Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Chandigarh has constituted a committee to allotment of all sites in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park

Chandigarh June 13:- The Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner-cum-EstateOfficer, Sh.R.K.Rao to scrutinize of applications received for allotment of all sites in the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. The committee will make recommendations about the eligibility or otherwise concerned as per the allotment of campus sites in Chandigarh InformationServices Park Rules, 2002 for the respective category accordingly. The committee will consist of Joint Secretary Finance; Director, Software Technology Park of India, Mohali, and Finance & Planning Officer,Chandigarh Administration Secretariat as members. The DirectorInformation Technology will be Convener of the committee.
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Monday, June 12, 2006

Land Acquisition Act In Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 12:- News regarding low rate of compensation given to the owners of acquired agricultural land in Union Territory, Chandigarh have recently been appearing in the newspapers. In this context, it is clarified that the Land Acquisition Act is a central Act, enacted for acquisition of land for the public purposes and for planned development and for creating infrastructures in public interest like in the field of education, housing, health, slum-clearance and other developmentalactivities. While acquiring land, the due process of law is followed by providing opportunity of being heard to all the persons going to be affected by such acquisition. Thus, it is not an arbitrary attempt on the part of Administration, rather for the socio-economic developments of the society as a whole; the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act are involved. The basis of assessment of the award is basically the same throughout the country.Guiding factors for assessing the value of the land is Collectors rate.The determination of compensation of land is based on a very sound principle of average as enunciated and upheld by the Hon'ble SupremeCourt in various judgments as a sound basis for calculating marketvalue. In this method, all the registered sale-deed during the last one year immediately prior to the initiation of the acquisition proceedings i.e. notification under section 4 of Land Acquisition Act as per recordof the Sub-Registrar are taken.Collector rates for agricultural land have been revised twice in the last year and there has been 140% increase in the collector rates in thelast year, as compared to the year 2004. Resultantly, the rate ofcompensation in respect of agricultural land has also registered an increase. The land owners have recently been compensated to the tune ofRs.40.00 to 45.00 lacs. While acquiring the land, the land owners arenot only paid the award calculated on the basis of Collector’s rate, butsolatium @ 30% on the value assessed on the basis of Collectors rate and additional market-value @ 12% per annum is also paid through theaward. The land owners have recently been compensated to the tune ofRs. 40 to 45 lacs per acre. However, the award is further subject to enhancement as the land owner is at liberty to approach the HighCourt/Supreme Court, if he thinks that he has not been compensated suitably.
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Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Chandigarh Administration Reply on" Girls used by mother or disregarded by Admn"

Chandigarh, June 8:- The Chandigarh Administration has refuted the charges made in the news item “Girls used by mother or disregarded by Admn.” in a local daily. The Director Social Welfare, UT, Chandigarh, said that the said news item was misleading and not based on the facts. The Administration is already engaged in providing shelter to the abandoned girl child in Nari Niketan as the Chandigarh Administration has already declared the Nari Niketan, Sector 26, Chandigarh as Children Home for the reception of neglecting female juvenile in UT, Chandigarh, vide a administration notification. A Juvenile Home is also coming up at Sector 25, Chandigarh and the building is in the process of completion and the same will be competed within a span of two months. It will cater the male juvenile and female juvenile separately. The Director Social Welfare stated that the correspondent did not consult the concerned department i.e. Social Welfare Department, UT, Chandigarh before filing the news storey. This is a sensitive side and the correspondents are expected to behave in the same manner. The news is quite old and the administration has already taken care of the issues involved. Baby Pooja and Bhawna were found one year back in a abandoned conditions and both of them given shelter at Bal Niketan and were later sent back to their parents long back. It has been learnt that now they are living with their parents at Zirakpur (Punjab) and hence the jurisdiction of UT Chandigarh is not applicable there. The news also depicted that the father of the children is suffering from Tuberclosis of the bone marrow and requires medicine worth Rs. 630/- every three days. Chandigarh Administration has one T.B. Hospital at Sector 22 where the patients can go and have free check up and even in certain cases free medicine are also provided for T.B. cases.
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Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Committee

Chandigarh, June 8:- Chandigarh Administration has reconstituted the Chandigarh Tourism Advisory Committee for a period of one year to promote tourism in the region under the Chairmanship of Home-cum Tourism Secretary, Sh. Krishna Mohan. The Advisory Committee will comprise of Deputy Commissioner, Senior Superintendent of Police, Managing Director, CITCO, Director Rural Development, Director Tourism, Director Tourism-Punjab, Director Tourism-Haryana, Director Tourism, Himachal Pradesh Principal General Manager-BSNL, General Manager Tourism-CITCO, Officers representing Indian Airlines/Jet Airways/Deccan Airways, Station Superintendent, Chandigarh Railway Station, Col. H.S. Sandhu, (President of Honour, Hotel Association of Chandigarh), Shri B.B. Behl, (President, Hotel Association of Chandigarh), Sh. Manmohan Singh, (President, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Chandigarh), Sh. Ashok Bansal, (General Secretary, Hotel Association of Chandigarh), Sh. H.S. Bajaj, (Bajaj Travels, Sec. 17), Sh. G.S. Sobti, (Canadian Consulate), Dr. Inderjit Kaur Walia, (Director Health Services), Regional Director, CII, and Sh. Ankit Gupta, (Himani Hotel).
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Chandigarh Administration will carryout the annual maintenance of the building/toilets in various Govt. schools

Chandigarh June 7:-Engineering Department of Chandigarh Administration will carryout the annual maintenance of the building/toilets in various Govt. schools during summer vacations. Also a schedule has been worked out for making provision for drinking water during the vacations only.
Schedule of providing additional drinking water facilities in various Govt. Schools in City and Villages at Chandigarh.

S.No.
Name of Schools

Target date for completion
1.
GHS-23, GHS-24, GHS-25, GPS-26, GHS-26, GHMS-Sec.26(TM), GHS-26 (P. Line), GHS Daria, GHS Kaimbwala, GHS Maulijagran, GPS Makhan Majra, GHS Behlana, GHS – Raipur Khurd = 13 Nos.

20.6.2006
2.
GHS-20, GMHS-26 (Now P.Line), GPS-7, GHS-7, GMSSS-Karsan, GHS-Karsan, G.S.S.S - Sec.8, GHS-Kajheri, GHS-Hallomajra, GPS- Raipur Kalan, GHS Dadumajra, GHS – Khuda Lahora, GHS – Khuda Alisher. = 13 Nos.

30.6.2006
3.
GMHS-43, GMSSS-16, GMSSS-10, GMSSS-46, GMSSS-M.M., GHS-11, GMSSS-10, GSSS-Dhanas, GSSS-Maloya, GPS-Palsora, GMMS-Khuda Jassu, GPS-Kishangarh = 12 Nos.

12.7.2006
Schedule of Annual Repair and Special Repair in various Govt. Schools in City and Villages at Chandigarh.
S.No.
Name of Schools

Target date for compeltion
1.
NS-7A, NS-19, GPS-Mauli Jagran, GMMS-23D, GHS-7, GHS-24, GHS-30, GHS-40, GHS-41A, GHS-Mauli Jagran, GHS-Mauli Colony. GMHS-Badheri, GMHS-42, GMSSS-10, GMSSS-18, GMSSS-19, GMSSS-20D, GMSSS-21, GMSSS-35, GMSSS-37B, GMSSS-44, GSSS-19, GSSS-37C, GSSS-45. = 24 nos.

30.6.2006
2.
GPS-33, GPS-46, GHS-11, GHS-26, GHS-29, GHS-B.D.Sec.26, GHS-M.M., GHS-Dadumajra, GHS- Khuda Alisher, GHS-Behlana, GHS-Hallomajra. = 11 nos.

10.7.06
3.
GMHS-22C, GMHS-26(T.M.), GMSSS-23-A.
= 3 nos.
15.7.06
4.
GPS-B.D.Colony, GPS-MM.I, GPS-MM.2, GPS-Indira Colony, M.M., GPS-Raipur Kalan, GPS-Makhan Majra, GMSSS-33, GSSS-20-D, GSSS-Manimajra, GSSS-Dhanas. = 10 nos.

31.7.06
5.
N.S.22-B, N.S.22-D, N.S.23-B, N.S.23-C, GPS-19, GHS-46, GMSSS-8. = 7 nos.
31.10.06

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Mrs. Jean Rodrigues full support for combating the AIDS

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 6: Assuring full support for combating the AIDS epidemic, Mrs. Jean Rodrigues, wife of Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, called NGOs to adopt villages and slums with a focused endeavour on preventive steps and awareness programmes, through an institutionalized system. She called upon the social voluntary organizations to help this initiative and lead the community in tackling this dreaded disease.
Addressing an impressive function after releasing AAKANKSHA, a documentary film and booklet Man Jeete Jag Jeet, on HIV/AIDS awareness, at Drop-in Centre for HIV positive people at International Hostel, Sector 15, here today, Mrs. Rodrigues said that the magnitude of this grave problem can be gauged from the alarming increase in the cases over the years, despite the efforts being made at different levels. There is an urgent need to further strengthen the AIDS Control measures through education, information and awareness with a well- managed monitoring system.
Appreciating the work being done by the Chandigarh AIDS Control Centre, Mrs. Rodrigues said that it has done good work, but more concerted efforts, in a systematic and pragmatic way, are required to realize the objective. She said that the medical fraternity, social voluntary organizations and individual philanthropists have to work with devotion and dedication to spearhead the crusade to educate public opinion against his menace.
Mrs. Jean Rodrigues also went round the Drop-in Centre set up by the AIDS Control Society and planted a sapling of Amaltaas in the Campus.
In her welcome address, Dr. Sonia Trikha, Project Director, State AIDS Control Society said that the production of a book and a film for HIV positive people is a good effort which will help in disseminating useful information and imparting proper knowledge and awareness to overcome HIV positive problem. She emphasized that such endeavours will help in ending stigma and discrimination attached with HIV/AIDS.
Ms Pooja Thakur, President of Chandigarh Network of People living with AIDS emphasized the need for a collective effort for eradication of AIDS and support from all sections of society for this cause.
Mrs. Swati Sharma, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society proposed vote of thanks. Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Mr. P.H. Vaishnav, IAS (Retd.), Dr. Usha Bishnoi, Joint Director Health (UT) Dr. G. Dewan, Deputy Medical Superintendent, Representatives of various NGOs educational and medical institutions.
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The prospectus for Class XI(10+2)centralized admission in all the 28 government schools will be available from June 8, 2006

Chandigarh June 5:- The prospectus for Class XI(10+2)centralized admission in all the 28 government schools will be available from June 8, 2006 between 9am to1pm at four centres namely Govt. Model Sr.Sec. School,Sector 23; GMSSS, Sector 33; GMSSS, Sector 40 and GMSSS, MHC, Manimajra, Chandigarh. The applicants may submit their admission forms by June 26, 2006 by 2 pm at GMSSS-23. The date of admission to 10+1 Class in the Government Sr. Secondary Schools will be from July4 to 19, 2006.
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Friday, June 02, 2006

World Environment Day on June, 5 at Kansal Log Hut, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary

Chandigarh June 2:- The Department of Environment and Forests, U.T., Chandigarh will celebrate World Environment Day on June, 5 at Kansal Log Hut, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary at 10 am, in which noted environmentalist, Sh.Sunder Lal Bahaguna will be the Chief Guest. The Administration spokesman disclosed that the Forest Department has fixed a target of planting 1.21 lakh saplings in U.T. during the current financial year to maintain the ecological balance and make the environment pollution free. Around 90% of the target will be achieved before September of this year. Government Departments, Panchayati Raj Institutions, NGOs, Resident Welfare Associations etc. would also be given 15,000 saplings free of cost. As many as 10 nurseries of various departments would prepare different kinds of saplings. To mark this occasion saplings will be planted followed by distribution of awards etc. The function is being organized in collaboration with the Environment NGOs, Yuvsatta and school students of Government and private schools.
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Thursday, June 01, 2006

New adminitration shake ups

1.
Sh.Vinay Singh, HCS, Controller, Printing and Stationery, Superintendent Model jail and Additional Inspector General of Prisons

Land Acquisition Officer, Assistant Estate Officer(Appeals) in respect of court cases of misuse, building violations and Periphery Control Act in the State Office.
2.
Sh.O.P.Popli, PCS, Land Acquisition Officer, Assistant Estate Officer(Appeals) in respect of court cases of misuse, building violations and periphery Control Act in the Estate Office and Additional Registrar Cooperative Societies

Controller, Printing and Stationery Superintendent Model Jail and Additional Inspector General of Prisons.
3.
Shri Kamlesh Kumar, HCS(on joining)

Chief General Manager, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Limited.
4.
Smt.Sarita Malik, HCS, Chief General Manager, Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Limited

Secretary Municipal Corporation
5.
Sh.Daljit Singh, PCS, Secretary, Municipal Corporation

Director Public Relations, Director Hospitality and Director Technical Education(designated as Joint Secretary Technical Education.

The Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is further pleased to order that Shri Ashwani Kumar, HCS, Director Public Instructions(s), Chandigarh Administration and Shri R.S.Verma, HCS, Additional Director (Admn.), Government medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh will look after the additional charge of the posts of Secretary, House Allotment Committee, Chandigarh and Additional Registrar Cooperative Societies, Union Territory, Chandigarh, respectively, with immediate effect
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ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 Cr. P.C.
Whereas it has been made to appear to me that certain groups of people are planning to organize ralies, dharnas and resort to their agitational methods near FCI, Office Punjab at bay no 34-38, Sec 31-A, Chandigarh and whereas there is every apprehension that such groups and organizations may cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to the person lawfully employed and endanger human life and property, disturbed public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays:

2. AND WHEREAS I, R.K. Rao, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh am of the opinion that taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans; assembly of five or more persons; carrying of Lathis near FCI Office, Punjab Region at bay No.34-38, Sector-31, Chandigarh would cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed, disturb public peace and tranquility and cause riots and affrays and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.

3. NOW THEREFORE, I, R.K. Rao, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh, do hereby order that as a measure of emergency, the public in general or any member thereof is prohibited from forming an assembly of five or more persons, taking out processions, making speeches, raising slogans, sitting in dharnas, carrying of Lathis within 200 Meters radious of FCI office, Punjab Region at Bay No.34-38, Sector-31A, Chandigarh

Provided that the above order shall not apply to;
(I). The police or Para-military or military persons or any other Government Servant on official duty;
(II). The processions or meetings for which prior permission in writing of the District Magistrate/Sub Divisional Magistrate, Chandigarh, is obtained;
(III). The customary and ritualistic procession in connection with weddings and funerals.

4. This order shall come into force with effect from the zero hour on 02-06-2006 and shall be effective for a period of 30 days upto and including 30-06-2006.

1. In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public in general.

2. This order shall be promulgated by announcement through publicity vans and by affixing copies thereof at the Notice Boards of the Office of the District Magistrate as well as the District Courts, Chandigarh, and publication in the newspapers having circulation in the area.

8. Given under my hand and seal of the Court this 1st day of June, 2006.

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