www.PunjabColleges.com
Largest database of Universities and Colleges in India situated in more than 9000 towns.
Home   Contact Us
Enter College / University Name or City:
Punjab Colleges
Pvt Institutes in Punjab


Hindu College, Amritsar, Punjab



Contact


Hindu College, Amritsar, Punjab
Amritsar (District Amritsar)
Punjab, India



Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab is RC Verma (Suspened), Offt Principal KK Arora, Dr. P.K. Sharma.

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

Contact Person(s) of the Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab is (are): Chairman P.N.Arora, 355-Shastri Nagar, Lawrence Road, Amritsar.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab are 94644-05353, 9464438515.

email ID(s) is Hindu College Amritsar Punjab

Additional Information about Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab is : College advertised for the post of Office Superintendent in The Tribune dated 13.05.2009..


Contact Details of Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-183-547147, 2556824

Principal:Sh. V.P. Lumba O: 2556824



Courses




Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).

Hindu College is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)



Stuff



Images / newspaper cuttings related to Hindu College

Principal on regular basis (Hindu College)
Job Vacancy: 25th November, 2013
Principal on regular basis
PMSS diya dhajjiya uda rahe ne college, Gill (Hindu College)
News: 24th November, 2013
PMSS diya dhajjiya uda rahe ne college, Gill
Radhika Sharma done top in Graduation (Hindu College)
News: 23rd July, 2013
Radhika Sharma done top in Graduation

New session starts with Havan Yagya (News)
Priyanka done top in BCA final (News)
Students done top in BCom (News)
BCA, BCom and BA merit holder students (Profile)
Our merit holders (Profile)
Asstt Professor on adhoc basis (Job Vacancy)
Asstt Professor on temporary basis (Job Vacancy)
Seminar in Hindu College (News)
National Seminar on Mathematics (News)
Students ko traffic rules ke prati jagruk kiya (News)
Meditation, Sanskritike subjects par lagai pardarshni (News)
Khundan Camp lagaya (News)
Asstt Professor on adhoc basis (Job Vacancy)
Bhog of Smt Parvesh Verma (Bhog etc)
B Com and BIT courses (Admission Notice)
Lecturer in English (Job Vacancy)
Lecturer on Adhoc temporary basis (Job Vacancy)

Media coverage of Hindu College, Amritsar Punjab, Punjab

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 214 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----

RTI request is regarding amalgamated fund details dated 03.11.2009. The Respondent’s reply is dated 03.12.2009. While appeal to the First Appellate Authority is dated 15.12.2009 and that to the Commission is dated 10.02.2010.

2. As per written submission of the Respondent, this case is almost identical to AC-839 of 2009 which has been disposed of by Hon’ble SIC, Mr. Kulbir Singh on 05.02.2010. The record file reveals that the requisite information has also been supplied to the Appellant, who contests this.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

With this, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar


STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 21 5 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----

The information sought is regarding amalgamated fund details thereof in RTI request dated 03.11.2009. The Respondent gave the requisite information on 03.12.2009. The Appellant’s first appeal is dated 15.1.2.2009 and the second appeal is dated 10.02.2010.

2. As per Respondent’s submission this case has already been disposed of by SIC, Mr. Kulbir Singh on 05.02.2010. Mr. Verma says that he contests the order of AC-839 of 2009.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

Therefore, this case is also disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 216 of 2010
ORDER

Present: Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----

The information sought is regarding bank accounts of the College and details thereof vide RTI request dated 18.11.2009. The Respondent on 26.11.2009 asked the Appellant to deposit fee of Rs. 501/- and obtain the requisite information. The Appellant’s appeal to the first Appellate Authority is dated 14.12.2009 and the second appeal is dated 10.02.2010. The Respondent has supplied the requisite information. The Appellant says that the number of pages supplied is less and the difference in fee be refunded.

2. The Respondent is directed to refund the excess fee, if any, to the Appellant.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

Therefore, this case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar.
……Appellant
Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 217 of 2010
ORDER

Present: Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----
The RTI request is regarding use of students’ amalgamated fund by the management of the Hindu College and details thereof. It is dated 12.11.2009. The Respondent vide his letter dated 03.12.2009 (which was later withdrawn) and again on 07.12.2009 has demanded Rs.352/- to supply the requisite information. Appellant’s appeal to the First Appellate Authority is dated 15.12.2009 and his second appeal to the Commission is dated 10.02.2010.

2. The Respondent hands over the requisite information to the Appellant in my presence today.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.

When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

Since the information stands supplied, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 218 of 2010
ORDER

Present: Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----
The information sought is regarding appointment of officiating Principal/Principals in Hindu College, vide RTI request dated 12.11.2009. Response was given by the Respondent on 11.12.2009 on all the 04 points. Appeal to the First Appellate Authority is dated 14.12.2009 and to the Commission dated 10.02.2010.

2. The Respondent says that the DPI (C), which is the first Appellate Authority, has given hearing to the Appellant. In compliance with the directions of the Appellate Authority, additional information is given to the Appellant in my presence today. He says that there is nothing more to provide.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

The case is, thus, disposed of and closed.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.
cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 219 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----

Information sought is regarding amalgamated fund vide RTI request dated 12.11.2009. The appeal to the first Appellate Authority is dated 14.1.2.2009 and to the second Appellate Authority is dated 10.02.2010.

2. The Respondent hands over the requisite information to the Appellant free of cost.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4. He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

Since the information stands supplied, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
Principal (Retd.),
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Punjab,
Chandigarh. ….…Respondents

AC No. 220 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Mr. R.C. Verma, Appellant, in person
Mr. Sanjay Khanna, APIO-Lecturer, for Hindu College, Amritsar.
Dr. (Ms) Maninder Dhillon, Deputy Director, for DPI (C), Punjab.
-----

Vide RTI request dated 12.11.2009, the information sought is regarding use of students’ amalgamated fund. The Respondent has asked for fee of Rs.500/- vide letter dated 03.12.2009.

2. The appeal to the first Appellate Authority is dated 15.12.2009 and to the second Appellate Authority is dated 10.02.2010. The information is handed over to the Appellant free of cost in my presence today.

3. The Appellant says that he is a retired college teacher and was Principal of the Hindu College, Amritsar (Respondent in the instant case), and has taught in the same institution for 25 years.
When asked to justify what public interest is involved, should the information be disclosed, he failed to do so.

4.He has filed a number of RTI requests with the parent college on identical subjects in the recent weeks which have been listed before the bench of the undersigned as well as other Commissioners. Given his long years in the Respondent College, it is presumed that he is well conversant with the internal functioning of the Hindu College. It is also pertinent to point out that a perusal of the case file reveals that the Respondent has been promptly responding to all RTI requests filed by Mr. R.C. Verma and others.

5. I have observed that the Appellant is repeatedly seeking the same information in different forms and couched in different language for different periods of time without justifying the public interest involved, should the information be disclosed.

6. In this backdrop, the Appellant is advised that the beneficent provisions of the RTI Act, 2005, are not meant to be misused by the information seekers. Conferment of a right under a statute pre-supposes that it shall be exercised in a proper and fair manner. Mis-use of a right is by itself a negation of the right. No legal right can brook its being misused to the detriment of a person supposed to discharge his duties correlative to the legal right in question.

7. In the instant case, it is found that the Appellant has been, for no valid reason, misusing the machinery provided under the RTI Act, 2005. I shall be legally bound to taken note of it and explore suitable legal action.

8. The Deputy Registrar is directed to ensure that cases which have been disposed of are not sent to other benches to avoid duplication of effort.

Since the information stands supplied, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 16, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

cc: Deputy Registrar,
State Information Commission Punjab,
Chandigarh.

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar.
……Appellant
Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 102 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Appellant, Mr. R.C. Verma, in person.
APIO, Mr. Vimal Mehra., for Hindu College, Amritsar.
-----

The Appellant and the Respondent have mutually agreed to meet in the office of the APIO on 19.04.2010 (Monday) at 11.00 AM. The APIO will charge the fee in proportion to the exact pages to be supplied, duly attested, to the Appellant @ Rs. 2/- per page.

With this, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 12, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K R Gulati versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

K.R. Gulati,
A-38, Guru Amardass Avenue,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 135 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R.C. Verma, for the Appellant.
APIO, Mr. Vimal Mehra., for Hindu College, Amritsar.
-----

The Affidavit dated 06.04.2010, has been taken on record and the photo- copy of the same has been handed over to the Appellant’s representative in my presence today.

The case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, April 12, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K R Gulati versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

K.R. Gulati,
A-38, Guru Amardass Avenue,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 135 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R. C. Verma, for the Appellant.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----

The Appellant is represented by Mr. R. C. Verma who submits a copy of authority letter.

2. The Appellant vide his RTI request dated 28.10.2009, seeking information on three points regarding details of Provident Fund etc. The Respondent sent him the requisite information on 25.11.2009. The Appellant filed his appeal with First Appellate Authority on 03.12.2009. In response, the First Appellate Authority wrote to the Appellant on 25.02.2010 and on 02.03.2010 to the Principal with a copy to the Appellant. Since neither of the parties appeared before the First Appellate Authority, so the Principal was directed to provide the information within seven days.

3. The Appellant is not satisfied with the response given by the Principal. I direct the Respondent Principal to give the same response, dated 25.11.2009, in the form of Affidavit to the Appellant. He will submit the original Affidavit to the Commission and a copy to the Appellant on the next date of hearing.

The case is adjourned to 12.04.2010 (Monday), Court No. 1, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM for confirmation.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 121 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R. C. Verma, for the Appellant.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----

The Appellant is represented by Mr. R. C. Verma who submits a copy of authority letter.

2. The Appellant has filed his RTI request on 11.09.2009, demanding information regarding “Name/names of Banks in which all the Accounts of Hindu College, Amrtisar are being operated. Mention the A/c No. of all accounts along with their Head names and name of the person/persons with designation who operate these Accounts; who authorized them. Copy of resolution/letter w.e.f. 1st July, 2005.”

3. The Respondent replied to this on 08.10.2009. He filed his appeal with the Commission on 09.01.2010. The requisite information stands supplied.
Therefore, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 120 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R. C. Verma, for the Appellant.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----

The Appellant is represented by Mr. R. C. Verma who submits a copy of authority letter.

2. The Appellant’s RTI request is dated 11.09.2009, demanding “Damage caused to the construction work done during the period 24.08.2005 to 14.07.2009.” The Respondent replied to this on 08.10.2009. A copy of which is on record. He filed his appeal with the Commission on 09.01.2010.

Information stands supplied, therefore, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 118 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R. C. Verma, for the Appellant.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----

The Appellant is represented by Mr. R. C. Verma who submits a copy of authority letter.

2. The Appellant submitted his RTI request dated 29.02.2009, demanding information regarding the payment of retiral dues to the superannuated employees from the year 1996 onwards. The Respondent sent his response on 26.10.2009. Appellant’s appeal to the Commission is dated 09.01.2010.

Information stands supplied, therefore, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 110 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Representative, Mr. R. C. Verma, for the Appellant.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----
The Appellant is represented by Mr. R. C. Verma who submits a copy of authority letter.

2. The Appellant request for information dated 11.09.2009, “regarding fine paid by the Management as late fee for admission forms during the session 2008-09 to the GNDU University Amritsar & also mention the A/c Head with proof.” The reply of the Respondent is dated 08.10.2009. Appellant’s appeal to the Commission is dated 09.01.2010.

Information stands supplied, therefore, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb. Chd. ….…Respondents

AC No. 101 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Appellant, Mr. R. C. Verma, in person.
Principal-cum-PIO, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, in person.
Mr. Saini, Superintendent, office of DPI (C), Punjab, Chandigarh.
-----

The Appellant vide his RTI request dated 30.10.2009, has demanded information regarding “fine imposed and collected from the students with complete record from the session 2005-06 to 2008-09.”. The Respondent vide his letter dated 24.12.2009, has asked the Appellant to deposit the sum of Rs. 8163/- so that the information could be given to him. He filed his second appeal with the Commission on 05.01.2010, while his first appeal is dated 02.12.2009.

2. The Respondent says that after the Appellant deposits the demanded fee, the information will be given within 10 days. Should the Appellant deposit the demanded fee, the Respondent will be duty bound to supply the information as per Appellant’s RTI request dated 30.10.2009, duly attested, through registered post, with a copy of the covering letter to the Commission. The Appellant may point-out deficiencies in the information provided to him to the Respondent who will address the same before the next date of hearing.

The case is adjourned to 12.04.2010 (Monday), Court No. 1, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 15, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
……………………………. Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh
………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 830 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that proceedings of the managing committee/governing council have not been provided. Respondent states that information as available in the record has been provided. He further states that proceedings of the Managing Committee/Governing Council are not available with the Principal. Respondent has also submitted an affidavit in this regard. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

S K Goswami versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. S.K.Goswami,
4720, Guru Nanak Wara,
PO Khalsa College, Amritsar
…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh
………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 828 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. S.K.Goswami, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard

2. As directed during the hearing dated 21.01.2010, Respondent has filed an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided. Respondent has also provided information regarding Provident Fund Account to the Appellant.

3. Appellant has prayed that short payment of Provident Fund has been made to him. He has served the college from about thirty years. He states that he should be provided complete details of his Provident Fund Account. Appellant is advised that he should go through the details provided to him today in the Commission and in case he feels that still information regarding Provident Fund is pending, he may visit the O/o Respondent on any working day and Respondent is advised to provide him complete information as exist in the record to the Appellant in response to any deficiency pointed by him under intimation to Commission.

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

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that some of the information relating to balance sheet of grant, managing account, principal account, amalgamated fund account and some of the bank statements from the year of 2004-2006 has not been provided. Respondent has submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided and no other information is available. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit submitting that A/C No. 101 (Grant), balance sheet for 31.03.2004 and 31.03.2009, Management A/c No.1801, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 & 31.03.2009, Principal Account No. 1802, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Amalgamated Fund A/c No.1803, balance sheet for 31.03.2004,31.03.2005 and 31.03.2009, Hindu Collegiate Senior Secondary School, balance sheet for 31.03.2004, 31.03.2005, 31.03.2006 and 31.03.2009 and A/c No. 1804, bank statement for 2004 to 2006 are not available in their office, an affidavit in this regard be sent to the Commission & Appellant or information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

3. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

S K Goswami versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. S.K.Goswami,
4720, Guru Nanak Wara,
PO Khalsa College, Amritsar
…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh
………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 828 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. S.K.Goswami, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard

2. As directed during the hearing dated 21.01.2010, Respondent has filed an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided. Respondent has also provided information regarding Provident Fund Account to the Appellant.

3. Appellant has prayed that short payment of Provident Fund has been made to him. He has served the college from about thirty years. He states that he should be provided complete details of his Provident Fund Account. Appellant is advised that he should go through the details provided to him today in the Commission and in case he feels that still information regarding Provident Fund is pending, he may visit the O/o Respondent on any working day and Respondent is advised to provide him complete information as exist in the record to the Appellant in response to any deficiency pointed by him under intimation to Commission.

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

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
……………………………. Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent
AC No. 829 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that Respondent has mentioned his letter dated 10.12.2009 that 585 copies of information are provided where as only 511 copies have been received. Respondent should clarify this discrepancy to the Appellant. Appellant states that not even the single voucher has been signed by the principal. Respondent states information as available in the record has been provided to the Appellant. Appellant further states that Respondent has not given details of grants given by Sh. Darbari Lal, Sh. Raj Kumar and Management of Hindu College, Amritsar.

3. Respondent has filed an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided to the Appellant. Respondent is directed that information regarding discrepancies as mentioned above be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission. No further action is required.

4. Disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar

…………………………….Appellant
Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 827 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Respondent has provided details of Provident Fund of ten employees to the Appellant today in the Commission. He also submitted an affidavit stating that information as available in the record has been provided. Respondent is directed that in case any discrepancy is pointed out by the Appellant, regarding Provident Fund details, due and drawn statement of retrial benefits i.e Gratuity, P.F., Leave encashment and Salary Arrears, if any, information be provided to the Appellant under intimation to the Commission.

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

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 5th February , 2010 State Information Commissioner

S K Goswami versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. S.K.Goswami,
4720, Guru Nanak Wara,
PO Khalsa College, Amritsar
…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 828 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. S.K. Goswami, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal, O/o Hindu College, Amritsar & Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Asstt. O/o DPI(Colleges) on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that complete information has not been provided to him. Appellant is advised to point out deficiencies to the Appellant within one week. Respondent is directed to provide the information in response to the deficiencies pointed out by the Appellant, if any. PIO should file an affidavit on the next date of hearing stating that information as available in the office record has been supplied. No other information as sought by the Appellant is available in the record.

3. Adjourned to 05.02.2010 (at 11.00 A.M) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 21st January, 2010 State Information Commissioner

R C Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar and Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard

2. Respondent states that Appellant has sought details of the provident fund of other employees which can not be supplied. Appellant states that he had been authorized to collect the provident details. Appellant is advised to provide authority letters from ten employees within one week to the Respondent. Respondent is directed to provide the information to the Appellant before the next date of hearing. PIO should also file an affidavit that information as available in the record has been provided to the Appellant.

3. Adjourned to 05.02.2010 (11.00 A.M) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 21st January, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
……………………………. Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar

2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,

66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 830 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar and Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that complete information has not been provided. Respondent states that information as available with the PIO has been provided. He further states that information relating to the Managing Committee is not available with the PIO. PIO is directed to file an affidavit that information as available in the record has been provided to the Appellant.

3. Adjourned to 05.02.2010 (11.00 AM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 21st January, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 827 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar and Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard
2. Appellant states that complete information has not been provided. Respondent states that information as available in record has been supplied.

3. Respondent is directed to file an affidavit on the next date of hearing stating that information as available in the record has been provided to the Appellant and no other information as sought by the Appellant is available in the record.

4. Adjourned to 05.02.2010 (11.00 AM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 21st January, 2010 State Information Commissioner

K C Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
……………………………. Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 829 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar and Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent.

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that complete information has not been provided to him. Appellant is advised to point out deficiencies to the Appellant within one week. Respondent is directed to provide the information in response to the deficiencies pointed out by the Appellant, if any. PIO should file an affidavit on the next date of hearing stating that information as available in the office record has been supplied. No other information as sought by the Appellant is available in the record.

3. Adjourned to 05.02.2010 (at 11.00 A.M) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 21st January, 2010 State Information Commissioner

SK Goswami versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. S.K.Goswami,
4720, Guru Nanak Wara,
PO Khalsa College, Amritsar
…………………………….Complainant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh
………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 828 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. S.K.Goswami, the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal and Sh. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard

2. Appellant states that unauthenticated information has been provided only for item No.1 and no information has been supplied for item No.2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7. Respondent is directed to provide all the information to the Appellant before the next date of hearing.
3.Adjourned to 21.01.2010 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 28th December, 2009 State Information Commissioner

KC Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 827 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar & Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard
2.Complainant states that as directed by the Commission, he has deposited the fee with the PIO, still complete information has not been provided. He has also submitted that First Appellate Authority has also directed the PIO/Principal to provide complete information within thirty days.

3. In today’s hearing, Respondent has raised the issue of public interest in connection with service matter and pension. He has also submitted some documents in this regard. It is observed that Respondent has not raised any such issue earlier when ordered by the First Appellate Authority to provide complete information. Since, some of the information has already been provided and Respondent has not raised any objection when the first Appellate Authority directed to provide the information. Respondent is directed to provide complete information before the next date of hearing.

4. Adjourned to 21.01.2010 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 28th December, 2009 State Information Commissioner

KC Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh
………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 829 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar & Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard
2. Respondent states that he has received the RTI fees. Respondent is directed to provide information duly attested to the Appellant before the next date of hearing.

3. Adjourned to 21.01.2010 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties. Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 28th December, 2009 State Information Commissioner

RC Verma versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH
Sh. R.C. Verma,
A-76, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar
…………………………….Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Principal, Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 839 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar & Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard
2. Appellant states that he has not been provided information regarding student fund account, amalgamate account, management account, principal account, UGC account and grant account. Respondent states there is separate audit for the funds provided by the Govt. and other funds raised by the College. Information relating to the funds provided by the Govt. has been provided to the Appellant.

3. Since, the college has been declared as Public Authority. Information relating to all the matters held by the Public Authority is to be furnished to the Appellant as demanded by him in his application for information.

4. Adjourned to 21.01.2010 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 28th December, 2009 State Information Commissioner

KC Raghav versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector -17-C, CHANDIGARH

Sh. K.C. Raghav,
94, Thakur Villa,
Preet Vihar, Opp. Central Jail,
Ajnala Road, Amritsar
……………………………. Appellant

Vs.

1. Public Information Officer
O/o Hindu College, Amritsar
2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI(College) Pb.,
66-67, Sector 17-D, Chandigarh

………………………………..Respondent

AC No. 830 of 2009

Present:
(i) Sh. R.C.Verma, on behalf of the Appellant
(ii) Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Principal O/o Hindu College, Amritsar & Smt. Gursharan Kaur, Sr. Assistant O/o DPI (Colleges), Pb on behalf of the Respondent

ORDER

Heard
2. Appellant has provided deficiencies, regarding item No.3, copy of the same is handed over to the Respondent today in the Commission. Appellant has submitted written submission that in CC No.382/08, Commission has already decided that college is a public authority and directed the PIO to provide the information. PIO is directed to provide the sought for information as available with the College to the Appellant before the next date of hearing. PIO may note that this is the last opportunity given to him failing which action will be initiated against him under Section 20(1) of the RTI Act 2005.

3. Adjourned to 21.01.2010 (2.00 PM) for further proceedings. Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Sd/-
(Kulbir Singh)
Dated: 28th December, 2009 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Prof. Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI (Colleges), Punjab, Chandigarh. ……Respondents

AC No. 927 of 2009
ORDER

Present:
Appellant, Prof. Subhash Arora, in person.
None for the Respondent.
-----
The Appellant vide his RTI application dated 28.07.2009, has sought information on two points regarding retired teachers and dues paid to the employees after 1996. The Respondent PIO supplied the requisite information on 25.08.2009.
2. The Appellant pointed out certain deficiencies in writing on 05.09.2009. The same were addressed by the Respondent PIO on 08.10.2009. Copies of this correspondence are on record.
The case is disposed of and closed.
Announced in the hearing.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, December 21, 2009 State Information Commissioner

P.S. After the order was dictated in the open Court, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, Principal-cum-PIO, Hindu College, appeared and Mr. R. T. Saini, Superintendent and Ms. Gurusharan Kaur, Sr. Asstt., on the behalf of the DPI (C), Chandigarh. the order was read out to them.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, December 21, 2009 State Information Commissioner

Subhash Arora versus Hindu College Amritsar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Prof. Subhash Arora,
E-367, Ranjit Avenue,
Amritsar. ……Appellant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
Hindu College, Amritsar.

2. First Appellate Authority,
DPI (Colleges), Punjab, Chandigarh. ……Respondents

AC No. 935 of 2009

ORDER

Present:
Appellant, Prof. Subhash Arora, in person.
None for the Respondent.
-----
The Appellant vide his RTI application dated 28.07.2009, has sought information regarding work load/leave/any official duty allotted to one Mr. V. P. Loomba, after 11.07.2009 by the Principal/Management. In response, the Respondent supplied the requisite information on 25.08.2009.

2. In response to the deficiencies pointed out by the Appellant, dated 05.09.2009, the Respondent, has supplied the requisite information on 08.10.2009. Copies of this correspondence are on record.

The case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, December 21, 2009 State Information Commissioner

P.S. After the order was dictated in the open Court, Mr. Rakesh Mehra, Principal-cum-PIO, Hindu College, appeared and Mr. R. T. Saini, Superintendent and Ms. Gurusharan Kaur, Sr. Asstt., on the behalf of the DPI (C), Chandigarh. The order was read out to them.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, December 21, 2009 State Information Commissioner

A college with a difference

Hindu College is steeped in history and it has seen generations of scholars walk down its hallowed precincts. In spite of its name, it is out and out a secular institution, report Varinder Walia and Neeraj Bagga


A file photo showing Lal Bahadur Shastri (holding garlands) as a chief guest during the annual convocation of the college.

Size does not matter, brains do. The small building of Hindu College in the labyrinthine narrow lanes of the city hogged the limelight when its alumnus, Dr Manmohan Singh, became the Prime Minister of the country.

Forget its nomenclature ‘Hindu’. The college has carved a niche for itself by proving to be a secular institute. The alumni of the college include the son of Dr Saif-ud-Din Kitchlew, a Muslim and hero of Jallianwala Bagh, Sikhs and Parsis like Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Maneckshaw. The college premises served as a refugee camp for all those who had migrated from Pakistan at the time of Partition.

It was a pleasant surprise for the college management when it received a touching letter from Dr Manmohan Singh, rekindling his old bonds with his alma mater Hindu College, despite his busy schedule. The letter is likely to be a permanent source of inspiration for staff and students of the college, which has been lately mired in controversies.

Communicating his indebtedness to the college, Dr Manmohan Singh said, “I am happy to say I have carried with me throughout my life all that I learnt at Hindu College.” A galaxy of stars

The college has had many reputed teachers, who guided and shaped the future of the institution. They have been considered stalwarts in academic circles.

Some of the noted teachers associated with the college have been Mr B.M.L. Tickoo, Mr Atma Singh, Mr Dwarka Nath and Mr Harnam Dass, Mr Arjun Nath Mattoo, Mr Mehar Chand, Mr M.L. Mathur, Mr D.K. Kapoor, Dr J.K. Trikha, Mr K.K. Suri, Mr S.R. Kalia, Mr M.L. Joshi, Mr U.C. Naval and Mr H.L. Sharma.


Famous alumni

Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Maneckshaw, Justice H.R. Khanna (Supreme Court), Ms Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, DGP (Uttranchal), Maharaj Krishan Rasgotra, former Indian Ambassador to France, Lieutenant General B.K.N. Chhibber, a former Governor of Punjab, Mr P. Shiv Shanker, a former Union Minister, Justice R.L. Anand of Punjab and Haryana High Court and Mr R.L. Bhatia, Governor (Kerala), Mr Hans Raj Khanna, Judge, Supreme Court, Dr R.C. Paul, a famous physicist and retired Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Dr S.S Manchanda, a physician of international fame, Professor Vaishno Dutt, a renowned historian, Mr Prabodh Chander, a former minister of Punjab, Mr Girdhari Lal Dogra, a former minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, a former minister, Punjab government, Mr Kedar Sharma, a reputed writer, producer, director and dramatist from Bollywood, Mr Charanjit Sharma, a poet, actor, dramatist and former chief of the All India Radio’s Drama Division, Mr R.K Bali, IRS, Mr Anil Kumar Mehra, IRS, Dr Ashok Amrohi, IFS, Mr C.L Bharani, a writer of philosophy are among the alumni of Hindu College.


Roll of Honour

Despite the fact that the college has a limited space and is located in the narrow lanes of the city, it has produced famous players, especially in the game of cricket.

Famous left arm spinner and former captain Bishan Singh Bedi, and Madan Lal, former Test player, were the products of the college. Their sporting skills were honed by the dedicated college coach Gian Parkash.

He himself, along with Prithviraj and Roshan Lal, represented the Southern Punjab Association against the Australian cricket team in 1935. Mr Bedi was awarded a Padam Shri. Gokul Inder Dev rose to become the captain of the Services Cricket Team.

In the early fifties, Sardari Lal of the college went on to join the Indian Volleyball team. An alumnus of the college, Vijay Mehra, has the distinction of being the youngest player to represent India in a test match during his time.

He played against New Zealand. Another student Dinesh Khanna became the Asian Champion in Badminton.


Recalling the brilliant academic record of Dr Manmohan Singh, Mr K.K. Arora, Director (of the college), said that their common teacher, Professor S.R. Kalia, continued to cite the example of Dr Manmohan Singh to inspire the students. Once Dr Manmohan Singh scored exceptionally good marks that evoked immediate reaction from the staff and students.

So much so that Professor Dingra, another teacher of the college, asked Professor Kalia to check his (Dr Singh’s) paper again. Professor Kalia replied that he could not find even a single answer from where he could deduct any marks even as the paper was re-checked.

Dr Manmohan Singh studied in the college from 1950 to 1953. All these years he topped in the college and his name still adorns the “Roll of Honours”, which serve as a constant source of inspiration for the students.

The elevation of Dr Manmohan Singh has had a perceptible impact on the students of the Economics Department. It was evident from the result of last year’s examination. In M.A Part-I Manpreet Kaur of the college topped Guru Nanak Dev University, while another student Smriti Lumba (MA Economics Part-II) clinched the first place by securing a record 80 per cent marks.

Mr Arora said the elevation of Dr Manmohan Singh to the top most executive post of the country had fulfilled the dreams of the founding fathers of the institution.

He said though the name of the college indicated a ‘communal nomenclature’, its founding fathers had formed the institution on the ideals of secularism in true spirit. They desired to create an institution in which students from different backgrounds could understand one another and contribute in the progress of the country.

The first Field Marshal of the country and hero of 1971 war S.H.F.J Maneckshaw, a Parsi, did his FA (second year) from the college. He joined the college on March 3, 1934, and left the institution in January 1935 to join the IMA. He visited the college after winning the 1971 war against Pakistan to pay regards to his alma mater. This visit is still fresh in the minds of old teachers and students.

Mr Talat Mahmood Kitchlew, son of great freedom fighter Saif-ud-Din Kitchlew, belonging to Muslim community, graduated from the college.

Interestingly, Professor V.P Lumba, Principal of the college, said that management of the college was always ahead of its time and wanted to give the best to its students. Therefore, in 1936, co-education was introduced in it. This was a revolutionary decision, keeping in view the orthodox environment prevalent at that time. The same year it was elevated to the degree level. Girl students of all communities, including Muslims, joined it.

But after some years, owing to certain compulsions it was again turned into all boys’ college. Eventually, in 1957 co-education was re-introduced.

Located inside the walled city, Hindu College had its genesis in the Hindu Sabha, Amritsar, which was founded by Rai Bahadur Lala Gagar Mal, along with a group of spirited men in 1885.

Dr Arun Mehra, a senior professor, said that in the same year, the august society launched the Hindu Sabha School.

The school was elevated to the level of High School in 1908. Mr S.M. King, the then Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, performed the stone laying ceremony.

Meanwhile, the sabha had to pass through tough time during its formative years. Limited sources and scarcity of funds proved a great hindrance in its development. In 1897, the then British government of India to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee year of Queen Victoria granted a piece of Nazul land in Dhab Wasti Ram to the society, which proved a shot in the arm for the sabha.

Eventually, Hindu College was branched out of Hindu Sabha School in 1924. The idea of it was conceived by philanthropist, Sir Gopal Das Bhandari, and Rai Bahadur Gagar Mull, the then President of the Hindu Sabha, Amritsar.

The founding members of the college were famous figures of the city and known for their integrity and honesty. Professor Arun Mehra, a senior faculty member, said that the reason for establishing the college was the need for an educational institute in the city at that time which could share the ever-increasing burden of sister institution Khalsa College situated at a considerable distance from the city.

The college was also used as a camp for refugees coming from Pakistan after Partition of the country in 1947. Mr Ram Pratap Mehra, a prominent businessman of the area was the incharge of the camp.

Significantly, an eminent educationist, Mr R.K. Kapoor, succeeded the Founder-Principal, Mr K.L Bhatia. Mr Kapoor’s fame was so widespread that it was said that students from other colleges of the city made it a point to attend his class. If there was not enough space in the room, they tried to ‘catch his words’ through windows. In 1948, he left the college for Washington DC to join as the Second Secretary in the Indian Ambassadorial staff.

The college has had the distinction of playing a host to an array of distinguished visitors, including Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Babu Parshotam Dass, Mr N.N. Sarkar, Dr S.S. Radhakrishnan, Dr Gopi Chand Bhargava, Lieutenant General Thorat, Mr Partap Singh Kairon, Mr Lal Bahadur Shastri, Acharya J.B. Kriplani, Mr Jai Prakash Narayan, Mr Gobind Vallabh Pant, Mr Darbara Singh, Justice Jiwan Lal Kapoor, Dr A.C. Joshi, Field Marshal S.H.F.J Maneckshaw, Dr D.C Pavate, Justice H.R Khanna, Justice Shiv Shankar, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Mr N.M Chaudhary and many others.


Hindu College, SGTB sail into semi finals

Hindu College and Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College (Evening) entered the semi-finals of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament.

An all-round display by Suhale Sharma, who scored 54 runs and took two wickets for 23, helped Hindu College defeat Sri Aurobindo College by 46 runs at the Khalsa College ground.

SGTB Khalsa College defeated Shyam Lal College (Evening) by nine wickets at the University ground. Hindu College scored 226 in 37.4 overs.

Scores: Hindu College: 226 in 37.4 overs (Sohale Sharma 54, 6x4, 38b; Pradeep Sahu 48, 1x6, 2x4, 47b; Abhishek Kaushik 40, 2x4, 53b; Joginder Sharma 4 for 20, Sandeep Sihag 3 for 53, Sunil Chaudhary 2 for 46).

Sri Aurobindo College: 180 in 33.2 overs (Joginder Sharma 64, 1x6, 3x4, 66b; Aprajit Singh 2 for 25, Sohale 2 for 23).

Shyam Lal College: 122 in 30.2 overs (Anshit Chaudhary 40, Mandeep Singh Bawa 3 for 24).

SGTB Khalsa: 126 for 1 in 22.2 overs (Mandeep Singh Bawa 50 n o, Abhishek Bhandari 47 n o).



Teacher who is scriptwriter, too

Dr Surinder Sharma needs no introduction, with his popular mannerisms and armoury of rib-tickling comedy so famous in Punjabi movies. He has to his credit over 50 Punjabi movies and 10 Hindi ones, besides four in Haryanvi. Educated at Hindu College, Amritsar, Dr Surinder joined Panjab University for honours school in Chemistry. In 1970, he began his career as a teaching assistant at Panjab University.

‘Chandigarh Campus’ which is being scripted by him, is being directed by Narinder Grewal. An interesting part of the serial is that most of the cast (running into over a hundred at times) is from local colleges. There are a few faces from local schools also.

The serial is being telecast on a Punjabi TV channel.

Dr Surinder Sharma is more popularly known for his performances in some of Punjabi cinema’s hits e.g. Sarpanch and Lambardarni. He represented the country at the Festival of India in USSR in 1987.

“I do not have any trouble taking classes at all. Weekends and holidays give me sufficient time for my hobby”, Dr Sharma said. A visit to Dr Sharma’s place showed a packed drawing room where the centre table was flooded with scripts. Over 200 mementoes and trophies stand prominently in the room.

Drugs, hostel life and college love stories form the base for the script, Dr Sharma said.

Dr Sharma has approximately five Punjabi films in his bag which are complete, but, have not yet been released. Money-matters have shelved their release.

Dr Sharma has directed over 70 plays and featured in over a 100. He is currently working on a book of poetry.



Independence was an anti climax

It was after a long struggle by the freedom fighters that India gained freedom on August 15,1947. On that day when I went to my housetop, I looked up at the sky. The sun had risen but it was bereft of its shining rays. In our neighbourhood, the entire locality had been gutted a day earlier and the smoke was still swirling up at some places. Then my eyes fell on the national flag that somebody had unfurled on the roof of a tall building. Smile flickered on my lips but it faded away too soon.

Surely it was not the realisation of the dream of the freedom fighters. The partition of the country had converted it into a nightmare. It had brought bloodshed, loot and arson in its wake. Shortly after the red-letter day, the streams of refugees started pouring in from across the border. The Principal of Hindu College, Amritsar, asked the students to provide succour to the people who had been uprooted from their hearth and home. I remember that in the last months of 1945 we had organised protest rallies in our college against the internment of the INA heroes (Sehgal, Dhillon and Shahnawaz ) in the Red Fort.

The students of all the colleges in Amritsar converged on Jallianwala Bagh whose soil had been hallowed with the blood of the martyrs. At that time time, Independence appeared to be round the corner. The atmosphere had been so much surcharged with enthusiasm that no sacrifice seemed too great for the attainment of freedom.

Dr Saifuddin Kitchlu was not in Amritsar in those days but his companion, Dr Satyapal was there to address the rallies. Both of them had been present in Jallianwala Bagh on the day of the bloody Baisakhi of 1919. Tears rolled down our eyes when someone recited the geet of Nand Lal Nurpuri Main watan da shaheed haan ; Meri yaad bhula deni".

On August 15,1947, Independence did not appear to us a dream come true. At the most it was an anti-climax. Partition had undone the gains that might have immediately ensued freedom. Now to look back to those days is like tracing the lost dream.



Principal suspended on Prime Minister intervention

Amritsar, August 26, 2006
Following intervention of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Principal of his alma mater Hindu College here was suspended in wake of serious charges of financial irregularities and malfunctioning.

The management has reportedly banned the entry of the principal, R.C. Verma in College premises till the completion of the inquiry.

The 108-year-old Hindu Sabha Education Trust here today announced that it would constitute a panel of financial experts to look into the charges of financial irregularity and malfunctioning against Mr. R.C Verma, Principal, who was suspended.

The decision was taken unanimously after a meeting of the trust here yesterday in which all 21 members participated. Mr. K.K Arora, former Head, Economics Department of the College, had been appointed Officiating Principal. Besides, a five-member committee of teachers of the college had been constituted to assist him (officiating principal) in running the college, which has produced personalities like Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw, Mr Bishen Singh Bedi and others.

Several teachers of the others college had written a letter on June 28, 2004 to Dr Mammohan Singh seeking his intervention to institute an inquiry into the working of Mr Verma.

The Prime Minister's Office sent the letter to the Ministry of Human Resource, which forwarded it to the University Grants Commission (UGC). Mr Pati Ram, undersecretary, UGC, in his letter in April 2005 directed the vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University to 'personally look into the matter and to send comments as early as possible'. The university in its letter on June 7, 2005 directed the chairman of Hindu College management committee to probe the matter.

Mr Satpal Mahajan, Chairman of the Trust, said that Mr R C Verma had not been submitting annual accounts of the college since 2001. He said that when asked Mr Verma refused to deposit FDs worth Rs 67 lakh with the management. He alleged that Mr Verma had not deposited Rs seven lakh collected from admissions in this session.

Besides, he informed that no appointment of permanent teachers was made in the College since 2002 despite the fact eight posts were vacant. On the other hand 30 teachers, on ad hoc were, appointed.

When contacted Mr Verma said so far he had not received any written communication from the management regarding his suspension. He alleged that the management had been indulging in unethical activities. He said if posts of permanent lecturer were vacant then the management was responsible as it was its duty. He said he was competent to employ teachers on ad hoc basis depending on the requirement of teachers.

He said he would seek appointment with the Prime Minister to apprise him of illegal activities of the management, which was harassing him.



Some other Colleges in Punjab
College of Engineering and Management (CEMT), Kapurthala
5th km Stone, Goindwal Sahib Road
Nanakpur Village
Kapurthala (District Kapurthala)
Punjab
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana
Civil Lines
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Punjab
Dr Shyam Lal Thapar College of Nursing, Moga
Amritsar-Barnala Bye Pass Road
Moga (District Moga)
Punjab
Satyam College of Polytechnic, Jalandhar
Opp. Allowal Gate
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab
District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur (District )
Punjab



Students voice
Write to us giving good and bad things about your college, we will publish it on this site. email us at punjabcolleges @ gmail.com (without spaces)
© www.punjabcolleges.com : Engineering Colleges and deemed Universities in India      Disclaimer