07032019-JTR-01.qxd 07-03-2019 01:39 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PROMINENT CITY WOMEN RESIDENTS HONOURED Inner Wheel Club honours women citizens who have made contributions to society. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 AYUSHMANN TO PLAY COP IN ANUBHAV SINHA’S ARTICLE 15 Versatile actor Ayushmann Khurrana to be seen in role of a police officer in Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15. MAX 24°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:29 PM Four cases of minor runaways, suicide incident occurred in her 8-month tenure Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR KALA MAHOTSAV: Day 2 of Rajeshwari Kala Mahotsav; APJ College of Fine Arts; 10 am MEET: Day 2 of Conference on English Studies; KMV College; 10:30 am PHAGWARA ANNUAL EVENT: ‘Kshitiz 2019’; GNA University; 3 pm 25K defaulters not filing returns despite notices Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 6 Though as many as 25,000 income tax defaulters of Jalandhar, Phagwara, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur are being issued notices by departments since the past four years, they are yet to file returns. Principal Commissioner, Income Tax-1, Jalandhar, Simmi Gupta, said: “Our investigations have revealed that they have made huge investments in properties and bank deposits but are not filing returns despite our notices. We have advised such persons to file their due returns and pay their taxes to avoid any further action by the department.” When asked how so much laxity was being allowed, Gupta said: “Many of them are NRIs. There are others who might not be receiving our notices due to wrong addresses with us. We want to warn them through the media as evasion can also invite huge penalties.” The officer revealed that surveys were carried out on 24 business groups covering a large spectrum of businesses/trade and during which an unaccounted income of around Rs 40 crore was unearthed. continued on page 2 The courtyard of the Home for Widows and Destitute Women at the Gandhi Vanita Ashram in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO REENA UPPAL GETS ADDITIONAL CHARGE Reena Uppal, Superintendent of the Children’s Home for Girls, has been given the additional charge of the Children’s Home. for Girls, has been given the additional charge of the children’s home. The superintendent, who joined the children’s home about eight months ago, has had a tenure riddled with at least four cases of minor inmates escaping and a suicide which happened in February this year while the entire staff was attending the reception of the superintendent’s son, without having applied for leave. While it’s been over two months since the Patiala girl had escaped, the continued presence of the Superintendent at the Children’s Home cost the home a suicide and another runaway. While a three-member enquiry committee had been instituted to look into the Patiala girl’s escape, sources told The Tribune despite strong recommendations of the superintendent’s dismissal months ago, it took months for her suspension orders to be issued. Notably, the minor’s escape on March 4 was the fifth case of a girl going missing from the home in a year. Her uncle Radheshyam also alleged that she had called her family on March 27 and 28, despite phones not being available with inmates at the home. On September 16 last year – the Patiala resident, 14-year-old girl, had also gone missing from the home - who was brought back on October 5 by the police. She went missing again on the same day. FIRs regarding her being missing was lodged on October 6 and a DDR was lodged again on December 14 after she ran away again. On February 22, the housekeeper of the home and outsourced worker, Bhupinder Kaur, was dismissed by the Additional Director, Social Security, for gross negligence. Based on these cases, security had recently been upped and CCTV cameras were installed on the ashram premises. An attendant had also been transferred after recent missing/suicide case. Zomato employee beaten up by restaurant owner Minor argument between eatery staff, delivery boy led to brawl Our Correspondent Jalandhar, March 6 Ruckus was created outside Baba’s Chicken restaurant at Model Town here when a minor argument between the owner of the restaurant and a delivery boy of Zomato, an online food ordering firm, led to a huge fight. The delivery boy had come to the eatery to collect the ordered food. Later, other employees of Zomato gathered at the spot and staged a protest outside the restaurant. As per information from SHO, Division No. 6, Harjinder Singh, the delivery boy, Karan, who went to take the ordered food from the eatery had an argument with restaurant employees over using a washroom. Later, the restaurant employees asked the boy to wait outside the restaurant till the food was prepared but he refused to do so. The restaurant staff than called the owner while Karan called up his friend and colleague Lalit after which the argument got heated up and they started physically attacking each other, the SHO said, adding that in the meantime, other Zomato employees too gathered at the spot and started raising slogans against the restaurant owner, demanding action against him. Harjinder Singh said Lalit and Karan informed the police that they were badly beaten up by the restaurant owner while they were just doing their job of picking up food.He said both parties were taken to the local police station. “Later, a compromise was reached between them at the police station and the matter was resolved,” he said. Depts submitting incomplete info on staff deputation to face the music: DC LOK SABHA POLL Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 6 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today warned various departments of punitive action for submitting misleading and incomplete information regarding their employees for election duty during the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll. Chairing a meeting of various departments at the District Administrative Complex here, the DC said elections were a national duty and instead of submitting exact information about their employees, some departments had send incomplete information about them. He said the move was aimed at benefitting some employees instead of securing national interests. Sharma said this could not be tolerated at any DC Varinder Kumar Sharma interacts with officials during a meeting in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH cost and stern action would be taken against the officers indulging in such activities. He asked all departments to submit complete information by 4 pm on Thursday. He said any officer or department skipping this deadline would have to face the music. Sharma said the administration would get an FIR registered against the officers concerned in case of any laxity. He said the administration had already completed information about the departments who had tried to dodge it dur- ing the election process. After all departments submitted the relevant information, the administration would get it cross-examined by the SDMs and subsequently FIRs would be registered against those who furnish incomplete or misleading information. He said over 17,000 employees were required for conducting polls in a hassle-free manner. ADC Jasbir Singh, District Information Officer AS Kalsi were among those others present. c m y b However, no action has been taken against the superintendent of the home – under whom all these incidents took place. Last month, an Assamese girl also committed suicide at the State Protective Home, which was also under the same Superintendent. Reacting on why it took over two months for the state to suspend the controversial superintendent, Principal Secretary, Social Security and Development of Women and Children, Raji P Srivastava, said: “We suspended the Superintendent as soon as we received the result of the report against her. Inmates had also been borrowing phones from staff and calling certain people at times which added to the problem. Reena Uppal has for now been deputed as a replacement but another replacement will be sought. Meanwhile, we are also ensuring that all steps are taken to ensure complete security and infrastructural upgrades at the home. The work on installation of CCTV cameras has already begun and additional security will also be provided to prevent such incidents in the future.” PAGE 4 Vineet, who plays the role of Virat in the show Ishq Mein Marjawan, says he doesn’t relate to his role at all. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:47 AM Children’s Home supdt suspended Jalandhar, March 6 Two days after a minor girl ran away from the citybased Children’s Home at the Gandhi Vanita Ashram, superintendent of the home Manjit Kaur has been suspended by the state government. While the 16-year-old girl had gone missing from the Children’s Home on Monday morning, she resurfaced from Jalalabad and returned to the home early on Tuesday morning. The orders for the suspension of the superintendent also came on the same day. Manjit Kaur has been suspended for ‘gross negligence’, ironically, for a different case. An inquiry has also been ordered into how the minor escaped. Riddled with controversies and cases of runaway minors, the superintendent’s suspension has been ordered in a previous case where a minor from Patiala had escaped from the home several times in the past year. An FIR was also lodged in the case. Reena Uppal, Superintendent of the Children’s Home VINEET RAINA SAYS HE DOESN’T RELATE TO HIS ROLE AT ALL THURSDAY | 7 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR City bags 166th position, rank improves; problems remain Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 6 The Swacch Survekshan Award ceremony was organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs today in which Jalandhar secured the 166th rank. SWACHH SURVEKSHAN 2019 The survey was done on 4,237 cities of which Jalandhar got the 166th position with 2499.50 scores. Bagged 214th spot in 2018 Though there is an improvement in the rank as last year Jalandhar was at the 214th position, the condition of the city has not improved. There are problems related to solid waste management, cleanliness and sewerage in the city which have been prevailing for long. With the soaring population of over 15 lakh and a lone dump at Wariana collapsing after over 60 years of use, the city needs a sustainable solution to deal with the accumulation of thousands of tonnes of waste. It was around three years ago when there was no way to ‘reuse’ or ‘recycle’ the solid waste, the Municipal Corporation has urged city resi- Officials receive the Swacch Survekshan awards bagged by Nawanshahr. TRIBUNE PHOTO dents to ‘reduce’ the solid waste generated in the city. The solid waste management even after years is remaining the biggest problem in the city due to which the rank is not improving. Mayor Jagdish Raja said solid waste management of a city holds the maximum marks in the Swachh Survekshan that’s why the ranking was low. “But I am hopeful that next time the ranking will be improved as the work on solid waste management is in its last stage of completion,” the Mayor said. The survey this year was conducted in a record time of 28 days across 4,237 cities. The objective of the Swachh Survekshan was to encourage citizen participation, increase city capacities for sustainable ODF and santitation measures and create awareness among all sections of society. The factors that contribute to the ranking of the city are cleanliness at the railway station, no open defecation spot on railway tracks, either side of 500 m before or after the platform, cleanliness, litter bins and public toilets at the bus stand. There are 200 marks for visible beautification of slums/old city areas, flyovers and public places 250 for cleanliness of public and community toilets and 200 for cleanliness of residential and commercial areas. Nawanshahr gets awards Nawanshahr also bagged the cleanest city award in the category of the northeast zone having population of less than 1 lakh and the garbagefree city award.
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