07042018-JTR-01.qxd 4/7/2018 1:01 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 7 APRIL 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Surprise inspection High on life Dus Ka Dum Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema on Friday took the private schools in Kapurthala by surprise. P2 Sumeet Vyas ties up with Akarsh Khurana to present a madcap comedy titled High Jack. P3 Mika to lend voice to the title track of Dus Ka Dum game show. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.03 AM Decks cleared for peripheral road around cantt Jalandhar administration, Army officials and political leaders at the meeting to discuss the periphery road around Jalandhar Cantonment on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Jalandhar, April 6 In a major reprieve to the residents of the villages around the Jalandhar cantonment area, decks have been cleared for the construction of the periphery road as a high-powered committee of Civil and Army officials cleared the proposal for the construction of this road here on Friday. The meeting of committee comprising MLA Pargat Singh, Commissioner Jalandhar Division Raj Kamal Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Dr Basant Garg, Sub Divisional Magistrate Rajiv Verma, Additional Chief Administrator JDA Dr Jai Inder Singh, Army officers and others was held at the office of the Divisional Commissioner. At the meeting, the proposal regarding the construction A BIG RELIEF The project would prove to be a boon to people as it would facilitate them to travel easily to the villages adjoining the cantonment area. Presently, they have to go from within the cantonment area to reach their destination. Likewise, it would help in easing out the pressure of the civilian traffic in the cantonment area. . of this 12.097 km-long road was discussed. It was proposed that the road, starting from Atwal House on the Jalandhar-Cantt road passing through Jaswant Nagar, Garha, Punjab Avenue, Subhana, Dhina, Sansarpur, Sofi Pind, Deep Nagar, Birring and other areas, would touch the NH-1 around the Jalandhar Cantonment. The width of the road would be mini- mum 8 m and maximum 16 m depending on the availability of the land. It was decided that the Punjab government would transfer land of equal value to the defence authorities in lieu of the defence land. Likewise, it was decided that proposals would be sent to the state government and the Government of India for the final approval. It was also decided that the requirement for the enhanced land for the project would be sent to the state. The project would prove to be a boon to people as it would facilitate them to travel easily to the villages adjoining the cantonment area. Presently, they have to go from within the cantonment area to reach their destination. Likewise, it would help in easing out the pressure of the civilian traffic in the cantonment area. — TNS K’thala notices: Stand-off worsens, teachers plan to gherao office Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 6 After incurring the wrath of teachers following the issuance of notices to 32 teachers of Kapurthala for impeding the visits of government personnel to their schools on Thursday, the Education Department of Kapurthala on Frday issued notices to an additional 57 teachers of the district. Yesterday, notices were sent to 32 teachers of Kapurthala district, asking them to reply within 10 days, failing which action shall be initiated against them for preventing work of the government. With the issuance of the notices today, the total number for the same has now climbed to 89. Notably, a boycott by the Sarkari School Sikhiya Bachao Manch, Punjab, of the Parho Punjab Project had caused the stand-off between teachers and the Education Department after teachers across the state representing the manch, prevented teams of the department from visiting their respective schools for a project review of Parho Punjab - Parhao Punjab, between April 2 to 5. While teachers had yester- day announced that they shall gherao the DEO office in Kapurthala, refusing to relent even amidst increased notices, the teachers of the manch from Kapurthala district have now announced April 9 as the date on which they shall officially take on the DEO (E) Kapurthala Gurbachan Singh by holding a dharna outside his office. Demanding the regularisation of contractual employees in the state, the dismissal of the seven-year transfer policy among other demands, teachers under the manch had suspended the Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab since April 2 after they made the declaration in this regard outside the residence of Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary during a rally on April 1. The district education department as well as the state education department (DPI Inderjit Singh) have already cleared the boycott and impeding the entrance of Block and Cluster Master Trainers (BMT/CMTs) to schools amounts to hindering government work and notices shall also shortly issued to the remaining teachers who prevented BMT/CMTs from entering their schools. CAUGHT RED-HANDED: MC workers throw garbage collected from various picking points on a stretch from the Ladowali road to Gurunanakpura in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH PUDA penalised by consumer forum Jalandhar, April 6 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised PUDA for not intimating an applicant about the draw of a scheme he had applied for. PUDA, which had earlier refunded a part payment out of the earnest money, has been directed to pay up the pending dues along with Rs 10,000 compensation and Rs 5,000 litigation charges. In his complaint, Amandeep Singh Arneja of Guru Gobind Singh Avenue said he had deposited the earnest money of Rs 1.57 lakh on October 14, 2015, in Yes Bank, Jalandhar, for a draw of plots of 125 sq yards for the residential purpose on the Hoshiarpur road, Jalandhar. He said in the draw of the plots in the scheme held on December 24, 2015, the name of the complainant for plot No.71 of 125 sq. yards in the scheme was drawn. He said the PUDA authorities did not give any information of the draw to the complainant through post or SMS or email. He said the application for the complainant gave his email address and mobile number as required in the form and the PUDA authorities conveyed the message dated October 31, 2015, for having registered in the scheme from their email ID firstname.lastname@example.org. During the period of draw and thereafter, the complainant has not been keeping good health and could not know about the draw of the plot. On coming to know of the same from his own sources, the complainant said he contacted the EO (PUDA) on January 27, 2016, and submitted the necessary affidavit and ID proof as per his instruc- Applicant was not invited for draw of lots tions to an office assistant on January 29, 2016, who also informed the complainant that the documents were to be submitted up to January 15, 2016 and also got a letter of request for the condonation of delay and informed the complainant that after receiving the sanction for Additional Chief Administrator, Jalandhar, the letter of intent (LoI) would be issued to the address of the complainant. That despite the fact the necessary documents were submitted before February 2, 2016, the date of issue of LoI. The complainant did not receive the LoI even after personally meeting with the assistant and EO concerned. The complainant said he had also submitted a com- plaint before the Permanent Lok Adalat, but PUDA refused to compromise the matter and issued a cheque for Rs1.52 lakh dated July 26, 2016 after deducting Rs 5,000 from the earnest money deposited by the complainant. The forum president Karnail Singh and member Harvimal Dogra opined that PUDA has illegally and unlawfully deducted the amount of Rs 5,000 from the earnest money deposited by the complainant. It directed PUDA to refund Rs 5,000 deducted unlawfully from the earnest money deposited by the complainant, along with interest of 9 per cent per annum. The forum also directed PUDA to pay compensation for mental harassment to the complainant to the tune of Rs10,000 and litigation expenses to the tune of Rs 5,000. — TNS c m y b Winners of the District Bar Association election in a cheerful mood in Jalandhar on Friday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Om Prakash Sharma is Dist Bar body head Jalandhar, April 6 Om Prakash Sharma was elected the president of the District Bar Association here on Friday. A total of 24 candidates were in the fray for various positions of the Bar association. Sharma got 954 votes, leaving behind Karampal Singh Gill and Kapil Batra with 272 and 122 votes, respectively. NR Jassal was elected the senior vice-president by getting 722 votes and Varun Khanna the junior vice-president by getting 1,069 votes. Aditya Jain became the new secretary of the association by defeating Sandeep Kalia. Kunal Goel became the joint secretary and Bhupnesh Mehta assistant secretary of the association. Seven advocates were elected executive members who include Charanjeet Kaur Flora, Kiran Bala, Rajnish Kumar Sidhi, Rajinder Kaur Riya, Ramandeep, Sangeeta Rani and Satnam Suman. — TNS EPFO urges employees to go for online claims Jalandhar, April 5 In its attempt to ensure accuracy and efficiency in timely disbursement of Provident Fund (PF) claims, the regional Employees Provident Fund office has urged the claimants/employees to seek all their claims online and go paperless. The regional PF Commissioner Dheeraj Gupta has advised top 50 establishments of the region to submit online claims only from now onwards. He said the electronic transfer of claims was much quicker and hassle-free and the applicants do not even need to visit the office for seeking claims. Gupta said there were a few simple steps which the employees needed to follow for the online process. He said these could be done on web from homes and offices and anyone finding a problem could contact his technical division during working hours. He added that various functionalities had been extended through department’s official Umang App to ensure prompt, efficient and effective delivery of services to the stakeholders. What process needs to be followed for withdrawing EPF, EPS Balance online ■ You should have activated ■ ■ ■ your Universal Account Number (UAN). Your mobile number should be the same as registered with your Aadhaar Card and should be in working condition. It has to be linked with UAN. UAN should also be linked to bank account details and IFSC code of the branch. You should have linked your Aadhaar Card and PAN Card (in case of service of less than five years) on the EPFO website. How to withdraw EPF and EPS balance online ■ Step 1: Log on to the UAN portal and enter the details. ■ Step 2: Check whether KYC details seeded are correct and verified or not. ■ Step 3: Select the claim you require out of three- full PF settlement, PF part withdrawal (loan/advance) or EPS withdrawal. ■ Step 4: Verify the online PF claim using One-Time Password (OTP) that you will receive on your mobile number linked with your UAN. EPFO will obtain KYC details from UIDAI. Online PF claim will be processed. Bank account will be credited with the amount of the claim. — TNS
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