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Government College, Malerkotla, Punjab


Government College, Malerkotla, Punjab
Address:Near Truck Union Chowk
Malerkotla (District Sangrur)
Punjab, India

Government College, Malerkotla Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Typos: Govt. Government College, Malerkotla Punjab was established on / in 1926.

Principal of Government College, Malerkotla Punjab is Dr Mohd Iqbal (since April 2015).

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

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government College, Malerkotla Punjab are 9872082053 (Retired).

email ID(s) is Government College Malerkotla Punjab

Additional Information about Government College, Malerkotla Punjab is : College got A Grade from NAAC. Govt College of Education, Malerkotla is also functioning from the campus of this college. Prof Balwinder Singh, Lecturer in Geography attended Workshop on the topic Diversity and Human Rights (Ford Foundation Project Workshop[LEAD]) on 25.09.1999. Prof Tarsem Singh Rana (Punjabi Lecturer) appeared before Punjab State Information Commission on 01.08.2007 when the Hon'ble Commission asked as to why penalty of Rs 25,000 should not be levied on the PIO of the College for not providing the information..

Contact Details of Government College, Malerkotla Punjab are : Telephone: +91-1675-253016

Principals: Dr SK Vashist (in 2003). Earlier Dr. Tarsem Dhaliwal, then Prof Abdus Salam Niazi),(DOB 8-9-1951) 99154-06099 then Mrs Gur Mohinder Kaur 98884-88985, then Ms Neelam Bhardwaj (Mobile 98728-86074), then Vijay Sharma (since about July 2012), Dr Prof Kuldeep Singh Sekhon

Principal Ms Neelam Bhardwaj was Music Lecturer in Govt College for Women, Ludhiana. She joined at Malerkotla in last week of July 2010.

Some staff members:
Prof Dr Sarbjit Singh Ghumman
Prof Dr Sukhwinder Kaur Ghumman
Prof Mohd Zamil
Dr Mod Iqbal
Prof Sarla Mittal
Tanvir Ali Khan
Abdul Rashid
Balwinder Singh (Geography Lecturer)
Gurpreet Kaur
Prof Ranjit Singh
Rahat Ali
Dr Manzoor Hassan (Vice Principal and NSS Co-ordinator)
Prof Ashutosh Sharma, English Dept, transferred to Govt College, Nangal


Government College, Malerkotla Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications stream(s).
BA (Eng, Pbi, Environment (Compulsory), English (L) Pbi (L), Hindi (L) Sanskrit (L), Urdu (L) Pol. Science, Eco., Math, History, Geography, Music Vocal, Psychology, Office Management and Secretarial Practice, Phy Edu, Public Admn, Home Science, Advertising (Vocational Course),
BA (Honours in Englishi, Pbi, Hindi, Pol Science, Eco, Math, Urdu)
MA (Pbi)
MA (Poltical Science, Economics, Urdu)
B.Sc (Medical and Non-Medical)

Approval details: Government College is affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)


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Historical background of Govt College, Malerkotla

It was originally founded as an Intermediate College by Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan of the erstwhile Malerkotla State in 1926. It was the first College in the district. In 1945, it was raised to the Degree College (Arts). During 1962, the science subject was also introduced.

Besides preparing the students up to the degree level (Arts and Science), the college also runs Post-Graduate Class in Economics and Political Science. Training in National Cadet Corps and National service scheme is also provided. The college has a library and dispensary facilities for games and physical education are available in the college. A number of cultural and literary associations/societies are functioning in the college.

Scholarship/stipends are also awarded to the students belonging to various categories, viz. Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes and other deserving students. The college brings out its magazine ‘Clarion’ a annually.

The number of students on the rolls of the college, during 1977-78, was 1,599.

Shri Rehman Akhtar versus Government College Malerkotla

S.C.O. No. 84-85, SECTOR :17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Rehman Akhtar,
# B-XIII/142
Mohalli ' Khatikan
Malerkotla, distt. Sangrur. Complainant.


Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Govt. College Malerkotla,
Distt. Sangrur.` Respondent

CC No. 782/2007


Present: None is present from both sides.

1. From the record of the file it is seen that the information alongwith balance money has been delivered to the Complainant. It appears that the Complainant is satisfied with the information supplied to him.

2. The case is disposed of.

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

Surinder Singh
State Information Commissioner

Place: Chandigarh. Lt. Gen. P.K. Grover
State Information Commissioner

NAAC report of Government College

Government College, Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab was established in 1926 as an intermediate Government College. It was raised to the level of Degree College in 1956. It was further upgraded in 1973 with the introduction of Post-Graduate classes. It is a Government-funded institution, affiliated to the Punjabi University, Patiala. It got recognition from the U.G.C. under 2F and 12B in June 17, 1972. The college occupies 19 acres of Urban land.

The objective of the college has been to impart qualitative education for all round development of the rural youth, particularly belonging to the economically and socially backward classes and scheduled castes. Presently, rural students constitute more than sixty percent of the total strength of the college. It is commendable that the girls attending different courses are in a sizeable number.
The college offers three programmes namely B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. at the U.G. level, four subjects (Economics, Political Science, Punjabi and Urdu) at P.G. level, vocational courses in advertising, sales promotion and sales management and office management and secretarial practice. The college also has a U.G.C. sponsored coaching centre for minorities. In the faculty of Science the subjects offered include Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology, in Arts the subjects being offered are English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Commerce and Computer programme form part of the commerce faculty. There are 62 teachers in the faculty out of whom 19 are temporary and 7 Part-time. Only 15 out of the total number of teachers have the Ph.D. degree. Thirty three persons are on the non-teaching staff. The number of students is quite encouraging. At the U.G. level the number is 2467 which includes 771 female students. At the P.G. level the number of the students is 152 out of whom 77 are female. The Unit cost of the college education is Rs.6,184 and the temporal plan of academic work in college is the semester system for M.A. Political Science-I and the Annual System for the rest. The success rate both at the U.G. and P.G. examinations is quite high and the drop out rate is also marginal.

The college provides the following support services:- Central library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Sports and Housing facilities and Canteen.The institution also has a Grievance Redressal Cell, Vehicle parking shed, reading room, Career guidance and counselling Bureau,Welfare Schemes and Youth Club.

The college systematically planned for assessment and accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted its self-study report in December, 2003. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team comprising Prof. K.L. Kamal (former, V.C. Rajasthan University, Jaipur) as the Chairperson, Dr. N.R. Kapadnis, Registrar, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik as member and Prof. Kiran Kala Jain, Principal, Ch. Ishwar Singh Kanya Mahavidhyala, Pundri, Kaithal as Member-Coordinator, Dr. Ganesh Hegde, Assistant Adviser Coordinated the team visit from the NAAC headquarters. The Peer Team visited the college on September 29 and 30, 2004 for assessment.

The Peer Team perused and analysed the Self-study report submitted by the college. The Peer Team during its institutional visit interacted with the management, the principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. The team visited the departments and facilities, examined the relevant documents. On the basis of this academic exercise and keeping in view the criteria identified by the NAAC, the Peer Team submits the criteria-wise report as follows:-

Government College, Malerkotla, is a multi faculty college affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala. Curriculum followed in the college is as prescribed by the University. The aim of the college is to impart education to boys, girls and students belonging to the minority communities, with a view to developing their skills and to empower them by making them self-dependent, mentally, physically and spiritually strong through the different academic programmes. This objectives is being realized steadily. The three faculties being offered by the college under at the graduate levels are - Arts, Science and Commerce. The college offers fourteen courses, in Arts: English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Economics, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Music, Physical Education, Mathematics. The college also offers five courses in Science: Physics, Botany, Mathematics, Zoology and Chemistry. The college offers four Post-graduate programmes in Urdu, Political Science, Punjabi and Economics. The college also offers UGC sponsored vocational subjects such as Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management carried under the UGC scheme for vocationalisation of education at the first degree level. The college also started another vocational subject ‘Office Management & Secretarial Practice’ at B.A. level.

The college also offers B.A. with Honours in Some subjects. The course content of B.A. with Honours courses is geared to equip the learners specifically for progression to post-graduate in the same subject.

The college provides training in Computer and Information Technology to the students of the college. All the under-graduate programmes equip the students for higher studies in the related disciplines. A good number of courses are career oriented. The academic work is undertaken in the college with a view to achieving the goals and objectives by offering Arts, Science and Commerce education to the aspiring students of the Sangrur District of Punjab.

The college follows the syllabus prescribed by the University. The college needs some time to start a new course. The curricula is decided by the Punjabi University and some of senior staff and heads of departments are associated with the Boards of Studies in different subjects and have participation in framing of syllabi in order to benefit the students. Teachers update their knowledge by referring to books and journals and attending seminars, conferences. In this context particular mention may be made of the departments of Urdu, Economics, History, Punjabi and Chemistry where proper attention has been paid to research and publications. Some of teachers have presented their papers in National Conferences and also published in National and International Journals.

The teachers prepare teaching plans or unit plans with the approval of the Head or Principal of the College. Class tests, assignments, Mid-semester tests, seminars and practical examinations are the methods to monitor the overall performance of the students. Organization of special lectures, debates, quizzes and different competitions enhance the academic standard of the students. Besides the curriculum, a few talks or panel discussions are also arranged for the benefit of the students of the different departments. There is limited scope for horizontal mobility. A number of elective options are available for students in the Arts faculty. Some of the departments have organized academic forums and particular mention may be made of History forum, Punjabi forum and Urdu forum.

The college has established linkages with the industries in the neighbourhood. Industrial visits and study tours are conducted to the help the students in gaining practical knowledge and in the teaching-learning of the syllabi. This helps them to understand the process of manufacturing, marketing and management. The students acquire commercial, vocational, Geographical, Historical and industrial skills and training through these visits. The NCC, NSS and Youth units of the college help in all-round personality of development of the learners. N.S.S. and N.C.C. units have done commendable extension work.

The college follows all norms and rules of the University and Government with regard to admission to different categories including reserved category of students. Student’s admission for U.G. programme is based on the academic performance at 10+2 level whereas selection for PG programme, Computer programme, is based on the performance at the degree examinations, written test and interview. Admission committee of the college assists the Principal in all matters related to admissions. Fresh students are offered counselling to choose their optional subjects. The knowledge and skills of the students are assessed through unit tests based on syllabi of previous year and general knowledge in order to identify weak and advanced learners. Seminars and preliminary examinations are other modes of evaluation. The attendance for all students is compulsory and it should be seventy five percent for qualifying to appear in University examinations and it is strictly adhered to by the college.

The unit plans prepared by the teachers are approved by the Head or Principal. Monthly meetings are held by the departments to review the progress of work and to plan for necessary corrective actions for the completion of the syllabi. The lecture method of teaching is supplemented by learner centered teaching method using audio-visual aids, such as OHP’s, Slide projectors, Charts, models, maps and posters to certain extent.

The college has a mechanism for the recruitment of the faculty as per the statutes of the Punjabi University and the regulations of the Punjab Government. Teachers have been recruited as per the workload. The teaching learning process of the Government College is quite comprehensive. The ratio of full-time teachers to temporary teachers is 2:1 and ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is 7:1. The college encourages the teachers to participate in faculty development programmes such as refresher and orientation courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, training programmes etc. Seminars, group discussion, question answer sessions, assignments, excursions and study tours are some of the different learner-centered methods used by the teachers. Celebration of national events, religious days, competitions, debates, cultural and extension programmes are some of the co-curricular and extra- curricular activities practised in the college. Students are informed of the evaluation method at the beginning of each academic year through the prospectus and the teachers. The college follows the norms prescribed by the Punjab Government and University in the procedure of selection of teaching staff. The practice of appointing ad-hoc and temporary teachers to meet the staff requirements is a positive measure taken by the college. However, these junior teachers need training and orientation in the concerned subjects in order to improve the academic results of the students. Eleven teachers of the college attended national level and seven teachers participated in international level conferences during the last three years. Some teachers have been honoured at the State level for their outstanding work in the academic and cultural fields. However, it is suggested that more teachers may be encouraged to attend national and international level academic conferences/seminars/and workshops. The self-appraisal method is practised by the teachers and is used for the yearly or six monthly assessment of teachers for placement in the higher grade.The results of the self-appraisal are used by the Principal to offer feed-back to teachers so as to strengthen the teaching learning process and to offer constructive guidance to them. These efforts have made the teaching process more productive and meaningful to the students. Efforts have been made to evolve a mechanism of evaluation of teachers by students in an informal way.

Successful teaching program invariably requires a sound research footing in various departments. It is also necessary for faculty members to get involved in research activity while pursuing a teaching profession. It helps them to remain abreast with the latest development in the field. Though the college is not a research centre, some faculty members are engaged in research and the college encourages teachers to take up research by granting study leave as and when required. Fifteen teachers have Ph.D. degrees, one has submitted his thesis and thirty four teachers are M.Phil. degree holders. Postgraduate students do research as a part of their project work. Seven projects have been allotted to P.G. students in economics department. Teachers of History, Urdu, Punjabi and Zoology have presented papers in academic conferences and seminars. Some teachers are authors and co-authors of a number of books and have published the research papers which were presented at the National and International seminars and conferences. The remaining teachers also need to be motivated to pursue research qualifications. The college still has to develop necessary infrastructural and library facilities for serious research work. The laboratories need to be fully equipped. In the field of extension activities commendable work has been done.

Some faculty members have been given additional charge for extension activities such as Adult Education and Literacy, Health and Hygiene awareness, AIDS awareness, Social work, Blood Donation camp, Cleaning of villages etc. through the N.S.S. and N.C.C. units. All the five units held ten days camp in college campus and did the work of cleanliness. The lectures on ‘Dignity of Labour, Environment, Development of India, Evil of Drugs and Dowry System’ were arranged. The volunteers of N.S.S. and N.C.C. also assist the Health Department in various immunization campaigns including Polio and Eye camps for elderly and disabled persons. Various clubs and societies are functional in the college. These include Red Cross Club, Youth Club, Bazme-e Adab, Health Club, English Literary Society, Hindi Sahitya Sabha, Readers Club, Photography Club and five units of N.S.S. These Clubs and societies undertake different types of extension activities.

*The college has 19 acres of land. The college has adequate infrastructure for the running of 11 programmes 3 U.G., 4 P.G., 3 Certificate courses and 1 other course. The college has spacious buildings and play grounds.
*The college buildings have different blocks such as Administrative Block, Main Block, P.G. Block, PTA Block, The NSS Block, Sports Block etc. Teaching rooms, lecture theatres, Science and Computer laboratories, Staff room, Girls Common Room and other infrastructural facilities are included in these blocks. Funds generated by the Parents Teacher Association have enriched infrastructural facility in the form of construction of eight rooms, renovation of Chemistry Lab, Development of Botanical Garden, Renovation and extension of Girls Common Room, Development of Gymnasium, flooring of offices etc., and white washing of the college buildings.

*Play grounds for Basket Ball, Volleyball, Hockey, Cricket, Football, Athletics, Lawn Tennis, Kabaddi are properly maintained.

Open Air Theatre is being used for dramatic activities throughout the year.

*Library has a separate double storeyed building in which 51881 books are available. 80% of the Library has been computerized, Internet facility is also available. A portion of separate building is used as a Library reading room.

*The college allows access to all students to its library.

*A big covered Cycle Shed and Car Parking space is available.

*Common Room with facilities of water cooler, reading material, toilets, is available for the girl students.

*Spacious clean Canteen both for the students and the staff is situated on the college campus.

*Water cooler, water purifiers, equipments for lab, Fax machine, Photocopier, Computers show the growth of the college.

*College infrastructural facilities are being availed by different agencies, which include Class rooms for examination, bodies for literary functions, conferences, seminars. Athletics track for landing helicopter of V.I.P.’s.

*The maintenance and upkeep of infrastructure is done by the maintenance staff.

*The college has made attempts to provide student support facilities. Support services made available to a certain extent ensure physical and intellectual output. The prospectus provides information and guidance to the students about the available courses, documents to be submitted, eligibility criteria, facilities available, details of fee structure, refund of fees, other rules and regulations.

*The College may plan and introduce more welfare measures for the student community like medical check-up, placement opportunities through separate cell has been arranged coherently by assigning additional charge to a teacher. The employment cell counsels students on career options, orientation training and on self-employment opportunities. The grievance cell also addresses the problems of the students.

*Students progression to higher classes is 75%. The progression to employment is stated to be 25%. Student’s feedback may help to improve the situation. Adequate mechanism may also be setup to collect feedback on the performance of teachers instead of an anonymous way through grievance boxes.

*The college management has instituted cash prizes as proceeds of endowments and variety of medals for minority students. The college has an alumni association. It has collected the donations for college development. It is advised that the association may be further strengthened.

*The college offers indoor and outdoor games. The college provide playground for hocky , football , lawn tennis , athletics. Volleyball, kho-kho, handball, cricket, kabaddi, basketball , badminton, wrestling.The college has a beautiful Gymnasium Hall which has the facilities for Power Lifting, Weight-Lifting, Body Building, Chess,Carom , Boxing, Table Tennis etc.

*During 2002-03 the college Badminton team got third place in the University. One boy got 1st position in inter- college wrestling competition

*During 2003-04 the college attained Ist position in overall university competition in Wrestling.

*The College got Ist position in Inter State Power Lifting Competition.

*A large number of well-known players of the country belong to this college and many of them participated in Olympics, Common Wealth Games, Asian Games and All India Inter University competitions and got many respectable positions and medals.

The college has an effective internal co-ordinating and monitoring mechanism. College council monitors the curricular and co-curricular activities and the working of the Heads of Departments, Registrar Examination, Staff Secretary, Members of the Sports Committee.

Members of the Grievances Redressal Committee and Senior teachers are being consulted by the Principal in all matters of college.

Senior Teachers co-ordinate the working of the tutorial groups. Proctorial groups maintain the discipline. Heads of the Department hold meetings on their own and proceedings are brought to the notice of the Principal.

Committees such as Admission Committee, College Calendar Committee are constituted by the Principal every year to regulate all the activities of the college.

The work the clerical staff is supervised by the office Superintendent who is accountable to the principal .

The Principal has control over administrative and financial matters. He is assisted by the office staff and the Bursar.

The college has effective grievance redressal cell. Three grievance committees have been constituted by the Principal. One for the employees, second for girl students and the third for boys. Another Committee is headed by the Principal and assissed by the office superintendent has been constituted to look into the grievances of non-teaching staff. Students put their complaints/suggestions in the box and two senior faculty members recommend appropriate action after proper discussion on the complaints/suggestions. Principal of the college holds regular meetings which are recorded.

*Banking facility is available for the students and staff inside the college campus. Two Book Banks are in the college library. Students can have books for the whole year. Poor students are even given money to buy books.

*The college is running various schemes for the benefit of the students. Scholarships/Cash prizes are given to outstanding students in academics and sports. Scholarships are also given to economically weaker students. Fees and funds are charged as per norms of affiliating university and Punjab Government Rules. Being a Government College audited report of the college seems to be a transparent one.

*It is commendable that the Institution has been able to raise a significant amount of Rs.816300/- through donations although this is a Government Funded college. The college had twinning programmes, particularly mention may be made of its tie-up with NITT, a leading software company until last year. It is advised that this would be continued soon.

*The college also has linkage with the industries. Efforts have been made to organize lectures and extension activities to motivate students and inculcate among them the civic responsibilities and impart moral and spiritual values.

*It is commendable that the college caters to the educational needs of the people of surrounding rural areas and 25% of the seats are reserved for the students belonging to the lower strata of society and 5% for backward classes. Female students are exempted from the payment of tuition fees upto Degree level.

*The internal quality check mechanism, students feedback, continuous assessment mechanism based on house examinations, class tests and assignments contribute to the healthy academic environment of the college.

*The existence of the various societies/clubs and community -oriented programmes, through N.S.S., celebration of great events of national importance, regular publication of college magazine ‘CLARION’ are extremely helpful in the over- all development of the students.

*The college promotes the activities of many literary societies, forums clubs and organisation which contribute to the development of the learners.

*The Peer Team makes the following observations and recommendations on the basis of its institutional visit to the college.

*The team would like to make the following commendations:-

*The campus is beautiful, buildings are spacious, congenial academic atmosphere prevails in pollution- free environmental surroundings.
The college runs a number of programmes which aim at the all-round development of the personality of the learners.

*The college has won awards, trophies for its excellent performance in the field of sports, games and particular mention may be made of its outstanding performances in cultural activities at the Punjab State Inter- University level.

*The college is proud of its alumni who have occupied highly coveted positions in various walks of national life.

*Some of the faculty members have been honoured for their outstanding performance in their disciplines.

*The college is very rich in its infrastructure and has potential for further development in future.

*The extension activities of the college are praise worthy.

*The curricular, the teaching learning aspects need to be strengthened. Modern teaching aids and equipment be procured. Labs be well-equipped and properly maintained.

*There is a large number of girls who would like to live in hostels particularly for security reasons and, therefore, it is advised that residential accommodation be provided to the female students.

*Research culture be developed and the faculty be motivated to do research, undertake major, minor projects and contribute articles to the professional journals in their disciplines. Funding agencies such as UGC, DST, Indian council of Social Science research and Indian Council of Historical Research and other funding agencies be approached for grant of funds.

*Area specific research be undertaken.

*Alumni Association be further activated and strengthened. This may generate enormous resources for the institution.

*There is an shortage of teachers in some of the departments, therefore, efforts be made, on the priority basis, to fill up these vacancies since the current academic session is in full swing.

*Efforts be made to establish Women Studies Centre with the support of the University Grants Commission.

*Post graduate classes may be started in English, Hindi, Mathematics and Commerce.

*There is need to construct an auditorium .

*NCC wing for girls may be started.

*The Peer Team expresses its deep gratitude to the management, the Principal, the teaching and non-teaching staff, the students, the alumni and the parents for their kind hospitality, active cooperation extended to it during its institutional visits.

K.L. Kamal (Chairperson)

N.R. Kapadnis (Member)

Kiran Kala Jain (Member Co-ordinator)

I have gone through the report and agree with the evaluation made by the Pear Team.

Government College,

Dr Rehman Akhter versus Government College Malerkotla

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

Dr Rehman Akhter
# B-13/142,
Mohalla Khtikan, Malerkot.a ......Complainant


PIO, Principal, Govt. College, Malerkotla. .....Respondent

CC No. 459 of 2007:

Dr.. Rehman Akhter complainant in person.
Sh. Tarsem Singh Rana, Lecturer Punjabi, Govt. College Malerkotla, for the PIO.


Dr. Rehman Akhter, complainant vide his letter dated 10.3.07 states that his application dated 12.1.07 made to the Principal, Govt. College, Malerkotla with due payment of fee (Rs. 20), under RTI Act remained unattended, A copy of the complainant was forwarded to the concerned PIO and date of hearing fixed for 1.8.07 both the parties were duly informed.

2. Today, Sh. Tarsem Singh Rana, Lecturer, Punjabi, representing the PIO has stated that all information asked for by the complainant has since been provided to him. The merit list had been sent to him vide registered letter No. 725, dated 20.07.07. He states that payment of Rs. 1575/- towards deducted money has also been made vide cheque No. 756971 dated 18.07.07. Dr. Rehman Akhter has confirmed the receipt of the payment but not of the merit list, which has been provided to him today during the hearing.

3. However, Dr. Rehman Akhter states that unnecessary delay of more than 5-6 months has been caused by the college beyond the stipulated date for the same provided under the Act. It is correct that 5 months delay has taken place and it is also seen that the PIO has not cared to sent any letter of explanation for the same.

CC No. 459 of 2007

4.. The Public Information Officer is hereby given notice under Section 20(1) of the R.T.I. Act and is required to file written reply/explanation as to why action, as envisaged therein be not taken against him through the imposition of penalty of Rs.250/- for each day of the delay subject to the maximum of Rs.25, 000/- as per the provision in the Act.
5. The P.I.O. is also hereby given an opportunity for personal hearing under Section 20(1) Proviso thereto, on the same date. He may take note that in case he does not file written reply and also chooses not to appear on that date, it will be presumed that he has nothing to say and the Commission will take further proceedings in his absence.

6. Sh. Tarsem Singh Rana has explained that Mrs. Kulwant Kaur Sandhu, Principal remained on leave for more than 2 months as her son remained in coma and the Vice Principal also remained on leave during the same period. He therefore, requested that the delay may be excused. He may give all facts in writing.

Adjourned to 19th Sept. 2007.

(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj)
State Information Commissioner

Sh Mohd Jamil versus Government College Malerkotla

SCO No. 84-85, 2nd Floor (Court No-1), Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. Mohd. Jamil,
S/o Mr. Ahmad, Vill. Binjoke Khurd,
Tehsil Malerkotla, Distt. Sangrur. _______________ Complainant


Public Information Officer ,
O/o Principal,
Government College, Malerkotla,
Distt. Sangrur. ________________ Respondent

CC No. 1045 of 2007

i) Sh. Mohd. Jamil, complainant in person.
ii) Sh. Abdus Salam, Principal , Govt. College, Malerkotla.



The information required by the complainant has been given to him by the respondent.

Disposed of.

Dated: 6th September, 2007 State Information Commissioner

Mr Rehman Akhtar versus Government College Malerkotla

SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Mr. Rehman Akhtar ......Complainant
PIO O/o Govt. College, Malerkotla .....Respondent.

CC No-459-of 2007:

Mr. Rehman Akhtar, complainant in person.
Mr. Abdus Salem, Principal of College-cum-P.I.O.

This case has been considered on August 01, 2007 and detailed order was passed. The complainant had confirmed that he has received the full information, but stated that there had been a delay of 5/6 months beyond the stipulated period and therefore, action under the provisions of the R.T.I. Act was warranted.

2. Notice under Section 20(1) of the R.T.I. Act was issued to the P.I.O-cum-Principal to show cause why penalty for the delay should not be imposed upon and opportunity for personal hearing under Section 20(1) of the Act was also given. The representative of the P.I.O. had made some oral submissions on behalf of the P.I.O. stating serious medical problems of her son as the cause for delay. He was directed to file his submission in writing.

3. Today, both the complainant and Mr. Abdul Salem, the new Principal of Govt. College, Malerkotla-cum-P.I.O. are present. The P.I.O. has presented letter dated September 17, 2007 supported by medical documents and Discharge Slip and leave account of Mrs. Kulwant Kaur Sandhu, the then Principal-cum-P.I.O. who remained on casual leave and then on long commuted leave during this period to attend to her son, who was in coma following head-injury due to a road accident. Similarly, Mrs. Manjeet Uppal, Vice-Principal remained on medical leave for one-and-half month. In view of this explanation, the show-cause notice is dropped and the case is hereby disposed of.

(Mrs. Rupan Deol Bajaj)
State Information Commissioner
September 19, 2007.

Sanjay Kumar versus Government College Malerkotla


Sh. Sanjay Kumar, S/o
Sh. Lal Singh, C/o
Sh. Amrik Singh S/o Sh. Amar Singh,
Vill. Bhogiwal, P.O. Bhogiwal,
Tehsil Malerkotla,
Distt. Sangrur (Pb.) ….. Complainant

Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal,
Govt.College, Malerkotla,
Distt. Sangrur (Pb.). ….. Respondent

CC No.2152 of 2007

Sh. N.S.Boparai, Counsel for Sh. Sanjay Kumar and Sh. Sanjay Kumar, Complainant in person also.
Sh. Abdul Salam, Principal, Govt. College, Malerkotla.

1. The case relates to seeking information regarding salary drawn by the complainant for the month of August and September, 2007. The initial request was made on 10.10.2007. On not getting any response, the complainant filed a complaint with the Commission on 27.11.2007.

2. Heard both the parties. The Respondent states that the information was sent to the complainant vide his registered letter dated 12.11.2007. However, the letter was returned due to the faulty address given by the complainant. The Respondent submits copies of the letter containing information, despatch register and the envelope containing information alongwith the endorsement made on the envelope by the postman. These documents are taken on record. The Respondent hands over a copy of his letter dated 12.11.2007 containing information to the complainant in my presence. Since the information stands supplied, the case is disposed of.

3. Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

Chandigarh ( P.K.Grover )
Dated: 08.01.2008 Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner



Crl. Misc. No. M-13867 of 2009 (O and M)

Date of decision: 22.7.2009

Karnail Singh .. Petitioner
The State of Punjab .. Respondent


Mr. Surinder Singh Siao, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Anter Singh Brar, Sr. DAG, Punjab.
Mr. Gopal Singh, Advocate for the complainant.

Rajesh Bindal J.
The petitioner is an accused in FIR No. 143 dated 17.11.2008, registered against him and others under Sections 306/376/506/120-B IPC, Police Station, Malerkotla.

Learned counsel for the petitioner submitted that due to matrimonial dispute between the petitioner and the deceased, they were living separate since 2001. The petitioner, who is serving as Lecturer at Government College, Malerkotla was living there, whereas the deceased was living in the village. There was no question of instigation by the petitioner to the deceased to commit suicide.

The petitioner is in custody for the last 4 months. In fact, there was civil litigation pending between the brother of the complainant and the deceased on the one hand and the elder brother of the petitioner on the other hand prior to the lodging of the FIR, on account of which the entire family of the petitioner has been involved in this false case.

On the other hand, learned counsel for the State submitted that considering the seriousness of allegations against the petitioner, he does not deserve the concession of bail. Learned counsel for the complainant also objected to the grant of bail to the petitioner by submitting that his name finds mentioned in the suicide note and further he had not taken any step to stop his nephew, who was forcing the deceased to have illicit relations with him under threat.

After hearing learned counsel for the parties, without opining on the merits of the controversy and considering the fact that the petitioner is in custody for the last 4 months and also they were living separate since 2001 and matrimonial dispute was also pending in the court, in my opinion, the petitioner deserves the concession of bail pending trial. Accordingly, it is directed that the petitioner shall be released from jail pending trial on furnishing of bail bonds to the satisfaction of Chief Judicial Magistrate/Duty Magistrate, Sangrur.

The petition stands disposed of.

(Rajesh Bindal)



COCP No.1993 of 2009

Date of decision: 3.12.2009

Mohd. Anwar ......Petitioner(s)
KBS Sidhu etc. ......Respondent(s)


Mr. Mohd. Yousaf, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.

Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
In response to the show cause notice issued by this Court reply by way of affidavit of Sh. Sohan Lal, Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Punjab, Chandigarh, has been filed stating that the petitioner has been allowed to continue as Guest Faculty Lecturer in the subject of Economics vide order dated 2.12.2009 and the Principal has been directed to let the petitioner join as Guest Faculty Lecturer in Economics in Government College, Malerkotla.

In view of the aforesaid reply, I am not inclined to proceed further in this petition.

Rule discharged.


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