· NON COMPLIANCE WOULD ATTRACT FINE OF RS 1 LAKH FOR THE IST TIME AFTERWARDS 10 THOUSAND PER DAY
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 17: -The 473 non affiliated private schools, which were evading fulfillment of RTE Act norms, have been shut down by the Punjab Government. These schools which yet not implemented to the provisions of Right to Education Act-2009 have been asked to wind up their functioning immediately.It was disclosed by Mr. Sikander Singh Maluka, Education and Language Minister Punjab. He said the Punjab Government has been sympathetic towards these educations institutions for long and they have time and again requested to adhere to the Right to Education Act, but these private schools were in denial mode to implement the RTE in their institutions. He said that these schools were bound to get affiliations under the RTE Act 2009 norms for free and compulsory education. He said that this circumstance forced the state government to take strict and bold action against all these money making institutions.
The minister further said that nearly 37813 affected students of these schools could get admissions in the Government schools; th
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 17: =The Sirhind Feeder Canal would remain close from till April 26, 2013 for remodeling/re-construction of Kamiana minor which off-takes from right side of Sirhind Feeder RD 148800 and repair of Gate no.2 & 3 of Ferozpur Head Regulator.Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Irrigation Department said that notification in this regard under rule 63 of rules framed under the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act, 1873 (Act VIII of 1873) has been issued. He said that this decision to close canal for shorter span has been taken keeping in view the congenial weather condition and having due regard to the status of crops.
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 16: Reviewing the activities, achievements and future programmes of the Punjab Public School, Nabha in a meeting of the Board of Governors held here today, the Punjab Governor, Mr. Shivraj V. Patil asked the members to use modern technology in the classrooms byadding the system of imparting education through recorded lectures of eminent Professors. He said this will help in saving time, money and solving the problems of shortage of teaching staff up to some extent. He asked the Headmaster to purchase cameras and install them in three directions of the main auditorium to deliver recorded lecture on the screen. He said unless we do this, the standard of education cannot improve. So you have to adopt modern methods of imparting education to the students. Mr. Patil stressed upon encouraging the students to join the army. He said that they should be educated
· DIRECTIONS ISSUED TO PROVIDE PRINTED PERFORMA OF NOTIFIED SERVICES BESIDES UPLOADING ON DEPARTMENTS WEBSITES
· ALSO TO ENSURE SUBMISSION OF REPORTS TO GOVERNANCE REFORMS COMMISSION WELL IN TIME
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 16: The Punjab Government has issued directions to all departments of the state to ensure effective implementation of Right to Service Act and propagate the provisions of this act to the common masses at the grass root level. In a communiqué to all departments, an official spokesman said that directions have been issued to provide printed performas of Right to Service Act in each department of the district besides uploading these performas on all websites of various departments. He said that Punjab Government had taken a pioneering decision to cover most of the public services under Right to Service Act to increase the accountability of the government authorities to ensure timely deliverance of public services. He said that it has been noticed that due to lack of awareness about the new rights available under Right to Service Act, people were not able to avail the services of this act. He said that Department would get the printing of prescribed performas on their own level. He said that it has also been directed to ensure submission of status reports with the Governance Reforms Commission well in time by the departments concerned. The Spokes
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 16: -The Bikaner Canal would remain close till May 6, 2013 for urgent maintenance and repair works. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Irrigation Department said that notification in this regard under rule 63 of rules framed under the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act, 1873 (Act VIII of 1873) has been issued. He said that this decision to close canal for shorter span has been taken keeping in view the congenial weather condition and having due regard to the status of crops.
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 8: Inaugurating an Exhibition of paintings by Pratiksha Apurv, showcasing her 10th Solo show at Punjab Kala Bhawan here today, the Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Mr. Shivraj V. Patil, said that Art has value in itself, which is embedded
• SAD-BJP GOVERNMENT BUILT WORLD CLASS SPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE IN STATE-NK SHARMA
• SAD-BJP GOVERNMENT PAID THE ARREARS OF SPORTS AWARD OF CONGRESS ERA
• PROVIDED RECORD NUMBER OF JOBS TO SPORTSPERSONS
• BAJWA JITTERY ABOUT RISING POPULARITY OF SUKHBIR AMONGST SPORTSPERSONS
Chandigarh, March 30: -The Shiromani Akali Dal strongly condemned the
statement of PPCC President Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa on performance of Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal and said that naive Bajwa was making comments without getting update on facts. Reacting the statement of the Congress leader in a statementreleased from the party head office here today, the SAD Treasurer and Joint Secretary Mr. NK Sharma said that Mr Bajwa owes an explanation to the people of Punjab that why Amarinder Singh government failed to provide a single penny of award money from 2004 onwards which were paid by Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal to all grateful players in 2011. He said that what to call of award money, the mandatory 3 percent quota of sportspersons was hardly filled and all eligible players became overage or shifted to Haryana and Delhi waiting for any job opportunity in Punjab. He said that the panic of newly coroneted PPCC President was apparent from the fact that it was Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal who has encouraged youth to opt for sports as a career, by providing them top administrative and police jobs as PCS officers or DSPs besides raising the award money to a most attractive level. He said that in a single day Mr. Badal distributed Rs. 1.29 crore arrears of award money due to the players of Congress era and ensured that