17032017-JTR-01.qxd 3/17/2017 12:46 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 17 MARCH 2017 | jalandhar JALANDHARTRIBUNE FARMING: UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER POSES THREAT TO WHEAT CROP Þ PAGE 2 PSEB BOARD EXAMS: 8 CHEATING CASES REPORTED SO FAR IN CLASS XII Þ PAGE 2 CAREER FIRST Jhinal Belani says her entire focus is on her career. PAGE 3 Þ PARTLY CLOUDY 31°C MAXIMUM 18°C MINIMUM CHANGE OF GUARD IN STATE EMBOSSING SCAM POST SIDHU’S LOCAL BODIES CABINET BERTH Varinder K Sharma to be Jalandhar DC ED files chargesheet Jamsher won’t be site of solid waste mgt plant: Pargat Singh 11 IPS officers also shifted; SSP (rural), DCP, ADCP II, among others, changed Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 16 Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner Mansa, will be the new Deputy Commissioner of Jalandhar. He has replaced KK Yadav. In the transfers that took place across the state with the Congress leadership being sworn in today, Jalandhar district has also witnessed a major reshuffle, with various IAS and IPS officers having been transferred to and from the district. Eleven IPS/PPS postings in the state out of a list of 41 involve Jalandhar. KK Yadav who was the Deputy Commissioner of Jalandhar has been made Director, Local Government, in place of Jaikishan Singh, an IAS officer. Kapurthala district has also got a new DC. Mohammed Tayyab, Special Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, and in addition, Special Secretary, Forests and Wildlife, has been made DC Kapurthala in place of Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu. Of the 41 IPS officials who have been transferred across the state as many as 12 are from Jalandhar and Kapurthala. Of these, 11 have been transferred to or from Jalandhar (a Kapurthala official has also been transferred to Jalandhar). Four Gurpreet S Bhullar, new SSP (Rural) Varinder Sharma, who is the new DC Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH officials have been posted out of the district, two have been posted within the district and five have been posted to the district from elsewhere. While from Kapurthala, Alka Meena, SSP Kapurtha, la, has been posted as SSP , Fatehgarh Sahib, Ravinderpal Singh, SP/Hqrs, Kapurthala, has been posted as ADCP II, Jalandhar. Among the four officials who are being transferred out of the district include SSP Jalandhar (rural), DCP Jalandhar, AIG CI Jalandhar, ADCP II, Jalandhar. These include Sukhmeet Singh SSP Jalandhar (rural) – posted as AIG Free for all SSOC Amritsar; Sandeep Kumar Sharma DCP Jalandhar has been made SSP Kapurthala; Amarjit Singh Bajwa, AIG CI Jalandhar has been posted as DCO Amritsar; Jagmohan Singh ADCP II Jalandhar has been posted as DCP (investigation) Amritsar. Two of the officials are also being posted within Jalandhar. Gurmit Singh SSP VB Jalandhar has been posted as DCP (investigation) Jalandhar and Gurtejinder Singh DCP (investigation) Jalandhar has been posted as Commandant-cumDeputy Director (General) MRS PPA Phillaur. MY MLA MY AGENDA Of those coming posted to the district from elsewhere include Surinder Singh SSP Khanna who has been posted as SSP VB Jalandhar; Gurpreet Singh Bhullar SSP Fatehgarh Sahib has been made SSP Jalandhar (Rural); Opinderjit Singh Guman SSP Ludhiana (rural) has been made AIG C Jalandhar; Navjot Singh AIG (Int.) STF Punjab has been posted as DCP Jalandhar. As mentioned earlier, Ravinderpal Singh SP/Hqrs Kapurthala has also been posted as ADCP II Jalandhar. Among IAS postings elsewhere in Doaba, Vipul Ujwal IAS Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar has been made Deputy Commissioner Hoshiarpur in place of Anindita Mitra. Sonali Giri, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Amritsar and in addition Additional Deputy Commissioner (general) Amritsar has been made Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in place of Vipul Ujwal. Jalandhar, March 16 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet against clerk Charanjit Singh (50) from the office of Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, and three others in the Rs 2.48crore embossing scam. The chargesheet has been filed in the special PMLA court of the District and Sessions Judge. The other three against whom the prosecution complaint has been filed include Rajesh Anand, owner of Fair Deal Capital Services, and brothers Ajay Soni and Yogesh Soni, owners of finance company SDH Services. The foursome allegedly involved in the criminal conspiracy did not deposit the embossing fee in the government account as the challans were later found to be fake. An FIR in the matter had been filed on January 24, 2012. The ED has already attached properties to the tune of Rs 13.04 lakh in the case, including a plot owned by Anand. — TNS Food security team inspects projects Jalandhar, March 16 The National Food Security Mission team has been inspecting projects under the mission in the state. Jasvir Singh Bains, Director, National Food Security Mission, Punjab, said under the mission, the exhibitory plots were sown with wheat crop in the state. The purpose was to enhance area under the wheat crop in the region. Meanwhile, a high-level team has been inspecting these projects in Jalandhar. — TNS Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 15 A day after he batted for the change of the site of the Jamsher Solid Waste Treatment Plant and on the day his Awaaz-e-Punjab colleague and associate Navjot Singh Sidhu was made the Minister for Local Bodies in the Congress cabinet, Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh today committed that Jamsher, as the site of the Solid Waste Treatment Plant, was being scrapped. “One thing is very clear — Jamsher shall no more be the site of the Solid Waste Management Plant. The plant shall be made elsewhere. The Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is also committed to the issue that Jamsher won’t be allowed to be the site of the Solid Waste Management Plant (SWMP). The government shall take up the case with the National Green Tribunal to get Jamsher legally scrapped as the site of the SWMP I also have intima. tion that a committee is also being shortly made which shall look into a new place where the plant can come up. Scrapping the plant from Jamsher was Pargat’s key electoral promise to Jal Cantt constituency Our concern is to ensure the public’s health is safeguarded and no obsolete technology is used,” Pargat said. Notably, the controversy surrounding the Jamsher Solid Waste Treatment Plant was the reason for Pargat’s resignation from the CPS post in the SAD. Eventually, his stand became the reason for his joining the Congress. While the Jalandhar Cantt constituency wholeheartedly voted for Pargat Singh who won by 29,124 vote margin, Pargat also saw a majority of votes from the cluster of villages surrounding Jamsher. Kanwaljit Kaur, sarpanch, Chitebani village, who had threatened immolation if the plant came up at Jamsher, said, “We have backed Pargat Singh because we saw him always sticking to the stand of backing the removal of the project. Our villages, including our and the neighbouring ones, thus, voted for Pargat Singh with an overwhelming majority. We are happy at his win and are anticipating the removal of the plant from the village. The Local Bodies ministry going to Sidhu has only added to our joy.” While Pargat Singh received 85 per cent votes from Chitebani village (382 villagers voted for the Congress, 116 for the SAD, 14 for AAP and one for BSP), across neighbouring villages Bhode Saprai, Channanpur among others - also the Congress received a majority votes. ‘Larger implications for MC’ With the Local Bodies Ministry going to Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pargat also indicated that it would have larger implications for the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (MC) whose BJP Mayor Sunil Jyoti had been advocating that the treatment plant be set up at Jamsher. “We shall certainly be working to root out corruption, be it at whichever level. A better system in the MC also has to be brought into place and all corruption charges shall be investigated.” Multi-skill development centre opens Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 16 A state-of-the-art Multi Skill Development Centre has become operational under the aegis of the Punjab Government’s Punjab Skill Development Mission here that will provide skilled training to more than 1,700 youths from the district annually. Spread over sprawling 5 acres at Leather Complex, the centre has been transferred for operations to IL&FS Skill Development Corporation Ltd, which is the largest skill development centre operating in more than 25 states of India. IL&FS Skills has trained and placed over 6 lakh youths in the past few years. Head of the centre KJS Pannu said the trainees in the age group of 18-35 who reside within the mMunicipal limits and whose family income was less than Rs 2 lakh annually were enrolled, trained and got placements. The technical support and monitoring is done by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRD & PR). With new govt taking oath on Thursday, Jalandhar Tribune speaks to newly elected MLAs in a fresh series Putting an end to goondaraj is my priority: Sushil Rinku Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Elated over the inclusion of MLA Rana Gurjit Singh in the cabinet on Thursday, cobbler Dharampal polishes shoes for free in Kapurthala on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH 2 killed in mishaps Our Correspondent Phagwara, March 16 A pilgrim, identified as Karm Chand, of Dayalpur village was killed on the spot when the tractor-trailer in which he was returning from Anandpur Sahib after paying his obeisance on Hola Mohalla there was hit by a speeding Innova (PB01-5219) near Khangurra village last night. The police have registered a case against the Innova driver who managed to flee from the spot. Old man run over by train An unidentified old man was run over by a train near Bhattian village on the Phagwara-Ludhiana section last night. The man was crossing railway tracks when the mishap took place. The Government Railway Police have registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem. Jalandhar, March 16 Having defeated the son of former BJP minister Bhagat Chunni Lal by a margin of 15,364 votes in the Jalandhar West constituency, first-time Congress MLA and former councillor Sushil Rinku has taken the tough challenge of ending the prevailing goondaraj as his priority. “The entire Basti area falling in my constituency is badly affected due to the drug menace and lawlessness. There is a strong nexus of drug smugglers and anti-social elements in the areas, including Basti Bawa Khel, Bhargo Camp, Basti Sheikh and Basti Danishmandan. People here are still scared since the killing of 29-year-old Manish Luthra by liquor mafia for opposing the liquor sale,” said Rinku. The Akalis had given them all a free hand, but the Congress would not, said the new MLA. “As told to us by our CM Capt Amarinder Singh, we have to get cracking against the drug mafia from day one. In fact, the raids have already begun in my area. I have a report that they have all gone underground and their houses and hideouts are lying locked. The raids will continue. I will keep a watch on the working of the cops of my area and will keep liaisoning with them for sharing tip-offs.” 1) 2) 1) Dust raised during the work on Kapurthala Road in Jalandhar; 2) Incomplete skill development project lying held up on the 120 feet road in the Jalandhar West constituency. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Compaction of Kapurthala Road Having worked as a councillor, civic issues continue to remain on top of his agenda, “It has been nearly two years now since the commuters from Jalandhar to Kapurthala are getting harassed owing to sewage work which took hell lot of a time. The work is now over but the road relaying is to be done. As of now, it is muddy and the ride is bumpy. I will ensure that c m y b proper compaction is done and a good road is paved so that the commuters do not suffer any more. Work on other main roads too is to be done.” Skill development centre The new Congress MLA says that various pending projects started but not opened by the previous government would be pushed on the fast track by him. “The SAD-BJP government had started a skill develop- ment centre on 120-Feet Road. The work on the centre remains shut as of now. This centre was to impart skill to the construction labourers. I intend to expand the scope of this centre so that skills in multiple vocations are provided. Jalandhar is a hub of hand tools and sports industry and a new dimension to this centre can be given accordingly,” he said, adding, “Likewise, I will also check the status of Jalandhar West ❝The entire Basti area in my constituency is affected due to drug menace and lawlessness. There is a strong nexus of drug smugglers and antisocial elements in many areas❞ Mini-Civil Hospital, also coming up on 120-Feet Road. I will check the project details before getting it executed further,” he outlined his plan. Upgrade of govt schools The Congress MLA also wants to work on the upgradation of government schools. “I am also concerned about the students of a senior secondary school at Basti Danishmandan. The school has a small building in a 14-marla land and is illequipped infrastructure wise. The school has a huge strength. I intend to somehow get additional land for this school and improve facilities. Since the government is likely to face fund crunch, I will also try to rope in corporates, NRIs and NGOs for the provision of facilities in the schools of my area,” he said.
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