11012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/11/2019 1:34 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 11 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE BSF Punjab lift trophy Spur of the moment? Fatima’s birthday plans BSF Punjab bags ‘All India Gold Cup’ by beating Kerala in a tiebreaker in Nagpur. P2 It is not always that celebs are politically correct on talk shows. P3 Fatima Shaikh turns 27. Now for first time since two years, she will be on break on birthday! P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 18°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.43 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.27 AM Over 3K placements in 9 months 30-60 aspirants visit Employment Bureau daily; hundreds turn down job offers due to meagre pay Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 10 With a job placement record of 3,314 unemployed youths between April 1, 2018, December 31, 2018, the Department of District Employment Bureau is receiving several applications from unemployed youth who are seeking jobs under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme. Everyday around 30 to 60 youth visit the office of the bureau and enquire about availability of jobs. Sunita Kalyan, director, District Employment Bureau, said under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme, jobless youth as well as students from various colleges register themselves at the department for the employment exchange programme. Placement officer at the bureau Mangesh Sood said: “Through the employment exchange programme, youth are provided jobs in sectors such as banks, insurance, call centres, selfemployment offices and other technical fields.” He said people in the age group of 20 to 35 years visit the bureau for either getting jobs or for getting enrolled in Punjab skill development Youngsters at the District Employment Bureau office in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO No data on rejection of offers Placement officer at the bureau Mangesh Sood said through the employment exchange programme, aspirants are provided jobs in sectors such as banks, insurance, call centres, selfemployment offices and other technical fields. Many a time, youth did not accept the jobs due to less salary packages and other reasons. However, no data on unemployed youths rejecting job offers was maintained by the bureau. courses. The official said around 1,570 youth also got jobs after finishing their skill development courses. However, contrary to the placement record, many unemployed youths have either left their jobs provided through the bureau or have refused to take up job offers due to meagre salaries being offered by companies. Sources revealed that most of the youth who register themselves for getting jobs end up being unemployed again as the jobs offered did not suit them. Though thousands of placements are made, only a few hundred aspirants actually Warrior girl take up the jobs. Jeevan Kaur, a city resident, while talking to The Tribune said: “After registering myself at the employment bureau office, I was recently offered a job by IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company Limited. However, I turned down the offer as the bank offered only Rs 6,800 as salary. Besides, they asked us to accomplish huge targets in three months, which was practically not possible.” She said her friend got a similar job at a different bank and she told her not to take up the job as the recruiters Man held for looting family Jalandhar, January 10 The police today nabbed a man near Nakodar in a loot incident. Sarabjit Singh, alias Tina, had looted a family at Abadpura in 2010. Later, an FIR was lodged against him in March 2010. He was absconding since then. He was held under Sections 457/380, IPC. — TNS offer nothing as compared to tasks they give us to perform. Jeevan said she was already doing a job as a sales girl at a shop and earning Rs 10,000 per month. Hence, all expectations from the employment bureau went in vain. In addition, Manjit Singh, who has been going to the bureau every year, said he was still unemployed as he could not get a suitable job through the employment exchange programme. He said job offered in job fairs were also not worth as meagre salaries were being offered, that too when jobs were offered at distant locations. An employee at IDBI Federal Life Insurance Company Limited said only five youth agreed to accept jobs of the 17 candidates recruited. The two girls among the five had also planned to turn down the offer as it was a marketing-related job. Meanwhile, the placement officer said many a time, youth did not accept the jobs due to less salary packages and other reasons. However, no data on unemployed youths rejecting job offers was maintained by the bureau. Lally, Dev appointed District Cong Committee chiefs Former Minister Avtar Henry, along with MLA Rajinder Beri, Mayor Jagdish Raja and others, offer laddoos to Baldev Singh Dev, who has been appointed DCC (Urban) chief on Thursday. SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, January 10 In a surprise shake-up, Sukhwinder Singh Lally, brother of former MLA from Adampur Kanwaljit Singh Lally, has been appointed as the chief of the District Congress Committee (rural) while former MC councillor Baldev Singh Dev has got the post of president, DCC (urban). Both appointments came on an unexpected note. The appointments were made and communicated through a press note issued by the AICC this evening. Lally, a Jatt Sikh from Nangal Shama, has been the PPCC secretary since 1999. He is also the brother-in-law of Minister Sukhjinder S Randhawa. Wives of Lally and Randhawa are paternal cousins. Lally’s nephew Mehtab Lally had Balbir Sodhi appointed Kapurthala DCC chief Phagwara-based Balbir Rani Sodhi has been appointed as Kapurthala chief, relieving former MLA Joginder Mann of the charge. Prem C Bheema has been appointed Nawanshahr DCC chief while Kuldeep K Nanda has got the same post in Hoshiarpur. recently won the ZP poll from Patara. Lallys are considered to be closely associated with exPPCC chief Partap S Bajwa. Sukhwinder Lally is into the business of brick-kilns. He said he would join the office after a day or two. “It definitely won’t be tomorrow as the oath ceremony of state sarpanches is scheduled for the day,” he said. Baldev Singh Dev, who represents the BC community, is a protégé of former minister Avtar Henry. On his announcement as DCC chief, Henry, Jalandhar Central MLA Rajinder Beri and Mayor Jagdish Raja offered him laddoos to mark the occasion. After new appointments, the previous DCC chiefs, Daljit S Ahluwalia (for urban) and Capt Harminder Singh (for rural) too have got relieved. Both had been appointed temporarily on the orders of Punjab Congress incharge Asha Kumari ahead of the 2017 poll to relieve Beri, exDCC (urban) chief, and Jagbir Brar, ex-DCC rural chief, who were to contest for the Punjab Assembly poll then. —TNS LPU student bags gold in national boxing c’ship Tribune news service Jalandhar, January 10 Manju Rani, a resident of Rohtak, has won a gold medal at the 3rd Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship, held in Vijayanagara (Karnataka) in the women’s 48-kg weight category. She has been pursuing BSc first year from Lovely Professional University (LPU) near here. Internationally acclaimed boxer of the country Mary Kom and other national women boxers will impart training to Manju in New Delhi for one-year. She said my sole aim was to win a gold Manju Rani shows her medal. medal in the Olympics. “I am indebted to my coach Liladhar, who trained me and helped me reach the place where I am today,” she said. In a message to the girls of her age, Manju said: “Be fit and fine by maintaining weight as per your age, avoid fast and untimely food, and pursue your passion, no matter whatever it is.” All set for sarpanches’ Health teams collect 20 samples oath-taking ceremony of food products from outlets Sikh girls show their skills in gatka during a nagar kirtan carried out as part of the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh in Jalandhar on Thursday. SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, January 10 The stage is set for a districtlevel function to administer the oath of office to newly elected members of panchayats, panchayat samitis and the zila parishads at the New Grain Market, Nakodar, near here, tomorrow. Officers of the district administration, led by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jitendra Jorwal, today gave final touches to the arrangements for the mega event, which would be presided over by state Education Minister OP Soni. Jorwal said all arrangements for the event had been made to ensure that the event would be a huge success. The Additional Deputy Commissioner said for the facilitation of the elected representatives coming for taking the oath, earmarking of separate c m y b blocks had been done. He said all members of the zila parishad and panchayat samiti from the district would be seated in one block whereas those from panchayats would be seated in different blocks earmarked by the authorities. Jorwal said officers had been directed to make sure that their staff perform their duties efficiently for the smooth conduct of the event. Superintendent of Police Gurmeet Singh, SDMs Paramvir Singh, Amit Kumar Panchal, Sanjiv Sharma and Navneet Kaur Bal, Assistant Commissioner Himanshu Jain, DSP Parminder Singh, District Development and Panchayat Officer Ajay Kumar, Tehsildars Aaditya Gupta, KS Bhullar and Inderdev Singh Minhas were among those others present. — TNS Jalandhar, January 10 To check adulteration in food items under the Tandarust Punjab mission, a team of the Health Department, including District Health Officer Balwinder Singh and Food Safety Officer Rashu Mahajan, today inspected different food establishments and eatery joints in the city and took 20 samples of food items. The inspection was conducted to check the quality of food products, especially ghee and other milk products, being sold and served at various outlets. Hotel Country Inn at BSF Chowk, Vishal Mega Mart and Superfast Vegetarian at BMC Chowk, Easyday Club at Gurugobind Singh Avenue and Metro Cash and Carry at the Pathankot bypass were inspected. Seven food samples as well as dairy products, comprising two samples of ghee, two samples of dal, a sample of tamarind, a sample Health officials during an inspection at Country Inn hotel in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO of samolina (sooji), and a sample of dates were taken from Vishal Mega Mart. Two samples of paneer and sauce were taken from Superfast Vegetarian. Four samples of paneer, khoya, sauce and kabuli chana were taken from Country Inn. Three samples of ghee were taken from Easy Day Club and four samples of ghee were taken from Metro. A total of 20 samples were collected during the inspections. Rashu Mahajan said all collected samples had been sent for analysis to the State Food Lab and action would be taken as per reports. The manager at Country Inn was also found dealing with online food service without licence. — TNS
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