27022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/27/2019 1:30 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE WORK ON SHIFTING TANKS BEGINS ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY To streamline traffic between PAP Chowk and Rama Mandi, Army begins work on shifting of tanks. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF GOLD JEWELLERY SNATCHED Phagwara: Four unidentified persons, who were carrying sharp weapons, snatched four gold bangles from a woman, Satwinder Kaur, in the Hargobind Nagar locality on Tuesday morning. The miscreants, who came in a car, asked the victim to hand over the bangles to them. Afterwards, they fled the spot. A case has been registered. OC Eight-year-old boy attacked by pitbull PAGE 2 MY CHARACTER IN TAKHT SOCIALLY RELEVANT: KAREENA PAGE 3 DALLJIET TO BE LEAD FACE OF ZEE TV’S DIVYA SHAKTI Kareena Kapoor to undergo dialect training for her historical period drama Takht, based in the Mughal era. MAX 22°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:24 PM Dalljiet, a household popular face with viewers, to be lead face of Zee TV’s Divya Shakti as Goddess Parvati. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:56 AM Are you on leave or furlough: Bains to DC Tells sick Deputy Commissioner that he is drawing salary and having fun Tribune News Service DC KEEPS MUM ON MATTER Jalandhar, February 26 A day after Punjab Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu got embroiled in a controversy of bullying a DSP today Lok , Insaaf Party MLA Simarjit Bains tried to show his aggression to the district administration here. Bains, who had accompanied by students who are getting harassed due to the delay in reimbursement of DC Varinder Kumar Sharma said he was on a medical leave since Monday as doctor had advised him bed rest due to back pain. He chose not to comment on any queries related to Bains’ visit. the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, had come to give a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma. Finding that he was not on his seat, he went to ADC Jasvir Singh, who told him that the DC was unwell. At this, Bains asked him to show the DC’s medical leave. As Jasvir Singh told him that he was suffering from back pain and was on a two-day leave, Bains said he would not leave without seeing the DC’s attendance register. Bains even told the ADC that he would take the entire media to the DC’s residence to see how he was enjoying at his home. He further commented that the DC had been drawing salary and at the same time having fun. At this, the ADC put Bains on phone with the DC. As the DC asked him about the purpose of his call, Bains raised his pitch and said: “First tell me where are you. Are you on leave or on furlough?” As the DC kept on insisting about the work he wanted, Bains showed more aggression in his voice saying: “I need answer to my question. Are you on a medical leave or not?” At this, the DC chose to hang up his phone. When contacted, the DC said he was on a medical leave since yesterday as doctor had advised him bed rest due to back pain. He chose not to comment on any queries related to Bains’ visit. Govt teachers come up with own date sheet for tests Avneet Kaur Ritik, the victim Jalandhar, February 26 A pitbull attacked an eightyear-old boy, Ritik of Guru Nagar, on Monday. Saroop Singh, father of the victim, complained about the matter to the police. He said Ritik was playing outside his home when the dog attacked him. He got injuries on his head and arm. Singh alleged that the owner of the canine was responsible for the tragedy. — TNS PARHO PUNJAB PARHAO PUNJAB PROJECT Jalandhar, February 26 Intensifying their resentment against the state government regarding recent transfer orders of teachers and not fulfilling promises made to them, members of the Teachers Struggle Committee, who earlier boycotted the scheduled Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab tests to be held on February 22, have now come up with a new date sheet for the tests and said: “The exams will be held as per traditional examination style and not per Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab.” Teachers across Jalandhar As per the date sheet (see pic) of teachers, the tests of primary students of Class I to V will be held from February 26 to March 3. While the paper of Class I and II will be of 30 marks, the paper of Classes III, IV and V will be of 80 marks. Practical exams for all classes will be of 20 marks. Teachers have also scheduled parents and teachers to meet to present the results of the test to the parents on March 8. The teachers said: “As we are boycotting the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ programme, no set of guidelines issued by the Education Department will be followed. We have prepared question papers as per the traditional exam pattern and no test according to the project will take place until the government fulfill our demands.” and Kapurthala districts today took the test of primary students as per their examination pattern, timings and distributed question papers that were prepared by them. c m y b PAGE 4 As per the date sheet of teachers, the tests of primary students of Class I to V will be held from February 26 to March 3. While the paper of Class I and II will be of 30 marks, the paper of Classes III, IV and V will be of 80 marks. Practical exams for all classes will be of 20 marks. Teachers have also scheduled parents and teachers to meet to present the results of the test to the parents on March 8. The teachers said: “As we are boycotting the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab programme, no set of guidelines issued by the Education Department will be followed. We have prepared question papers as per the traditional exam pattern and Continued on page 2 WEDNESDAY | 27 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Don’t charge extra for annual functions, private schools told Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 26 The issue of overcharging by private schools has again risen. Around three years ago, a fight against the issue had begun and the parents had come forward and had held dharnas in front of various schools. Now, again the Education Department has released a letter in which it is mentioned that it has come to the notice that while organising annual functions in schools, their managements charge money from students. It has been stated that under the ‘Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016’, the school cannot charge any extra money, besides school fees from the students at any cost. And it is also told by the department to the schools that it would not accept that the students were being charged extra for such functions and strict action would be taken against the erring schools. However, earlier also, when parents took to streets to protest against schools in various districts, such orders were passed by different panels, be it the Education Department, CBSE or the fee committee that was formed after the protests were started. The fee committee had also directed the Director Public Instructions (DPI), Schools, and the school board secretary to issue instructions to all schools in the state against charging admission/upgrade fee, nonissuance of receipts and forcing parents to buy books from recommended book shops. The letter was signed by the committee chairman and it reads: “It has been brought to the notice of the fee committee by parents that managements of most of the schools do not make available voluntarily list of books, along with the name of the writer and publisher, which are going to be prescribed for various classes so that children can purchase these books from a seller of their choice.” The letter also stated that the parents were being harassed and book sellers were resorting to monopolistic tendencies. It also mentioned that the schools could not charge readmission fee. “It has been brought to our notice that some schools are charging admission/upgrade fee from the students already studying in their institution. This malpractice can only be cured by your intervention,” it reads.
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