Friday, March 31, 2006

The time bound schedule to clean kerbs, road berms, channels, road gullies Chandigarh

In order to avoid any untoward accident due to water accumulation on roads and to safeguard the roads during monsoons, the Engineering Department of Chandigarh Administration has decided to launch a drive for cleaning of kerbs, road berms, channels, road gullies etc. so that rain water does not stand on roads due to blocked road gullies.
The time bound schedule has been prepared by the Engineering Department as under :-
UTTAR MARG between Sector 2 to 4 and Rock Garden, UDYOG PATH between Sector 14 & 25, Sector 15 & 24, Sector 16 & 23 and Sector 17 & 22 DAKSHIN MARG between Sector 25 & 38, Sector 24 & 37, Sector 23 & 36 and Sector 22 & 35 JAN MARG between Sector 3 & 4, Sector 10 & 9, Sector 16 & 17 and Sector 23 & 22 Vidya Path between PEC and Sector 2, PURV MARG between Sector 47 to 47 East National Highway between Sector 22 & 35, Sector 23 & 36, Sec. 24 & 37 and Sec. 25 & 38.

1/4/06 to 9/4/06
OUTER DAKSHIN MARG between Sector 47 & 48, Sector 46 & 49, Sector 45 & 50 & Sector 44 & 51.

6/4/06 to 15/4/06
UTTAR MARG between Sukhna Lake & Sector 5, UDYOG PATH between Sector 17 & 22, Sector 18 & 21, Sector 19 & 20, Sector 27 & 30 DAKSHIN MARG between Sector 22 & 35, VIDYA PATH between Sector 12 & 11, Sector 14 & 15, Sector 25 & 24 and Sector 38 & 37, JAN MARG between Sector 23 & 22, Sector 36 & 35.

10/4/06 to 16/4/06
National Highway Chandigarh-Ambala Highway up to UT Boundary

10/4/06 to 22/4/06
CHANDI PATH between Sector 46 & 47 and Sector 49 & 48, MADHYA MARG between Sector 10 & 16, Sector 9 & 17, Sector 8 & 18, UDYOG PATH between Sector 28 & 29, UDYAN PATH between Sector 2 & 3, Sector 11 & 10, Sector 15 & 16.
17/4/06 to 23/4/06
SUKHNA PATH between Sector 33 & 32, Sector 45 & 46, Sector 50 & 49 upto UT boundary, MADHYA MARG between Sector 7 & 19, Sector 26 & 27, Sector 28 & Timber Market UDYAN PATH between Sector 24 & 23, Sector 37 & 36.

24/4/06 to 30/4/06
National Highway between Sector 35 & 34, Sector 43 & 44

24/4/06 to 3/5/06
JAN MARG between Sector 42 & 43, Sector 53 & 52 upto UT Boundary, HIMALAYA MARG between Sector 4 & 5, Sector 9 & 8, Sector 17 & 18.

1/5/06 to 9/5/06
National Highway between Sector 43 & 52, Sector 42 & 53, Sector 41 & 54, Sector 40 & 55, Sector 39 & 56.

4/5/06 to 18/5/06
HIMALAYA MARG between Sector 22 & 21, Sector 51 & 52, SAROVAR PATH Sector 5 & 6, Sector 8 & 7, SUKHNA PATH Sector 7 & 26, Sector 19 & 27, CHANDI PATH Sector 26/Grain Market.

10/5/06 to 19/5/06
Between Sector 52 & 61, SUKHNA PATH between Sector 20 & 30, CHANDI PATH between Sector 27 & 28, Sector 30 & 29, PURV MARG between Sector 28/Indl. Area, Sector 29/Indl. Area CHANDIGARH-KALKA ROAD, RAILWAY ROAD, Between Sector 49 & Mohali.

19/5/06 to 31/5/06
SHANTI PATH between West of Sector 38 & 39, Sector 38 & 40, Sector 37 & 41, Sector 36 & 42, Sector 35 & 43.

19/5/06 to 10/6/06
Road between Sec.39 & 39(West), Sector 39 & 40, Sector 40 & 41, Sector 41 & 42, PURV MARG between Sector 31 & Indl. Area & Karsan Colony and Air Port Road

12/6/06 to 30/6/06
SHANTI PATH between Sector 34 & 44, Sector 33 & 45, Sector 32 & 46, Sector 31 & 47.
1/6/06 to 16/6/06

Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues will lay the foundation stone of New OPD Block in General Hospital Sector 16

Chandigarh March 31:- The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh, Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues will lay the foundation stone of New OPD Block in General Hospital Sector 16, Chandigarh on Monday April 3, 2006 at 10.30 a.m.
Chandigarh Desk

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Department of Information Technology through SPIC is organizing India’s second National Assessment of Competence (NAC) Test in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, March 30:- The Department of Information Technology through SPIC is organizing India’s second National Assessment of Competence (NAC) Test in Collaboration with NASSCOM on April 2, 2006. India’s first NAC test was rolled out in Sikkim and the second one will be rolled out in Chandigarh on August 02, 2006. This test is accepted as a bench mark for entry into the IT/ITES industry in the whole country. The NAC test will help industry to create an assessed and certified talent workforce to cater their needs. The NAC test is a national level Assessment for BPO Industry which would also be a part of C-TOSS programme from now onwards. NASSCOM in association with Hewitt associates and through extensive industry participation has created an Assessment and Certification Program which becomes industry standard nationally and ensures the transformation of a “trainable” workforce into an employable workforce and also help industry in Cost savings through cutting off steps from the recruitment process resulting in reduced cycle time and more efficient utilization of resources.DIT, Vivek Atray said that the NAC Test will give students certification which will be recognized nationally and also better job opportunities in BPO Industry. This test is a complete online test which will be of 2-1/2 hrs duration. Candidate will be assessed on Verbal ability, spoken English, comprehension and writing ability, usage of Ms Office, numerical and analytical, and Listening and keyboard skills and for verbal ability and spoken English there will be no online assessment it will be done by one to one interaction of candidate with examiner. For the NAC test on April 02, 2006 there are two centers MCM DAV College, sector – 36 and SPIC-Microsoft Centre of Excellence in PEC Sector – 12, Chandigarh. The test is open for every person alongwith C-TOSS candidates and previous C-TOSS test candidates who will get a chance to get themselves certified nationally. Students pursuing their final year of graduation or in post graduation, Teachers, Housewives, retired people and professionals from any field can take this test would get a ready assessment of their capabilities so that they can be employed by IT and IT enabled services Industry and also get themselves certified nationally. This test will be accepted as a bench mark not for the IT/ITES industry but also for other industry for the recruitment process.
Registrations will close on March 31, 2006. For more information candidates may contact: SPIC Centre of Excellence, phones: 0172-2744235, 2745502 and all the C-TOSS colleges.
Chandigarh Desk

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Engineering Department has prepared time bound schedule to strengthen

Chandigarh, March 29:- The Chandigarh Administration has chalked out an extensive schedule for further strengthening the network of roads all across the city in an efficient & time bound manner for the convenience ofthe city commuters.Realizing the need for providing a better infrastructure to the people of Chandigarh especially as the city has become the most happening place with the setting up of IT Park, the Administration has focused its attention to provide new look to the city roads. To redress the common complaint about the potholes, bumpy and narrow roads, the Engineering Department has prepared time bound schedule to strengthen, widen and carpet V-3 roads(Sector dividing roads) and National High ways passing through the city roads. Moreover the on set of summer season is the best time for road construction.As per the schedule, the Engineering Department will complete the roadup-gradation work of Chandi Path between Sector 46 & 47 upto April 15, Madhya Marg between Sector 9 & 17, Sector 8 & 18 and Sector 7 & 19 and Vidya Path between Sector 40 & 41 upto April 30, Paschim Marg between Sector 39 & 40 upto May 15, Chandi Path between Sector 26 & Grain Market, Sector 27 & 28 and Sector 29 & 30 upto May 31, Vidya Path between Sector 14 & 15, Sector 37 & 38 upto May 31, Udyan Path betweenSector 2 & 3 and Sector 10 & 11 upto May 31.Similarly the work of Vidya Path between Sector 24 & 25, Udyan Path between Sector 41 & 42, Sukhna Path between Sector 45 & 46, Udyog Pathbetween Sector 15 & 24, Sector 16 & 23, Sector 18 & 21, Sector 28 & 29and Sector 41 & 42, Dakshing Marg between Jn. 39 to Modern Bread Factory,Purv Marg between Sector 47-B, and East of Sector 47, Paschim Marg between Sector 56 & 55 will be completed by June 30.The work of road construction of Himalaya Marg between Sector 4 & 5,Sector 8 & 9, Sector 17 & 18 and Sector 21 & 22, Sarovar Path between Sector 5 & 6 and Sector 7 & 8, Sukhna Path between Sector 7 & 26, Sector19 &27, Sector 20 & 30 and Sector 32 & 33, Vidya Path between Sector 55 &54, Chandi Path between Sector 32 & 31 upto October 31, Udyan Path between Sector 15 & 16, Sector 23 & 24 and Sector 36 & 37, Jn. 43 to Route No. 3 upto November 30, Outer Paschim Marg between water work &Sector 39 upto December 31.
Chandigarh Desk

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chandigarh Calling

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

.Dinesh Bhatt gets the charge of Inspector General of Prisons, U.T., Chandigarh

Chandigarh March 23:- The Chandigarh Administration has given the charge of Inspector General of Prisons, U.T., Chandigarh to Mr.Dinesh Bhatt,Superintendent of Police(Operations), U.T., Chandigarh in addition to his own duties due to repatriation of Sh.Amitabh Singh Dillon to his parentState of Haryana.
Chandigarh Desk

Classical Dances of India on March 24, at Government Museum Complex, Sector 10

Chandigarh March 23:- The Chandigarh is organizing a programme onClassical Dances of India tomorrow, March 24 at Government Museum Complex, Sector 10 at 7 pm. The programme will be performed by Srijan Art and Culture, New Delhi.The Dance Performances will include Chunari, Lavani, Dandiya Raas,Panghat, Kaliya Dance, Maha Raas and Hori Dhoom Machori.
Chandigarh Desk

Monday, March 20, 2006

World Forestry Day on March 21, 2006

Chandigarh March 20:- The Department of Forests & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration will celebrate the World Forestry Day on March 21, 2006 at 9.40 a.m. at DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C. The Finance Secretary-cum Secretary, Environment & Forests, Mr.S.K.Sandhu, who will be the chief guest of this occasion will also release the Greening Chandigarh Action Plan 2006-2007.
Chandigarh Desk

State Level Steering Committee to implement the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

Chandigarh March 20:- The Chandigarh Administration has constituted a State Level Steering Committee to implement the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) effectively. The Advisor of the Administrator is the Chairman of the committee and other members of the committee are the Mayor, Municipal Corporation, the Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration, the Chairman, Chandigarh Housing Board, the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, the Chief Engineer and the Chief Architect. The Finance Secretary is the Member Secretary of the committee. The objective of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURUM) is to have planned development of urban areas with focus on efficiency in urban services delivery system The committee will decided on project priorities and optimum resource utilization under the mission. The steering Committee would be assisted by a Nodal Agency for the implementation of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The work which will be carried out by the Nodal Agency include appraisal of projects submitted by Urban Local Bodies and Para-statal agencies, obtaining sanction of the State Level Steering Committee for seeking assistance from Central Government under JNNURM, management of grants, release of funds to Urban Local Bodies or para-statal agencies either as grant, soft loan or grant cum loan, management of the revolving fund, monitoring physical and financial progress of sanctioned projects and monitoring implementation of reform as entered into MoA. The Finance Department will be the Nodal Agency for the implementation of the Mission.
Chandigarh Desk

Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Haemophilic Welfare Society of Chandigarh today organised a day long open clinic for patients with Haemophilia

CHANDIGARH, MARCH 19 The Haemophilic Welfare Society of Chandigarh today organised a day long open clinic for patients with Haemophilia (PWHs) for the effect treatment and management of the disease. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. J.G.Jolly , Emeritus Professor Transfusion Medicine and formally professor of Transfusion Medicine PGIMER, Chandigarh and Chairman of the Society said that Haemophilia was a hereditary disease characterized by deficient activity of blood clotting factors of VIII & IX. Dr. Jolly emphasised on the need to provide necessary backup support to the affected parents to enable them to cope with the tremendous psychological stress from the day one when their child was diagnosed as a Haemophiliac. To achieve this objective NGOs and other social and voluntary organisations could play a vital role in overcoming the stress encountered by these hapless parents for none of their fault. Similarly, PWHs should also be encouraged and motivated considerably to lead a happy and normal life by giving them timely care and treatment and concerted efforts should be made by the parents, teachers and medical fraternity to boost their morale so as to lead them a normal; life without developing a feeling of inferiority complex amongst them.
Chandigarh Desk

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has concluded today

Chandigarh March 18:- In the finale of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Exhibition was today inaugurated by Mrs.Padma Bhandari wife of Justice A.N. Bhandari, the then Chief Justice of the Punjab High Court.The Exhibition displays photographs of opening ceremony of the High Court on March 19, 1955 by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the 1st Prime Minister of India in the company of Le Corbusier, the master architect of Chandigarh. The prominent personalities that can be seen in the photographs include Babu Brish Bhan, Chief Minister, Pepsu, Shri Bhim Sain Sachar, Chief Minister, Punjab, Sardar Swaran Singh, Cabinet Minister, Government of India, Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, (later Chief Minister, Punjab), Sardar Gurdial Singh Dhillon (Speaker, Lok Sabha) Maharaja Yadvindra Singh, Raj Pramukh Pepsu - the father of the present Chief Minister Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh. The photographs also show Mr. Justice A.N. Bhandari (the then Chief Justice) as also Justice G.D.Khosla, Justice Harnam Singh, Justice D.Falshaw, Justice J.L.Kapur, Justice S.S.Dulat and Justice Bishan Narain. Mrs. Padma Bhandari is also seen in these pictures. The inauguration of the exhibition by her represents the dove tailing of past with the present. The album which was prepared in 1955 by Shri Nar Singh Dass, an Assistant of High Court at that time, has also been displayed along with the Model of the High Court. There are rare original drawings prepared by the Architects for the High Court building in 1952-53. The bell which was used at one time for commencing the work in the Court and for lunch hours as well as for closing has also been displayed. There are rare portraits of Sir Shadi Lal, who was elevated to the Privy Council and Justice F.W.Skemp and Justice Ram Narain Dar - the 1st Indian Judge of Chief Court, Lahore.
The journey of the High Court from Lahore to Chandigarh also has been covered by depicting the Lahore High Court, the "Peter Hoff" building from where the High Court functioned at Shimla after partition of the country in 1947 and the present building. Some pictures highlight the double roof of the High Court building with the upper roof placed over the lower one in a manner of a parasol shading the lower roof, which itself shows the unique architectural feature of the building. There are 'tablaqs'/hard envelopes which were in use by the Chief Court and High Court at Lahore, Shimla, Punjab, Pepsu and at Chandigarh. Similarly, stamps (seals) from Lahore, Shimla, Pepsu, Punjab and Chandigarh have been collected and displayed. Even the stationery items used in the earlier period are displayed which includes, the Roller Calendar, which was placed on the dias. The judgements of the famous trials of the Lahore Conspiracy Case popularly known as Kartar Singh Sarabha's case and the second Lahore Conspiracy case of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev have also been displayed on the digital display boards as well as in show cases. The original pen used to pass the death sentence of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev which has been made available by the Punjab Archives and Museum Departments has been displayed. The judgment in the Kairon murder trial case" has been displayed. The handcuffs by which Nathu Ram Godse was handcuffed has also been displayed. On display also are the translites of the tapestries designed by Le Corbusier which adorn the walls of Court Room Nos. 1 to 9 which adds grace to the exhibition.
The weapons used in the commission of crimes are on display. A unique case property that has been displayed includes a bow and arrow etc. The cases decided by the Judicial Commission after the 1st War of Independence showing the pronouncement of death sentence to various Indians have also been displayed. These judgments have been made available/furnished courtesy the Haryana Archives and Museum Department. The maces from Lahore High Court as well as the Punjab and Haryana High Court have been displayed by the use of mannequin of Ushers. The dresses of mannequin reveal their tale of journey from Lahore to Chandigarh. These mannequin are shown in different dresses.
A copy of the Constitution of India signed by the Members of the Constituent Assembly has also been displayed. It has signatures of Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda, father of the present Chief Minister, Haryana. There are number of cases on display which have been argued by Punjab Kesri Lala Lajpat Rai when the great martyr practiced as Pleader at Hisar.
Chandigarh Desk

Friday, March 17, 2006

The Punjab and Haryana High Court will tomorrow organize closing ceremony function of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Chandigarh, March 17:- The Punjab and Haryana High Court will tomorrow organize closing ceremony function of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations atOpen Hand on the High Court premises at 10.00 a.m.
Chandigarh Desk

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

liberalization of conversion of trade policy for free flow of trades and other allied activities in city.

Chandigarh March 14:-The Chandigarh Administration in a major policy decision had announced on 17.1.2006 the liberalization of conversion of trade policy for free flow of trades and other allied activities under which the allottees of commercial sites or premises were allowed to pursue any trade except the trade mentioned in New Special Trades in schedule II without applying for conversion of trade and any conversion charges. The policy is applicable to ground floors only and was not applicable in the Industrial Area, Phase I andII. The policy also excluded the seven trades falling in the New Special Trades category such as (i) Atta Chakki, Rui Penja (ii)Scooter/Car Repair (iii) Tent/Utensils Hire Services (iv)Meat/Fish (v) Halwai Shops and Dhabas (vi) Kabari & (vii)Automobile Spare Parts from free conversion into any other trade. On the representations of the owners of these premises, the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh has reconsidered the ban on conversion from the above said seven trades and it has now been decided that the above said trades will also now be covered under the liberalization of conversion policy without payment of any conversion charges. Now these trades can be shifted/convertedinto any trade in category “A” of schedule II. All those who intend to convert the trade from New Special Trade Category must inform the Estate Officer. However the migration to these 7 trades from other trades of category “A” shall be allowed without any charge with prior permission of Chief Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh and would be subject to examination and clearance from environment,health and traffic considerations.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Kaimbalaa model village today organized special cleanliness and water conservation campaign

Chandigarh, March 12:-
The Gram Panchayat of Kaimbalaa model village today organized special cleanliness and water conservation campaign in which youth, old and children participated with great enthusiasm.The villagers equipped with tractors and ploughs today leveled and ploughed the 6.5 acre play ground adjacent to the Government High School.The play ground will be later on equipped with cricket pitch and volleyball court. It is worth while to mention here that the village was undulated with irregular slopes and major portion of the ground was unfit for playing.The villagers also started a Safai Abhiyan which would now be a continuous process. A new initiative of collection of solid waste from each household by self employed youth was started and Mahila Mandal ofthe village would involved the women of the village for wide participation.
Chandigarh Desk

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Unhygienic eatables banned in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, March 11:- The District Magistrate, Union Territory,Chandigarh has issued following order under section 2 of the EpidemicDiseases Act, 1897 (Central Act No. III of 1897) :-1. The sale of all kinds of exposed eatables e.g. sweets, cakes, biscuits,breads, parched grain of all kinds, dates and cut fruits is banned.2. All kinds of cold drinks including lassi, sugarcane-juice, sharbats,jaljeera, curd and cut fruits kept for sale shall be properly covered withthe help of wire gauze or glass for protection from dust and flies.3. The sale of unchlorinated drinking water through water trolleys obtained from unauthorised sources is banned.4. Ice/Ice candies/Aerated Water sold through outlets under unhygienic conditions is banned.5. That the Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Secretary,Medical Officer of Health, Supdt. Slaughter House-cum-Meat Inspector, all Health Supervisors, Superintendent Vaccination, Chief Sanitary Inspectors,Sanitary Inspectors, Meat Supervisoors working in the MunicipalCorporation Chandigarh and all Executive Magistrates, Enforcement Staff of Estate Office, Principal Medical Officer, Assistant Director Malaria, Anti Malaria Officer, Entomologist-cum-Parasitologist, all Medical Officers,PCMS/HCMS Class I and II, Food Inspectors and Sanitary Inspectors workingin the Chandigarh Administration in their respective jurisdiction are authorized to enter and inspect any market, building, shop or place used for manufacturing, sale or distribution of any article of food and drinks and examine any such articles which may be there in to seize, remove,destroy or cause to be disposed off in any manner they think fit, so as to prevent the consumption by human beings of any article of food and drinks that are exposed for sale in contravention of these order or otherwise found unfit for human consumption.This order shall take immediate effect and shall remain in force upto31st December 2006.
Chandigarh Desk

The Chandigarh Administration has reframed the Scheme for conversion of existing cinemas into multiplexes.

Chandigarh, March 11:- The Chandigarh Administration has reframed the Scheme for conversion of existing cinemas into multiplexes. The amended scheme shall replace the existing scheme called “The setting up of Multiplex Theatre and Conversion of existing cinemas into Multiplex Theatres Scheme 2000”.The Scheme provides for conversion of existing cinema theatres into multiplex theatres subject to the condition that the total seatingcapacity of the multiple theatres in the multiplex shall not be morethan the existing capacity of the cinema theatre and shall also not beless than 75% of the sanctioned seating capacity. The Scheme also provides for additional FAR upto 50% of the existing FAR on payment of conversion charges. The converted multiplex theatres were also allowed the facility of commercial area which shall not be more than the area under the cinema halls and projection rooms. Various cinema plots were having different FARs leading to under utilization of land. The Chandigarh Administrationhas rationalized the land utilization of such cinema plots, whereby each cinema will get a minimum FAR, leading to extra covered area for most of the cinemas. This will ensure optimum use of limited land available in the U.T,Chandigarh while making value addition to the economy ofthe city. This extra covered area or extra FAR will be allowed at the current market rate of commercial propertyin the city. Under amended scheme all cinema plotshaving an area less then 1 acre can avail minimum FAR of2.0 and those having more then 1 acre can avail minimumFAR of 1.75. An additional FAR up to 50% of the FAR availed/existingFAR shall be allowed to the extent that the maximum FARshall not exceed 3.0 for plots having an area up to 1 acreand 2.625 for the plots having an area above 1 acre withinthe same height subject to payment of conversion charges. The conversion charges for additional FAR were fixed inthe year 2000. It has been seen that the rates of thecommercial property in the city has gone up 2.93 times from the year 2001 to 2005. There fore, these conversionrates are increased 2.93 times. The conversion charges thus calculated for conversion of existing space shall beas under: -Sr. No.Nature of activity Rates per sq. ft.1. Area under commercial activity (for shopping purposes) Rs. 2344/-2. Area under entertainment activity including restaurants, Rs.1465/-games, cyber café etc.3. Area under office usage Rs. 1172/-4. Area under public space Rs. 293/- This amended scheme comes into force from the dateof its publication in the gazette of Chandigarh Administration and will remain valid up to31.3.2007. By framing new scheme, the existing scheme called “The setting up of MultiplexTheatre and Conversion of Existing Cinemas into multiplex Theatres Scheme, 2000” and amendmen tmade there under have been repealed.
Chandigarh Desk

Thursday, March 09, 2006

“Friends of Chandigarh “in its official website launched

Chandigarh, March 9:-With an objective to workout strategies to further promote tourism in Chandigarh and the region and to make Chandigarh tourism more tourist friendly, the Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration has opened a site titled “Friends of Chandigarh “in its official website in which the Departmentof Tourism seeks the valuable suggestions from the tourists and general public, to further promote tourism.The Department of Tourism, Chandigarh Administration invites views,ideas and suggestions from all those who love Chandigarh and wish to see the city and its tourism flourish.
Chandigarh Desk

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

International Women’s Day @ chandigarh

A function organized by the Social Welfare Department, UT, Chandigarh at Bal Bhawan to commemorate the International Women’s Day informed that the Administration is fully committed towards the cause of women empowerment and various schemes and training programme have been launched to up-lift them economically and socially. She appealed to them to avail benefits ofthe government schemes and to achieve these objectives.
Chandigarh Desk

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

state level function on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Bal Bhawan Auditorium, Sector 23,

Chandigarh, March 7:- The Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration will tomorrow (March 8, 2006) organize a state level function on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Bal Bhawan Auditorium, Sector 23, Chandigarh at 11:00 AM. The wife of Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Mrs. Jean Rodrigues will be Chief Guest on this occasion.
Chandigarh Desk

New liquor policy on test on March 8, 2006

Chandigarh, March 7:- The draw of lots for the allotment of retail sale vends of IMFL (L-2) and Country Liquor (L-14A) in Union Territory,Chandigarh for the year 2006-07 will be held on March 8, 2006 from 9 am onwards at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh. Mr. I.S. Sandhu, Deputy Excise & Taxation Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh will be the Presiding Officer and the proceedings for the allotment will be conducted under his supervision.There are 150 vends of IMFL (L-2) and 65 of Country Liquor (L-14A) to be allotted in UT, Chandigarh for the year 2006-07. The allotment will be made only for those vends for which applications have been received bythe Excise & Taxation Department, UT, Chandigarh upto February 20, 2006.In case lesser number of applications has been received than the number of licenses to be allotted in a locality, the allotment will be made to the applicants only. The left over vends will be allotted after re-advertisement in the press to invite applicants for these un-allotted vends.
Chandigarh Desk

Friday, March 03, 2006

Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues will inaugurate premises of Virsa Systems and Net Solutions at the DLF complex at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park

Chandigarh March 3:- The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh, Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues will inaugurate premises of Virsa Systems and Net Solutions at the DLF complex at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park(RGCTP) on March 6 at 11 a.m. He will also be the Chief Guest at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Build to Suit Sites at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Parkat 11.30 a.m.
Chandigarh Desk

No schooling in residential areas after 30.4.2006

Chandigarh March 3:- The Chandigarh Administration has taken steps to create new school sites and additional capacity in existing schools in order to implement the decisions of the High Court regarding closure of schools running in residential areas.The High Powered Committee chaired by the Advisor to the Administrator has finalized a plan to achieve this objective and to ensure that no child would be affected by this move. The plan has found the approval of the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh.All schools running within the sector grid in residential area would be closed by 30.4.2006. These schools were violating zoning provisions and were operating from small buildings, which were not meant for running schools, thereby causing traffic problems and other nuisance in the adjoining areas. However, the Chandigarh Administration is fully geared up to cope with the situation arising out of the closure of such schools.All additional space in the existing Government schools has been reserved for such children. The additional enrolment capacity of 3000 students in various schools will be tapped. Two new Government schools will be made operational in sectors 38 (West) and 56 in the current year.Additional 20 class rooms in existing schools will be added. Government schools have been asked to run double shifts as per requirement in order to meet the additional load. Moreover, out of 36 new sites allotted, 32have become functional or will be made operational by April 2006,creating room for 15000 students. Further, seven new sites in the sector grid have been carved out in the new sectors to meet the increaseddemand.With regard to the 30 schools running in residential areas in Manimajra Township, the Committee decided to allow an extension of one more yearupto April, 2007, as Government schools are already stretched to capacityand are running double shifts even at present. Meanwhile, the Municipal Corporation would immediately allocate new school sites in these areas.The Committee reviewed the position of schools in Rehabilitation colonies, illegal colonies and four villages included in the M.C. limits.The schools running in slum colonies cannot be closed as no alternate schools can be provided to the students who will be displaced due to the closure of schools. The Committee recommended one more year’s extension upto April, 2007 for this category of schools. Meanwhile, new Government schools are slated to come up in these areas. The Chandigarh Administration has already allowed running of Play Schools and Crechesfor children upto the age of six years in residential areas.The Committee also took stock of the schools being run in the Chandigarh Housing Board areas, in the colonies of Palsora, Dadumajra,Mauli Jagran, Indira Colony and Ram Darbar where there is no alternate school facility available. More Government schools will come up inthese sites to cater to the increasing demand.Further the lessees of allotted school sites would be asked to utilizethe balance FAR (Floor Area Ratio) within the period of 3-5 years ofallotment. This will result in creation of additional capacity in theseschools.It may be appreciated that the Administration is bound by the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to stop running of private schools in the residential areas. However, it will ensure that all arrangements would be made well in time to avoid any hardship to students who are likely to be displaced on this account.The number of new schools slated to come up as a result of these decisionswill add to the convenience of parents and students alike while helping to retain the planned character and architectural uniqueness of the City.
Chandigarh Desk

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation,Motorized Rehris (Control and Regulation) Bye laws-2006 come into force today

Chandigarh March 2:- With reference to Chandigarh Administration, LocalGovernment Department’s notification bearing No.6/1/42-IH(8)-2005/354,dated the 9th January, 2006 and in exercise of the powers conferred byClause J (4) and (6) of sub-section (1) of Section 399 of the PunjabMunicipal Corporation Act, 1976 as extended to the Union Territory,Chandigarh, by the Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension toChandigarh) Act, 1994 (Act No. 45 of 1994), the Administrator, UnionTerritory, Chandigarh, hereby makes the following byelaws namely:-BYE-LAWS1. These bye laws may be called “The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation,Motorized Rehris (Control and Regulation) Bye laws-2006”.2. They shall come into force from the date of their final publication inthe Official Gazette.3. In these bye laws, unless the context other wise requires: -All the words and expressions used in these bye laws but not definedhereunder shall have the meanings attached thereto in the Punjab MunicipalCorporation Act, 1976 as extended to the Union Territory, Chandigarh.(i) “Competent Authority” means the Secretary, Municipal Corporation,Chandigarh.(ii) “Group” means group of sectors, as specified by the Commissioner,Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.(iii) “Licence” means a licence issued on yearly basis under these bye laws.(iv) “Licence Fee” means yearly licence fee fixed by the MunicipalCorporation, Chandigarh, from time to time.(v) “Motorized Rehri” means mechanically propelled rehri/vehicle as per“vehicle” defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, with prescribed designand used for hawking articles for sale.(vi) “Trade” means specified trade for which the Motorized Rehri is to beused.4. No person shall keep or use a motorized rehri unless he has obtaineda licence from the competent authority.5. Every application for obtaining a licence for a motorized rehrishall be made to the competent authority in the form to be prescribed bythe Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.6. Eligibility: Following persons shall be eligible to get a licence for motorized rehri:-(a) The age of the applicant should be between 20 years and 35 years.(b) The person applying for the licence must be in possession of a validdriving licence of the required class of vehicle issued by the competentauthority.(c) The competent authority shall fix date and time for inviting applications for licence for different groups on prescribed proforma, fromthe persons who fulfill the eligibility criteria.(d) If, the number of applications received for a group are more than thefixed number in such group, the decision to grant a licence will be takenby a draw of lots.(e) One person can apply only for one group.(f) The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, may specify themaximum number of licences that may be issued for the use of motorizedrehris in the City of Chandigarh or in a group.(g) Licences equal to five percent of the total number of licences fixedshall be reserved for the persons who are physically disabled and whofulfill the requisite qualifications.(h) The fabrication as per approved design shall be erected on the chassisduly approved by the A.R.A.I.(i) The design of fabrication of the motorized rehris shall be as approvedby the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, which should comply with theprovisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder.7. Conditions of Licence:(a) Licensee shall not change his trade for which licence has beenissued without the prior permission of the competent authority.(b) Cooking of meals and sale of items like fish/meat, etc shall not beallowed.(c) No motorized rehri shall be taken over the pavement,footpath or passage in front of or in between the shops and booths.(d) No motorized rehri shall be taken or used for carrying on businessin the prohibited areas i.e. Capital Complex, Leisure Valley, City CenterSector-17 and Sub-City Center Sector 34, Sukhna Lake or any other areasdecided by the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh.(e) Motorized rehri shall be allowed to move freely within the givengroup of Sectors.(f) The motorized rehris shall be allowed to operate on V-5 and V-6roads only and they will not at any point of time be stationed onpermanent basis on these roads. They will, however, be allowed to crossthe adjoining Sectors through V-2 and V-3 roads.(g) The licensee shall only operate the motorized rehri of givenregistration number mentioned in the licence.(h) Licensee shall not sublet the licence or enter into partnershipwith any other person.(i) Every licence issued or renewed under these bye laws shall expireon 31st day of March next following the date of the issue or renewal. The request for renewal of licence will be entertained by the competentauthority only 30 days before its expiry.(j) If any person fails to apply for the renewal of his licence withina period of 15 days of its expiry, the competent authority may refuse torenew the licence unless it is satisfied that the applicant was preventedby good and sufficient cause from presenting the application for renewalin time. In such cases, an additional amount of Rs.250/- will becharged as late fee.However, no application for renewal of licence shall be entertained afterthe expiry of a period of 90 days from the date of its expiry.(k) The applicant shall deposit a fee of Rs.500/- with the application.(l) Annual renewal fee for the licence will be Rs.500/-.(m) The licensee belonging to Below Poverty Line categorywould be eligible for subsidy under the Swaran Jyanti Rojgar Yojna tillthe same is in vogue.(n) The motorized rehri shall not be used for any kind oftransportation/any other purpose.(o) The licensee shall not throw any residual articles in the openspaces or gutters.8. Appeal: Any person aggrieved by the decision of the competentauthority may, within a period of 15 days from the date of such decision,prefer an appeal to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh,whose decision thereupon shall be final.9. Punishment Any contravention of any of the bye laws or the terms andconditions of the licence shall be punishable with fine which may extendto Rs. 500/- and in case of a continuing contravention with an additionalfine which may extend to Rs. 20/- for every day during which suchcontravention continues after conviction for the first suchcontravention. Besides this, the licence shall be cancelled by thecompetent authority in case of any violation of the terms and conditionsof the licence .
chandigarh Desk

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

My arial chandigarh

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Chandigarh Administration has approved the allotment of 4 built to suit sites in Chandigarh Technology Park

Chandigarh, March 1:- Chandigarh Administration has approved the allotment of 4 built to suit sites in Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park as per the draw of lots which took place today in the Estate Office in the presence of representatives of all eligible companies.4 companies namely – RT Outsourcing from New Delhi and Netsmartz from USA were allotted the land in the category 1 of the Chandigarh InformationServices Park Rules (CISP) 2002/2005 while Net Solutions and KarinInfotech Limited were allotted land under category II of the CISP rules.All the 4 companies are leading IT companies in their respective fields.
Chandigarh Desk