSU members.

A large police force accompanied by the quick reaction team led by DSP KIP Singh also reached the spot. The college principal was advised by the police to come to the college gates and talk to the striking students to resolve the issue. With the Principal on one side of the college gates and the students on the other, the students argued with the Principal. The “gate” talks failed, as did a long meeting that was held later on the advise of the police.

The police had a hard time trying to keep the situation under control. The police had to tackle the ugly spats between the “MCM zindabad” and “MCM murdabad” groups (as they referred to themselves). Some girls resorted to hurling the choicest of abuses at each other.



Water connection now in two days
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
It will now be possible for local residents to get their water connections within two days, which will be less than half the time taken earlier. The Chandigarh Administration has accepted amendments by the Municipal Corporation which now will give powers to SDEs to clear the formality.
The application performa has also been simplified .

The Chandigarh Administration has approved the proposal of the Municipal Corporation for simplification of rules, regulations and amendments in water supply bylaws.

Dispute settlement and redressal committees will be formed to sort out disputes and litigations relating to water charge bills and related matter. The water supply bylaws were earlier silent on certain issues, which posed a problem for scores of consumers.

The earlier system of sanctioning of water connection was a lengthy one. It would take five to six days for the consumer to gett a water connection.

Under the new bylaws, the water connections up to 15 mm (which are approximately 99 per cent of the total water connections applied for ) will be sanctioned by the respective SDEs.

The time taken for sanctioning of domestic water connection will now be reduced to less than half the time period taken earlier.

For dispute redressal and settlement of water bills, divisional-level, circle level, chief level and Commissioner Level Dispute Redressal Committees(DRCs) will be formed, which will act as reviewing authority and appellate authority for disputes. Municipal councillors have been made members of all these committees.

The SDEs concerned will be nodal officers for the divisional and circle- level DRCs whereas the XENs will be nodal officers for the chief and Commissioner-level committees.

Divisional-level DRCs will consist of the Public Health XEN as Chairman, two councillors, the Assistant Controller(Finance and Accounts) and SDEs of the division. The committee shall be review disputes involving an amount ranging from Rs 10,001 to Rs 1 lakh.

Commissioner-level DRCs will consist of Commissioner as chairman and the Chief Engineer, the SE(PH), two councillors, the CAO and XEN as members. The committee shall act as an appellate authority for disputes beyond Rs 1 lakh.

In case the consumer is not satisfied with the billed amount, he will have to make a written request to the nodal officer of the DRC concerned along with 33 per cent of the billed amount as draft receipt.



City forgets hockey legend Dhyan Chand
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
National Sports Day, celebrated with enthusiasm across the country, turned out to be a damp squib in Chandigarh as most sports bodies, including the Chandigarh Sports Department, the Chandigarh Olympics Association (COA) and the training centre of the Sports Authority of India failed to hold any special function to mark the day.

The day is celebrated all over the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand.

The Chandigarh Sports Department, however, organised an exhibition hockey match between teams of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, which turned out to be a low-key affair. Veteran Olympian Tarlochan Bawa, who was the guest of honour, seemed upset over the trivial show.

Expressing disappointment, Mr Bawa said, “It was sad to see a thin crowd. Besides, there was no senior official from the Administration here to see the match. This only shows the ‘could-not-care-less’ attitude of sports officials and sportspersons towards the day. The new generation seems to have forgotten hockey magician Dhyan Chand.”

Mr Bawa had played with the legend at Ferozepore and learnt skills from him at the NIS, Patiala, in 1956.

Mr Bawa said the department should call schoolchildren to stadiums and hold sports competitions among them to mark the day.

The Director, Sports Department, UT, Mr I.S. Sandhu, too, admitted that the department and sports associations needed to do more to celebrate the day. Mr Sandhu said: “To celebrate the day with pomp and show, we will start a state award function from next year.

The joint secretary of the COA, Mr Maha Singh, was clueless about the day. But some schools and colleges held special functions.



Special Story
Chandigarh draws blank in defence recruitment
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Chandigarh ranks among the top producers of officers for the armed forces, but when it comes to the rank and file, the trend is just the opposite. Over the past two years, the city drew a total blank as far and enrollment into the Air Force and Navy is concerned.

Figures released by the Defence Ministry earlier this month show that four persons from Chandigarh were enrolled in the Army in 2003-04, while only two were enrolled the following year. No one joined the Army in 2005-06.

Chandigarh is a high urbanised city having a male literacy rate of 86 per cent. Unlike the Army, recruitment in the Air Force and the Navy are done on an all-India merit basis without resorting to allocation of vacancies depending on caste. The requirement for technical manpower is higher in the Air Force and the Navy, for which a host of training institutes in the city and its periphery can be good feeding ground.

Chandigarh’s male population as per the 2001 census is over five lakh, out of which the recruitable male population (RMP) would be about 50,000. “If not a single person out of 50,000 people makes it to the services in two years, then the state of affairs speak for themselves,” an officer said. Also, armed forces are no longer an attractive career option with the youth.

As far as the Army is concerned, recruitment depends upon the number of vacancies allotted to a particular region annually. Depending upon their caste, Chandigarh would be able to provide candidates for several regiments. Besides, there is no caste barrier for recruitment into technical trades, for which the educational qualifications are higher.

Among the 33 states and union territories, Chandigarh’s position is at the bottom, just a notch above Lakshadweep. Even Pondicherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are ahead of the city in their contribution to the rank and file. If the intake from Chandigarh and Delhi, which too is highly urbanised and has a higher male literacy is compared, Chandigarh’s contribution to the Army in 2004 was just 0.008 per cent of the RMP, while that of Delhi was 0.18 per cent.

Available data reveals that there has been considerable decline in recruitment for all three services. From a high of 88,429 men recruited into the Army in 2003-04, in the aftermath of Operation Parakram, recruitment came down to 27,688 in 2005-06.

Till June 2006, the Air Force had recruited 5,470 airmen vis-à-vis 7,549 airmen last year. Similarly, the Navy’s intake has come down from 3,585 in 2004 to 1,478 so far this year.

Armed forces officers say that recruitment figures need not be constant and intake varies from year to year depending upon a host of factors, including availability of vacancies. “Intake can be increased if there are new raisings or reduced if manpower needs to be shed due to technological upgradation,” an officer said.



Passport office detects fraud 
Forged certificate under Tatkal scheme
Amrita Dhaliwal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
In the first case of its kind, the Regional Passport Office has detected a case of forged verification certificate being attached by an applicant for a passport under the Tatkal scheme. The incident came to light last week, when officials at the passport office called up the office of the issuing authority to verify if such a certificate was issued.

A FIR against the applicant of the passport, Mr Mandip Singh, a resident of village Fatehpur Jattan in district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, has been registered at the sector 34 Police Station. Taking this incident seriously the passport office has become more vigilant in its checking of documents.

The verification certificate was issued by Manisha Trighataia, SDM, Bassi Pathana, district Fatehgarh Sahib. When it was checked with her if such a certificate had been issued it was found that a certificate had been issued, however there was a difference in the wordings of the one issued and the one finally submitted by the applicant.

Talking to TNS, Mr Vipul Kumar, Regional Passport officer, stated that earlier they would only check with the office of the issuing authority. However, now they personally check with the person who has issued the certificate and it was only because of this that the fraud was detected.

“We have become more stringent, this is a case of its kind as the verification certificate was issued, but the wordings were different. The applicant later retyped the certificate as per the given format and also forged the official’s signatures. We could only detect it as the official took the time to read out what she had issued.”

Interestingly, Mandip Singh, who according to his documents is stated to be illiterate and an agriculturist, never turned up to collect his passport. A passport under the Tatkal scheme is issued within seven days and while earlier it was issued only for a year, now it is issued for ten years. The verification certificate is thus an important document as in place of a police verification it is taken to be a clean chit of the applicant’s character. The certificate can then later hold the issuing authority liable in case of any misconduct by the passport holder.

It may be mentioned here that the regional passport office receives around 50 applications every day for issuance of passports under the Tatkal scheme. According to rules a verification certificate can be issued by certain officials only, which are clearly stated in the passport information booklet attached to the application. Moreover the certificate has to be in a fixed format as given in the booklet itself. Passports under this scheme are being issued under this scheme since January 2000.



Passport seekers have something to cheer about
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Around 900 persons visit the regional passport office on an average daily, and to make their visit more comfortable the passport office has recently made a few small but significant changes.

Applicants will now not have to fret about filling in their application forms as they will have an official to help them do so.

This, hopes Mr Vipul Kumar, Regional Passport Officer, will help curb exploitation of applicants by touts.

“An official will be there to help applicants and answer any query that they have regarding the application. We have to finalise the place where he will sit, which will be done in a few days,” he said.

The number of counters to receive fresh passport applications has been increased from the earlier two to three last week. “Earlier, we had two counters only; while one was on the ground floor, the other was on the first floor. Now, we have set up three counters on the ground floor,” said Mr Vipul Kumar.

He said this would help reduce the rush at the office and also the time people have to spend there.

The office has about 33,000 pending cases. As many as 18,000 of these are awaiting police verification, while about 10,000 are cases which have objections.

The passport office here also receives applications from Haryana, Himachal Pardesh, parts of Punjab and Chandigarh. Last year, the office had received about 1.65 lakh applications. While a passport office exists in Jalandhar, Himachal Pradesh is now all set to get a passport office soon.

In an effort to control the ever-increasing rush and also to help speed up the process, the office now has two officials receiving passport applications. While one receives the applications, the other checks these and verifies if these are correct. This not only reduces the number of days for issuing the passport but also reduces the workload on officials at a later stage. 



Educate society to empower women, says AWWA chief
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
To empower women you need to educate society. You need to not only educate the girl-child, but also society at large on moral values and law enforcement. This was stated by Ms Mohini Daljeet Singh, president of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Western Command, while chairing a seminar on women empowerment at the CII here today. She emphasised that economic independence of women is a positive step.

“Society has to recognise and empower the woman as a self-respecting individual. The irony is that we call our country Bharat Mata, but we don’t respect our women”, she remarked.

Talking about the corporate world, Ms Mohini Daljeet Singh said: “In their training programmes, companies should highlight the legal aspects of sexual harassment and the rights of women should be incorporated in the programme. This will help in educating their fellow employees and restraining them from exploiting them”, she added.

Making a presentation on “Status of women – an overview”, Ms Jyoti Seth, Head of Department of Sociology, Government College of Women, pointed out, “Of the 1. 3 billion people living in poverty, 70 per cent are women. The majority of the world’s refugees are women”.

A panel discussion on women empowerment with Vijaya Pushkarna, Special Correspondent, The Week, was held. The panel concluded that the corporate sector needed to take a series of measures that would empower women in their own companies as well as in the rural areas.



UT move to tackle non-communicable diseases
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
The Administration has decided to form an inter-sectoral committee to tackle the problem of non-communicable diseases (NCD).
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Public Health Coordination Committee held under the chairmanship of the Adviser to the Administrator, Mr Lalit Sharma, at the UT Secretariat. The Home Secretary, Mr Krishna Mohan, the Joint Secretary (Health) and various other senior officials participated in the meeting.

The Home Secretary will select members from the PGI, the Municipal Corporation, Medical College and the General Hospital for the committee.

The committee will give suggestions to tackle diseases like hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes. Special budget will be provided for tackling NCD-risk factors on the basis of the project implementation plan.

Cycle rallies will also be organised in various parts of city soon. The committee will promote healthy lifestyle. The committee will also work to curb the menace of drug abuse, alcohol and tobacco use.

Prevention and control of communicable diseases and the cholera cases occurrence and steps taken by the Department of Health to contain the same were also discussed.

A campaign will be started by the Department of Rural Development to improve sanitation in villages. Cleaning of drains is also being taken up.

The issue of defecating in the open, especially on the outskirts of labour colonies and choe areas, was also discussed. It was decided that the residents should be educated not to defecate in the open and utilise the facility of Sulabh Sauchalayas constructed in various labour colonies.



Rana takes over charge
Our Correspondent

Mohali, August 29
The newly elected President of the Municipal Council, Mr Rajinder Singh Rana, took over charge here today. Mr Rana was elected President on August 17 and took over after a notification in this regard. Mr Raghu Nath Sahai Puri, Transport Minister, reached the office of the council in Sector 68 as Mr Rana took over as President.

The minister said the municipal elections were won by the Congress. Even though the party had not fielded any candidates at the time of the elections, they were aware as to which party the candidate from their ward belonged to.

Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, president of the Mohali district unit of the Congress, said councillors owing allegiance to his group would work up to the expectations of voters. He said no discrimination would be done and development works would also be carried out in wards of Opposition councillors.

Later talking to mediapersons, the minister said civic bodies of the state would not face shortage of funds after the abolition of octroi in the state. A separate fund had been constituted out of which the civic bodies would be provided funds according to their sources of income.



Maloya panches meet Home Secretary on merger issue
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
In the wake of a decision taken by the Administration for the merger of five villages into the Municipal Corporation, a delegation led by Mr Mam Chand Rana, sarpanch of Maloya and president of the BJP Kisan Morcha, called on the Home Secretary, UT Administration, today and filed objections in respect of Maloya and Dadu Majra villages.

The delegation comprised Tarsem Pal, sarpanch, Ram Kumar, Ram Lal, Mahender Singh, Sunita, Major Singh and Bhupinder Singh, all panches of Maloya.

The delegation said the decision was not in the interest of the people of these villages. These five villages should not be transferred to the MCC, as it would be a clear-cut violation of the Panchayati Raj Act and the Constitution.

The delegation said the decision to merge these villages in the MCC seemed to have been taken hurriedly without taking into consideration the exact position of the each village. Majority of the land in Maloya and Daddu Majra villages was agricultural and the main occupation of the residents of these villages was agriculture, which was their main source of livelihood.

The leaders said if the land of these villages was acquired keeping in view the total area, the Administration and the MCC should pay at least Rs 20-30 crore per acre for the land so acquired, which was the present market value, the rate at which the MCC had sold land by way of auction, because after the acquisition of the land it would come under the urban area.



Panels within house building societies banned
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
The Cooperative Societies, Chandigarh, has banned the formation of welfare societies and associations within cooperative house building societies. Action would be taken against members who participated in the activities of such bodies, said the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mr R.K.Rao, in a recent order.

Through the order, the managements of the cooperative house building societies under Rule 45 of the Punjab Cooperative Societies Rules, 1963, have been asked to inform their members about the decision of the Registrar.

It had been observed that some welfare societies were functioning within the premises of cooperative house building societies and such bodies were acting as parallel bodies. Such practice was resulting in multiplication of disputes and clash of egos thereby creating hurdles in the smooth functioning of the managing committees of these societies.



NIFAA’s Chetna Yatra from Sept 15
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
The National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists (NIFAA) has decided to take out a ‘Chetna Yatra’ next month in all 19 districts of Haryana, and in Delhi and Chandigarh.

Mr Pritpal Singh Pannu, Chairman, NIFAA, said here on Sunday that the purpose of the yatra was to highlight social issues like female foeticide, dowry system, drug addiction and AIDS. During the yatra, the NIFAA would organise street plays and hold poster-making and collage-making competitions. It would also educate the public on these issues through poems, speeches and by distributing printed material.

Mr Pannu said a mobile exhibition would also be organised during the 10-day yatra. Starting from Karnal on September 15, the yatra will conclude at Thanesar after covering all the districts of the state and the National Capital. A state-level seminar would mark the conclusion of the yatra. He added that the Haryana Department of Sports and Youth Affairs had agreed to sponsor the yatra. The state government had also nominated the NIFAA for the National Youth Award.



Resident bodies back political parties
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Taking exception to the remarks of a particular residents’ body against political parties, certain political parties today supported the parties saying that they performed an important role in a democratic set-up of any country.

Reacting to a news-items published in these columns on August 28 under the headline “MC elections set to go non-political”, the Federation of Sector Welfare Associations (FOSWAC), the Ward No 9 Welfare Association and the BBMB Colony Welfare Society, Sector 35, termed the statement on the ‘non-performance’ of the elected councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) as ‘misleading’.



Subedar Bodh honoured
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Subedar Chhering Norbu Bodh, who scaled Mount Everest twice, was awarded the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Award-2005 by the President today. He has earlier been decorated with the Shaurya Chakra.

Subedar Bodh scaled the world’s highest peak in 2001 and 2005, a statement issued here today said. He has achieved the distinction to become the only Indian to have scaled five peaks of heights over 8,000 metres. A resident of Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, Subedar Bodh Was enrolled in the Dogra Scouts in August 1988. 



Police launches round-the-clock helpline
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Seeking public cooperation in curbing the menace of corruption and crime in the city, the vigilance and crime stopper cells of the Chandigarh Police has started a round-the-clock helpline.

Sharing the information about the novel initiative, Mr Dinesh Bhatt, Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations and Vigilance), said the helplines had been reorganised to increase the ambit of services provided through these units.

The vigilance helpline had been added to curb corruption in government departments.



Overhead wires pose threat to lives
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, August 29
Residents of Baltana have allegedly been living under danger with the Punjab State Electricity Department having failed to remove overhead wires at their houses.
The residents of Yog Vihar and Modern Complex seem to be the worst hit as the fear of electrocution continues to loom large over them. And this is despite the fact that the matter has been brought to the notice of the PSEB authorities.

Mr S.K. Gupta, a Yog Vihar resident, alleged that only last evening a tragedy was averted when an electric are from the mainline fell on the roof of his house.

“We are so terrified that my family is even afraid of switching on the power”, alleged Mr Gupta.



Bihar team visits MC

Chandigarh, August 29
A 10-member team of the Committee on Urban Development of Bihar Lagislative Council, along with its chairman Kiran Ghai Sinha, visited the Municipal Corporation today.

A spokesman for the MCC said the delegation was on a study tour to learn the best practices of the corporation. Mr Surinder Singh, Mayor, MCC, gave a presentation of the working of the MCC, including sanitation system, water works, electricity and other developmental functions.

Mr Hari Narayan Chaudhary, Mr Raghuvansh Yadav, Mr Shiv Prassan Yadav, all Biahar Legislative members, were among the visiting team. — TNS



“Sahayak” for dialysis patients

Mohali, August 29
In order to provide physical and psychological strength to dialysis patients, a support initiative, “Sahayak”, was launched at Fortis Hospital here today.
The meeting started with a welcome address by Dr Gurbir Singh, Medical Superintendent. The meeting was attended by more than 60 patients, who were accompanied by their kin. The “Sahayak” will host quarterly meetings to be presided by Dr P.K. Prashar, senior consultant (nephrology). — OC



Police beat box at Sec 51

Chandigarh, August 29
A police beat box has been set up in Sector 51 here. A deputation of the Resident Welfare Co-ordination Committee, met the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Sector 34 police station demanding greater police presence in the area. TNS



Three caught stealing cable, pipes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 29
Three persons were reportedly caught red-handed in two separate incidents while stealing construction material from the Tele Housing Society, Sector 50, yesterday.
Mr Gurpuran Singh of Sector 44 reported to the police that Hans Raj of Colony No. 5 was caught while stealing two bundles of cable from his plot in the Tele Housing Society, Sector 50.

In another incident, Mr Kuldeep Singh of Sector 71, Mohali, reported to the police that he had caught Surinder Chauhan and Raju, both residents of Kaimbwala village, while stealing copper pipes from his plot.

Two separate cases have been registered in this connection in the Sector 34 police station.

Theft: Mr Ved Raj Pal of Sector 37 lodged a complaint with the police alleging that copper wire worth Rs 8 lakh was stolen from his industrial unit in Phase II, Industrial Area, during the intervening night of August 27 and 28. A case under Section 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered in the Sector 31 police station.

Held for assault: Mr Janardhan of Mauli Complex, Mani Majra, lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Dharam Pal of the same locality thrashed him near his residence yesterday. A case of causing grievous injuries under Section 325 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. The police said the accused had been arrested in this connection.



Industrial body rues power shortage
Our Correspondent

Mohali, August 29
The Mohali Industries Association (MIA) says that unprecedented power shortage has brought many industries on the verge of closure. Addressing mediapersons here today, Mr Balbir Singh, president, MIA, said neither the Punjab Government nor the state electricity board had found a solution to the severe shortage of power in the state. Funds should have been allocated for the projects that were under construction so that power could have been made available by now.

He said power purchase agreements should have been entered into other states in time. He said corrective and preventive measures needed to have been taken so that power plants remained in operation and were utilised fully.

He said Mohali industries needed 155 MW of connected load and another 50 MW would be needed for upcoming and sanctioned projects. However, the situation was such that there were two weekly offs, on Saturdays and Sundays. Power was not available to the industry during peak load hours from 7.30 pm to 4.30 am from Monday to Friday. Besides, no power was available from 7.30 am to 11.30 am from Monday to Friday. Apart from this, there were unscheduled power cuts due to lack of maintenance or negligence.

The MIA president said Mohali should get first priority in the allocation of power projects, otherwise it would lose the mega projects that had been cleared for the area.


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