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Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as formerly: Government College for Boys (Sector 46). Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh was established on / in 1989.
Principal of Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh is Dr Gurjeet Kaur.
Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46) is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.
Contact Person(s) of the Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh is (are): Mrs Gurjeet Kaur Mandar (MA, M.Phil), Vice Principal.
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Website of Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.gc46chandigarh.com.
Contact Details of Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Telephone: +91-172-2676010, 2678022
Dr Prem Sagar Co-ordinator
(Mrs.) Geeta Mohan
Dr. K.S. Saluja
Dr. J.S. Raghu (MA, LLB, Ph.D.)
Dr Mrs Sham Lata
Telephone: +91-172-2676010 (does not exist), 2604060 (does not exist), 098882-32322 (former Principal, retd in 2011, soft-spoken)
Note: Govt College for Boys has become Co-Ed in 1992, and now name of college is PG Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh
Patron Dr Baljit Singh
Member Kuldeep Saini, Tejswi Sharma, Shalini, Vishal Monga, Inderjit, Satinder, Jagtar Deol
CoursesPost Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46), Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Commerce, Business Management, Computer Applications stream(s).
B.Com., B.C.A., M.Com
Vocational(Advertising, Sales Promotion and Mgmt.), BA, BBA
Approval details: Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46) is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
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ADMISSION NOTICESESSION 2007-08
Admission will take place as per the schedule given below:-
Admission Timing : 9.00 a.m. onwards
B.A. : On the spot admission
Last date for submission of Admission Forms:
B.Com. : 23.06.07
B.C.A. : 23.06.07
M.Com. (Semester system) : 23.06.07
Regular admission dates : 02.07.07 to 09.07.07
Highly qualified faculty, Honours in many subjects, well-equipped labs
and state-of-the-art library with free internet facility, fee concessions
and scholarships for SC/ST and meritorious students, job-oriented
subjects - Advertising and Sales Promotion and Functional English
(subject to P.U. approval) with modern Language Lab, Guidance and
Counselling Cell, Placement Cell and many more attractive features.
Submission of Application form
Prospectus will be available @ Rs. 50/- (Rs. 100/- by post) at Fee Counter from 07.06.07 onwards between 8 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Submission of Admission Forms: 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Forms, if downloaded from http://chandigarh.nic.in/, should be accompanied by a DD of Rs. 50/- drawn in favour of the Principal.
NAAC report of Post Graduate Government College, Co-Educational (Sector 46)SECTION - 1
Situated in the Southern side of 'City Beautiful' Government College, Chandigarh was established in the year 1982 in a School building and shifted to its present location in early nineties. It has a sprawling campus marked by magnificent architectural design and grandeur. Spread in an area of eleven acres in Sector 46, it is a co-educational institution with 1865 students including 622 girls. It imparts instructions in the fields of Humanities and Commerce in five programmes of study of which four are Undergraduate and one is Postgraduate i.e. Masters in Commerce. This also includes two programmes i.e. BCA and BBA being run on self-financing pattern. BBA has been discontinued from the present academic session. In addition, the college runs one Vocational Course i.e. Advertising and Sales Promotion, initially sponsored by U.G.C. and now being run under self-financing scheme. With 1808 students at Undergraduate level and 57 students at Postgraduate level, the college has faculty strength of 53 permanent teachers, 10 as Guest faculty and one part-time Lecturer. The supporting staff consists of 51 including technical, administrative and Class-IV employees.
The College is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh and was recognized under 2(f) & 12(b) of UGC Act and eligible for grants from various government agencies.
The college volunteered for assessment and accreditation by NAAC and submitted Self-Study Report in December 2003. A Peer Team consisting of Prof. K.L. Johar, Former Vice-Chancellor, G.J.U., Hisar as Chairman, Prof. P.C. Sharma, Former Director and Head, MONIRBA, University of Allahabad as Member and Prof. (Mrs.) Shashi Rai - Principal, Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls P.G. College, Bhopal as Member Coordinator visited the College on August 30 & 31, 2004. After careful analysis of the Self-Study report, examination of various documents and interaction with various components of the College, the Peer Team made an intensive round of the various departments and support services like Library, Canteen, Playgrounds, NCC, NSS, Hostel, Boy's & Girl's Common Rooms etc. The team had very fruitful interactive session with the students, Alumni Association and members of the staff. Discussion with the Principal, Vice-Principal and DPI Colleges was rewarding.
The college had done fairly well in academics and extra curricular activities. With 25600 books in the open-shelf system library and 49 Magazines/Periodicals and 50 Journals, the college is providing a commendable service through dissemination of education to a fairly large number of down-trodden and wards of defence personnel. Everyone concerned is doing his/her best to transform the objective of the college 'LIGHT IS LIFE' into a reality.
SECTION - II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion - I: Curricular Aspects
The college has little choice but to follow the syllabus prescribed by the Panjab University, Chandigarh as it is an affiliated college. However, many senior members of staff in various departments are associated with decision-making bodies of University like Board of Studies and Academic Council and express their point of view. The syllabus is generally updated after a period of three years. The college is running conventional programmes like B.A. and B.Com. However, it is commendable that it is slowly but surely introducing professional subjects like BCA, Advertising & Sales Promotion and Business Administration. Thus, it is a fine blend of tradition and modernity.
Education, Professional Training, Employment, Social Awareness and equal Opportunities for all constitute the hallmark of the college policies and programmes. Poor students are helped through remedial courses. Efforts are made to improve communication skills and personality development. Special assistance is provided to the students of reserved categories to facilitate their upward social mobility.
During the last three years, the college has introduced M. Com., BBA and BCA and a vocational course in Advertising & Sales Promotion. During interaction with the DPI Colleges, UT Administration, it became known that the college is planning to introduce M.Sc. IT and M.A. Psychology in the near future. The Peer Team feels that the college will do well by picking up more UGC sponsored programmes under the vocational stream.
Criterion - II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The process of admission is absolutely transparent. Students are admitted on the basis of their academic record in the qualifying examination. Interviews are held to judge aptitude of the students. In the streams of Music, Psychology, Geography and Maths, they have to take tests in order to judge their ability, aptitude and skills.
Common prospectus for all the four colleges being run under the administrative control of UT Administration is brought out clearly spelling out various guidelines, rules & regulations, availability of seats in each programme as also fee structure.
The syllabus is properly unitized. The teaching schedule is not only fixed but monitored. Two house tests i.e. in September and December, attendance etc. not only determine the progress being made by the students but also help the teachers in awarding sessionals. The chalk and talk method is supplemented by group discussions, case studies, Audio-Video Aids, OHP, LCD Projector and Computer based learning processes.
The college can manage 160 teaching days in a year. Every teacher is allotted a work-load of 24 periods (45 minutes duration each period) per week. 75% of the total work-load is carried out by permanent teachers and the remaining by temporary and guest faculty. Methods of evaluation are not only brought out in the prospectus but also in the interactive sessions with the students right in the beginning of the session. Various types of competitions including Talent Hunt, Quiz and declamation contests are organized. Various clubs and societies organize different types of colourful programmes to keep the college life gay and happy.
Teachers are recruited mainly through Union Public Service Commission. But in order that the studies do not suffer, some teachers are appointed on contract basis by a committee headed by DPI Colleges, Chandigarh Administration. It was noted that five members of the teaching staff participated in National level seminars, while one served as a Resource person during the last three years. It will be appreciated if the teachers are encouraged to participate in more & more seminars, conferences and workshops for a better exposure. The initiative of the teachers in organizing Blood Donation , NCC, NSS, dramatics and host of other activities is appreciable.
However, for an effort towards academic self development, the college will do well to introduce a Self-Appraisal Proforma for the faculty on annual basis. The College is in process of implementing this procedure. The teachers may also be provided computer facility department-wise. While the University results of the college compare favourably with other affiliated institutions, all out efforts should be made to conform to time-table of 180 teaching days in the college as stipulated by UGC.
Criterion - III: Research Consultancy and Extension
It is recognized all the world over that research is an essential component of any educational activity. But since most of the academic programmes are being run at undergraduate level, research is not receiving proper recognition. Yet it has been noted with satisfaction that PG students are encouraged to take up project work, which involves conducting of surveys. About 10% of the teachers are engaged in the research activity. There are two full time and three part-time research scholars. During the last five years, one teacher has been awarded Ph.D. degree.
It will be appreciated if research orientation is given in a further impetus. More & More teachers should be encouraged to submit minor and major projects to UGC and other funding agencies. Efforts should be made to have a research center on the campus of the College and those holding Ph.D. degrees should encourage their junior colleagues to register themselves for Ph.D. Some efforts by Commerce and BCA departments should be made with banking sector to undertake consultancy work. This will not only generate funds for the college but also bring about college - industry linkage.
The Peer Team appreciated the extension wing of the college which is both vibrant and proactive i.e. NSS & NCC wings. In addition NSS volunteers help in organization of Blood Donation camps in every September and sometimes in January also. Programmes aimed at eradication of illiteracy, menace of Aids and over population are also designed towards community service. NCC has all the three wings i.e. Army, Air-Force and Navy. The cadets dressed in uniforms presented a bright spectacle. It is hoped that these wings of NSS and NCC will be further activated with more incentives.
Criterion - IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The college has a sprawling campus spread over an area of 11 acres of land, a number of classrooms, an Auditorium, a Hostel and laboratories in the subjects of Psychology, Geography, Fine Arts and Defence Studies. It has a canteen, parking place, a dispensary, common rooms for boys and lush green lawns.
The college library is well stocked with 25600 books and provides open access to the students. The Journals and periodicals number about 50. As many as 3634 books have been added during the last two years. It will be appreciated if more international journals are provided and a section entitled 'CD Section' is developed in the library with facility for the students to see the same and add to their knowledge. Similarly, to keep pace with the times, library may be networked and internet connectivity provided at the earliest. DELNET or INFLIBNET connection is desirable for which steps are being taken. It was noted with satisfaction that internet connectivity through dedicated leased line has already been sanctioned by the UT Administration. It needs to be expedited. Provision of reading space in the library is appreciated. It is also appreciated that an additional block is planned to be constructed in the college. 'International Hostel' has been partly placed at the disposal of the students. However, it is about 11 K.M. away from the college and hence the college authorities may think about desirability of the hostel on the campus as this will meet a long standing desire of the students. It was noted with satisfaction that the college permits other organizations to use its premises to conduct various public and competitive examinations.
The college has about 50 computers, primarily for use by Geography, Psychology, BCA and Commerce (PG) departments. It will be appreciated if each department is given a computer with internet connection and also that the accounts, examination and establishment sections in the office are computerized.
Tata Infotech is running a computer center to provide computer knowledge to the students on reasonable rates. In an interaction with the students it was brought out that the computer training being provided is not satisfactory. Since the Peer Team was informed that students joining the college come from a poor background, it will be desirable if book bank facility is provided to the poor and the needy.
The college has a full-time Pharmacist to cater to the first-aid needs of the students and members of the staff. The college will do well to encourage different sports persons a little more and also that parking facility is further extended.
Criterion - V: Student Support and Progression
Every college needs to provide a strong support system to the students, particularly in a college populated by the students coming from disadvantaged sections of the society. At the moment, this is being done by UT Administration to SC/ST students through scholarships. However, meritorious students whether in academics or sports need to be helped through creation of special 'Students Aid Fund' though the college is making use of Red Cross Funds to help the poor. Attention being paid at present needs to be extended to more students. Alumni Association can be a good source for such funding. Teacher-Parent association may be activated. A mechanism should be evolved whereby a periodical contact with stakeholders is ensured. It will be in the interest of the college to prepare and maintain a directory of the Alumni and invite them on various important occasions in the college.
It is appreciated that some of the students who distinguished themselves in sports, music, academics and extra curricular activities at the regional and national level are recognized and awarded. It will provide a further boost to the students activity if Dean Student Welfare office is strengthened further which will function as a bridge between the students and the institution. A good 'Career Counselling Cell' is the need of the hour through which college may provide guidance regarding various courses and job opportunities.
Quite a number of students after passing out from the college either seek admission for postgraduate courses in Panjab University, Chandigarh or other PG Colleges or even the parent college for PG Commerce. Some of them perhaps take up jobs. However, the college needs to collect all necessary information in this regard i.e. progression to employment and further study. It was noted with satisfaction that eleven commerce PG degree holders and one student of Fine Arts department have cleared UGC/CSIR NET examination. Two students have cleared TOEFL and one in C.S.
The college publishes a common prospectus with other three colleges being run by UT Administration with details of fee structure, availability of academic programmes, Scholarships and various rules and regulations. The college follows Panjab University, Chandigarh calendar. The system of evaluation is made clear right at the commencement of the session. The system for admissions is transparent. Fee structure is moderate. However, as a measure of social security, the college should further evolve a mechanism through which the poor students are identified and provided all possible financial help.
Criterion - VI: Organization and Management
It is a matter of great satisfaction that the college is working on the established principles of participatory management and absolute transparency. It has various welfare schemes like advancing loans as per government norms to the faculty and the staff. The college has a grievance redressal cell which needs to be strengthened. The finances are properly managed and periodically audited. It is suggested that accounts/fees/examination & admission should be fully computerized in the interest of all concerned.
The Peer Team noted that the college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. It has set up various committees which hold periodical meetings with Principal. These committees which organize various social welfare programmes like Blood Donation, Cleanliness, Aids Awareness and Literacy drives etc. Tata Infotech and C-Toss has been engaged to provide training to the faculty and the staff and make them computer savvy.
Criterion - VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team noted with satisfaction that college has a few healthy practices which enhance the academic and moral ambience of the institution.
The college Motto 'LIGHT IS LIFE' touches inner chords of the students and they work in a direction where acquisition of knowledge tinged with spirituality becomes the goal of their life.
Similarly NSS with the motto 'Not Me But You' expresses the sense of service above self. The college NSS units have been closely involved in various social welfare schemes.
NCC is a vibrant organization.
In addition to the academics, the students are encouraged to participate in Youth Festivals, debates, Essay competitions, Seminars, Symposium and declamation tests in and outside the college.
The college brings out a magazine on annual basis and the students are encouraged to write article according to their literary tastes.
But the college will do well to make all components of the college family to be computer savvy, encourage spoken English, Personality development and communication skills.
The college presents a picture of harmony among the various components - which will prove to be real strength for any organization.
AREAS OF CONCERN/SUGGESTIONS/ RECOMMENDATIONS
The Peer Team felt that the college can move forward on its march to academic excellence if the following areas of concern/recommendations/ suggestions can be addressed by the college authorities and the UT Administration:
Networking of the Library, various departments, particularly PG Commerce & BCA be expedited and internet connectivity through dedicated leased line ensured.
Library be expeditiously connected to DELNET or INFLIBINET in order that the teachers and the students can take advantage of about 500 centres of higher learning.
Efforts be made to have hostel on the campus
More & more teachers be encouraged to participate in national level seminars, conferences and workshops in order that they can update themselves with latest trends in the field of higher education.
Efforts be made to introduce more job-oriented academic programmes under UGC sponsored vocational stream.
Participation in sports be increased.
Book bank facilities in the library be introduced for the benefit of the needy and the poor students.
Remedial classes be organized more systematically for the poor students in order the result can further improve quantatively
To improve the University results qualitatively, personal attention be given to the brilliant students to sharpen their intellect, knowledge and skills.
It will be appreciated if more members of different faculties undertake research work not only through pursuing Ph.D. programmes, but through publication of papers in research journals and also by making applications to UGC, DST, DBT, CSIR and other funding agencies for minor and major research projects to give the college much needed research oriented environment.
In the course of interaction with the various stakeholders particularly parents and alumni it was brought out that more transparent system of attendance be evolved to ensure effective parents satisfaction. Similarly, some parents emphasized on the need for development of confidence - building measures like development of communication skills.
Urgent attention be given to provide more separate toilets for girls.
Possibility of appointment of a Principal on regular basis should be looked into at the earliest.
An early action be taken to meet the shortage of classrooms.
During interaction with the students it was brought out that at times girl students are subjected to teasing by outside elements. Effective steps be taken to check this menace.
Like other colleges being run by UT Administration, it is recommended that this college be also allowed to run basic programmes in Science and other allied areas.
SECTION - III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
On the whole, it has been a satisfying experience for the NAAC Team to have visited Government College, Sector - 46, Chandigarh for the validation of Self-Study report. The institution is humming with various activities with over 1800 students on its rolls. The Principal who has just taken over is imaginative. The Vice-Principal is dynamic. The teaching faculty is dedicated and carry out their responsibilities with sincerity and commitment. Organizational structure is appreciable. The college functions in a transparent manner not only in the matter of admissions but also maintenance of accounts.
The college has done well in respect of extension services like NCC & NSS.
The college has a fairly good infrastructural facilities and support services.
The college building presents a picture of beauty and splendor. The teachers and the students act in close unison.
Interaction with various stakeholders brings out a clear message that administration believes in the concept of participatory management. Interaction with DPI Colleges was very rewarding. An atmosphere of harmony prevails on the campus.
The college has some grey areas and the peer team hopes that the college will take necessary remedial steps in the light of suggestions made above and with these implemented, the college will surely grow in size and stature.
(Prof. K.L. Johar)
(Prof. P.C. Sharma)
(Prof. Shashi Rai)
(Dr. A.N. Garg)
Govt. College, Sector 46,
Ashwani Kumar Petitioner Versus Union of India and others CWP 13148 CAT of 2001IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Date of Decision: 07-07-2008
Ashwani Kumar ......Petitioner
Union of India and others .....Respondents
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE MOHINDER PAL
Shri N.P. Mittal Advocate for the petitioner.
Ms. Alka Chatrath Advocate for the respondents.
1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?
HEMANT GUPTA J.
The challenge in the present writ petition is to the order dated 25.5.2001 (Annexure P.10) passed by the learned Central Administrative Tribunal Chandigarh Bench Chandigarh (for short `the Tribunal') whereby an Original Application filed by the petitioner challenging the communication dated 19.3.1994 (Annexure P.7) fixing the pay of the petitioner as per the Punjab Pay Scales was dismissed.
The petitioner is serving as Museum and Herbarium Assistant in the Government College Chandigarh since August 1969. At that time he was in the pay scale of Rs.110-200. However with effect from 1.1.1978 the
petitioner came to be placed in the pay scale of Rs.400-600.
On the recommendations of the 4th Central Pay Commission the grades of employees of Central Government were revised.
Through circular dated 21.4.1988 it was conveyed by the Chandigarh Administration that it has been decided to switch over from the pay scales based upon Punjab pattern to the Central Pay scales as per 4th Central Pay Commission recommendations w.e.f. 1.1.1986. In view of the said decision the options were sought from the employees of the Chandigarh Administration so as to be governed by the revised scale of pay. In terms of the said circular the petitioner gave his option to be governed by the Central pay scales. Accepting such option the pay of the petitioner was
fixed at Rs.1380/- in the pay scale of Rs.1200-1800 w.e.f. 1.1.1986.
Thereafter Chandigarh Administration Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 1991 (for short `the rules') were framed by the Chandigarh Administration in exercise of the powers conferred under the proviso to Article 309 of the
Constitution of India. As per the said Rules the revised scale of pay of a post shall be as specified against the post mentioned in the Schedule. Buta a Government employee can opt to continue to draw pay in the existing scale applicable to the post to which he is appointed until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale. It is further stipulated that if a person fails to exercise his option for the existing scale within the specified period it shall be deemed that he has opted for the revised scale on and with effect from first day of January 1986.
The relevant extracts from the said Rules read as under:-
3. Definitions.- In these rules unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-
(b) effective day means the first day of January 1986 on and from which day revised scales of pay shall be effective for the purpose of notional fixation of pay:-
(d) existing scale means the scale of pay of a Government employee in respect of the post held by him in substantive or officiating capacity on the effective day;
(i) revised scale in relation to any post specified in column 2 of a Schedule means the scale of pay specified against that post in column 4 of the said Schedule and thereof includes a revised scale as is notified separately by the Government for that post;
(j) schedule means a schedule(s) appended to these rules.
5. Notional fixation of pay in the revised scales:-
(1) Save as otherwise expressly provided in these rules a Government
employee shall be deemed to have opted for the revised scale applicable to the post to which he is appointed:
Provided that a Government employee may opt to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale:
Provided further that the right to exercise option shall not be available to a
person appointed to a post on or after the first day of January 1986 (whether for the first time in Government service or by transfer or promotion from another post) and he shall be allowed notional pay only in the revised scale without any benefit of pay fixation in the revised scale.
(2) A Government employee shall have the option to come over to the revised scale from the date of his next increment or subsequent increment falling after the first day of January 1986 but not later than the 31st day of
December 1987 in respect of the post held by him on the first day of January 1986.
(3) The option to retain the existing scale under this rule shall be available only in respect of one existing scale.
6. Exercise of option.- The option under rule 5 to elect the existing scale or the revised scale shall be exercised in writing in the formof option appended to these rules so as to reach the authority specified in sub-rule (2) within a period of four months from the date of publication of these rules in the official gazette or where an existing scale has been further revised by any subsequent order then another option may by exercised within four months of the date of such order:-
(3) If a person fails to exercise his option for the existing scale within the specified period it shall be deemed that he has opted for the revised scale on and with effect from first day of January1986.
In terms of the Schedule the employees who were in the pay scale of Rs.400-600 were put in the revised pay scale of Rs.950-1800. In terms of such Rules the pay of the petitioner was revised and fixed at Rs.1350/- in the pay scale of Rs.950-1800/- vide communication dated 19.3.1994 (Annexure P.7). It was the said communication which became subject matter of challenge before the Tribunal.
Before the learned Tribunal the petitioner has not pleaded that any option was given by him to be governed by the existing pay scale as provided in Rule 5 of the aforesaid Rules. The learned Tribunal dismissed the Original
Application filed by the petitioner after returning a finding that the petitioner did not exercise any option second time under the Rules. It was found that since the scale of pay on Punjab pattern has to apply to him in terms of the Rules therefore the petitioner cannot be permitted to raise a grievance in respect of the reduction of his pay .
Learned counsel for the petitioner has moved a Civil Misc. Application No. 21019 of 2006 before this Court wherein an assertion has been made that the petitioner has given option to accept the Central pay scale after the Rules were notified under the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution.
However the petitioner has not given any date on which he has submitted his option nor submitted any proof in respect of his option having been submitted in terms of the Rules.
Learned counsel for the petitioner has also vehemently argued that certain similarly situated employees of the Chandigarh Administration have moved an Original Application before the Tribunal which came to be allowed earlier vide order dated 11.3.2002. The said order was set aside by this Court on 31.3.2005 and the matter was remanded to the Tribunal to take a fresh decision. The Tribunal vide order dated 7.12.2007 has held that the
employees who have opted for Central pay pattern cannot be switched over to Punjab pattern without their consent. It was thus contended that the petitioner is entitled to the similar relief as has been granted to the other employees who are parties before the Tribunal in the said decision. It is
also contended that the pay of the petitioner was fixed on the Punjab pattern without any show cause notice or opportunity of hearing and thus the order Annexure P.7 suffers from violation of the principles of natural justice as well.
We have heard learned counsel for the parties.
The issue raised in Pradeep Kumar and other v. Chandigarh Administration (OA No. 1063-CH-2002) decided on 7.12.2007 was whether after the grant of Central pay pattern to the applicants i.e. who had opted for the Central
pay scales and were receiving them till 1.1.1986 could be again switched over to the Punjab pattern without their consent.
In the instant case the petitioner had though opted for Central pay pattern but by virtue of statutory Rules he was placed in the Punjab pattern. The pay of the petitioner was switched over to the Punjab pattern in terms of the statutory Rules. The petitioner has not submitted his option in terms of proviso to Rule 5 as reproduced above.
Therefore the pay of the petitioner was required to be statutorily fixed in terms of the revised Pay Scale in the said Rules which were stated to be as per the Punjab pattern.
In view of the above we do not find any patent illegality or irregularity in the order passed by the learned Tribunal which may warrant interference by this Court in exercise of its writ jurisdiction. Hence the present writ petition is dismissed.
DAISY GUPTA Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS CWP 8884 of 2008IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
DATE OF DECISION: May 29 2008
DR. DAISY GUPTA ...PETITIONER
STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERS ...RESPONDENTS
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.
MR. HEMANT SAINI ADVOCATE FOR THE PETITIONER.
MR. YATINDER SHARMA DAG PUNJAB.
ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J.(ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed for quashing the admission of respondent No.3 in the course of MD (Radio Diagnosis) at Government College Amritsar on the basis of Post Graduate Entrance Test 2008.
Learned counsel submits that the petitioner is higher in merit than respondent No.3 and is topper in the entrance test 60% for PCMS and hence she had the choice to opt for the stream of her choice. Learned counsel submits that the petitioner wanted admission in the MD (Radio Diagnosis) course at Government College Amritsar whereas she has been given admission in MD (Gyanecology) on the ground that she has done her diploma in Gyane. Learned counsel submits that the petitioner could always
change her stream and is more meritorious than respondent No.3 and had better preferential right to opt for the course of MD(Radio Diagnosis).
Learned counsel has placed reliance on the judgements reported as 1990(2) CLJ 559 Dr. Bhupinder Singh vs. State of Punjab and others. He has also placed reliance on Tejinder Singh Sandhu vs. State of Punjab reported as 1992 AIR (Punjab) 119.
We had issued notice of motion and the respondents have already been served however no one has chosen to appear on their behalf.
We have heard counsel for the petitioner at length and are of the considered opinion that the petitioner being higher in merit than
respondent No.3 and has topped in the entrance test in the category of 'in service candidates' was entitled to opt for the stream according to her choice and had a preferential right over and above respondent No.3. The petitioner could not have been forced to take up the course of MD(Gynecology) as she has wanted to do MD(Radio Diagnosis).
Resultantly we allow the writ petition and grant admission to the petitioner in the stream of MD(Radio Diagnosis). The claim of
respondent No.3 be considered by the respondents as per merit after admission has been granted to the petitioner in the course of MD(Radio Diagnosis) at Amritsar.
Copy of the order be given dasti.
(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
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