28022018-JTR-01.qxd 2/28/2018 12:39 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 28 FEBRUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Danger of overloading Woman power to the fore Kim’s show in India An overloaded truck gave way as it passed over DAV College flyover in Jalandhar on Tuesday morning. P2 A gym trainer generates the image of a brawny male helping you out with your fitness routine. P3 Kim Kardashian West is in love with the desi attire and Indian jewellery. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C MIN 13°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.20 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.50 AM New transfer policy for teachers soon Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 27 The Punjab Education Minister, Aruna Chaudhary today announced that a performance-based, new paperless transfer policy would be introduced within a fortnight by the Education Department. “The new transfer policy would ensure that no teacher gets a transfer before the period of three years and it would be mandatory for every teacher who gets a new post to serve the designation for at least three years. A 50 marks proforma will be made which will highlight the performance of the teachers. It will include 20 marks based on their aca- demic results and the rest of the marks depicting other criteria’s like attendance, among others,” she added. Addressing the gathering during the annual prize distribution function held here at KMV College today, the Education Minister emphasised the need for ensuring stability to the career of teachers and improving the quality of education. She said it was high time that the boast the education sector was revamped and new reforms introduced. The policy to be introduced would be completely paperless and teachers would apply online and the stations would also be allotted to them through the same procedure. “This year hopefully, the Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary, along with KMV College principal, gives prize to a student of the college during the annual prize distribution function held in Jalandhar on Tuesday. MALKIAT SINGH teachers will witness a completely transparent and efficacious transfer policy which will take education sector to new heights,” she added. Commenting on the proposed rationalisation policy by the Education Department, the minister said this policy aimed at judicious dis- tribution of teachers in all the schools of the state, especially in the border district. She said the policy would ensure that surplus teachers from the schools were shifted to those areas where there was shortage of teachers. The policy would be implemented in letter and spirit to boost education in government schools, she added. Boasting of government initiative in launching pre-primary classes in the state, she said for the first time in the history of the country, a preprimary government school was been opened to impart quality education to children upto 6years of age. For this, even the Government of India had lauded the efforts made by the state government. Terming her words as ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Aruna Chaudhary said, “It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that girls today are excelling in each and every field. She also exhorted the girls to empower themselves by getting higher education but she expressed concern over less participation of youth in Politics especially girls”. She added that, every year new courses were being introduced in institutions, However, the institutions should also make sure that they introduced new faces in politics as the current Legislative Assembly of Punjab had just three women politicians. Conviction of construction Safety saves contractor upheld CHEQUE DISHONOUR CASE Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 27 The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Karunesh Kumar has dismissed four appeals filed by city-based private construction contractor Raj Kumar Aggarwal in a cheque dishonour case. The matter pertains to 2015 when 12 cheques for nearly Rs 24 lakh issued by the construction contractor Raj Kumar Aggarwal to various creditors were dishonoured. Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Harpreet Singh had convicted him on May 1, 2015, in all 12 complaints under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year and to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 to each complaint. Aggrieved by the judgment, accused Raj Kumar Aggarwal of 167 Hardeep Nagar, Old Hoshiarpur Road, who was earlier a partner in firm M/S Guru Kirpa constructions, preferred appeals in all 12 FACT FILE The matter pertains to 2015 when 12 cheques for nearly Rs 24 lakh, issued by the construction contractor Raj Kumar Aggarwal to various creditors, were dishonoured. Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Harpreet Singh had convicted him on May 1, 2015, in all 12 complaints under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of one year and to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 to each complaint complaints before the court of Additional Session Judge, Jalandhar. Four appeals have been dismissed by the court now and the accused Raj Kumar Aggarwal was taken in custody. The respondent Ritu Aeron was reportedly the silent partner of the firm M/S Guru Kirpa Constructions and the accused Raj Kumar Aggarwal was managing the affairs of the said firm. The firm was dissolved via a deed in 2010. In order to payback the amount of the creditors, Raj Kumar Aggarwal, being proprietor of the firm, issued cheques in question, which on presentation, got dishonoured. During the course of the said appeals, the accused appellant entered into a compromise with complainant, but resiled from the same. Civil suits for recovery have also been decreed by the civil courts against Aggarwal and executions of the judgment and decrees are also pending before the respective courts. Students of HMV College make an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records during the ‘Helmet Pehniye, Surakshit Chaliye’ campaign in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH SEE ALSO PAGE 2 Former sarpanch arrested with 4 kg of opium Jalandhar, February 27 The Jalandhar (Rural) police arrested a former sarpanch and an alleged serial offender with 4 kg of opium here today. Eleven cases are already registered against him by the Punjab Police. The police arrested Major Singh, a resident of Lamme village in Hoshiarpur district, from Koopur village, Sham Chaurasi Road, Adda Kathar, and recovered the opium from him. The police said that a case under the NDPS Act had been registered in PS Adampur, Jalandhar (Rural). During the investigation, the accused revealed that he was in the business of sell- ing opium which he used to bring from various places of Madhya Pradesh. In 2003 also, a case under the NDPS Act was registered against him as 71 kg of poppy husk was recovered from him. In the same case, he was released from jail about one year ago after undergoing a sentence of 10 years. — TNS Business firms yet to display GST identification number Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 27 Despite government instructions, most of the registered business houses have not installed display boards showing their Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN). As per government norms, the traders are required to display their GSTINs and registration certificates on their premises to make it easy for the authorities concerned to ascertain if they are registered. Similarly, composition dealers are supposed to mention along with the registration certificate that they are not entitled to collect tax. Hardeep Bhawra, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Jalandhar-2, of the Excise and Taxation Department said, “The GSTIN is a 15-digit number which tax- payers get after registering themselves with the GST network portal. In the beginning, a business is given a provisional identity for logging into the portal and within three months the registration process has to be completed by giving necessary details. Subsequently, this provisional ID is converted into the GSTIN.” “We are continuously organising and holding semi- NOTICE TO DEFAULTERS As per norms, notice can be issued if the GSTIN number is not mentioned on the signboard on the front door of the business premises. CGST Act’s under Section 125 has a provision of levying penalty up to ~25,000. nars to educate businessmen regarding the same. We even request the small business houses and businessmen who are not aware about any of the information regarding GST, e-way bill or GSTIN they should participate in c m y b these seminars and come up with their queries”, she added. She said, “The department can’t make it to every house or businessmen in particular, businessmen themselves have to make an effort to obtain information in this regard. Things are available on government sites, various apps have been launched to assist all they need is to develop interest to understand the things”. A local businessman Harvinder Singh said, the department did not intimate the registered dealers to display GSTIN. He added that the people are learning about the development from their friends in other cities and states. So some of them have done the same while some are highlighting the law on the social media, said. “Even after six months of the implementation of the GST, there are traders who knew nothing about it. They are still dependent on their CAs for every single work. The government before implementation must have at least arranged some learning programmes how they are organising now so that we would have not faces loses due to GST”, he said. Another businessman Ajay Singh said, “There are approximately 2 lakh small and marginal dealers in the state and not everyone is educated. There are many who till date know nothing about the new tax system and are seeking help from experts. They are in a fix yet”.
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