Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Yoga Classes in the city from June 1, 2006 at Gandhi Samarak Bhawan (Sector-16 A).

Chandigarh, May 31, Yoga Therapist Astha Dhawal to start Yoga Classes in the city from June 1, 2006 at Gandhi Samarak Bhawan (Sector-16 A). Disclosing this here today Astha Dhawal said that special arrangements had been made for Women and these classes would start at 6.00AM. She further said that Yoga Experts would aware through Yoga diseases like Overweight, Diabetes, Hypertension and Migraine and would also guides trainers about Naturopathic diet. She advised the interested persons to get their registration done at the Gandhi Samarak Bhawan.
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National Foundation for Communal Harmony has invited applications for Communal Harmony Awards

Chandigarh, May 31:- National Foundation for Communal Harmony has invited applications for Communal Harmony Awards -- 2006 from individuals as well as organisations engaged in promoting national integrity and communal harmony and fraternity. The Award shall be announced on January 26. It is worthwhile to mention here that the National Foundation for Communal Harmony is an autonomous body set up by the Govt. of India, registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Foundation awards two awards, one for individual and the other for organisation. An individual is given cash award of Rs. 2 lakh and a citation in the individual category whereas an organisation is given cash award of Rs. 5 lakh besides a citation in the organization category.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

B.Sc& M.Sc.Home Science admission in The Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 30:- The Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, has invited applications for admission in its three years degree courses in B.Sc. Home Science, two year degree course in M.Sc. Home Science with specialization in Food and Nutrition, Clothing & Textile and Child Development and one Post graduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and Fashion Designing. The last date for submission of admission form for the three years degree course in B.Sc. Home Science is June 23, 2006 whereas for the remaining courses candidates may submit their forms by June 27, 2006. The eligibility for B.Sc. Home Science will be 10+2 or equivalent in Arts or Science Stream whereas for M.Sc. Home Science, it is B.Sc. Home Science or equivalent.
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Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Government schools have improved their performance in the results of 10th class (CBSE)

Chandigarh, May 27:- The Government schools have improved theirperformance in the results of 10th class (CBSE) this year. The passpercentage is 58.16 in 2005-06, while it was 56.65 the previous year(2004-05). 5,928 students appeared for 10th class from 77 governmentschools.The Model schools (48 in number) have also improved their performancesand have come out with flying colours. 73.58 percentage of theexaminees have passed this year while it was 71.65 last year. The passpercentage of non-model schools have also improved with respect to thelast year.Neetika of Govt. Model Sr. Secondary School, Sector 37-B, has topped thegovernment school segment in UT. She has scored 96.8 percent marks. (Her residential address is MIG 688/Phase 9, Mohali, Tel. No. 2210599,9888860599).Puneet Goyal of Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, issecond among the government school students. He has scored 96.4 percentmarks. (His residential address is 1745/23-B, Chd., Tel.No. 2716214).Kirti Goyal of Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, is thirdamong the government schools students. She has scored 95.2 percentmarks. (Her residential address is 3310/15, Chd. and Tel.No. 2771768
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Friday, May 26, 2006

The result of Xth Class of the C.B.S.E. board is being declared tomorrow

Chandigarh May 26:- The result of Xth Class of the C.B.S.E. board is being declared tomorrow. All the Govt. Schools under Chandigarh Administration should collect their result from the office of the District Education Officer, Chandigarh Administration at 10.00 a.m. However, the Mark Sheets of Class X and XII should be collected from the C.B.S.E. Office directly by the respective schools.
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Eco-Quiz Competition on 26th May, 2006

Chandigarh May 26:- The Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration in collaboration with Centre for Environment Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh organized a Eco-Quiz Competition on 26th May, 2006 for students of the Schools to further spread and strengthen the movement of protecting our environment through creative and action based programmes. 31 Schools participated in the event organized in Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof. R.K.Kohli, Coordinator of the Centre conducted the Quiz Competition. After screening round, teams of 6 schools qualified for other rounds. After the culmination of question, activity, visual and rapid fire round Ajit Karam Singh International Public Schools, Sector 41-B, Chandigarh represented by Kashish (Class Xth), Prerit and Harprinder (Class XI) won the Ist position. Carmel Convent School, Sector 9-B, Chandigarh represented by Priyanka Syal(Class X), Aditi Mehta & Gargi Dass (Class XI) won the IInd position and Sacred heart Sen. Sec.School, Sector 26, Chandigarh represented by Anandita (Class IX), Swantika and Harkirat(Class X) won the IIIrd position. The winners of Eco-Quiz Competition will be awarded cash prize and trophy by the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration.
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

More Liquors flow for City Beautiful "The Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 25:-The U.T. Excise and Taxation Department has invitedapplications for the grant of 36 more retail sale licnses of countryliquor (L-14A) for the remaining period of the financial year 2006-07.The outlets have been categorized in two categories. In A categorylicence fee will be Rs.40.00 lacs and annual quota 57908-9375 PL in eachlicense, while for category B it will be Rs.25.00 lacs and 36193 PLrespectively.The Department has asked the applicants to apply on or before June 6 by5.00 pm. The draw of lots shall take place on June 7, 2006 from 9.00 amonwards at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18 in the presence of the applicantswho wish to be present on that day.Successful applicants would be required to deposit 30% license fee on thedate of draw of lots on the spot and remaining 70% in two installments of40% by 30th June and 30% by 30th September, 2006. In case of companies100% license fee shall be payable within 24 hours of the grant oflicense.The Administration release stated that the detailed information regardingvarious levies on liquor, terms and conditions of the licenses etc. andprescribed application form could be obtained from the office ofAssistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, U.T., Chandigarh on anyworking day between 09:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M..Category A(License fee Rs. 40 lacs and Annual Quota 57908-9375 PL in each license)One license each in Sector 17 (All Over), Sector-22 (facing Sector 17),Sector- 40 (Internal Market), Sector- 35 (facing Sector- 34), Hallomajra(on Dakshin Marg), Manimajra (on Kalka Road-between Durga Nursery andHousing board chowk both sides), Manimajra (on Kalka Road-beyond housingboard chowk towards Panchkula both sides), Jagatpura road/Sector 48, Sector-46 (on Sector 45/46 dividing road). Raipur Khurd (on Ambala Road)and Sector 55/56 (On Dara Studio Road).Category B(License fee Rs. 25 lacs and Annual Quota 36193 PL in each license)One license each in Sector- 20 (on Dakshin Marg), Ind. Area, Phase-I(Near CTU Workshop), Ind. Area Phase-I (Near MW Market/Fire Station),Ram Darbar Colony, Sector- 28 (Internal Market), Sector-30 (InternalMarket), Sector – 31 (Internal Market and on Sec-31-Ind. Area, Phase-II dividing road both sides), Sector- 32 (Internal Market), Sector- 37(Internal Market), Sector- 47 (Internal Market), Sector -49/50/PCARoad, Kajheri (in Village Abadi), Sector 53/54/Madanpur Road, Dhanas(on Mullanpur Road), Manimajra (Near Housing board chowk towards Sector7/18 Panchkula both sides, Manimajra (in Town), Raipur Kalan (NearHarmilap Nagar Baltana), Raipur Kalan (Near Ind. Area-II, Panchkula),Kishangarh, Khuda Alisher/Sector-1 (Near Rajindera Park), KhudaAlisher/Sector-1 (on Kansal –Karoan Road back side PAP Complex),Kaimbala, Makhan Majra (Not on Dakshin Marg), Sector 22 (FacingSector-35), Sector 44 (Internal Market).
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Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues, will lay the foundation Stone of Additional Block of Government High School, Kaimbwala Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 25:- The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T.,Chandigarh, Gen.(Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues, will lay the foundation Stone ofAdditional Block of Government High School, Kaimbwala, U.T., Chandigarhtomorrow on May 26 at 10 a.m.
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Chandigarh Labour Department has increased the minimum rates of wages payable to monthly and daily rated employees

Chandigarh May 25:- The U.T. Labour Department has increased the minimum rates of wages payable to monthly and daily rated employees. & nbsp; &n bsp; &nb sp; &nbs p; ; As the cost of living has increased by 20 points of living index number the per point neutralization in minimum rates of wages for monthly rated employees under the Minimum Wages Act is Rs.5/- per point. Thus minimum rates for wages for each category of employees have been increased Rs.100/- per month on the increase of 20 points.
& nbsp; &n bsp; Similarly daily rated employee will get increase of Rs.3.80 P. @ paise 0.19 per point ion the increase of 20 points.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

An exhibition of photographs at the Art Gallery

An exhibition of photographs at the Art Gallery of the Government Museum, Sector 10 on May 26 at 5.15 p.m. The annual exhibition is being held by a group of photo artists ‘The Friends of Photography’. The exhibition will continue till May 30. In all 58 black and white and coloured prints will be displayed. These prints will include 15 prints by prominent photo artists of the country namely Mr. Amitabh Sil, Mr.Abhoy Nath Ganguly and Mr. Anil Risal Singh. The members of the Friends of Photography, whose prints would be on display includes Mr.Adit Agarwala, Mr. V.S.Kundu, Mr. Subhash Sapru, Mr O.P.Gupta, Mr. Amardeep Singh Samra, Mr. Deep Ram Bhatia, Mr. B.S.Sodhi, Mr Inderjit Premi and Mr. B.S.N.Reddy. The exhibition will remain open daily from 10a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Monday, May 22, 2006

The Chandigarh Administration today signed a power purchase agreement with the National Hydro Power Corporation

Chandigarh May 22:- The Chandigarh Administration today signed a power purchase agreement with the National Hydro Power Corporation (N.H.P.C.) for the supply of 3 Mega Watt power to U.T. Chandigarh from its Dulhasti Hydro Electric Project in Jammu & Kashmir State. The power supply from this project is expected to be available to the city by December, 2006.
The U.T. Finance-cum-Engineering Secretary, Mr.S.K.Sandhu and N.H.P.C. Chief Engineer(Commercial), Sh.V.K.Jain signed this agreement on behalf of Chandigarh Administration and N.H.P.C., New Delhi respectively. The demand for power has increased tremendously. On the creation of the U.T. Chandigarh the peak demand was only 13 Mega Watt and the power requirement was 1.38 lacs unit per day but on account of development of Chandigarh, now its average power requirement during this summer has touched 41 lakh unit per day whereas the peak demand has been recorded to 264 Mega Watt.
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UT Administration has selected six companies for the technical and commercial for developing Multimedia-cum-Film City in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, May 22:- UT Administration has selected six companies for the technical and commercial for developing Multimedia-cum-Film City in Chandigarh.
Multimedia cum Film city will put Chandigarh on a Global map as a destination for doing high end state of the art work in film making, animation and developing digital contents. This would also be one of its kind in the country with a multimedia & animation study cum training centre and digital studios for doing high-end work in film production.
Fourteen companies had applied for developing the Film City. The eligibility criterion was strict and it required that the companies must possess a capacity to invest Rs. 50 crore in the first year and Rs. 100 crore within 3 years. Additionally, they should have a prior tie up with industry experts or companies in the respective Medias. The six companies selected are: -

1) KRBL Limited in joint Venture with Greenfield Ventures Limited, in Tie Up with Mr. P. Sippy.
2) DLF Universal Ltd, in Tie ups with Graffitti Multimedia & Team Work Films (P) Limited
3) Parsvnath Developers Limited, in tie up with Mr. Satish Kaushik promoted company Real Good Films
4) Fun Multiplex Pvt. Ltd, A Zee Group Company in tie ups with Mr. Subhash Ghai promoted company Mukta Arts
5) Unitech Limited, in tie ups with Ashok P. Singh, Aamir Raze Hussain and world renowned international film company Turner International
6) EMMAR MGF, in tie ups with Village Road Show of USA (one of the biggest entertainment company in the world in strategic tie up with Warner Brothers) and BR Films.

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The Government of India has approved the status of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park

Chandigarh, May 22:- The Government of India has approved the status of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. The Union Ministry of commerce & Industry has issued a notification in this regard.
The sector specific Special Economic Zone IT Park for Electronics and Hardware, Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services in village Kishangarh has been approved as a SEZ. Now the companies investing in the Technology Park will be able to avail the benefits of the scheme immediately. Infosys was waiting for the approval of the SEZ as they have already constructed more than 4,50,000 sq. fts. of IT space for them to start operation immediately. The approval comes as a breather for all the companies who are looking to make Chandigarh as an investment and export destination. Meanwhile, Chandigarh Administration has also decided to apply for the extension of the SEZ scheme from Phase I to Phase II of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park.
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Friday, May 19, 2006

NATUROPATHY & YOGA CAMP@Chandigarh

NATUROPATHY & YOGA CAMP FROM TODAY Chandigarh, May 19: Mahatma Gandhi Bhawan is organizing a 10-day Naturopathy & Yoga Camp under the supervision of renowned yoga & Naturopathy expert Dr. Gauri Shanker Mishar from May 20 to 29, 2006 at local Gandhi Samarak Bhawan (Sector-16). Disclosing this a spokesman of the Bhawan said that special arrangement for the treatment of women were being made and Ms. Asha Arora, Yoga, Acupressure & Sujoke expert would guide them during the camp. He further said that during the Camp the experts would treat diseases like over weight, diabetes, Hypertension & Migraine.
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Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign in Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 19:- The Chandigarh Administration today appealed to the residents to bring their children upto 5 years of age to the nearby booths on Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign to be held on May 21. The U.T. Home-cum-Health Secretary, Mr.Krishna Mohan has asked the people to make polio eradication a success. He urged the people to cooperate with the health authorities in getting their children immunized against polio. He said polio vaccine would be administered to the targeted children at 461 booths including mobile allover the Union Territory. There are about 1.22 lac children in the age group of 0-5 years. May 21 will be second round of the campaign on national immunization, the first round of the pulse polio campaign was conducted on April 9 last.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Free Eye Check-up Camp@Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D

Mr. Mohan was addressing a gathering after inaugurating “Free Eye Check-up Camp” at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46-D here today. The camp was organized by National Association for the Blind (NAB) in association with Rotary Chandigarh Central.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The results of class 10th and 12th of CBSE in e-Sampark Centres

Chandigarh, May 17:- Chandigarh Administration has decided that e-Sampark Centres in collaboration with National Informatics Center (NIC) would provide access to the students with regard to the results of class 10th and 12th of CBSE as and when the same will be declared by CBSE. Since all the e Sampark Centres are already functioning as Jan Sampark Centres, these 8 centres will open at 6.00 AM on the day of the result as compared to the regular timing of 8.00 AM. This will help the students to have access to the result at the click of the mouse and this service will be available to the students at a nominal price of Rs. 2 per print out of the result sheet. The access to the result is much more superior to the results accessed by mobiles, as the results provided by the e-Sampark Centres would be more elaborative as they will also provide the detailed result. This step has been initiated by the Chandigarh Administration in order to check the exorbitant rates charged by the cyber cafes.
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free education to all "A Dream to be ......

The Administration has claimed that providing free education to all students of non-model schools upto the class 8th from this year. These students will not have to pay any funds or fees. Free text books and exercise note books have already been provided to these students, this year. Free uniforms are also being provided to these students. As many as 62,411 students will be benefited with this initiative. Free education and text books are also being provided to all girl students and S.C., S.T., students upto 10+2 class. Cooked meal has been started to all students’ upto primary classes in 61 government schools. Earlier, ‘Mathis’ were provided to all these students. The ‘Mathis’ will be phased out in rest of the schools, very soon. All children upto the age of 15 years, who cannot go to regular schools, are also being provided free text books and stationery from this year through Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. 10,400 students have been covered under this programme, running in 277 centres. Steps are being taken to make the pre-schools’ more interesting and joyful. The play classes have been decorated aesthetically and are being equipped with latest play and educational equipments. 600 students have already been covered. The 5th, 8th, 10th standards Government school students belonging to the Scheduled Castes are also getting extra coaching classes for two hours. School Health Scheme in government schools has also been launched for free health check up for all the school going students. To make class room teaching more interactive and helpful, computer aided learning projects have been launched. 15 schools are covered under the computer aided learning and 14 schools under INTEL. The computer education is also compulsory in 43 government schools. Skill training centres have been opened as a special component for less advantage children living in slums and rehabilitation colonies. 15 percent seats has also been reserved for the economically weaker sections of the society in the private schools from this year.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Department of Industries has invited applications for Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana(PMRY). Under the scheme unemployed youth (8th pass )

Chandigarh, May 16:- The Department of Industries has invited applications for Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana(PMRY). Under the scheme unemployed youth (8th pass ) who are between the age group of 18-35 years (with 10 years relaxation for SCs, STs, Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped and women candidates) are invited to apply for financial assistance in the form of loan and subsidy on easy terms and conditions. The applicant should be a resident of U. T. Chandigarh for atleast three years and income of the beneficiary along with income of spouse and parents should not exceed Rs.40,000/- per annum. Financial Assistance up to Rs.2.00 lacs for individuals and upto Rs.10.00 lacs for a group of persons is available under the PMRY scheme. The prescribed application forms alongwith a sample project report, if required, can be obtained free of cost from the Single Window Cell of District Industries Centre, 39, Industrial Area, Phase-II, Chandigarh and Regional Employment Exchange, U.T, Sector 17, Chandigarh.
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New timing for all Government and Government Aided Schools

Chandigarh, May 16:- The Education Department, Chandigarh Administration has decided to change school timings in all Government and Government Aided Schools with effect from May 17, 2006 to May 31, 2006 due to severe hot. There will be no assembly during these days. However, the duty timing for teachers will remain the same as per practice for single as well as double shift schools. The timing for the students will be 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in single shift schools. For double shift schools, it will be 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the morning session and 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m. in the evening session.
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Friday, May 12, 2006

Electors Photo Identity Cards in the Union Territory, Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 12:- With a view to achieve 100% coverage for the issue of Electors Photo Identity Cards in the Union Territory, Chandigarh, the Election Department has been setting up photography centers throughout the year in the past for this purpose. However, the desired objective has not been achieved as yet. Therefore, it has now been decided to cover each and every elector who has not yet obtained his/her Photo Identity Card through a special campaign whereby the photography teams will visit each house of the Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency for on the spot photography. All residents of Sector-9,10,11,12,14 & 15 would be covered. Further photography will also be taken for those electors who are having their Photo I/Cards but their photo are required for Photo Electoral Rolls. The following schedule would be observed w.e.f. 18-5-2006 to 27-5-2006 for electors of Sector-9, 10, 11, 12, 14 &

All those electors who have not yet obtained their photo identity cards or whose photos are required to up-date Electoral Rolls are requested to make themselves available for photography on the date mentioned against their house number from 5.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M. on all working days and 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is also clarified that in case the photo Identity Cards are not obtained by the elector during this campaign his/her name will be struck out from the Electoral Rolls as per Election Law.
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Prospectus for entrance test of Elementary Teacher’s Training(E.T.T.) Course-2006-2008 is available from May 2, 2006

Chandigarh May 12:- Prospectus for entrance test of Elementary Teacher’s Training(E.T.T.) Course-2006-2008 is available from May 2, 2006 in the State Institute of Education, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh on the payment of Rs.50/- in cash and Rs.90/- by demand draft(post) in favour of Director, State Institute of Education, Sector 32-C, Chandigarh. The last date for sale and submission of application form is extended up to May, 27, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and upto 5 p.m. on May 27, 2006. The basic qualification for the ETT Entrance Test to be held on July 16, 2006 is graduation with 45% marks for general category and 40% for SC and ST candidates.
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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Radio taxi services for Tourism has been launched ih Chandigarh

With this inauguration, the city beautiful will have metered taxi services . The cab will charge Rs.15/- for the first kilometer and Rs.12 for the subsequent kilometers traveled. This rate is lower than the one already fixed in the year 2001 for all India tourist permit holders. In Delhi metered AC taxis charge Rs.15/- per kilometer while in Goa it is Rs.16/- per kilometer. Initially, three leading companies will operate services in the city. Today, 40 cabs of two companies namely Mega Corporation Limited and Indus Travels and Logistics have come on roads. Carzonrent Pvt. Ltd. will start its services by May 15. They will expand their services to 50 cabs each. All the taxis will be brand new, air conditioned/air heated. They will be driven by uniformed drivers. The taxi services will be equipped with GSM/CDMA/Landline network in order to facilitate the communication between the driver and control room of the operators. To ensure proper security and safety of the service users, the taxis will be working on Global Positioning System (GPS), whereby their locations will be monitored by their respective control rooms. Later on radio connectivity and credit card facility will also be introduced in these cabs. Motor Cab Services will be available 24x7 (24 hours and all seven days of a week) to the tourists/general public. The services can be availed of by calling the respective telephone number of the company or by hiring the taxis from the designated locations. Thirty onelocations have been identified and marked, which are spread all over the city. The taxis can also be stopped on the road if they are vacant and are not being used by any other tourist. Tourists can dial 4141414 or 4646464 to avail the taxi services. Today, the taxi services were provided free of cost. Many foreign and Indian tourists from Canada, Mexico, United States, Germany, Holland, Croatia and different parts of the country enjoyed the free ride and visited various tourist spots of the city beautiful. Initially nine trained tourist guides have been inducted, who have been trained from the Food Craft Institute, Chandigarh. These guides are well versed with the tourism sites and requirement of the tourists. The guides have been trained to provide updated information about the city beautiful. They will wear identity card in which their name and other important details are given. The guides will charge Rs.100/- per hour, for half day(four hours) Rs.300/- and for full day (eight hours) Rs.500/-. Tourists/tourism agencies can avail the services of trained tourist guides by contacting the Tourist Information Office, ISBT, Room No.84, Sector 17, Chandigarh on telephone numbers 2704614 and 2703839.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

RadioTaxi service from tommorrow

Chandigarh May 10:- The Adviser to the Administrator, U.T., Chandigarh Sh.Lalit Sharma will tomorrow flag off taxi service at Rock Garden on 9.30 A.M.
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Cyber Media Event will hold ‘e-Revolution’ 2006

Chandigarh May 10:- The Department of Information Technology(I.T.) U.T., Chandigarh alongwith I.T. Departments of Punjab and Haryana, NASSCOM, STPI, Chandigarh IT Club and Cyber Media Event will hold ‘e-Revolution’ 2006 on July 21 and 22 at Hotel Taj, Chandigarh. The e-Revolution 2006 will highlight the partnership and collaboration between industry and government in various spheres of I.T. applications for social and economic progress. The Conference will touch upon the issues such as networks, connectivity, wireless solutions and people related issues such as change management, retraining, manpower development and e-Governance. The multi-lateral interaction between the various government agencies and industry majors will be faithful for business and regional growth. The Conference will also attract more projects and investments to the region and create large employment and export opportunities. The Conference will once again see the coming together of two states of Punjab and Haryana alongwith U.T., Chandigarh on the same panel and will brainstorm new ideas and seek more investments for the region. The focus will remain on the Chandigarh Capital Region as a prime location for investments. The theme of the conference holds interest for a wide spectrum of professional and researchers as it concerns the deployment of ICT, which is making its tremendous impact on the processes of public administration. The participating technology and service providers will get first hand assessment of the merits of the host city as an operational base for their businesses. It is worthwhile to mention here that the conference will be the second e-Revolution event after the grant success of the first e-Revolution event in 2005. This mega conference showcases Chandigarh in an elite club of premier IT destinations in the country. Chandigarh is a leading e-governance city and winner of "GOLDEN ICON AWARD" 2005 for its e-Sampark project and CSI-Nihilent best e-governed state/UT award for 2005. Chandigarh has been adjudged as "A Leader in E-Readiness" in Assessment Report 2004 by Govt. of India.
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Chandigarh Conversion of Land Use of Industrial Sites into commercial Activity/Services in Industrial Area, Phase-I and II, Chandigarh Scheme, 2005

Chandigarh May 9:-In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 7 and Section 22 of the Capital of Punjab (Development and Regulation) Act, 1952 and the rules made there under, the Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh is pleased to make the following amendment in the Scheme called “Chandigarh Conversion of Land Use of Industrial Sites into commercial Activity/Services in Industrial Area, Phase-I and II, Chandigarh Scheme, 2005” notified vide No.28/8/51-UTFI(3)-2005/6658, dated 19.9.2005, namely:- 1. This scheme shall be called Chandigarh Conversion of land use of Industrial Sites into Commercial Activity/Services in Industrial Area, Phase I and II, Chandigarh(Amendment) Scheme, 2006.” 2. This shall come into force with immediate effect. 3. In the Chandigarh Conversion of land use of Industrial Sties into commercial Activity/Services in Industrial Area, Phase I and II, Chandigarh Scheme, 2005”, after existing clause 17, the following clauses shall be inserted, namely:- 18. Submission of building plan alongwith the conversion application is not mandatory requirement. However, revised building plans shall be got approved later. 19. Plot upto 2 kanals Industrial Area, Phase-II having architectural control shall be at par with the plots of Industrial Area, Phase-I. Norms on ground coverage, height, FAR Parking etc. shall be followed while getting the building plans approved. 20. On the pattern of liberalization of trade in the city shifting from one kind of manufacturing activity to any other manufacturing activity is allowed subject to observance of provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1989, Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, if applicable, and norms of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee. The change in trade (manufacturing activity) is allowed without conversion charges. Public Relations Department, Chandigarh Administration Press Note Chandigarh May 9:- Keeping in view the growing demand for parking space in the city, the Chandigarh Administration has allowed provision of twin level basements in certain categories of buildings. Where as provision of one basement shall be mandatory, twin level basements shall be provided if parking requirement generated by covered area of these buildings is not met through one basement. This facility has been allowed in Cinemas converted into Multiplexes, industrial sites of minimum one acre plot area which are converted into commercial usage after payment of conversion charges, Shopping Malls, Hotel sites on independent plots, commercial, Offices and Institutional sites (except educational and residential) comprising independent plots of one acre and above area, sites in Chandigarh Technology Park and special sites such as the proposed 11 storeyed Tower in City Centre, Sector 17. The twin level basement shall be provided within prescribed coverage norms and its area shall not be counted towards F.A.R. At least 75% area of these basements shall be used exclusively for the purpose of parking whereas the rest can be used for other purposes as prescribed in the Building Rules. The twin level basements shall be constructed as per the provisions of Building Rules regarding light and ventilation, fire safety, structural safety and prevention against surface drainage. 100% power back up shall be essentially provided in such basements. Keeping in view the height requirements for two basements and specialized services required for such buildings, a special relaxation in height has been given and maximum height of 27’-0” has been allowed
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Chandigarh Administration has allowed provision of twin level basements

Chandigarh May 9:- Keeping in view the growing demand for parking space in the city, the Chandigarh Administration has allowed provision of twin level basements in certain categories of buildings. Where as provision of one basement shall be mandatory, twin level basements shall be provided if parking requirement generated by covered area of these buildings is not met through one basement. This facility has been allowed in Cinemas converted into Multiplexes, industrial sites of minimum one acre plot area which are converted into commercial usage after payment of conversion charges, Shopping Malls, Hotel sites on independent plots, commercial, Offices and Institutional sites (except educational and residential) comprising independent plots of one acre and above area, sites in Chandigarh Technology Park and special sites such as the proposed 11 storeyed Tower in City Centre, Sector 17. The twin level basement shall be provided within prescribed coverage norms and its area shall not be counted towards F.A.R. At least 75% area of these basements shall be used exclusively for the purpose of parking whereas the rest can be used for other purposes as prescribed in the Building Rules. The twin level basements shall be constructed as per the provisions of Building Rules regarding light and ventilation, fire safety, structural safety and prevention against surface drainage. 100% power back up shall be essentially provided in such basements. Keeping in view the height requirements for two basements and specialized services required for such buildings, a special relaxation in height has been given and maximum height of 27’-0” has been allowed.
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Monday, May 08, 2006

Tourism promotion on Chandigarh Agenda

Chandigarh May 8:- The Department of Tourism, U.T., Chandigarh has decided to launch the services of recently empanelled tourist guides on May 11 alongwith the launching of the proposed taxi services. The guides will be helpful in attaining the Chandigarh Administration’s objective of providing facilitation to tourists and visitors to the City Beautiful. With this, tourism in Chandigarh will receive a big boost, the Director Tourism, U.T., Chandigarh, Sh.Vivek Atray has said. Sh.Atray has further added that the Administration has also approved the rates for tourist guide on the pattern of Delhi Tourism. A tourist guide will charge Rs.100 for an hour whereas for four hours (half day) the rate will be Rs.300. Similarly, Rs.500 has been fixed for eight hours (full day). The guides will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Tourism, Sh.Vinod Kalia (telephone Number-0172-5191118). Tourists or tourism agencies may also contact the Tourist Information Office, ISBT, Room No.84, Sector 17, Chandigarh on telephone numbers 2704614 and 2703839. It is worth while to mention here that the Department of Tourism has recently empanelled nine tourist guides for the convenience of the tourists visiting Chandigarh. The guides have been properly trained by the Food Craft Institute and are well versed with the tourism sites and requirement of interacting with the tourists.
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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Road Leads to Protesters.My city beautiful

The Chandigarh Administration has given a major relief to Cooperative House Building Societies

Chandigarh, May 7:- The Chandigarh Administration has given a major relief to the members of the Cooperative House Building Societies by allowing the Societies to take their own substitution decision in their general bodies. The Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Gen. (Retd.) S.F. Rodrigues, has approved a key and far reaching policy for the benefit of the members of the Cooperative Housing Societies. The decision regarding substitution of the membership has been left to be taken by the respective House Building Society in their general body meeting provided such decisions are consistent with the provisions of ‘Cooperative Societies Act’ and rules framed there under, article of association/byelaws of the said Cooperative House Building Society and the terms & conditions of allotment of land to the societies. The Administration will ensure compliance with the rules. The Administration has decided not to get itself involved in the micro management of the societies. However, if the actions of the Societies are not in accordance with the stipulated rules, the Administration will take suitable action as provided in the rules. There are 120 Cooperative Group Housing Societies in Chandigarh and about 8000 families will be benefited with this decision. It is worthwhile to mention here that the Chandigarh Administration had notified the scheme called Chandigarh Allotment of Land to Cooperative House Building Societies Scheme, 1991 with a view to promote private housing and optimum utilization of land by constructing multi storeyed structure. The land was allotted to the Chandigarh Housing Board on chunk basis for its further allotment to the Cooperative House Building Societies. After allotment of land to the Societies, some of the members withdrew, surrendered their shares and also some dwelling units have become available due to expulsion, cancellation for default in payment and the said dwelling units are lying un-allotted. For this purpose, the issue regarding substitution of members was considered by the Administration.
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The UT Administration has sought support from all concerned quarters for its proposed enforcement drive for removal of encroachments

Chandigarh, May 7:- The UT Administration has sought support from all concerned quarters for its proposed enforcement drive for removal of encroachments and unauthorized constructions in the UT. The Administration accords top priority to the public interest and public safety. While preparing various developmental plans and projects, the Administration always gives top priority to the public interests and safety of the residents of the city. The Administration also proposes to educate general public about the implications of unauthorized constructions made in violations of rules regulating the planned development of the city. The incident of building collapse in Bapu Dham colony leading to three human casualty and damages to the adjoining buildings should be an eye opener to the violators of the law. It is high time that all the residents of the city realize the gravity of the problem. They should lend active support to the campaign of the Administration so that sanctity of the planned city is retained and the development plans and projects are executed in a time bound manner. It should be understood that Chandigarh is a very planned city and known for its architectural wonders not only in the country but all over the world. All necessary architectural controls are inbuilt in the various rules and regulations so as to maintain the architectural standards befitting to a planned city. Therefore, it becomes duty of the residents as well as their representatives to create an awareness regarding the importance of maintaining the plan status of the city in the larger interest and in the interest of the public safety. All should cooperate and support the enforcement drive so that the slur of the encroachments on the beauty-city is completely erased and such accidents & tragedy like Bapu Dham do not reoccur.
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Friday, May 05, 2006

The Sports Department, U.T., Chandigarh has fixed the trial/interview for issuance of Sports Gradation Certificates on May 26.

Chandigarh May 5:- The Sports Department, U.T., Chandigarh has fixed the trial/interview for issuance of Sports Gradation Certificates on May 26. All eligible sports persons of U.T. Chandigarh may submit their applications on prescribed proforma in the Office of the Director Sports, Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh latest by May 23 upto 5.00 P.M. All candidates must report in proper kit for the trial/interview at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, Chandigarh on May 26 at 9.30 a.m. alongwith original certificates as no separate interview call shall be given.
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Thursday, May 04, 2006

ICRA Management Consulting Services, New Delhi, as its consultant for setting up Financial Services Centre in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, May 4:- The Department of Information Technology, UT, Chandigarh has today appointed ICRA Management Consulting Services, New Delhi, as its consultant for setting up Financial Services Centre in Chandigarh, which will make the City Beautiful next financial destination in India after Mumbai.
The ICRA will carry out its study within 12 to 14 weeks. The scope of work will include compilation of the existing data base of the financial market in Chandigarh, identifying competitive advantages of Chandigarh as compared to other centres, revenue potential for Chandigarh, impact on the profile of the City Beautiful, development potential in Chandigarh and identifying the way to fuel the growth of the City and the region.
The ICRA will also provide consultancy in finalizing the blue print of the proposed Financial Services Centre in Chandigarh and provide information about leading developers of such projects. The entire study and consultancy will be based on the study of various financial markets in India and abroad. The proposed Centre will be coming up in Sector 34 and will help in the growth of Chandigarh as a major Financial Centre north of Delhi. This Centre will make Chandigarh a global city with world class infrastructure and state of the art technology, the Director, IT, UT Chandigarh, Sh. Manjit Singh Brar has said.
It is worth mentioning that besides the ICRA, four companies which submitted their proposals included Darashaw & company Limited, Mumbai, Astra Consultancy Private Limited, New Delhi and Price Waterhouse Coopers. It has been after a long selection process that the ICRA was appointed as consultant.
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Monday, May 01, 2006

New adminitration shake ups


  1. Sh.Amit Talwar, PCS : Assistant Estate officer and Assistant Estate Officer (Appeals).
  2. Sh.Daljeet Singh, PCS: Secretary, Municipal Corporation.
  3. Sh.Ashwani Kumar, HCS:Director Public Instructions(s)

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Citizen Facilitation Centre of Engineering Department @Deluxe building Sector 9

Chandigarh May 1, 2006:- The Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration, Mr. Lalit Sharma today inaugurated the Citizen Facilitation Centre of Engineering Department which has been set up in additional Deluxe building Sector 9 to facilitate the citizens of Chandigarh and enable them to lodge their complaints related to Engineering Department at a single number 4639999. The centre which will work round the clock through out the year will make the registration of complaints much more easier and also speed up redressal of the grievances. Presently, there are around 35 complaint centres at various locations under Engineering Dept. A consumer has to refer/remember quite a few numbers to register his complaints. Also during power failure etc. single line available with existing complaint centres go busy due to heavy rush of calls, adding further to the woes of the aggrieved consumers.
The aim of the centre is to make complaint lodging and its redressal a lot more easier. To man this centre, the operators will work in three shifts. The consumers can make calls at number 4639999 which will be received at any of the four lines available at the Facilitation Centre. The operator will convey the complaint number to the consumer and then forward the complaint to the concerned department. To facilitate this, 35 mobiles sets have been provided to the Call Operators and SSAs/Work Inspectors/JEs of the existing complaint centres. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the field staff of the existing complaint centres will give time for redressal which will be conveyed back to the consumer. A supervisor of the department will be present during all the shifts in the centre for overall monitoring.
The other features of the system include complaints pending after one hour, two hours and three hours of their lodging shall be intimated to the concerned SDO, XEN and SE respectively. Similarly, intimation of major break downs in an area after dust/hail storms/heavy rains will be conveyed to the SDO, XEN and SE concerned of the area. Furthermore, the reports will be sent twice a day to the XENs and SEs and fortnightly to the Chief Engineer regarding details of the complaints lodged, redressed and pending which will help monitoring at higher levels. The Daily power shut down report will also be available with the Centre.
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