16042018-JTR-01.qxd 4/16/2018 1:22 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 16 APRIL 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE ‘E-Zindagi’ play staged Lights, camera, action… Parvati or Kali? On the third day of the Punjabi Rang Utsav actor director Deep Mandeep’s play E-Zindagi was staged. P2 Child actors of Punjabi film industry love every bit of their time on the sets. P3 Actor Pooja Sharma talks about her journey in the show Mahakaali. P4 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.6°C MIN 13.9°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.51 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.53 Now, Education Dept to train principals on conduct of duties SHAHEED-E-AZAM BHAGAT SINGH BUS STAND Training session to begin in Mohali from April 19 to 21 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Fact file Jalandhar, April 15 While regular glitches and lack of information about various mobile apps by the Education Department have caused the process of information flow to the department from various schools to be riddled with flaws and anomalies, the department is now holding a training session of all DEOs and department officials to ensure a smooth conduct of the work for the principals. A training of the DEOs, deputy DEOs and principals up to the 550 seniority list of principals of the state will be held by the department from April 19 to 21. The training will also include lessons to principals on handling school finances and day-to-day activities. All activities listed on the training session include — teachers shall be trained in budget preparation, responsibilities of DDOs, maintenance of cash books, procure- A training of the DEOs, deputy DEOs and principals up to the 550 seniority list of principals of the state will be held by the department from April 19 to 21. The training will include lessons to principals on handling school finances and day-to-day activities. The training shall include issues like the filling of school- related stats on the e-Punjab portal ment of rules and stores. Fixation of pay under revised pay scale rules 2009, promotion/ACP pension and other retirement, benefits, and premature, retirement rules, new pension scheme with effect 1.1.2004. Punishment and appeal rules, suspension, dismissal, removal, resignation, travelling allowance, leave travel concessions, different kinds of leaves, GPF rules, GIS employees conduct rules 1966, SSA RMSA MDM activities. The training shall also include issues like the filling of school- related stats on the e-Punjab portal, generation of different kinds of reports based on stats filled by schools, quick preparation of information to be filled on ePunjab as per repeated queries by various offices. Information regarding the use of various mobile applications, updates on daily works being done on the portal like marking attendance on midday meal apps etc, updates on the U-DISE survey and its importance, suggestions being taken on the better updating and effectiveness of the portal. A district-based principal said, “Most of the apps have been launched by the department without providing any information to principals about their working. Many schools have been skipping the work. In fact, the simultaneous maintenance of manual registers for mid-day meal is a huge grouse. We plan to take up these issues during the training. Hopefully, it will help us to be better versed with the apps.” Sans street-lights, illegal activities thrive Jalandhar, April 15 Despite Jalandhar having been listed for the smart city project around a year and a half ago, the city bus stand, named after Shaheed A-Azam Bhagat Singh, is all immersed in darkness as no street-lights are working inside the premises or outside the periphery road. Due to this, incidents of theft, snatching and even flesh trade deals are getting reported in the area. According to the General Manager (GM), Roadways, Parneet Minhas, since the bus stand does not come under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ), the street-lights inside and outside the periphery of the bus stand have not been replaced under the streetlights project, where over 65,000 LEDs were installed on major city roads. “Also, there is no budgetary provision for civic works with the local depot and the budget gets allocated from the head office. However, Flag march held to defuse tension Jalandhar bus stand enveloped in darkness as no street-lights have been working inside or outside the periphery road. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH we have recently given the bus stand to a third party on an operations and maintenance (O&M) basis. We are getting it replaced with the LED lights,” said Minhas. Presently, the roadways authorities were facing a lot of difficulties in maintaining the bus stand. Though there are around 60 shops inside the bus stand, over 70 per cent of these were not paying any rent as a case has been filed in the High Court. Also, there is no parking fee for the private bus operators, following which the bus stand is found full at any time during the day and night, causing a lot of inconvenience to the general public and in maintaining law and order inside the premises. While there are only a few street-light points working inside the premises, there are none in the parking area. According to a street vendor who sells ready snacks inside the premises, the darkness has proved to be a boon for anti-social elements. “The buses parked inside the bus stand at night act like a hot bed of crime, including satta, drug peddling and even flesh trade. Even many assaults Give safai sewaks or let kids sweep floors, schools to dept Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 15 The Centre Head Teacher of the Government Elementary School, Sargundi, Block Goraya-1 has written to the Director School Education seeking a post of safai sewak at the school, a post which is presently lacking. Writing about the problem of lack of cleanliness at the school, the school authorities have stated that due to the lack of any safai sewaks at the school, students have been forced to carry out all the cleanliness works at school. In his letter written to the Education Secretary of the state, the school head stated that while there had recently been many controversies over the cleaning or sweeping of schools by children, the government hadn’t yet provided a single safai sewak to any of the elementary schools in the state. They have also written that the village panchayat is not assisting them in any way to ensure the cleanliness of the school. The school had written to the gram panchayat seven times to seek the cleanliness of the premises, but they received no response. The school has sought an immediate deputation of a permanent or part time safai sewak at the school, stating that if the permanent or part time safai sewak is not provided immediately, then the department should send a written correspondence on who shall carry out the cleanliness job, and how. The school in charge has also sent videos of children sweeping the school to the department authorities. School in-charge and Centre Head Teacher of the clus- ter Kuldip Kaura, while talking to The Tribune, said, “Till date, the cleaning job at schools was being carried out by students because there are no safai sewaks. The school staff is hapless. We are forced to pay from own pockets to carry out cleanliness and sweeping. We have recently hired a cleaner at Rs 500 per month – which is being paid by me - to ensure cleanliness in school. The complaints to the village panchayat on the issue have also fallen on deaf ears.” DEO Jalandhar, Rampal said, “The department, so far, doesn’t have a provision for safai sewaks in schools. I am aware of the grievances of the said schools but I am only an implementing agency, not a policy maker. Unless posts of safai sewaks are sanctioned from the top, there is little we can do about the issue.” have been were reported inside the premises in the past few months,” said the vendor. According to Minhas, while the depot was earlier earning around Rs 20 lakh a month from the ‘adda fee’ and advertising revenue, it has now given the contract to a third party at a monthly income of Rs 60 lakh. Besides, the company will also maintain the bus stand. Boy drowns Our Correspondent Phagwara, April 15 A young jeweller Aman of Panchat village drowned in the Sarovar of religious place at panchhat village on Saturday. He died on the spot. Jaswinder Singh, the incharge of police chowki, Panchhat said the mishap occurred when the boy went to take bath in the Sarovar on Baisakhi Day. The police initiated proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. The dead body was handed over to his family after conducting post-mortem, the police said. FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com A flag march being conducted in Jalandhar over the prevailing tension in neighbouring Phagwara. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Our Correspondent Phagwara, April 15 Tension continued in Phagwara on third day also and residents were in panic and in an atmosphere of uncertainty and fear. In a damage control exercise by the Civil and police administration, the Phagwara police was forced on Saturday to register three different cases after 24 hours of the Friday night violent clashes in Phagwara against 300 unknown persons including 33 identified persons. These were Lok Insaf Party Leader Jarnail Nangal and his son, Dalit leader Harbhghan Suman, Pardeep Kumar Mal, Satish Suman, Parminder Bodh, Sham Lal, Jaswinder and Bobby, Resham,Pawan, Ashwini,Surinder Dhadha, Yash Barna, Ballu Walia, Bantoo Walia, Zimmi Karwal, Sahbi Touri, Shiv Sena Leaders Inderjit Karwal (Sr State Vice-President of Shiv Sena Bal Thakrey), Shivi Butta,Sanjeev Johny,Yogesh Parbhakar, Deepak Bhardwaj, Rajesh Palta(State In-laws booked for Crowd-puller death of woman Our Correspondent Vice-President Shiv Sena Punjab) and Raju Chahal under Section 307(attempt to murder),295A (hurting of religious sentiments), 392(robbery), 353(assaulting), Arms Act, and the National High Ways Act. However, it could not be ascertained yet who opened the fire. Hindu activists are alleging that fire was opened by Dalit activists while Dalit activists are denying and alleging that fire was opened by Shiv Sena. Meanwhile, several residents are holding cops responsible for opening the fire, but the police is strongly denying the fact. Meanwhile, more than 1,700 addi- tional cops including Rapid Action Force and anti-riots squads deputed in Phagwara are still in Phagwara to prevent any untoward incident and to maintain normal law and order. DC Kapurthala Mohammad Tayab has strongly warned the miscreants to mend their behavior. c m y b Phagwara, April 15 After the mysterious death of a newly married young woman Inderjit Kaur at herin-laws’ house here on Saturday, the local police have registered a case on a complaint lodged by Nakodar resident Baljit Kaur, mother of the deceased, against Sahibjada Ajit Singh Nagar Phagwara residents Harjinder Singh (husband of the deceased), his father Harbhghan Singh, mother Jaswinder Kaur, sisters Avinash Kaur and Harpreet Kaur. Baljit Kaur told the police that her daughter was married to Phagwara resident Harjinder Singh on January 17 ie three months ago and the marriage was solemnised at Suraj Palace in Nakodar. She alleged that they gave sufficient dowry in the marriage, but her in-laws were Baljit Kaur, mother of the victim, told the police that her daughter was married to Phagwara resident Harjinder Singh on January 17 i.e. three months ago and the marriage was solemnised at Suraj Palace in Nakodar. She alleged that they gave sufficient dowry in the marriage, but her in-laws were torturing Inderjit Kaur physically and mentally to bring more dowry. torturing Inderjit Kaur physically and mentally to bring more dowry. She alleged that her daughter had been strangulated, but the accused were denying this, saying the victim might have committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. No arrest has been made so for. The police handed over the body to the girl’s family after conducting the postmortem examination. Sharry Maan gives a live band performance to celebrate Baisakhi on the premises of GNA University. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH
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