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Government College of Education, Jalandhar, Punjab


Government College of Education, Jalandhar, Punjab
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Ladowali Road
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, India

Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Status: Co.Ed..
Principal of Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab is Mrs. Parvinder Kaur Sachdeva (Mobile 94176-23237).

Government College of Education is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.

Fax # of Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab is 98552-21147,Dr. Parminder Kaur.

Contact Person(s) of the Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): Dr.( Achla Bhatia ), S. Balwinder Singh Lecturer 98729-90138.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab are 94176-23237.

email ID(s) is Government College of Education Jalandhar Punjab

Contact Details of Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-181-2452911

Principal: Smt. Indira Bagga, DOB: 20-01-1951, Mob : 9855624344
Incharge Alumni Association: Dr Parminder Kaur (Incharge Alumni Association and Principal are different persons)

Earlier Principal earlier Smt. Indira Bagga, now Karamjit Kaur, Parvinder Kaur Sachdeva


Number of seats in Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab is 300.
Government College of Education, Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Education stream(s).

Approval details: Government College of Education is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)


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The Govt. College of Education Jalandhar, realizing the importance of Assessment for its development, applied to the NAAC for Accreditation along with a Self Study Report. The NAAC, therefore, constituted a Peer Team comprising Prof. Mohammad Miyan, Dean, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi as the Chairman-Coordinator, Prof. Ch. Vijyalakshmi, Dean, Faculty of Education, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Trupati as a member and Dr. (Mrs) Shanti Promod, Principal, NKT National College of Education for Women, Chennai as a member. The peer team visited the College on September 28-29, 2005. The peer team met various stakeholders, visited all the facilities including the Boys Hostel, had a discussion with the Principal and consulted various records and documents.

The College under assessment was established in Dec. 1947 with a B.T. course. The College is affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. It now has a B.Ed.with an intake of 300 students and a M.Ed. with an intake of 25students. The College was also elevated to the status of an Institute of Advance Study in Education by the Central Govt. through its Ministry of Human Resource Development during the year1987-88. Thus the College was assigned both the roles of pre service and in service education of teachers. The courses- B.Ed and M.Ed. were given formal recognition by the NCTE vide their letter NoNRC/NCTE/F-3-PU(5)/97/1771 dt 26.6.1997, and letter NoNRC/NCTE/F-3/PB-83/7663 dt 13.09.2002 respectively.

The College is situated in the heart of the City Jalandhar. The College occupies an area of 153 Kanal and 2 Marla (about 19 acres) comprising built up area for instruction purposes and playgrounds and other ancillary and auxillary facilities.

Admission to B.Ed. course is conducted through a state level entrance tests. Admission into M.Ed. is conducted by the College itself. Students are, by and large, drawn from the City and nearby areas. The Faculty is well qualified and there are only 17 permanent faculty members excluding the Principal though the sanctioned posts are 27.There is one part time lecturer also. All the permanent faculty are having more than 10 yrs. of experience. Among the administrative staff there is one Office Supdt. two clerks and a stenographer. There are 9 technical posts and 17 sanctioned class IV employees. Three technical posts and four class IV posts were lying vacant. Among the faculty there are 4 Ph.D. holders. The result of the College is quite encouraging with positions bagged by its students almost every year. The drop out rate is almost nil.

The college is recognized under the 2(f) of the UGC Act. It draws its maintenance grant from the state govt. The non plan expenditure was Rs75,40,000/=during 2003-04 and unit cost for the same year Rs.36,000/=. The College has a well equipped library but the seating arrangements are inadequate. There are two librarians who are striving to get more space for reading room. The library is yet to get a computer. The question of interconnectivity of the library with other major libraries seems a rare possibility in the present circumstances. There are sufficient classrooms, laboratories and an assembly hall.

Criterion wise Analysis
Criterion I -Curricular Design and Planning
Students are admitted into B. Ed. Course through Entrance Test conducted by the University of Punjab on rotation. The admissions are given into M. Ed. Course, based on the performance in the written test followed by an interview conducted by the College. There is an admission committee, which prepares merit list. Reservation rules are followed as per State Government norms. The College gives admission for 300 students into B. Ed. Course and 25 students in M. Ed Course. The College works for 212 days in an academic year including admission days, teaching days (185), teaching practice period (6 weeks) and preparatory holidays.

After admissions, the College gives Orientation about the Course to the B. Ed students for a period of one week. Though the abilities and skills of the students for the Course are not identified soon after they have joined, the advanced learners are encouraged to prepare special assignments, audio-visual aids and to conduct discussions and seminars. They are also given the responsibility of helping the less advanced students in the curricular as well as co-curricular activities of the Course. Educationally disadvantaged students are identified through class tests, subsequently special classes are arranged for them by the specialized teachers.

As the College is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, follows the University Curriculum and NCTE time frame is followed. But the faculty prepares the almanac and plans for both curricular and co-curricular activities and also evaluation procedures. The syllabus is divided into units. Internal assessment, House Examinations, periodic monitoring is done by the teachers. Other than core subjects, students are given wide choice to select two school subjects out of 14 methodology subjects including teaching of Arts, teaching of Music, teaching of Home Science, teaching of Physical Education and so on. There are 19 subject combinations available for students to choose from.The College also offers three non-core options, namely Home Craft, Computer Craft and Gardening Craft. Health & Physical Education, Community Work are compulsory for all students. Certificate Course in Computer applications is also offered by the College. This is a result of an MOU between NIIT and the State Government.

The College works with an institution mission ‘We live for children’. In order to achieve this goal, set up by the institution, attempts are being made to pursue teaching work, research in education and the students are regularly monitored by teaching staff. Attempts are also being made to inculcate moral and spiritual values among teacher trainees through curricular, co-curricular and community activities. Faculty feed back is given by the Principal in the form of annual confidential reports. Facility is there for the Students give their feed back through suggestion box.

Criterion II - Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
A combined academic calendar for both the Courses B. Ed and M. Ed is prepared. In order to make the class room teaching interesting lecture method is supplemented with class room discussions, assignments, self study, library study, project work, filed trips, community work and extension lectures. Demonstration and power point presentation are strong points of the faculty. Preparation and use of A-V aids is compulsory for teachers. Institution has technological teaching aids like video camera, Epidiascope, OHP and other relevant aids are placed for use. A separate cell for study and research material is available in the library exclusively for M. Ed students.
Fixed periods are allotted in the time table for the transaction of theory courses and methodology courses by following demonstration method, and other pupil centered methods along with lecture method in the class room.

Student teachers are given guidance in content analysis, lesson planning both at macro and micro levels, observation and other teaching skills and techniques for preparing them for teaching practice programme. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the beginning of the year.

Students of B. Ed are divided into 4 houses for conducting various activities and competitions. There are three associations, Social Science Association, Language Association, and Science Association. Various activities, namely, observing important days, conducting various competitions, organization of discussions on different issues planning community welfare activities, conducting awareness programmes like Aids awareness, extension lectures, Seminars, conferences, workshops are conducted for the students of the College. Value education is imparted indirectly through morning assembly, extension lectures, community development work, project work, games and co-curricular activities, by entrusting the students the civic responsibilities like participation in tree plantation, blood donation, beautification and cleanliness of the college campus, participation in the annual athletic meets and so on. The College won the Zonal Youth Festival Championship Trophy for two consecutive years 2003-04, and 2004-2005. The pupil teachers also work with an NGO ‘Prayas’ and help children with special needs.

Attempts are being made to provide the necessary inputs, and work experience in the labs, classrooms and in the play ground so that the student teachers find ease during their teaching practice programme. Every B. Ed. Student has to teach 33 lessons that include 25 macro lessons, 5 micro lessons, two macro discussion lessons and one integrated micro lesson.

The performance of the faculty in teaching, extension work and research is evaluated through self- appraisal reports, Principals confidential reports and through the information provided by the students in the suggestion box. The feedback is given to the faculty, in the form of appreciation letter or by giving suggestions.

The evaluation methods followed in the College are being communicated to students at the beginning of the year while providing orientation of the Course. Continuous Evaluation of the student teachers is carried out through house tests, tutorials, internal assessments, observing the practical work, curricular and co-curricular activities. Generally in each paper or practical there are two tests, an assignment and a minor project work. All the students are attached to different tutorial groups; tutors keep the record of their observations. Students as well as the parents are informed from time to time about the performance of the students in different areas.The College has an effective placement cell. Moreover it also has Guidance and Counseling cell and Grievance Redressal cell.

Criterion – III: Research, Development and Extension
There are 19 faculty members including the principal for both B. Ed and M. Ed Courses. Of them 17 are permanent and 1 is working on Part time basis. Four of them are Doctorates and 9 of them acquired M. Phil Degree. Dissertation work is compulsory for all the M. Ed students. Research and Programme advisory committees are there in the college to monitor the research work in the college. Teachers are encouraged to do research by giving them study leave, adjusting their teaching schedule, providing secretarial support and other facilities as per State Government and UGC norms. Two scholars have submitted their Ph. D. theses. A total of 8 students have registered with 2 faculty members for their Ph.D. degree.
During last 5 years 6 faculty members attended staff development programmes, conducted by different Universities in Punjab. Two teachers have received awards for their outstanding contribution in the field of education by CTE on Dec. 2001 at Chandigarh and by DAV College, Amritsar. Another faculty member has been appointed as a member of the ‘ World Professional Women Advisory Board’. The faculty extends their services to government and other institutions in inspecting the work, recruitment of staff, setting papers for various examinations, extending consultancy services to the practicing schools and in administration. Some of the faculty are also member of the University Senate and Board of Studies.

Some of the staff members are the members of the Board of Studies and members of the Senate. One staff member has written books on different subjects. Most of the staff members are participating in Seminars/Conferences by presenting papers and others published articles in the newspapers. The college teachers also give extension lectures in other institutions and give live TV talks. The College also organizes its own extension lectures.

The faculty is guiding the students of the college in participating extension activities broadly related to community development, to work with schools, to educating the street and out of school children and so on. Students are the members of NSS. The College is having the support services of Parents Teachers Association (PTA). The College collaborate with Rotract Club and has a unit of the same in the College.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources:
The college has good infrastructure facilities and buildings added over the years through dedicated vision and planning by pioneering leaders who have shaped the college. The campus is spread over an area of 153k-2m. It has spacious classrooms, with 6 rooms earmarked as lecture rooms for B.Ed, 1 room for M.Ed. and 3 separate rooms for the faculty. The College has 5 well-equipped separate laboratories for science, home science, technology and language. Infrastructure and greenery of the institution are well maintained by P.W.D and through utilization of P.T.A funds.

Infrastructure of the college is put to optimum utilization by letting it out to various agencies. There is also a study centre for IGNOU. Hostel facility is available only for boys. Two separate staff quarters for class IV employees within the campus are provided.

The college has a library advisory committee and the library is well maintained with 30623 books, 15 educational journals, 11 magazines, 29 encyclopedias, 21 dictionaries and 4 newspapers. A separate dissertation section is available for M.Ed students. It also provides other facilities like photocopiers, resource materials on digital media such as CD ROMs, Microfilms etc.

The computer centre has 12 computers with Internet facilities. (It is highly appreciated that the computer section develops packages related to Mathematical and Scientific problems with the help of the respective departments). Students and staff make effective use of the computer centre. The college has been honoured by designating it as a Research Centre by the University.

Psychology Laboratory is well maintained and is equipped with test materials and instruments. It also provides guidance and counselling to the students. Science laboratory, Method laboratory and Educational Technology laboratory are well maintained with latest equipments and put to optimum use by teacher educators and teacher trainees.

The college has ground for sports and physical education with a separate physical education department encouraging both indoor and outdoor activities. Sports persons are honoured during the annual atheletic meet. The college has made a mark in athletics and sports at Regional and National levels. The College has bagged many medals and awards.

Criterion V: Students support and progression.
Admission is carried out on the basis of an entrance test. ‘There is a considerate rush of students for admission into the B.Ed and M.Ed course as the college is one of the oldest and well reputed. The institution provides high quality instruction and supportive leaning environment with good infrastructure facilities and a set of dedicated teachers. It has proved successful with almost cent percent results year after year. 13 students have cleared the UGC NET examination in the last three years.
The college provides various scholarships like Merit scholarships, Merit cum Means scholarships and also financial aids to students from Government of India and State Government. It has a glorious record of passed out students. A number of past students of the institution are serving as senior administrators, professors and lecturers in various institutions of the State and aboard. Though the college has no formal alumni association, yet it has a good rapport with its alumni and the process of formalizing the association has begun.

The college provides updated prospectus each year as complete document in itself. The prospectus includes a brief history of the college, its aims and objectives, disciplinary roles, scholarship and financial assistance, fee structure and admission procedure etc.
The Guidance and vocation cell offers personal, educational and vocational counseling for the students. Grievance cell is formed for the benefit of the students and staff. The establishment of a formal placement cell on the campus has provided ample opportunities for placements at various institutions. In order to broaden the outlook and horizon of knowledge of student teachers, long and short period tours are arranged every year.

The college gives special attention to co-curricular and cultural activities. The college organizes qualitative programmes from time to time. Students are encouraged to participate in various sports and cultural activities and community services through NSS. The co-curricular areas are given equal importance when compared to academic work. The college has a health club with 23 members who visit several rural and urban hospitals and conduct various campaigns in educating people about health awareness. There is a provision of medical facility in the college. A physian visits twice a week.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
Government college of Education is the constituent unit affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. College has internal and external mechanism to co-ordinate and monitor the efficiency of the institution.

The college council comprises of five senior staff members and the principal who is overall in charge of the activities and takes decision on the recommendation of the college council. The college functions through several committees. All the committees comprise senior and experienced staff. There is a Grievance Redressal mechanism, which resolves the problems of teachers and students through open discussion. A number of welfare programmes are there in start like loans for house building, scooter/car etc. For students, half fee concession to 10% of the total strength and free computer education to 5% of the total strength of students are available for the benefit of students and staff.

College has an in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the staff. Academic calendar is prepared in consultation with the college council and according to the guidelines provided by the University.

Being a Government College, staff members are appointed by the State Public Service Commission. No freedom is given to appoint any ad-hoc teachers.The College appoints guest lecturers and their payment is made out of PTA funds. Interested non-teaching staff members are trained in the working of computer and other A.V. aids.

Administrative responsibilities like distribution of workload timetable, house examinations timetable are looked upon by the staff members of the college. The democratic and teamwork of the institution has helped to ensure the co-operation and good will of all concerned with day to day work of the college. College is able to manage within the budget without any surplus deficit. Nominal fee is collected for both courses. The academic and administrative planning move parallel and the college has taken care of it.

Overall Analysis and Suggestions
The College was established in free India in Dec. 1947 with a Bachelor of Training Course. The College added M.Ed. to its programmes later on. Both the courses are duly recognized by the NCTE. The College has sufficient infrastructure and material resources. The labs are very well equipped and the teachers make full use of these facilities to the advantage of students. Students and staff also help in upkeep of the campus. The students of Agriculture Craft have created a beautiful green corner. The building of course needs some attention of P.W.D. for white washing and minor repairs. The computer lab is air-conditioned and has sufficient hard ware. Recently the college is identified as one of the learning centers for educational programmes likely to beam in near future through Edu-Sat. The installation work has begun.

The Faculty members are quite active academically though short in number. They participate in seminars and conferences and present papers. They also publish their research work. The college has the tradition of producing good books in the field of teacher education. The current lot of teachers is maintaining this tradition. Some of the teachers are also guiding research at doctoral level besides guiding M.Ed. dissertations. The proposals for M.Ed. dissertations are prepared with the help of teachers, discuused in seminars before finalizing and sending to the University. The College has recently increased the number of seats in B.Ed. to 300 with proper permission of the NCTE but perhaps the State Govt. does not realize as to how shortfall in faculty will affect their prospects in continuing with increased number of seats.

The College was elevated to the status of an IASE. But strangely this has been made non functional for want of financial assistance.. The building constructed for the IASE was handed over to the Punjab Technical University. This led to wastage of resources and the purpose of strengthening teacher education by combining the role of pre service and in service is completely lost. Due to unending efforts of the College, they are able to get the status quo ante on this project. The State Govt. has asked the PTU to vacate the premises The College would start the inservice programme as soon as they get back the building.

The curriculum transaction is of good standard. The teaching practice is done in two phases of 2 week and 4 week duration. The practicing schools make good preparation to receive pupil teachers and facilitate them during their stay in the schools. The pupil teachers participate in all other activities of the school and organize competitions among school students.

The College helps students in various ways in their emotional adjustment and provide them ample opportunity to interact with the community through social service. The organizational potential of students is also nurtured by giving them opportunity for organizing and conducting functions. Social cohesion among students was also noticed though they come from various socio economic and geographical backgrounds.

Various academic and co curricular activities are managed through Committees comprising of teachers as members and conveners.

Based on our discussion with Alumni, parents, students and staff and our own observation , the peer team would like to offer the following suggestions for the consideration of the college and its management :

*The admissions are conducted through state level entrance test. The state has diluted the entry requirements recently. This would give entry to many whose subject foundation is weak. This will result into induction of some teachers weak in their respective subjects. The policy makers may reconsider the decision of lowering the entry standard and at least maintain the standards as suggested by the NTCE. There is still some counselling going on. Some students joined this college only last week. It should be borne in the mind that B.Ed. is one year professional course & there are three components of the curriculum including practice and practical work. The admission should be strictly complete in time before the commencement of the session so that students get enough time during the session to pursue their studies properly.

*In the light of the above, the university may reconsider the syllabi particularly of ‘Teaching Methods’ & restructure & rename them as ‘Content-cum-Methodology’

*The pupil teachers should be made aware of the practical problems of the adolescents and be equipped with skills for handling the problem. Therefore, element of guidance and counselling be incorporated in core papers.

*There is need for comprehensive preparation for teaching practice. The topic(s) of demonstration lesson(s) may be decided by the students and lessons based on different methods be used for demonstration.

*Better coordination between practicing schools and the college be strived for. For this pre-teaching practice conference and post-teaching practice feed back meetings could be organized by the college.

*The college gets development grant from UGC also, the process of grant utilization is so cumbersome that the college loses interest in its utilization. Glaring example is the college loosing IASE. Some of the procurement norms be made easier to facilitate the college.

*The state government should seriously take up the matter of filling up the vacant posts. If they are kept vacant for long, there is danger of loosing some seats in B.Ed., because the present strength is grossly inadequate for 300 seats in B.Ed.

*PTA and alumni association should be strengthened further. The alumni association can contribute significantly in the college development if they are given an opportunity to participate

*Automation of library may start immediately and efforts may be made to connect the library with other libraries. Moreover the library requires a better reading room both for teachers and students.

*The tendency is generally towards the privatization of education. There is fear that the public institutions may starve of funds, consequently adversely affecting the standards. This will also lead to social injustice to down trodden class of the society. The State Govt. may seriously consider and evolve some innovative ways of funding public educational institutions.

*There is a hostel only for boys. The girls would also very much need a hostel. The College may take up with the matter with the funding agencies.

*Many of the above suggestions are directed towards higher bodies in the chain of educational administrations. The college may take support of these recommendations after the final announcement of the results from the NAAC is made We wish the college success in its endeavour for achieving excellence in teachers education

*The peer team is grateful to the Principal and the staff of the Govt. College of Education, Jalandhar for their cooperation and support in carrying out their task. The team also places on record its appreciation for the hospitality provided to team members by the College.

(Prof. Mohammad Miyan)

(Prof. Ch. Vijayalakshmi)

(Dr. (Mrs) Shanthi Promod)

I have read the report and I agree with the observation of the Peer Team

(Mrs Indira Bagga)
Govt. College of Education
Jalandhar (Punjab)

M Agnihotri versus Government College of Education Jalandhar


Sh. M.Agnihotri,
Ram Kunj Opp. Duplex
Complex, Improvement Trust
Scheme No.5, Jail Road,



Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal Govt. College
Of Education, Jalandhar.


C.C. NO.926 of 2008


Present: -
None on behalf of the Complainant.
Sh. Subhash Chander, Taran Pal and Jeeta Vohar Principal on behalf of the Respondent.

Sh. M. Agnihotri filed a complaint on 8.5.2008 that his original application dated 11.3.08 has not been attended to.
In his original application he has sought
“1. Revision of his pension in respect of M.Agnihotri, Sr.Lecturer, Retd. as per Punjab Government letter No.1/7/98-3 F PPC-6884 dt. 25.8.05.
2. 23.11.2006 to date as desired vide A.G. Punjab, Chandigarh letter No.pension/M-19/78-79/10994-95, dated 23.11.06 (copy enclosed).
3. Copy of the action taken on the A.G.Pb. Chandigarh letter mentioned in Q.No.S(b) (copy enclosed)”.

A letter has been received from the Principal Government College of Education, Jalandhar stating that the complainant M. Agnihotri died two years back and his wife died 20 years. It is also mentioned that the children are above 21 years of age. There is no document proof to support this letter. Mr. Agnihotri on the other hand has provided health certificate states that he is suffering from cancer and an affidavit for life certificate signed by the Executive Magistrate, Gurdaspur. The conduct of the Respondent is devious and stems from an attitude of defiance and misleading information. Considerable time has passed, from the time the original application was submitted, therefore, PIO is directed that all information pertaining to original application dated 11.03.2008 should be submitted within three weeks and to file compliance report in the Commission on the next date of hearing, along with a copy of the receipt of the information by the applicant as well as a copy of the information supplied for record of the Court.
Copy of the order be sent to The Secretary Education, Punjab also.
The next date of hearing is 10.11.2008 at 2:00 pm.
Sd/- (Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 10.09.2008

M Agnihotri versus Government College of Education Jalandhar


Sh. M.Agnihotri
“Ram Kunj” OPP Duplex
Complex, Improvement Trust
Scheme No.5, Jail Road,


Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal Govt. College
Of Education, Jalandhar.


C.C. NO.926 of 2008


Present: -
None on behalf of the Complainant.
Smt. Geeta Arora, Principal/PIO in person.

The respondent submits a copy of letter No.829 dated 19.9.2008 addressed to A.G. Punjab and copy endorsed to the complainant. This letter pertains to compliance of objections raised by A.G. Punjab on the revised pension case of the complainant. None is present on behalf of the complainant, therefore, it seems he is satisfied and the respondent is directed to send postal proof of these documents to the Commission by next week. To come up for confirmation of compliance on 03.12.2008 at 12.00 noon in chamber.

(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 10.11.2008

Shri Jatinder Bhatia versus Government College of Education Jalandhar

SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Jatinder Bhatia, 158/2, Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar,
Opposite Mata Gujri Park, Jalandhar-144003. __________ Complainant


The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Principal, Govt. College of Education,
Ladhowali Road,Jalandhar. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 2585 of 2009

Shri Jatinder Bhatia complainant in person.
Ms. Sushma Soni, Principal Govt. College of Education, Jalandhar on behalf of the respondent-department.


Information substantially stands provided but the main objection of the complainant is that copies of information are not attested though they have been forwarded with the covering letter duly signed by the Principal of the college. Some of the letters submitted in original bearing the signatures are not identifiable as to who signed on it. Accordingly, Principal of the college is instructed to ask his office staff to sign on each and every page alongwith his name and designation below his signatures. About the deficiencies pointed out at Sr. No.3, many works are carried out in routine and are followed by year after year. For routine practices, no guidelines/instructions/rulings are issued but the law fully recognizes the law of practice/customs. About Sr. No.6, Smt. Soni has clarified that no fourth test was conducted.

2. In view of the above, information stands provided, case is disposed of subject to the orders given above.

(R.K. Gupta)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated: 6.11.2009

Shri Jatinder Bhatia versus Government College of Education Jalandhar


Shri Jatinder Bhatia,
158/2, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar,
Opposite Mata Gujri Park, Jalandhar ' 144003. Complainant

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal Government College of Education,
Ladowali Road, Jalandhar. Respondent

CC - 2584 /2009

Present: Shri Jatinder Bhatia, Complainant, in person.

Smt. Sushma Soni, Principal, on behalf of the Respondent.

1. In this case, Shri Jatinder Bhatia filed an application with the PIO of the office of Principal, Government College of Education, Jalandhar on 10.07.2009 seeking information about his daughter Ambika Bhatia, a student of B.Ed. Class, Session 2008-2009, Roll No. 62 relating to the period 12.11.2008 to 29.11.2008 and 18.02.2009 to 09.05.2009 vis-à-vis the clarification whether proper procedure as prescribed in the ordinance for Bachelor of Education issued by the Guru Nanak Dev University was followed for detaining her along with few other students to appear in the final examination of University due to lectures shortage. The Principal, Government College of Education, Jalandhar replied to the Complainant vide letter No. 272, dated 08.08.2009 informing him
that the requisite information shall be sent to him as soon as the college reopens after summer vacation. Not satisfied with the reply sent by the Principal, the Complainant filed a complaint with the Commission on 31.08.2009, which was received in the Commission on 08.09.2009 against Diary No. 14201. Accordingly, Notice of Hearing was issued to both the parties for today.

2. The Principal, Government College of Education, Jalandhar states that the information, running into 11 pages, on the basis of University Norms, has been sent to the Complainant vide Memo. No. 343, dated 05.02.2009. She submits one copy of the information, which is taken on record.

3. The Complainant submits that necessary action for imposing penalty upon the PIO may be taken as per the provisions of RTI Act, 2005, as the information has been delayed intentionally. She explains in detail the reasons for the delay in the supply of information. I am fully satisfied with the plea put forth by her and therefore no penalty is ordered to be imposed upon her.

3. Since the information stands provided, the case is disposed of.

4. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.

Place: Chandigarh Surinder Singh
Dated: 29. 10. 2009 State Information Commissioner

Sh M Agnihotri Ram Kunj versus Government College of Education Jalandhar


Sh. M.Agnihotri Ram Kunj
OPP Duplex Complex, Improvement
Trust Scheme No.5, Jail Road,


Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal Govt. College
Of Education, Jalandhar.

C.C. NO. 926 of 2008


Present: -
None on behalf of the Complainant.
Smt. Sushma Soni, Principal on behalf of the Respondent.

In the earlier order directions are given to the respondent to bring postal proof of the documents sent to the complainant. Today the respondent presents the proof in the court and states that no discrepancies or objections have been raised by the complainant. Therefore, it seems he is satisfied. The case is hereby is closed and disposed of.

(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 18.02.2009



Date of Decision : 12.9.2008

Mohinder Kaur and another ....Appellants
Kewal Singh and others ...Respondents


Present :
Mr. H.S.Gill, Sr.Advocate with
Mr. R.K.Dhiman, Advocate for the appellants.
None for the respondents.

This appeal is directed against the award of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Jalandhar dated 24.10.1989.

The daughter of the appellants, namely Satya Devi, who was a student of B.Ed. in Govt. College of Education, Jalandhar lost her life on 1.12.1988 at 9.00 a.m. when she was alighting from the bus and the driver of the bus put it into motion The Tribunal accordingly awarded a sum of Rs.15,000/- on the principle of no fault liability and disbelieved the accident by saying that no bus passenger was produced, no FIR and DDR recorded, post-mortem conducted and drew an inference that the accident had not taken place at all.

I have heard the learned counsel for the appellants and have perused the record.

The respondents have filed their written statement and in para 24 of the same they have submitted as under :-

24. That para No.24 as stated is denied being wrong.

The true facts are that on 1.12.88 the bus No.PUG-1761 started its journey from the Bus Stand, Jalandhar at 8.30 a.m. And was bound from Jalandhar to Mustapur. The bus was being driver at a very normal speed and was within the control of its driver. The bus when reached
near Ladowali Chowk, was stopped for alighting some passengers. As soon as the passengers alighted from the bus, the conductor of the bus gave whistle and the driver moved the bus ahead. Unfortunately the deceased while alighting from the bus slipped and fell down on the metalled road and sustained injuries. The driver of the bus was not rash or negligent in driving the bus. Thus the accident did not took place due to any rashness or negligence on the part of the driver of the bus.

It is clear therefore that the version of the accident which has been given by the appellant was also admitted by the respondents themselves. In this view of the matter, the only evidence that was
required to be seen for recording a satisfaction regarding the negligence of the respondents was that before the deceased has
alighted the bus started. Even this fact is admitted. The driver of a
vehicle, especially a public passenger vehicle have to be extremely
careful when the passengers are alighting or boarding the bus. In their haste to get the vehicle in motion heavy price can be paid by the persons who got entangled in the process. The deceased was also a
victim of such a haste shown by the driver of the offending bus. Even
if the stand taken up in their written statement is accepted, then also the driver started the bus after the conductor had blown the whistle.

The conductor being a member of the crew is responsible for the operations of the bus. It was his bounden duty also to ensure that the passengers had alighted before he could signal the driver to put the bus in motion.

Accordingly, the findings of the Tribunal on this issue is overturned and it is held that respondent No.1 was guilty of having caused the accident.

Now the next question that is to be determined is as to what is the quantum of compensation that the appellants were entitled to.

The deceased was a student of B.Ed. and aged 21 years. The Supreme Court in Manju Devi and another v. Musafir Paswan and another 2005 ACJ 99 where a child of 13 years died assessed the compensation by taking notional income at Rs.15,000/- per annum. In Lata Wadhwa and others v. State of Bihar and others 2001 ACJ 1735 the apex court held that in the case such as this where the minors are involved the notional income assessed should be at least Rs.3,000/- per month. Reconciling the same it would be safe to assess the notional income of the deceased at Rs.2,500/- per month.

The deceased being 21 years of age was entitled to at least a multiplier of 10 as she would have got married subsequently.

Accordingly, the compensation works out to Rs.2,500 x 12 x 10 = Rs.3,00,000/-. Thus the appellants shall be entitled to this compensation along with interest @ 9% per annum from the date of filing of the petition till the date of realisation.

In the claim petition, the claimants/appellants have claimed Rs.1,00,000/- as compensation on account of the death of Satya Devi, but in view of the observations made by the apex court in Nagappa v. Gurudayal Singh and others (2002-3) P.L.R. 9 there is no bar to the Tribunal/Court to award compensation in excess of what is claimed and the function of the Tribunal/Court is to award Just compensation which is reasonable on the basis of evidence produced on record.

The liability to satisfy the award is fastened upon the respondents.

With the aforesaid modification in the impugned award, the appeal stands disposed of.


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