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Allottees pay for CHB bankruptcy
60 pc hike in Sec 51-A flats’ rates in 2 yrs
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the monopolistic arm of the Chandigarh administration, has found a unique way of dealing with bankruptcy.

Giving a jolt to the housing dream of the common man, it has hiked the rates of its upcoming two-bedroom apartments at Sector 51-A here by a whopping over 60 per cent over the past two years.

In fact, as compared to the Sector 63 housing scheme, floated by the CHB in 2008, where a two-bedroom flat, measuring 1,075 square feet, cost Rs 29.14 lakh, a flat at Sector 51-A, measuring 1,027 square feet, would cost around Rs 50 lakh. In the Sector 63 housing scheme, the cost of a three-bedroom flat was pegged at Rs 39.57 lakh.

“The price is certainly on the higher side and goes against the mandate of the CHB to provide affordable housing to the common man. In neighbouring Mohali and Zirakpur, two-bedroom apartments with better specifications than the CHB dwelling units are available for between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 35 lakh,” Zirakpur-based property developer Sunil Bandha said.

CHB sources claimed that keeping in view the strategic location between Chandigarh and Mohali and the burgeoning property prices in the city, the prices were reasonable.

“Chandigarh is still the most liveable city in the country and the overwhelming response to earlier housing schemes is testimony to this,” the sources asserted.

CHB claims of providing state-of-the-art housing complexes notwithstanding, the CHB’s performance on the housing front in recent years had brought its functioning under a cloud.

For the past two years and-a-half, not a brick had been laid for its Sector 63 and special UT employees’ schemes (Sectors 52 and 56).

That was perhaps the reason CHB officials’ statement about starting work in December this year was being taken with a pinch of salt.

While the architectural world was coming up with new designs and techniques everyday, CHB’s designs for housing projects had failed move with the times.

“The dwelling units built by the CHB since its inception in 1971 give a monotonous look, with hardly any innovation over the years,” rued AK Gupta of Sector 45.

Taking all factors into account, pricing seemed to be on the higher side and was being seen as a way by the CHB to come out of the red.



Police verification of servants a futile exercise
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu and Aarti Kapur
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The mandatory verification of servants and tenants residing in every house has virtually become a pointless exercise in the city. The major reason cited is the lukewarm response by cops of other states to inquiries about servants’ antecedents.

“In fact the response is never more than 3 percent of the total number of forms sent in the past several years. They (other states) only respond in cases where the records of someone wanted by them in a crime is sent”, said a police officer.

The general police response was that verification was an ineffective tool in preventing crime or finding them in crime committed by servants. There also appears to be no time limit for responding to the verification forms. By the time the cops have verified the antecedents of a tenant or servant, the latter have already left the city after committing the crime.

Speaking out

“It is foolish to think a criminal would always return to his native place after committing a crime,” said a police officer citing the example of the Kajheri triple murder case in which two suspects, who were from Bhagalpur in Bihar, are still at large.

“In order to verify the address of a servant, the Punjab police, at one point of time, had earlier toyed with the idea of asking his employers to send a portion of the servant’s wages to his family members in their native places through money orders. However, the scheme failed to yield any results”, a Punjab police officer said while discussing ways to make the scheme effective.

Chandigarh police SSP Naunihal Singh said in the absence any set rules the police forces of others states police were not bound to furnish details on tenants and servants in the forms sent to them.

A police officer blamed it on the “careless attitude” of city residents who he said did not make any effort to get a person’s antecedents verified before employing or renting accommodation to him.



With Diwali, Dhanteras round the corner
Gold playing cards are in
Sumedha Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
This season, playing cards are out to give a Midas touch to your Diwali. Available in solid gold or 24-karat foil options, this deck of 52 cards is the latest rage among gold lovers and ‘festival gamblers’.

Strengthened by the ages-old belief of gambling on Diwali being auspicious, the cards have given conventional coins and idols a run for their popularity.

“Diwali and Dhanteras are considered the best days to buy gold. Playing cards are also considered auspicious and so, what can be more appealing than a sparkling deck of cards? For the past few years, we have been getting alternative gold gifts, but nothing is so popular. We are getting a customer or two everyday, asking for it,” says a jeweller at Sector 22.

“Not everybody is going in for a proper deck. Many have opted for miniature versions as a symbol of luck. Such gifts are unaffected by day-to-day variation of gold prices and are sold as per specified MRPs. A lot many people consider those as good Diwali gifts. The deck, specially the foiled one, is in huge demand,” says a jeweller at Sector 17.

The deck, priced between Rs 2,500 and Rs 30,000, has also caught the frenzy of gamblers, who consider it to be a value addition to the ‘royalty’ of the game. “Playing with these cards makes you feel more elite and royal. It gives you a high and instils zeal,” says the coordinator of a local gambling group.



It’s expression of raw youth power
Six cases of major clashes between students in nine months
Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 26
Hinterland brats dazzled by fast life are showing their muscle power on the streets to claim their supremacy.

Enrolled at various engineering and management colleges dotting Chandigarh’s periphery, raw youth power is finding expression in the form of car races, drunken bouts and exchange of muscle power, causing headache to residents and the police alike.

During the last nine months alone, at least six cases of major clashes between students of different colleges have been reported. In addition, there are many cases of the police managing to end the matter in a compromise.

Yesterday’s clash between two student groups at the Phase 7 market is reflective of a disconcerting trend in street violence among students. The incident was the outcome of a trivial issue between two groups studying at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran, about 5 km from Mohali. The victims,

Gurlabh and Anktirsh, who were attacked with swords by Jeevanjot, had dared to stare “offensively” at the assailant. The result: the assailant came armed to teach the boys a lesson.

Of late, the Phase 7 rehri market had become a hub for clashes between student groups. At least three incidents of clash had been reported from the market in the last six months. Each time, the police had recovered swords and baseball bats from swanky cars of these brats. Yet, no preventive action had been taken by the police.

On October 24, four unidentified persons were booked for firing in the air outside the Civil Hospital at Phase VI. A case was been registered on the complaint of Balwinder Singh, a resident of Kharar.

On August 12, a student leader, Amandeep Singh Multani, was involved in firing incident at Phase IX, near the Burail jail. He, along with his accomplice, fired three rounds on Moga-based youth Sartaj as the latter had been calling up a girl known to Multani.

To teach a lesson to Sartaj, the student leader called Sartaj to the spot and fired on him. Sartaj escaped and one of the bullets hit a cop standing at a distance. Eyewitnesses recalled that the firing was preceded by a hot chase in swanky cars.

On March 6 last year, two groups of boys clashed and one of the youths fired on another youth from the rival group. The bullet missed the target. About 40 youths armed with crude weapons came in the rear side of the market and started clashing with each other.

One of the youths, who came in a Hyundai Verna car, fired on a youth from the opposite group. After the firing, the youths escaped in two Verna cars, a Zen and a Pajero.

On October 22 last year, sons of two senior police officials at Phase 3 B2 created a ruckus, reportedly under the influence of liquor. College student Abhishek, son of former Punjab Police ADGP BP Tewari, and Lovpreet, son of a retired Himachal Pradesh Police official, entered into an argument with JP Singh, president of the Jalgidhar Sewak Jatha and other persons in the market over parking.

Market residents also objected to smoking by the duo. Even as they were allegedly abusing the shopkeepers, a PCR vehicle was called. The duo also misbehaved with photographers who tried to click their photographs.

On February 15, 2007, a student of Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology got injured in a clash between two groups. Vikas, who was a second-year BCA student, was taken to a hospital, where he was given stitches. Some heated exchanges took place between two groups, with one including an outsider, in connection with Valentine’s Day the previous day.

Brats to blame

Attracted by the city’s fast life, hundreds of students from far-flung areas of Punjab, who pay hefty fee to enrol themselves at engineering and management courses, are increasingly getting involved in violent street bouts. These brats hang out at various commercial areas and often indulge in street fights over trivial issues.



Tax surveys on major realtors yield Rs 20 cr
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The income tax surveys conducted yesterday on two leading realtors based in Mohali, the Shivalik group and Shivjot Developers & Builders Ltd, have led to the surrender of Rs 20 crore. According to department officials, the major chunk - Rs 15 crore -of this amount came from Shivalik Developers & Promoters with the remaining Rs 5 crore from the other firm.

The Shivalik group reportedly has six real estate projects under way in Mohali and surrounding areas. Sources said during the survey documents indicating unaccounted sale and purchase of land and apartments in the current fiscal were recovered.

The survey operations, which began Monday morning, continued for almost 24

hours and covered at least eight premises in Mohali, Kharar and adjoining areas. A team of income tax officials led by Parneet Mahal Suri, additional commissioner (range VI), carried out the simultaneous survey operations under the supervision of income tax commissioner (CIT II) Pawan Parmar Singh. The Shivalik group is currently involved in building one of the biggest townships in the area.


Bahl retained as UT Cong chief
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
Going for the status quo, the Congress today retained the incumbent president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) BB Bahl for the record fourth time.

Bahl, a protégé of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, was chosen ahead of Lalit Joshi Bhardwaj and Subhash Chawla, both former Mayors of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, former AITUC president Rampal Sharma and Pawan Sharma.

With the nomination of Bahl, the uncertainty surrounding the post has come to an end. Bahl’s nomination as the AICC member had given rise to speculation that Bhardwaj could replace him.

Recently, the Territorial Congress Committee delegates had passed a resolution authorising the AICC president Sonia Gandhi to nominate UT Congress president. In the past, there used to be a semblance of democracy as various candidates used to file nominations. However, this time around, no nomination papers were filed by any of the claimants for the post.

Bahl’s proximity to Mukherjee coupled with good relations with Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Bansal seem to have tipped the scale in his favour.

Ahead of the MC elections next year, a section of the party wanted status quo ahead while the another section was rooting for a president who was a grassroots worker capable of inspiring confidence among the electorate.

Being non-controversial, Bahl suits every faction in the party. Since Bahl has never fought any election, he is perceived to be no threat to Bansal, sources said.

Eyes MC poll

Winning the MC election is my first priority, Bahl said. “Given our performance in the last four years, we expect to win over 90 per cent seats in the civic body poll,” he added.



MC’s latent project awaits recharge
Solar rickshaws gather dust
Aarti Kapur/TNS

Chandigarh, October 26
The Chandigarh municipal corporation’s dream of seeing the “soleckshaw” (battery operated solar rickshaws) take off in a big way in the city has fallen flat.

Within a week of its launch almost a year ago in December, 2009, all five solar rickshaws delivered to the allottees with much fanfare were detected with technical defects and returned to the authorities.

The “soleckshaws”, which had cost around Rs 30,000 each, have been gathering dust in the basement of the MC office for the past nine months.

In their last-ditch effort to make their pilot project a success, authorities are now busy ordering new “soleckshaws” from the Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh.

The seriousness of the municipal corporation authorities can be gauged from the fact that the recharge station for the solar batteries has been set up on the first floor of the fire station in Sector 17.

As a result, “soleckshaw” operators are forced to dismantle their solar batteries and carry these up a staircase to the first floor and back. This is both an inconvenient and time-consuming process.

Operators also object to the absence of an earmarked place to park their vehicles during night. Allottees have also been fuming over the low battery backup in the “soleckshaws”, which has forced them to pedal their vehicles without battery power many a time.

The operators also complain that the vehicles are heavy and it is not easy to pedal them.

The allottees have requested the department to replace these “soleckshaws” and issue them lighter models.

On the design of “soleckshaws”, the allottees point out that these are not comfortable for passengers as the seat is sloping and the vehicle does not have a canopy.

Sources in the MC say out of the 20 batteries provided by the company, 12 have been stolen from the MC parking lot.


Five battery-operated “soleckshaws” were allocated to those living below the poverty line under the Swaran Jayanti Shastri Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) scheme by UT’s science and technology department to promote self-employment.


Three-wheeled “soleckshaw” can in principle use solar panels to convert sunlight into electricity to drive its motor. Developed as a green rickshaw, it does not emit harmful gases that can contribute to global warming. Solar batteries last 70 km or six hours on a single charge, weigh 210 kg and propel the vehicles to a speed of 15 to 20 km per hour.


A representative of Modular Mechanics, Faridabad, which had supplied these vehicles to the administration, says the faults have arisen due to poor maintenance by allottees. Their mechanics have visited the MC office four times to repair the vehicles after the authorities approached them, he claims.

Official Take

UT Pollution Control Board chairman PJS Dadwal says they have approached the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) in Durgapur, West Bengal, to repair these rickshaws but have not received any response so far. The department has ordered new lighter rickshaws to be designed by PEC, which has promised delivery of vehicles soon.

These will again be given to the same allottees. MC Additional Commissioner TPS Phoolka says they have asked the company concerned to take the vehicles back as these have technical problems. As the company’s representative have not responded so far, the vehicles are lying dumped in the basement of the building.



2 quintals of khoya seized
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
The police today rounded up a Panipat resident on a suspicion of carrying two quintals of spurious khoya in his car.

The suspect was stopped for traffic violation and during a routine search of the vehicle, traffic policemen spotted khoya in the car and informed the area police.

The SHO of the Sector 31 police station, Bakshish Singh, said the incident occurred at around 11 am when traffic cops stopped a Fiat Punto car bearing a temporary registration number.

The search of the vehicle led to the recovery of khoya. The car driver has been identified as 28-year-old Shaukat Ali, a resident of Panipat.

The SHO said the health department had taken the sample of the seized khoya. The police has impounded the car as a preventive measure.

The police released Shaukat after he filed surety bonds with the health department.

The SHO said if the samples failed quality test, they would register a case against him after the report from the health department.



Crafts mela begins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil inaugurated the second Chandigarh National Crafts Mela here at Kala Gram today.

Interacting with artists of different states, Patil said the mega event had been conceived to promote a better understanding and to reach out to each other to unify diverse and rich cultural ethos of the country.

Appreciating the efforts of the Chandigarh administration and the North-Zone Cultural Centre for organising the mela, the administrator said: “We have to set new standards for the years to come and shape a better future for the youth.”

Speaking on the occasion, Adviser to the UT Administrator Pradip Mehra said: “We have to revive our folk skills and folk dances for the generations to come.”

Home Secretary Ram Niwas said the mela would go a long way in showcasing the skills and crafts of around 150 craftsmen from different parts of the country. This 10-day mega event will provide residents of the city an opportunity to witness various energetic folk performances along with art and heritage of the different states, he added.

Special buses

The CTU is plying special buses from the Mohali bus stand to the Chandigarh National Crafts Mela at Kalagram via ISBT-43, ISBT-17 and railway station. The buses will ply from 8 am to 9 pm with a frequency of 30 minutes. This service is in addition to the regular bus service.



Police accused of illegally confining 7-year-old
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 26
A resident of Mauli Jagran, Jagdish Kumar, has alleged the Kalka police kept his 7-year-old son in illegal confinement for three days, accusing the cops of even demanding a bribe to release the child.

Panchkula deputy superintendent of police (HQ) Badri Prasad has asked the Kalka DSP to hold an inquiry into the matter and hold a fair investigation of the complaint filed by the child’s father.

Kumar stated his son, Rahul, was missing since October 23. “After searching for him in various places I came to know from his friends that the Kalka police had picked him up from the town’s railway station”.

He said he had been visiting the Kalka police station for the past three days to get his son freed but to no avail. “The cops there told me my son was involved in a theft case and demanded Rs 5,000 for his release”, he alleged.

After Kumar lodged a complaint with Prasad, the Kalka police brought Rahul to Panchkula and handed him over to his parents.

When contacted Prasad said he has marked an inquiry into the matter to the Kalka DSP and has asked him to file a report as early as possible.

However, sources said the police has not yet registered any case into the incident and, moreover, has not conducted a medical examination of the child, which his parents had been demanding. 



Law students voice anger
Seek rescheduling of exam dates
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
Law students of Panjab University today expressed resentment over the examination dates that are clashing with the festival season.

They said the other departments had rescheduled their examination dates. However, following the protest, the authorities are mulling over postponing the dates from November 9 to 16.

Around 150 students of the department said they would intensify their protest if the authorities did not accede to their demands.

Students said they would not attend the first lecture on Wednesday as a mark of their protest.

“We have been urging the authorities to postpone our exams for the past many days. Now we are left with only one option and that is to agitate till our demands are met,”said Buland Singh, a law student.

Later, Dean Student Welfare (DSW) Naval Kishore arrived on the spot and pacified students. He assured them that the dates would be rescheduled.



Teachers to observe black Diwali

Chandigarh, October 26
The Joint Action Committee of the Teaching and Non-teaching Employee Federation (NTEF), Chandigarh, has decided to stage dharnas in all colleges from October 28.

Stating this in a press release today, Prof Ghanshyam Dev, district president of the Teachers’ Union, and RK Sharma, president, NTEF, said they had also decided to observe a black Diwali this time.

The committee is protesting against the non-payment of revised pay scales and the delay in release of arrears. — TNS



Quiz, street play sum up Day 2
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
More than 60 participants captured “Out of the Box” moments for a photo-feature event Click-Click on the second day of Soch 2010 being organised by the students of School of Communication Studies, Panjab University. “Lens Game”, an innovative initiative by Soch, encouraged students to participate and strengthen their talent in fields like direction, photography, lighting, editing and script writing.

The teams picked up important social issues like eve-teasing, world of visually-impaired children, art of pottery and honour killing. PS Narula, film director and scriptwriter, said, “The documentaries were subject-driven this time.” A quiz was also organised. To enhance the popularity of street plays, this year, Soch introduced a street play “Be-Dhadak”. Sufi singer Zorawat Wadali mesmerised audience with ghazals.



‘Fall in dependence on agriculture’
Neha Miglani
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
There has been a major decline in agricultural dependence and village communities in rural India, where political influence has penetrated, in the last five decades.

Having studied the difference between rural India from 1956 to 2007, particularly one village in minute detail, Yogendra Singh, sociologist and professor emeritus at JNU, today discussed his research at a UGC-sponsored seminar at the Postgraduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11.

He pointed to the replacement of rituals, festivals and get-togethers by political influence on rural communities, which were now divided on party lines. “In 1956, dependence on agriculture was 80 per cent in villages. There are 60 per cent people now who are not entirely dependent on agriculture,” he said, adding that these facts were not true for Punjab.

“People who are dependent on agriculture in rural India now are the ones who are poor. But when the evolution of rural India began after Independence, the per capita land share in various states was different. For instance, it was 11 acres in Punjab and 2.5 acres in Bihar. It is unfair to compare the states,” he said.

Yet another stark difference between villages was their perception about growth, he added. “When villagers were asked about their future and goals in 1956, they used to reply that the government would do things for them. Now when villagers are asked this, they say they will be able to do things on their own,” he said.

He said strategic planning for villages needed to be decentralised. Over the years, development had happened on all fronts, but villages had been bypassed, he noted.

“A new tendency has begun, wherein rural youth look for employment within the village and those who migrate prefer cities nearby over metropolitan cities,” he said. Offering a solution, he emphasised on empowerment of the rural youth, better loan facilities, massive investment and more opportunities.

Social sciences

A special lecture on “Social Sciences in India in the Era of Globalisation” by Yogendra Singh, professor, emeritus of sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, was organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre in collaboration with the department of sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Bhupinder Brar, director, ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, PU, welcomed him and other distinguished guests.

Singh said initially from 1950s to 70s, social sciences went through a consensus period since social scientists were in a complete consonance with the state. Later, social scientists began to be recognised as partners in the process of social transformation. Social sciences then developed within a purely positivistic and rationalistic paradigm, which ultimately failed.



‘Rural issues need to be identified’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
A UGC sponsored two-day national conference on “Rural India in a Global Village: Issues and Perspectives” organised by the department of sociology, Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, was inaugurated today. Yogendra Singh, professor emeritus, JNU, Delhi, was the chief guest.

Prof SL Sharma, sociologist and former Dean, PU, and Mahinder Kumar, general manager, NABARD, Punjab, were the guests of honour on the occasion.

More than 150 delegates from across the country are attending the conference.

In his address, Singh observed that occupational dependence on agriculture had declined and migration trends had also changed due to schemes like NREGA.

He said rural issues needed to be identified in a proper perspective and sociologists should address them adequately. Sharma said, “We should not alienate ourselves from the responsibility of studying rural societies, as they represent a “little community” which will be the core feature of the global village.”

Achla Dogra, principal of the college, and an economist, said due to migration towards urban areas, the focus of researchers was more on urban studies.



Paradigms in pharmaceutics discussed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 26
On the second day of one-week first autumn school for training and research in pharmaceutical sciences under the UGC Networking Resource Centre on “Newer Paradigms in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics” held at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), the stalwarts from industry, academia and overseas shared their experience and erudition with the younger faculty members.

Dr J K Paliwal, director, BV Patel PERD Centre, enlightened audience about the importance of PK/PD modeling in drug discovery, development and therapeutics.

Capt Prabhjot S Dhanoa, pharmacy manager, Canada, apprised the audience of the nuances of current pharmacy profession with a special reference to Canadian practice in hospital, community and military pharmacies. RSR Murthy, director, ISF College of Pharmacy, shared his experience on gene delivery by modulating pharmacokinetics of plasmid DNA using liposomes and lipoplexes.



Ex-High Commissioner wants visa norms to be relaxed

Chandigarh, October 26
G Parthasarthy, former High Commissioner of India to Pakistan, was honoured by Panjab University Vice-Chancellor RC Sobti today.

He has been appointed visiting professor of the university. Parthasarthy was in PU to deliver a talk on “Indo-Pak Dialogue: Track II Diplomacy” organised by the University in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs as part of the lecture series on India’s foreign policy.

The VC said he would take up the proposal for setting up a centre for systematic study of relations with Pakistan with the Syndicate.It was proposed that the the centre for “Pakistan Studies” could be set up at the department of Urdu. Parthasarthy spoke on the political journey of the two neighbouring countries. He said the Indian political journey had been marked by setting up a pluralistic, secular polity that had paved the way for a larger national identity.

“Democracy has suffered in Pakistan due to the absence of political leadership.” He added that the need of the hour was to relax the visa norms and open trade routes between the two countries. Recalling what Chanakya said in the second BC, Parthasarthy said India should engage its neighbour’s neighbours also. — TNS



Three-day conference on space
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 26
Former ISRO chairman and space scientist Dr G Madhavan Nair inaugurated a three-day conference on space and ISRO exhibition organised by Dikshant Group of Schools and supported by International Space Society and ISRO here today.

According to a press release, some of the prominent scientists, including Chandrayaan project director Dr M Annadurai, S Satish, Dr K Sivan, PG Diwakar, M Krishnaswamy and Dr SV Kibe, addressed the conference. The conference began with the release of “Space International” magazine by Dr Nair, Mitul Dikshit, president of the International Space Society.

ISRO Dr Nair also spoke about the ISRO’s future plans for Chandrayaan-II and the plan to send man on the moon by 2020 and beyond. He also lauded the efforts of the society by organising the conference and the outreach programme to reach the students.



College teachers to hold dharnas from tomorrow

Chandigarh, October 26
The Joint Action Committee of Teaching and Non-teaching Staff of aided colleges of Chandigarh held a meeting today to discuss about the delay in releasing revised pay scales to non-teaching staff w.e.f. January, 2006 and payment of arrears to teaching staff.

The committee decided to celebrate Diwali as Black Diwali in protest to non-release of revised pay scales of non-teaching staff and arrears of pay scale for teaching staff of aided colleges. These employees will sit on dharnas in rotation in each college for two hours daily. The first dharna will be held on 28th October 2010 at 11am in SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh and the second on November 2, 2010 at 11am in DAV College, Sector 10. — TNS



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