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jyoti murder case
MLA's troubles far from over 
Haryana police constitute another SIT to have a fresh look into the case
Hina Rohtaki
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 16
Pushed to the wall for "shaky" investigations into the Jyoti murder case that led to the acquittal of Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and 11 others, the Haryana police have constituted another special investigation team (SIT) to have a fresh look into the case.

The three-member SIT, headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rahul Sharma, has been asked to re-work on all flaws in the previous investigation and analyse the court judgment before filing an appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Panchkula-Ambala Commissioner of Police Ajay Singal said the SIT would submit its report within seven days to the Director General of Police (DGP,) Haryana, SN Vashist, after getting the court judgment.

He said, “The SIT would analyse the judgment from all angles. The two other members of the team are Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dharambir Singh and Deputy District Attorney Gurpal Singh.” On being asked whether the SIT would be able to make any breakthrough as teams were formed in nearly every high profile cases, but with little success, Singhal said, “The SIT concept is very successful. As it is a committee that examines the issue, personal biases are eliminated.” This is the second SIT that will look into the Jyoti murder case. The first SIT, headed by the then DCP, Ashwin Shenvi, was constituted in April 2013 after Jyoti’s father alleged that the investigations were not being conducted properly. The first SIT "failed in its task", leading to the acquittal of the accused.

On September 11, a fast-track court in Panchkula had acquitted all 12 accused in the Jyoti murder case. In its order, the court stated that there was no legal evidence and it was the "shaky" theory of the prosecution that led to the acquittal of the accused.

After the acquittal, the DGP had ordered a probe and sought a report from the Panchkula-Ambala Commissioner of Police. The report will also point out the role of investigating officers.

Shortcomings in probe

The court pointed out shortcomings in the investigations conducted by ACP Virender Sangwan and other police officials, including ASI Jai Singh and the then SHO, Ajay Rana (now DSP). Their statements did not support the prosecution theory.


November 22, 2012: Jyoti found murdered

December 8: Investigations transferred from SHO Ajay Rana to ACP Virender Sangwan

April 1, 2013: SIT formed as Buti Ram files an appeal in the HC stating that investigations "are being influenced"

May 29: Supplementary challan issued by the SIT

September 11, 2014: MLA and 11 others acquitted



Cyclist run over by CTU bus, dies
Scooterist, fruit vendor injured; second such incident within a month; driver arrested
Tribune News Service

The victim, Ajay
The victim, Ajay

Chandigarh, September 16
A cyclist was crushed to death under the wheels of a Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) bus near the Kala Gram light point here this morning. A woman scooterist and a roadside fruit vendor also got injured in the accident. This is the second such incident within a month.

The accident was reported at around 9.50 am when the CTU bus was on the way from Command Hospital, Chandimandir, to the ISBT, Sector 43. The victim, Ajay Kumar (24), a resident of Mauli Jagran, got crushed under the front wheel of the bus, being driven by Kanan Chand. The bus dragged the cycle to some distance.

The victim, who hailed from Bihar, was cycling down to Sector 19 where he worked at a crockery shop.

The police said before crushing the cyclist, the CTU bus firstly hit a scooter from the rear side and then moved over the footpath where a woman was selling fruits. The bus then again moved on the road and crushed the cyclist. The scooterist, Rachna Verma, a bank employee, and fruit vendor Ramwati got injured in the accident.

Rachna had started from her house in Sector 4, Panchkula, to reach her office in Sector 17. She received injuries on her neck and head. A police Gypsy parked at some distance was informed about the mishap and the injured were rushed to the GMSH-16. Ramwati was referred to the PGI. The bus driver was arrested from the spot. The police have booked the bus driver and started investigation.

Traffic snarls witnessed

The accident, which occurred during the morning office hours, led to a traffic jam as the victim’s body kept lying on the road.

Was it a condemned bus?

It is learnt that the bus involved in the mishap had outlived its life. Former general secretary of the CTU Employees Union Ranjit Singh said by running condemned buses, the undertaking was putting the lives of drivers and passengers at risk.

Killer wheels have claimed several lives

August 20, 2014: A 22-year-old cyclist, Subhash Yadav, and the pillion rider, Rohit Yadav, were killed after being hit by a CTU bus near Rose Garden on the road dividing Sectors 16 and 17.

January 23: A 17-year-old girl, Rajni a Class XII student at a government school, was crushed to death under the front left wheel of a CTU bus near the Sector 17 bus stand.

May 7, 2013: Sharmila Gupta (35) was crushed under the wheels of a CTU bus in Sector 10. Sharmila, a resident of Nayagaon, was driving a scooter when the bus hit her on the slip road near Home Science College.

August 17, 2012: A 17-year-old girl, Pooja, was injured after being hit by a CTU bus near the Sector 43 roundabout. She was on her way to school in Sector 35 on her bicycle. The girl suffered grievous head injury and remained in a coma for a month.

July 24: Anupama (16) succumbed to her injuries after her leg was crushed under the rear wheel of a CTU bus.



building violations
UT begins door-to-door survey in Sec 22
Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
To avoid a pick-and-choose policy in acting against building violations, the UT Estate Office has for the first time initiated a door-to-door survey of houses in Sector 22, one of the most densely populated sectors having around 3,000 houses of different sizes.

This is in contrast to the earlier practice of picking selective houses for initiating action against allottees for building violations. Since it requires a lot of manpower and time to inspect the violations, the field staff of the building branch have been asked to check all houses of a particular category.

Irrespective of the nature of violations, the field staff have been asked to issue proper notices to the allottees before carrying out the survey. Be it building violation, illegal paying guest accommodation or running commercial activity from residential premises, all aspects would be covered in the survey. The UT Finance Secretary-cum-Chief Administrator had recently directed the Estate Office to bring more transparency while reporting building violations across the city.

The field staff had been asked to avoid a pick-and-choose policy while reporting violations as it was resulting in resentment among residents.

Assistant Estate Officer (AEO) Balbir Singh Dhol said the survey was being conducted as per the availability of the staff. In the past, the standard practice was to act on the basis of complaints. The field staff allegedly acted on their whims while "reporting or ignoring violations".

The field staff of the building branch have been told that after every inspection, they would have to submit a report to the AEO certifying that all properties in a particular area have been checked and to list out the properties found complying with the rules and another list of the properties with violations.

While inspecting, the staff have been told that the focus should be on major violations rather than hair-splitting and speaking orders shall have to be passed by the EO or the AEO in each case.



Guest house owner found murdered
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
Makhan Singh (40), a resident of Nayagaon, was found murdered on the Chandigarh-Nayagaon road here late this night. The deceased owned a guest house, Royal Money Motel, in Nayagaon.

Police sources said four unidentified persons attacked him with sharp weapons outside his guest house and fled from the scene. Makhan Singh was found lying in a pool of blood with injuries on his neck and head. A police party reached the spot and rushed the injured to the PGI, Chandigarh, where doctors declared him brought dead.


Girl falls off bus, critical 
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 16
A 19-year-old student of a private institute was critically injured when she fell off a moving Haryana Roadways bus at Chandimandir here this morning.

The victim, identified as Himanshi, a resident of Parwanoo, was rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, from where she was referred to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh. The girl is a student of first-year of a nursing institute. She had taken admission just a few days ago.

The doctors at the General Hospital said that the girl had sustained critical injury and there was hemorrhage in her brain that is why she was referred.As the driver stopped in front of the institute, Himanshi was getting down from the bus when the bus driver allegedly started off the vehicle leading to the accident.

The local police post in charge was informed. The police said due to her critical condition, the victim was not fit to give statements. 



Powermen challenge manpower study 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
The UT Powermen Union has challenged manpower study conducted by the UT Electricity Department on shortage of manpower.

During the hearing before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC), Gopal Dutt Joshi, union general secretary, submitted that the study conducted by the department was imaginative.

On the union’s request, the JERC has now directed the union to submit a detailed reply on October 14.

The union had filed the review petition filed on shortage of manpower in the Chandigarh Electricity Department.

The Electricity Department is managing its affairs with a mere 58 per cent of the sanctioned staff with 961 employees against the total sanctioned strength of 1,668.

The last sanction for officer-level manpower was provided in 1992 and there has also been no change in the existing management structure of the department.

As per the study, the department has witnessed significant growth in the load and the number of connections over the past 20 years.

The electricity load has increased three times and the number of connections has gone up by almost 80 per cent. There are nearly two lakh consumers of which 
1.75 lakh are in the domestic category.

The study states that the consumer profile is unique in Chandigarh as it is a capital city of Punjab and Haryana. The expectations and demands of the consumers have been increasing and are currently at par with most metros in India.

The study also noted that there are many recurring supply related complaints in the area under the control of the Electricity Department.

The study observed that the lack of professional and technology oriented staff resulted in lack of preventive maintenance and lack of network health analysis studies.



Chandigarh-Jaipur express
Maiden journey gets good response
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
The Chandigarh-Jaipur Express daily train got a tremendous response on its maiden journey from the city today. Around 300 passengers boarded the train from Chandigarh railway station which starts at 12:45 pm.

The train was announced in the 2014-15 Railway Budget. The train no.19717/19718 (Jaipur-Chandigarh-Jaipur daily Express) will comprise of total 12 coaches. There will be 2-Tier AC (1 coach), 3-Tier AC (1 coach), sleeper (4 coaches) and unreserved (04 coaches) and SLRs (02 coaches).

Chandigarh railway station superintendent R K Dutta said as this was the first direct train from Chandigarh to Narwana, it was expected that there would be good response for the new train.

During the outward journey, train number 19718 will depart daily Chandigarh at 12:45 pm and will reach Jaipur on the next day at 12:50 am. The train will have stoppages at Ambala Cantt, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Narwana, Jind, Rohtak, Jhajhar, Rewari, Khairthal, Alwar, Raigarh, Bandikuai, Dausa and Gandhi Nagar Jaipur.

On its return journey from Jaipur, train number 19717 will depart daily from Jaipur at 4:40 pm and will reach Chandigarh on the next day at 4:55 am.The train will halt at Gandhi Nagar Jaipur, Dausa, Bandikuai, Raigarh, Alwar, Khairthal, Rewari, Jhajhar, Rohtak, Jind, Narwana, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Ambala Cantt.



ind’l area, phase ii
Goods worth lakhs destroyed in fire
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
Goods worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire incident reported from a car accessory showroom at Ram Darbar, Industrial Area, Phase II.

The fire was reported on the first floor of the SAAK Auto Accessories, 423, Industrial Area, Phase II. The fire control room received the fire call at 2.10 pm following which six fire tenders from the fire station in Industrial Area, Ram Darbar, Sector 32, and Sector 17 were rushed to the spot.

The fire tenders faced a lot of problem to reach the showroom due to the haphazard parking on the road . It was only after the police diverted the traffic from a particular lane, the fire tenders got a clear passage to reach the showroom. Due to the smoke, the firefighters could not enter the building. They then climbed onto the roof of the neighboring building and doused the fire by breaking a portion of the wall of the building that had the fire.

The fire fighters managed to control the fire in around 90 minutes. Avi Bhasin, owner of the showroom, said bumper guards made of steel and luggage trays for vehicles were stored on the first floor that got burnt. “There was a short circuit in the transformer at the nearby electricity pole that led to a short circuit in the electricity wires inside the shop”, Bhasin added. Bhasin who is the president of Chandigarh Industrial Youth Association saidthe actual loss was yet to be calculated. Mayor HC Kalyan and Deputy Mayor Davesh Moudgil also reached the spot. 



Hindi Diwas, Workers’ Education Day celebrated
Our Correspondent

Mohali, September 16
Workers’ Education Day and Hindi Diwas were celebrated at Jan Shikshan Sansthan here.

The chairman, Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE), Chandigarh, Kulbir Singh, inaugurated a programme on the impact of workers’ education and its importance for future. “Due to the impact of workers’ education programmes, productivity and the quality of products have improved and the relations between workers and managements have become harmonious,” said Kulbir.

The regional director, CBWE, Chandigarh, Malkit Ram, urged the organisations working for the rural and unorganised sector to contribute towards the implementation of the Workers’ Education Scheme.

He also urged the participants to make use of Hindi language at a larger scale for the national integration and enhancement of the efficiency level by effective communication.

The director of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Mohali, Anand Mohan Sharma, explained how workers’ education has proved useful to the working class.

The assistant director of the Hindi Teaching Scheme, Chandigarh, Sant Ram, urged participants to read, write and speak in Hindi.

The Deputy Labour Commissioner, Punjab, Jacob Partap, who presided over the concluding function, advised trade unions and managements to reap the benefits of the Workers’ Education Scheme.

The programme was attended by representatives of different managements, trade unions, NGOs and social organisations.



Retired Colonel ‘stabs’ head constable
Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, September 16
An retired Colonel allegedly stabbed a head constable of the Punjab Police with a knife and then caused injures to himself in a Peer Muchalla located housing society -Bollywood Heights - this afternoon.

Seriously injured head constable Balwinder Singh was rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, with injuries on his head, abdomen and hands where his condition is said to be stable. The incident occurred this afternoon when Col Gobind Bakshi (retd), a resident of the society, was allegedly creating a ruckus in full public view with a knife in his hand under the influence of liquor. Under the influence of liquor, Bakshi had been terrorising residents of the society, especially women and children for the past couple of months, alleged Ekta Nagpal, president of the Peer Muchalla Apartment's Residents Federation.

Kewal Singh, Sub Inspector, said the police received phone calls from a resident of the society against Bakshi and subsequently a team lead by Balwinder Singh, head constable, and Hardeep Singh, constable, from the Zirakpur police station, were sent to look into the issue.

The SI said when the police reached the society Bakshi had gone back to his flat. Accompanied by society members, the policemen went to Bakshi's flat where he attacked the policemen with a knife and caused Balwinder Singh multiple-stab injuries. Bakshi also caused injuries to himself, he said.Balwinder Singh was then rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, while Bakshi has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi.No case was registered till the filing of the report as both the accused and the victim were hospitalised. Bakshi however, claimed that the police personnel assaulted him first and he retaliated in self-defence.



Assns send aid to flood-hit J&K
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
The NSS units of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, has sent 1,000 water bottles, 450 kg of rice, 150-kg pulses, 100 kg of wheat flour, biscuits and other items to the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir.

The NSS volunteers collected these items from the staff and by visiting various houses. They have also set up a help desk on the college premises.

Principal Dr BC Josan has handed over the items to the Director Higher Education, Sandeep Hans, and in charge of the UT NSS Cell, Bikram Rana. Hans lauded the role of volunteers and appreciated the efforts of programme officers of the NSS units of the college. He appealed to the youth to come forward to help the people in trouble.

NGO sends eatables

Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra, Nawanagar, handed over 15,000 packets of langar food to an agency of Chandigarh Administration. The packets were given for free-of-cost distribution among those affected with the flood in Jammu and Kashmir. The food material was loaded in two trucks. The volunteers also organised a free food distribution camp at the Air Force Station in Chandigarh. About 2,000 food packets were distributed free of cost to people, who were rescued from Srinagar with the help of military aircrafts.

Students’ bodies collect relief items

The Ladakh Student Association, along with the Kargil Student Association, contributed aid to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. The vice-president, Urgyan Thistop, said collaboration with the Vikas Social Welfare and Education Society, Sector 20 D, resulted in huge contributions of items such as blankets (750), drinking water (300 boxes), food grains (150 kg) and medicines. The items were, today, handed over to the 4th Ladakh Scouts Regiment, Chandimandir. 



PEC consultancy develops software to preserve government records
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
To preserve old documents and official records, the Haryana Health Department has digitised and scanned birth and death records of residents of two districts at the PEC Centre for Consultancy in Engineering.

The centre has developed a software with the help of which old records can be scanned and digitised in their original manner and the data can be accessed online.

Nearly one lakh records of Panchkula and Faridabad districts have been scanned and digitised by the centre in the past over three months. The Haryana government has asked the PEC centre to convert the health records of five other districts in the same manner.

Vinay K Jain, chief executive officer, PEC Centre for Consultancy in Engineering, said: “The software is unique as the data that is scanned and digitised through it remains in its original format. After the digitisation, there is no chance of tampering with the record by any employee.”

The software had the ability to minimise the size of files as per the requirement of the department, he said.

A number of alterations were, reportedly, pointed out in the birth and death records that were sent to the centre for scanning due to which the employees faced problem in digitising them.

A senior official said after a number of fire incidents in Chandigarh, the centre had approached various departments in the city to opt for this service for the safety of their data.

The sources said officials of the UT Administration would visit the centre soon to monitor the facility of digitisation to take the final decision in this regard.



3 yrs on, victim of cheque forgery awaits justice
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 16
A victim of cheque forgery is running pillar to post to get his money back.

Kamaldeep Garg, the proprietor of Shiva Auto Care, alleged that his cheque No. 487609 of State Bank of Patiala, Sector 15 branch, that was missing since March 3, 2010, was encashed for Rs 40,000 by an unknown person from a branch of the bank in Delhi on June 7, 2011.

In a complaint to the CMD, SBOP, Patiala, Garg stated that the cheque was honoured even as he had complained to the police about it and moved an application in the bank’s Sector 15 branch to stop payment against the missing cheque. The cheque, which was not a multi-city negotiable instrument, was encashed at a Delhi-based branch allegedly on forged signatures. A document obtained from the bank under the Right to Information (RTI) Act clearly showed that the bearer’s signatures mismatched with the one on the cheque, he claimed.

Garg alleged that certain bank employee, in connivance with the swindler, duped him. He has asked the bank to refund the money with interest or face the consequences.

Meanwhile, Surinder Bansal, the branch manager of the SBOP, Sector 15, claimed that the Shiva Auto Care’s proprietor had filed a case in the consumer court, which was settled.



AFT lacks teeth, proving ineffective: Gen Malik
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
Stressing upon the need to revamp the Department of Ex-servicemen’s Welfare to make it effective and purposeful, a former Chief of the Army Staff, Gen VP Malik (retd), said the department should be headed by a senior serving or retired officer of the armed forces.

Speaking at the release of a book, “Maimed by the System”, authored by a lawyer, Major Navdep Singh, here today, General Malik added that the Armed Forces Tribunal, set up to grant judicial redressal to soldier’s grievances, was also proving to be ineffectual as it lacked teeth.

The book contains stories of 19 disabled soldiers and their kin who had to fight long-drawn legal battles against the establishment to get pensionary and other benefits.

General Malik said despite the soldiers winning their claims for benefits in the AFT or the High Court, the government made it a point to file an appeal in the Supreme Court in almost every case. It is very difficult for aged and disabled veterans to pursue prolonged litigation and the government should be sensitive to their welfare, he added.

Retired Army officers, academicians and lawyers were present on the occasion.



Central university status for pu
All student parties to meet
New council plans to chalk out strategy to raise issue with Centre
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
For the first time, the Panjab University Campus Student Council plans (PUCSC) to hold an all-student party meet to chalk out a plan on how to raise the issue of Central university status for the varsity with the Centre.

The council president, Divyanshu Budhiraja, has decided to convene the meeting on September 18. Later, the Panjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) and the council plan to jointly raise this matter with the higher authorities for its early implementation.

Council’s former president Chandan Rana said a communication in this regard would be sent to all student parties on the campus. He said during his tenure as well he had called the all-party meeting four times to discuss various issues that included a revision of Lyngdoh committee norms, rollback of fee hike and ban on the entry of police in the campus.

However, this is for the first time that all parties will share a common platform to discuss the strategy for raising the Central university issue.

PUTA president Rajat Sandhir, in a meeting with the council representatives, decided that their association, too, will hold a meeting to discuss how they could join hands with the student parties to take up the issue with higher authorities in order to get it implemented at the earliest for the benefit of both students and faculty.

Records revealed that for the past over six years, both the student council and PUTA have been taking up this matter with the government at various levels, but to no avail.

Recently, on a visit of Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, the Student Organisation of India (SOI) and PUTA presidents had raised the issue before her.



SOI leaders meet Sukhbir Badal
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
Leaders of the Student Organisation of India (SOI), Panjab University, today met Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

The student outfit was appreciated for its performance in the recent elections.

A senior leader of the SOI said they a number of problems being faced by the university students with Badal, who assured them of doing the needful. The meeting also discussed the strategy to strengthen the student party in other colleges at Chandigarh and Punjab.



world ozone day
St Xavier’s School

Members of the Centre for Social Work observe the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Members of the Centre for Social Work observe the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Chandigarh: Students of St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School organised a special morning assembly to celebrate World Ozone Day. Aviraj Singh highlighted the provisions of Montreal Protocol that was signed on this date to check the depletion of ozone layer.


A special assembly was conducted at AKSIPS, Sector 45. Children delivered speeches on the depletion of ozone layer and harmful effects of ultraviolet radiations.


Lotus Eco-Club of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, organised a quiz on the theme of ozone layer protection. Many students took part in the event.

Blue Bird High School

Panchkula: To create awareness on the need to save environment, Ozone Day was observed on the school campus. Speeches highlighted the ways to protect the ozone layer.

Doon International School

Mohali: Students took out a rally to spread awareness on the preservation of ozone layer. Children were told why the depletion of ozone layer was harmful. — TNS



from colleges
Blood donation

Chandigarh: The NSS unit of the PEC University of Technology organised a blood donation camp. A team from the PGI collected 389 units of blood. Twenty-five students and staff members who had donated blood for at least five times were felicitated.

Creative writing

The Literary Society of Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, held a three-day programme to promote Hindi and Sanskrit. Students tips on creative writing from experts in the field.

Girls walk down the ramp during the Miss Fresher contest at the Government College for Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.
Girls walk down the ramp during the Miss Fresher contest at the Government College for Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Fresher’s party

Students of Shaheed Udham Singh Engineering College had a gala time during the fresher’s party. The newly admitted students took part in fun games, modelling, singing and dance competition. Atul Tyagi and Tandra Das were crowned Mr and Ms Fresher.

Engineer’s Day

Barwala: A cultural programme besides debate, poster-making and paper presentation competitions marked the Engineer’s Day celebrations at the Swami Devi Dyal Group of Professional Institute.

Students and teachers of the institute gathered in the college auditorium and discussed the importance of engineering works in this era.

Ashok Jindal, vice-president of the group, advised the students to follow in the footsteps of the greatest Indian engineer, M Visvesvarayya, a recipient of India’s highest civilian honour: Bharat Ratna. — TNS



PUTA executive members meet VC, list out demands 
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 16
The Panjab University Teachers Association met the Vice-Chancellor to take up various issues related to the faculty and students.

During the meeting with VC Arun Kumar Grover, PUTA president Rajat Sandhir discussed the issue of Central university status for PU, implementation of senior professorship, restoration of the encashment of earned leave at the time of retirement to 300 days and deferring of the capping of the academic performance index (API).

The PUTA executive also demanded the implementation of childcare leave as per the Punjab government notification.

Other demands included expediting the formulation of a promotion policy for the dental institute faculty, rotation of department heads, formation of a committee to listen to teachers’ grievances if they are misbehaved with or assaulted by students and renovation of the dilapidated teachers’ flats on the campus.

"A plan was prepared to improve the surroundings of teachers’ flats. But no progress has taken place yet. The construction office should execute the plan without further delay," said the PUTA president. 



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