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Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, Punjab
Address:Post Box 272, Civil Lines
Ghumar Mandi
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 141001


Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is also known as GGN Khalsa College.

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is managed by Society: Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Society. Address of Society office is: P.B. 272, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, Telephone: +91-161-2770465.

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab was established on / in 1917.


Principal of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is earlier Sr Gurdip Singh, Dr Gurdev Singh.

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is situated in Ludhiana of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ludhiana comes under Ludhiana Tehsil, Ludhiana District.

Fax # of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is +91-161-2773037.

Contact Person(s) of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab is (are): Director Kuldeep Singh.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab are 9416076870.

email ID(s) is Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College Ludhiana Punjab


Contact Details of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab are : Telephone: +91-161-2401546, 2770465

Staff members:
NCC Officer: Ms Pallavi Sharma

Other colleges of Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council, Ludhiana
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana
GGN Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Ludhiana
GGN Institute of Vocational Studies, Ludhiana


Courses

BA, B.Sc, B.Com, M.Com, PGD(Computer Applications), M.A(Punjabi), M.A(English), Vocational (Advertising, Sales Promotion and Mgmt. ), Vocational (Foreign Trade Practices and Procedure),


Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications, Commerce, Arts, science stream(s).

Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)



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Five from Ludhiana move a step closer to the ultimate baseball dream

Ludhiana: Five players from Ludhiana made the cut on the second day of the camp set up by the American Major League at Gujranwala College in Model Town here. Three of them are national level baseball players.The five lucky players from Ludhiana who have a chance to win Rs five crore and be a part of some of the best baseball teams in the US are Sukhdev Singh, Shankur Malhotra, Jitendra Singh, Vikas Kumar and Shamsher Singh.Ludhiana saw a big turnout with 150 people trying their arm at the camp. Most of them, like Shankur Malhotra, are professional baseball players.I used to play cricket at the university level but could not go to the next level. Thats when my friends suggested me to try out baseball. And soon I became a national level baseball player, said Malhotra after he was selected.

Vikas Kumar, another of the five selected candidates from Ludhiana, says Though it is an American game, and not very popular in India, baseball has its own charm and is a real fun sport.The league will set up camps all over India and choose the best ten candidates who will get a shot in taking part in biggest stage for baseball in the US.The league is looking for people with tremendous ball-throwing abilities. They want candidates who can throw upto 60 feet at a speed of 80 miles per hour.The final trial will be held in Mumbai on August 3 where selected candidates from all over India will take part to make the final cut.

Five from Ludhiana move a step closer to the ultimate baseball dream

Ludhiana: Five players from Ludhiana made the cut on the second day of the camp set up by the American Major League at Gujranwala College in Model Town here. Three of them are national level baseball players.The five lucky players from Ludhiana who have a chance to win Rs five crore and be a part of some of the best baseball teams in the US are Sukhdev Singh, Shankur Malhotra, Jitendra Singh, Vikas Kumar and Shamsher Singh.Ludhiana saw a big turnout with 150 people trying their arm at the camp. Most of them, like Shankur Malhotra, are professional baseball players.I used to play cricket at the university level but could not go to the next level. Thats when my friends suggested me to try out baseball. And soon I became a national level baseball player, said Malhotra after he was selected.Vikas Kumar, another of the five selected candidates from Ludhiana, says Though it is an American game, and not very popular in India, baseball has its own charm and is a real fun sport.

The league will set up camps all over India and choose the best ten candidates who will get a shot in taking part in biggest stage for baseball in the US.

The league is looking for people with tremendous ball-throwing abilities. They want candidates who can throw upto 60 feet at a speed of 80 miles per hour.

The final trial will be held in Mumbai on August 3 where selected candidates from all over India will take part to make the final cut.

Pitch it right and you can travel to America and win R 5 crore

Ludhiana: Think you have a good arm? Forget cricket, think baseball. Representatives of the American Major League are in India for trials. And on Thursday, they were in Ludhiana where they tested the throwing ability of young Indians at Gujranwala College in Model Town here. The turnout was more than impressive. If you missed it, you can travel to Jalandhar and Moga where the next camps will be set.

The league will set up camps all over India and choose the best ten candidates who will get a shot in taking part in biggest stage for baseball in the US.

The league is looking for people with tremendous ball-throwing abilities. They want candidates who wan throw upto 60 feet at a speed of 80 miles per hour.The final trial will be held in Mumbai on August 3 where selected candidates from all over India will take part to make the final cut. The lucky ones who make it will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 crore each along with a chance to represent some of the best teams in the American Major League.

Artists break down barriers between India, Pak

Ludhiana: Some good news for the city people. Artists from India and Pakistan are going to perform in Ludhiana city from February 26 to March 1.The artists will be performing at a function organised by Punjabi Natya Academy.Academy Chairman Santokh Singh Sukhna said, around 40 artists will be participating in this festival.The programme will be held at Gujjrawala Guru Nanak Khalsa College on Feb 26 and Feb 27 and at Ramgadia Girls College on Feb 28.

THE MANAGING COMMITTEE OF GUJRANWALA GURU NANAK KH Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and ANOTHER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

Civil Writ Petition No.8355 of 2009

Date of Decision: May 28, 2009

The Managing Committee of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana …..PETITIONER(S)
VERSUS
State of Punjab and Another .....RESPONDENT(S)

CORAM:
HON BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

PRESENT: -
Mr. R.S. Ahluwalia, Advocate, for the petitioner.

AJAI LAMBA, J (Oral)
The prayer made in this civil writ petition filed under Article 226/227 of the Constitution of India is for issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to comply with the directions given by Division Bench of this Court while dealing with Civil Writ Petition No.14340
of 2006 titled Arya College, Ludhiana Vs. State of Punjab and Others , decided on 18.12.2007.

It has been brought out that the petitioner is helping the State to achieve its welfare policies. The State of Punjab implemented a scheme known as `95% Deficit Grant in Aid Scheme for granting financial assistance to non government aided colleges. The State Government took a conscious decision to provide financial assistance to private aided colleges to enable these colleges to pay the scales recommended by the UGC so as to maintain minimum standards in higher education on
the basis of sanctioned strength of teaching and non teaching employees. Because the respondents are not releasing the admissible grant in aid, the petitioner is unable to pay the teaching and non
teaching staff which seriously hampers the working of the Institution.

Issue notice of motion.

Mr. Anil Sharma, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, on the asking of the Court, accepts notice. Copy of the petition has been handed over.

Heard.
Learned counsel for the respondents has not been able to dispute that grant in aid is required to be released in terms of the judgment relied upon on behalf of the petitioner.

I have considered the issue. The Division Bench in the case of Arya College, Ludhiana (supra),
issued directions in the following terms:-

Accordingly, we direct the State to meet its liability as per its declared scheme within three months from today.

The State will be at liberty to rely upon the record already available or to have access to such other record of the petitioner-college as, may be necessary, but on this account, the State will not avoid its liability. We make it clear that Secretary, Higher Education, Punjab will be held personally liable in case of default in meeting the liability.

This Court has considered the very issue while dealing with Civil Writ Petition No.4464 of 2009
titled BLM Girls College, Arya Samaj, Nawanshahr vs. State of Punjab and Others , decided on 21.3.2009 and Civil Writ Petition No.5393 of 2008, titled Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara vs. State of Punjab and Others , decided on 24.4.2008, in which also the respondent-State has been directed to release the grant in aid.

In Civil Writ Petition No.3191 of 2007 titled `The Managing Committee, Guru Gobind Singh College, Saghera, Barnala, District Sangrur vs. State of Punjab and Another decided on 19.2.2008, similar view has been taken and direction was issued to the respondents to release grant in aid.

Special Leave Petition was filed by the State of Punjab, the same being SLP No.15798 of 2008 which was dismissed on 8.12.2008.

Considering the directions issued by this Court in various cases as noticed above, and in the facts and circumstances of this case, it is directed that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of 4 months after clearance of objections by the petitioner.

So far as balance 15% of the amount of grant-in-aid due is concerned, the petitioner may submit separate representation to the respondents.Petition is allowed in the above terms.

(AJAI LAMBA)
JUDGE

KULDIP SINGH Vs PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH AND ANR CRIMINAL APPEAL 589-SB OF 1996

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

DECIDED ON : 28-11-2007

Beni ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM :
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

Present:
Mr.Bipan Ghai, Advocate, for the petitioner
Ms.Shalini Atri,AAG, Haryana

MAHESH GROVER, J (ORAL)
On 13-06-1993, an incident took place in which Kishan Pal lost his life. Initially, he was admitted to B.K.Hospital in Fardiabad, and thereafter moved to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi. The police who had got
information while on the way to the hospital at Delhi met Raj Palcomplainant who made a statement that they were 8 brothers and his brother Kishan Pal and Brahm Chand had been residing in House No.1 B WH/29 NIT Faridabad and they were engaged in the business of dairy farming. His another brother Rajbir who was residing at Sanjay Colony in Sector 23,Faridabad had come to meet his brother Kishan Pal. On a date prior to the occurrence i.e. on 12-06-1993 at about 7-30 pm. Jagat Singh who is also engaged in the same business came to the dairy of Kishan Pal and asked him as to why he was attracting his customers and affecting his business adversely. On the day of the occurrence, the complainant and his brother Kishan Pal milked the buffaloes and thereafter Kishan Pal went from the dairly to supply the milk at about 7AM while the complainant went for a walk. When he reached the park ,there he saw Kishan Pal who was about to take a turn in the street and then Jagat Singh, Satish, Lal Chand and Beni accused intercepted him. All the four persons were armed with lathis in their hands. Jagat Singh asked the other accused to kill Kishan Pal.

Beni, the present appellant is said to have given a lathi blow on the head of Kishan Pal from behind, as a result of which, he fell down. The complainant reached his brother and raised a noise whereupon Satishaccused gave lathi blow on his person.

Thereafter, the complainant snatched the lathi of Lal Chand accused and he caused injuries to the aggressors. On hearing the noise, Jai Pal and Rajbir also came to the spot and thereupon the accused are said to have run away.

Kishan Pal was taken to B.K.Hospital by Rajbir in an
unconcious state. He was referred to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi but instead he was taken to Jeewan Hospital, Delhi where he died due to the injury suffered by him. The post mortem was conducted in B.K.Hospital in Faridabad where the body was brought back.

The FIR was registered and the police completed its
investigative process and submitted a challan against all the four persons prima facie finding their complexity in the said offence. The trial Court before whom the matter was committed after the submission of challan, charged all of them under the provisions of Sections 302/323/34 IPC.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

The prosecution examined 10 witnesses to bring home the guilt of the appellant.

All the accused persons denied the allegations while recording their statements under Section 313 Cr.P.C. Jagat Singh, Satish and Lal Chand took up common defence that it was a false case and Lal Chand was not present at the spot while Beni pleaded that a false case was registered and further stated that in fact, buffaloes were purchased by Jagat Singh and Rajbir from Bhulli of Kaithal and Bhulli and Sultan had come to recover the price of buffaloes on 12-06-1993 in the evening. On 12-06-1993 Rajbir came to the dairy of Jagat Singh and Jagat Singh requested him to make payment of Bhulli upon which Rajbir abused Jagat Singh and then Satish gave a slap to Rajbir who went away after hurling abuses. Sat Pal was a constable in PS Sarai Khwaja and Raj Pal etc. were waiting for Satish near the ice-cream factory which was in the way which Satish used to follow.

Rajbir, Kishan Pal and Sat Pal attacked Satish with lathis when he came from the side of part of C Block. He came running from the dairy and injuries were caused to him also. Jagat Singh had reached the dairy. Two injures were caused to him by the complainant party. He yielded lathi in self defence and one injury each was caused to Kishan Pal and Rajpal. With the help of Sat Pal, a false case was registered against them. It was stated that he had suffered a fracture. Satish and Jagat also suffered multiple injuries at the hands of the complainant party but no action was taken agaisnt the complainant party.

This plea of the defence was supported only the appellant while all the three accused replied in the negative. In support of his plea, DW1-Bhulli, DW2-Dr.V.K.Aggarwal were examined and thereafter the
evidence was closed.

The trial Court came to the conclusion that the appellant was guilty of having committed an offence under section 304-II IPC and sentenced him to undergo RI for 7 years vide orders dated 19-08-1996 which the subject matter of the present appeal.

Learned counsel for the appellant contended that the
undisputed facts on record are that there was a quarrel between the complainant and the appellant and that only one lathi blow was given on the head of the deceased which proved to be fatal. He further contended with elaborate reference to the findings recorded by the trial Court that the appellant was not the aggressor and , in fact, the incident had taken place near the dairy of the appellant and a clear finding was returned by the trial Court that the complainant party was the aggressor. The only reason for awarding conviction to the appellant was that he exceeded his right of private defence. It was further pleaded by him that the trial Court had completely overlooked the fact that the appellant had suffered 5 injuries out of which one was a fracture of leg which turned out to be grievous. He had also suffered one head injury and Satish who also belonged to his faction and is related to him, suffered 5 injuries. Jagat Singh has suffered one injury. The deceased suffered only one injury on the head which turned out to be fatal and the complainant suffered only one injury on the head. In this view of the matter, learned counsel for the appellant contended that it cannot be said that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence . He was faced with an aggressive group of people. It was but natural for him to react. On the strength of this, it was pleaded that the appellant was entitled to acquittal.

On the other hand, learned counsel for the State contended that the conviction and sentence is perfectly in order as the deceased had suffered a fatal blow on the head which according to him was
largely unprovoked.

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

The trial Court while examining the evidence had clearly returned a finding that the place of occurrence is in close proximity to the dairy which is run by the appellant and further went on to hold that it was complainant and his brother-Kishan Pal who were the aggressors. It was also a conceded case that the appellant had suffered injuries at the hands of the complainant party which included a fracture.

The testimony of PW9- Dr.A.K.Gupta reveals the following injuries on the person of the appellant,
Satish and Jagat respectively :-

1. Lacerated wound 2.5x0.5 cm muscle deep on right
parietal region. Bleeding was present.

2. Reddish contusion 20 cm x 4.0 (20.00 cm x 4.0 cm) on
left scapular region of back.

3. Reddish contusion 20.0x4.0cm on right scapular region
of back.

4. Diffused swelling on lateral aspect of left ankel joint,
accompanied by a reddish contusion 5.0x2.0 cm on it.

5. Reddish contusion 1.0x2.0 cm on posterior aspect of
left shoulder joint.

x-ray examination was advised in respect of injuries Nos. 2, 3 and 4. Said injuries were kept under observation. All the injuries were said to be caused with a blunt weapon and wtihin proper duration of 24 hours.

Injuries on the person of Satish Kumar

1- Reddish contusion 15.0 cm x 2.0 cm on posterior aspect
of left fore-arm in its upper third part. Movements were
restricted and painful. X-ray examination was advised.

2- Diffused swelling on the left fore-arm in its lower third part accompanied by reddish contuison 2.5x2.5 cm. X-ray
examination was advised.

3- Reddish contusion 8.0x2.0 cm on medial aspect of right
knee.

4- Reddish contusion 8.0x5.0 cm on lateral aspect of left
knee.

5- Reddish abrasion 3.0 x 2.5 cm on front of right fore-arm.
Injuries on the person of Jagat Singh

1- A reddish contusion 10.0 x 5.0 cm on palmer aspect of
left hand. X-ray examination was advised.

It was stated to be caused by blunt weapon within duration of 24 hours.

Having regard to the aforesaid, the learned trial Court was required to test the plea of self -defence in the backdrop of the injuries which largely reflected the intent and threat of the aggressors. A person who is faced with a threat perception is entitled to react in order to save himself. Whether the reaction and the consequent action taken by such a person is in excess of his right of self defence would be a matter of fact to be established and inferred from the evidence on record.

Concededly the appellant had suffered numerous injuries at the hands of his aggressors and had also suffered fracture. One lathi blow was attributed to him which proved to be fatal. In the melee which follows in a group violence where a person is subjected to extreme aggression, the reaction which follows from the victim is spontaneous and is never
measured. The intent at that time is to ward off the aggressor and to preserve oneself which is a natural instinct inherent in every living being.

The intention is never to cause violence but violence to offer defence by which is more of a defensive mechanism unleached as a reflex measure to preserve ones own existence. The consequent death of deceased Kishan Pal was more as a will of the Providence rather than willing and intending injury of the appellant.

In this view of the matter, it cannot be said conclusively that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence. Rather it has been held to the contrary to say that he was very much within his right of defence and was not liable.

This appeal is accordingly accepted and the appellant is acquitted of the charge against him.

[Mahesh Grover]
Judge

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 17531 OF 2007

DECIDED ON : 02-04-2008

K.S.Gill and another ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.J.V.Yadav, Advocate, for the petitioners
Mr.Yatinder Sharma, DAG, Punjab

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
The petitioners joined the services of respondent No.3- College on 07-07-1969 and 09-08-1971 respectively and retired on 28-02- 2003 and 31-08-2004 as Lecturers. They have prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to release their retiral dues which also include leave encashment, payment of arrears on acount of revision of pay-scales with effect from 01-01-1996, payment of dues of allowances such as DA, HRA,Medical Allowance at par with the employees of the Punjab Government and other retiral dues. Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that this case is squarely covered by the decision rendered in CWP 3583 of 2007 in K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others on 17-12- 2007 wherein the same issues were involved and which relates to the same college.

We have perused the impugned judgement and are of the
considered opinion that this case is squarely covered by the aforementioned judgement.

In view of the above, we allow this writ petition in the same terms as that of K.C.Sharmas case (supra) In case the payments are not made to the petitioners in terms of the directions issued in K.C.Sharmas case, then the respondents shall be liable to pay interest @ 6% per annum to the petitioner.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

CWP 16955 of 2007

Present:
Mr.M.S.Sidhu, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.P.K.Khurana, Advocate, for the respondent-
University Reply on behalf of respondent has been filed in Court today.

The same is taken on record.

A perusal of the reply shows that the petitioner has the alternative remedy of challenging the decision of the committee by filing an appeal under Rule 20 of Part II Chapter 10 of Volume III, Calender of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar before the Vice Chancellor.

As the aforementioned remedy is available to the petitioner, therefore, he may challenge in the order impugned in this case before the Vice Chancellor. The delay in filing the appeal shall be condoned in case
the appeal is filed within one month from today.

Disposed of.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16491 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Sikander Singh ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.B.S.Mittal, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Yatinder Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.R.S.Rai, Senior Advocate, with Ms.Meenakshi Dogra, Advocate, for respondent No.5

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to release the pension, gratuity, leave encashment and other remaining retiral benefits. The petitioner retired from service of Municipal Council, Maur, Tehsil Talwandi Sabo, district Bathinda on 30-06-2007. As he has not been paid his retiral dues, hence he has filed this writ petition.

Learned counsel for respondent No.5 submits that the
petitioner has been paid a sum of Rs.2,50,000 and the remaining amount would be paid to him in due course of time as the Municipal Council is going through financial crunch.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we dispose of this writ petition with a direction to respondent No.5 to pay the entire retrial dues of the petitioner to him within a period of 4 months from today. In the meantime, we direct the State of Punjab to release grants to Municipal Council, Maur, expeditiously so that Municipal Council could discharge its liability towards its retired employees.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16887 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Dr.Gurmohan Singh Ahluwalia ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.G.P.Singh, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.Sandeep Arora, Advocate, for respondents 3 and 4

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
Reply has been filed on behalf of respondents 3 and 4
today in Court which is taken on record.

The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to pay him the gratuity, leave encashment and remaining part of provident fund ,arrears of salary of revised pay scales and corresponding increase of GPF, DA, HRA,Medical Allowance and other dues in accordance with law.

The petitioner after serving in Gujrawala Guru Nanak
Khalsa College, Ludhiana,for about 37 years retired on 31-05-2007.

However, he has not been granted the full retiral dues as mentioned above .

Reply on behalf of respondents 3 and 4 has been filed and it has been averred that the petitioner has been paid the entire gratuity. It is further averred that as far as payment of other retiral dues is concerned as the College is a privately aided college to the extent of 95% , hence as long as the State of Punjab does not release grants to them, they are unable to pay to the petitioner.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that as far as an employee is concerned, he is to be paid his retiral dues of the College who may claim the amount paid to the
employee from the State Government. Reliance in this regard is placed upon K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others decided on 17-12- 2007 in CWP 3583 of 2007 which squarely covers the controversy involved
in the present case.

In view of the above, we allow this petition in the same terms as in K.C.Sharmas case (supra).

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT CHANDIGARH

CRIMINAL MISC NO. 9672-M OF 2008

DECIDED ON : 15-04-2008

Sanjay Kumar ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM:
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr.Sanjiv Gupta, Advocate, for the petitioner

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
The allegation against the petitioner is that he used unfair means in the examination of secondary education conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling. He permitted someone else to appear on his
behalf to take the examination. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that Surinder Kumar who had appeared in place of the petitioner in the examination has already been granted regular bail.

Considering the allegations against the petitioner that he had engaged someone else to appear in the examination on his behalf, I do not consider it to be a fit case for the grant of pre-arrest bail.

This petition is dismissed.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

Crl Misc 48537-M of 2007

Mr.Navneet Chhokar, Advocate, for the petitioners
Mr.Vikas Chaudhary, AAG, Haryana Heard learned counsel for the parties.

On the last date of hearing, it was not disputed that
offence under Section 452 IPC only was non-bailable.

Accordingly, the petitioners were directed to appear before the Investigating Officer and if they did so, the arrest was ordered to be stayed.

Learned counsel for the State has referred to the order dated 03-10-2007 passed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge and submitted that it has been held therein that the accused-applicants in
furtherance of their common intention caused grievous injuries which attracted the provisions of Section 326 IPC. The injury was caused after committing house trespassing.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has submitted that
section 326 IPC is not made out and it is a bonafide mistake which has been recorded in the order of the learned Additional Sessions Judge.

Learned counsel for the State has referred to the medical opinion in respect of the injured Hakam who has received injury on his ear with a farsa. The same is attributed to Rehman-petitioner No.5. It is submitted that it has been opined that the injury is grievous to life rather than dangerous to life. A reference has also been made to zimni No.7 dated 30-08-2007 wherein the offence under Section 326 IPC has been added.

Learned counsel for the petitioner, however, is resolute that in the police papers, the, offence under Section 326 IPC has not been mentioned. He has referred to the head note of the order dated 01-08-2007 (Annexure P-2) to contend that section 326 IPC is not mentioned in the head note. Besides, he has referred to the report submitted on 19-09-2007 and has submitted that section 326 IPC is not mentioned in the head note.

A perusal of the said report, however, shows that it has been filed along with the remand papers and it is mentioned therein that farsa with which injury on the ear of Hakam Singh was caused, is to be recovered.

Besides it is mentioned that Nisar and Hakam produced x-ray reports which were obtained from Delhi. After obtaining information of doctor, Section 326 IPC has also been made out. Therefore, it is evident that the role attributed to the petitioners is not only under Section 452 IPC but is also that under Section 326 IPC. It is on account of the injury caused by Rehman-petitioner No.5 on the person of Hakam on his ear that the offence under Section 326 IPC has been added.

Learned counsel for the petitioner at this stage has
referred to another report wherein some information was sought on 10-09- 2007. It is submitted that in the head note of the said application, offence under Section 326 IPC has not been mentioned.

It may be noticed that in the order dated 03-10-2007 passed by the learned Sessions Judge, it is clearly mentioned that the accusedapplicants in furtherance of their common intention caused grievous injury which attracted the provisions of section 326 IPC.

The zimni dated 30-08- 2007 shows the addition of the offence under section 326 IPC.

Learned counsel then submits that at the most, Rehmanpetitioner No.5 may not be entitled to the grant of anticipatory bail.

After going through the record , it may be noticed that all the accused are alleged to have entered the house of the complainant and caused injuries. Ismail-petitioner No.1,Ibrahim-petitioner No.2,Tofiq-petitioner No.3,Abdul-petitioner No.4 were all carrying lathis in their hands and came to the house of Hakam and Nasir. Rehman-petitioner No.5 who was holding a farsa, gave the blow on the ear of Hakam which started bleeding.

Thereafter, Ismail-petitioner No.1 holding a lathi, hit on the left land of Farukh, Ibrahim-petitioner No.2 gave slaps and fist blows. Abdul-petitioner No.4 caught Nisar and threw him down. All this happened in the house of the complainant.

In the circumstances, no ground for anticipatory bail is made out.

Criminal Miscellaneous Petition is accordingly
dismissed.

[S.S.Saron]
Judge

CWP 7008 of 2008

Present:
Mr.A.P.Bhandari, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Anil Malhotra, Advocate, for respondent No.1
Ms.Alka Chatrath, Advocate, for respondent No.2

The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to add internal assessment numbers of the petitioner for B.Sc. Course for the session April, 2007 as the same have not been included in the
result card of the petitioner. Internal assessment of the petitioner for B.Sc.II was submitted by respondent No.2-College wherein he was given zero marks in all the papers. The University obviously was of the opinion that there has been some mistake on the part of respondent No.2 in giving zero marks to the petitioner in the internal assessment. Even respondent No.2 realised that some mistake has been committed. Hence, the College wrote to the University that as per the internal assessment of the petitioner, the petitioner has got the following marks :-

Chemistry 12 Maths 12 Physics 7 English 8 Necessary corrections were made while computing the internal assessment of the petitioner. Thereafter, after a lot of deliberations between the University and the College, the University has agreed that the petitioner has secured the aforementioned marks.

However, the learned counsel for the University submits that rules do not provide for change of the internal assessment of the petitioner at such a belated stage. In this regard, reference has been made to para 27 (ii)(iii) of the Senate proceedings decision dated 04-09-2005.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, it is clear that the mistake was on the part of respondent No.2 in conveying wrong marks of the petitioner with regard to his internal assessment.

The petitioner has secured 39 marks in the subjects of chemistry, maths, physics and English whereas the College informed the University that he had secured zero marks.

In view of the fact that mistake was on the part of the College and not on the part of the petitioner, therefore, we direct respondent No.1- University to give the benefit of the internal assessment to the petitioner and give him the corrected mark sheet.

Copy of the order be given dasti.

In view of the above, this petition is allowed.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge
13-05-2008 [T.P.S.Mann]

SURINDER KAUR AND ORS Versus P S E B AND ORS CRIMINAL APPEAL 589 SB OF 1996

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DECIDED ON : 28-11-2007

Beni ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

Present:
Mr.Bipan Ghai Advocate for the petitioner
Ms.Shalini Atri AAG Haryana

MAHESH GROVER J (ORAL)
On 13-06-1993 an incident took place in which Kishan Pal lost his life. Initially he was admitted to B.K.Hospital in Fardiabad and thereafter moved to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi. The police who had got information while on the way to the hospital at Delhi met Raj Palcomplainant who made a statement that they were 8 brothers and his brother Kishan Pal and Brahm Chand had been residing in House No.1 B WH-29 NIT Faridabad and they were engaged in the business of dairy farming.

His another brother Rajbir who was residing at Sanjay Colony in Sector
23 Faridabad had come to meet his brother Kishan Pal. On a date prior to
the occurrence i.e. on 12-06-1993 at about 7-30 pm. Jagat Singh who is
also engaged in the same business came to the dairy of Kishan Pal and
asked him as to why he was attracting his customers and affecting his
business adversely.

On the day of the occurrence the complainant and his brother Kishan Pal milked the buffaloes and thereafter Kishan Pal went from the dairly to supply the milk at about 7AM while the complainant went for a walk.

When he reached the park there he saw Kishan Pal who was about to take a turn in the street and then Jagat Singh Satish Lal Chand and Beni accused intercepted him. All the four persons were armed with lathis in their hands. Jagat Singh asked the other accused to kill Kishan Pal. Beni the present appellant is said to have given a lathi blow on the head of Kishan Pal from behind as a result of which he fell down. The complainant reached his brother and raised a noise whereupon Satishaccused gave lathi blow on his person.

Thereafter the complainant snatched the lathi of Lal Chand accused and he caused injuries to the aggressors. On hearing the noise Jai Pal and Rajbir also came to the spot and thereupon the accused are said to have run away.

Kishan Pal was taken to B.K.Hospital by Rajbir in an unconcious state. He was referred to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi but instead he was taken to Jeewan Hospital Delhi where he died due to the injury suffered by him. The post mortem was conducted in B.K.Hospital in Faridabad where the body was brought back.

The FIR was registered and the police completed its investigative process and submitted a challan against all the four persons prima facie finding their complexity in the said offence. The trial Court before whom the matter was committed after the submission of challan charged all of them under the provisions of Sections 302-323-34 IPC.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The prosecution examined 10 witnesses to bring home the guilt of the appellant.

All the accused persons denied the allegations while recording their statements under Section 313 Cr.P.C. Jagat Singh Satish and Lal Chand took up common defence that it was a false case and Lal Chand was not present at the spot while Beni pleaded that a false case was registered
and further stated that in fact buffaloes were purchased by Jagat Singh and Rajbir from Bhulli of Kaithal and Bhulli and Sultan had come to recover the price of buffaloes on 12-06-1993 in the evening.

On 12-06-1993 Rajbir came to the dairy of Jagat Singh and Jagat Singh requested him to make payment of Bhulli upon which Rajbir abused Jagat Singh and then Satish gave a slap to Rajbir who went away after hurling abuses. Sat Pal was a constable in PS Sarai Khwaja and Raj Pal etc. were waiting for Satish near the ice-cream factory which was in the way which Satish used to follow.

Rajbir Kishan Pal and Sat Pal attacked Satish with lathis when he came from the side of part of 'C' Block. He came running from the dairy and injuries were caused to him also. Jagat Singh had reached the dairy. Two injures were caused to him by the complainant party. He yielded lathi in self defence and one injury each was caused to Kishan Pal and Rajpal. With the help of Sat Pal a false case was registered against them. It was stated that he had suffered a fracture. Satish and Jagat also suffered multiple injuries at the hands of the complainant party but no action was taken agaisnt the complainant party.

This plea of the defence was supported only the appellant while all the three accused replied in the negative. In support of his plea DW1-Bhulli DW2-Dr.V.K.Aggarwal were examined and thereafter the evidence was closed.

The trial Court came to the conclusion that the appellant was guilty of having committed an offence under section 304-II IPC and sentenced him to undergo RI for 7 years vide orders dated 19-08-1996 which the subject matter of the present appeal.

Learned counsel for the appellant contended that the undisputed facts on record are that there was a quarrel between the complainant and the appellant and that only one lathi blow was given on the head of the deceased which proved to be fatal.

He further contended with elaborate reference to the findings recorded by the trial Court that the appellant was not the aggressor and in fact the incident had taken place near the dairy of the appellant and a clear finding was returned by the trial Court that the complainant party was the aggressor.

The only reason for awarding conviction to the appellant was that he exceeded his right of private defence. It was further pleaded by him that the trial Court had completely overlooked the fact that the appellant had suffered 5 injuries out of which one was a fracture of leg which turned out to be grievous. He had also suffered one head injury and Satish who also belonged to his faction and is related to him suffered 5 injuries. Jagat Singh has suffered one injury. The deceased suffered only one injury on the head which turned out to be fatal and the complainant suffered only one injury on the head.

In this view of the matter learned counsel for the appellant contended that it cannot be said that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence . He was faced with an aggressive group of people. It was but natural for him to react. On the strength of this it was pleaded that the appellant was entitled to acquittal.

On the other hand learned counsel for the State contended that the conviction and sentence is perfectly in order as the deceased had suffered a fatal blow on the head which according to him was largely unprovoked.

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

The trial Court while examining the evidence had clearly returned a finding that the place of occurrence is in close proximity to the dairy which is run by the appellant and further went on to hold that it was complainant and his brother-Kishan Pal who were the aggressors. It was also a conceded case that the appellant had suffered injuries at the hands of
the complainant party which included a fracture.

The testimony of PW9-

Dr.A.K.Gupta reveals the following injuries on the person of the appellant
Satish and Jagat respectively :-

“1. Lacerated wound 2.5x0.5 cm muscle deep on right parietal region. Bleeding was present.
2. Reddish contusion 20 cm x 4.0 (20.00 cm x 4.0 cm) on left scapular region of back.
3. Reddish contusion 20.0x4.0cm on right scapular region of back.
4. Diffused swelling on lateral aspect of left ankel joint accompanied by a reddish contusion 5.0x2.0 cm on it.
5. Reddish contusion 1.0x2.0 cm on posterior aspect of left shoulder joint.

x-ray examination was advised in respect of injuries Nos. 2 3 and 4. Said
injuries were kept under observation. All the injuries were said to be
caused with a blunt weapon and wtihin proper duration of 24 hours.”

Injuries on the person of Satish Kumar

1- Reddish contusion 15.0 cm x 2.0 cm on posterior aspect of left fore-arm in its upper third part. Movements were restricted and painful. X-ray examination was advised.
2- Diffused swelling on the left fore-arm in its lower third part accompanied by reddish contuison 2.5x2.5 cm. X-ray examination was advised.
3- Reddish contusion 8.0x2.0 cm on medial aspect of right knee.
4- Reddish contusion 8.0x5.0 cm on lateral aspect of left knee.
5- Reddish abrasion 3.0 x 2.5 cm on front of right fore-arm. Injuries on the person of Jagat Singh
1- A reddish contusion 10.0 x 5.0 cm on palmer aspect of left hand. X-ray examination was advised.

It was stated to be caused by blunt weapon within
duration of 24 hours.

Having regard to the aforesaid the learned trial Court was required to test the plea of self -defence in the backdrop of the injuries which largely reflected the intent and threat of the aggressors. A person who is faced with a threat perception is entitled to react in order to save himself.

Whether the reaction and the consequent action taken by such a person is in excess of his right of self defence would be a matter of fact to be established and inferred from the evidence on record.

Concededly the appellant had suffered numerous injuries at the hands of his aggressors and had also suffered fracture. One lathi blow was attributed to him which proved to be fatal. In the melee which follows in a group violence where a person is subjected to extreme aggression the
reaction which follows from the victim is spontaneous and is never measured. The intent at that time is to ward off the aggressor and to
preserve oneself which is a natural instinct inherent in every living being.
The intention is never to cause violence but violence to offer defence by
which is more of a defensive mechanism unleached as a reflex measure to preserve one's own existence. The consequent death of deceased Kishan Pal was more as a will of the Providence rather than willing and intending injury of the appellant.

In this view of the matter it cannot be said conclusively that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence. Rather it has been held to the contrary to say that he was very much within his right of defence and was not liable.

This appeal is accordingly accepted and the appellant is acquitted of the charge against him.

[Mahesh Grover]
Judge

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 17531 OF 2007

DECIDED ON : 02-04-2008

K.S.Gill and another ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.J.V.Yadav Advocate for the petitioners
Mr.Yatinder Sharma DAG Punjab

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J (ORAL)
The petitioners joined the services of respondent No.3- College on 07-07-1969 and 09-08-1971 respectively and retired on 28-02 2003 and 31-08-2004 as Lecturers. They have prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to release their retiral dues which also include leave encashment payment of arrears on acount of revision of pay-scales with effect from 01-01-1996 payment of dues of allowances such as DA HRA Medical Allowance at par with the employees of the Punjab Government and other retiral dues. Learned counsel for the petitioners
submits that this case is squarely covered by the decision rendered in CWP 3583 of 2007 in K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others on 17-12- 2007 wherein the same issues were involved and which relates to the same college.

We have perused the impugned judgement and are of the considered opinion that this case is squarely covered by the aforementioned
judgement.

In view of the above we allow this writ petition in the same terms as that of K.C.Sharma's case (supra) In case the payments are not made to the petitioners in terms of the directions issued in K.C.Sharma's case then the respondents shall be liable to pay interest @ 6% per annum to the petitioner.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

02-04-2008

CWP 16955 of 2007

Present:
Mr.M.S.Sidhu Advocate for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma DAG Punjab
Mr.P.K.Khurana Advocate for the respondent- University

Reply on behalf of respondent has been filed in Court today. The same is taken on record.

A perusal of the reply shows that the petitioner has the alternative remedy of challenging the decision of the committee by filing an appeal under Rule 20 of Part II Chapter 10 of Volume III Calender of Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar before the Vice Chancellor.

As the aforementioned remedy is available to the petitioner therefore he may challenge in the order impugned in this case before the Vice Chancellor. The delay in filing the appeal shall be condoned in case the appeal is filed within one month from today.

Disposed of.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge
02-04-2008

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16491 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Sikander Singh ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents
CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.B.S.Mittal Advocate for the petitioner
Mr.Yatinder Sharma DAG Punjab
Mr.R.S.Rai Senior Advocate with Ms.Meenakshi Dogra Advocate for respondent No.5

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J (ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to release the pension gratuity leave encashment and other remaining retiral benefits. The petitioner retired from service of Municipal Council Maur Tehsil Talwandi Sabo district Bathinda on 30-06-2007. As he has not been paid his retiral dues hence he has filed this writ petition.

Learned counsel for respondent No.5 submits that the petitioner has been paid a sum of Rs.2 50 000 and the remaining amount would be paid to him in due course of time as the Municipal Council is going through financial crunch.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties we dispose of this writ petition with a direction to respondent No.5 to pay the entire retrial dues of the petitioner to him within a period of 4 months from today. In the meantime we direct the State of Punjab to release grants to Municipal
Council Maur expeditiously so that Municipal Council could discharge its
liability towards its retired employees.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge
02-04-2008

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16887 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Dr.Gurmohan Singh Ahluwalia ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents
CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA
Present:
Mr.G.P.Singh Advocate for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma DAG Punjab
Mr.Sandeep Arora Advocate for respondents 3 and 4

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J (ORAL)
Reply has been filed on behalf of respondents 3 and 4 today in Court which is taken on record.

The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to pay him the gratuity leave encashment and remaining part of provident fund arrears of salary of revised pay scales and corresponding increase of GPF DA HRA Medical Allowance and other dues in accordance with law.

The petitioner after serving in Gujrawala Guru Nanak Khalsa College Ludhiana for about 37 years retired on 31-05-2007.

However he has not been granted the full retiral dues as mentioned above . Reply on behalf of respondents 3 and 4 has been filed and it has been averred that the petitioner has been paid the entire gratuity. It is further averred that as far as payment of other retiral dues is concerned as the College is a privately aided college to the extent of 95% hence as long as the State of Punjab does not release grants to them they are unable to pay to the petitioner.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties we are of the considered view that as far as an employee is concerned he is to be paid his retiral dues of the College who may claim the amount paid to the employee from the State Government. Reliance in this regard is placed upon K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others decided on 17-12- 2007 in CWP 3583 of 2007 which squarely covers the controversy involved in the present case.

In view of the above we allow this petition in the same terms as in

K.C.Sharma's case (supra).
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge
02-04-2008

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH CIVIL WRIT PETITION 11721 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Surinder Kaur and others ....Petitioners
Versus
P.S.E.B.Patiala and others ....Respondents
CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA
Present:
Mr.Jagdev Singh Advocate for the petitioners
Mr.S.K.Gupta Advocate for the respondents

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J (ORAL)
Husbands of the petitioners were working in Punjab State Electricity Board as Linesmen as well as work-charged tea mates. Husbands of the petitioners have expired while in service. The petitioners who are their wives have prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to count the work-charged services rendered by their respective husbands for the grant of family pension as well as 9-16-23 years increments. They have also prayed that arrears be given to them.

As far as the question of grant of increments and promotion is concerned work-charged service cannot be counted.

However as far as counting of work-charged service for the purposes of
computing family pension is concerned the same can be counted in view of the judgement of the Full Bench of this Court in Kesar Chand versus State of Punjab reported as 1988(5) SLR 27 wherein it is held as follows :-

“It looks to be illogical that the period of service spent by an employee in a work -charged establsihment before his regularisation has not been taken into consideration for determining his qualifying service. The classification which is sought to be made among Government servants who are eligible for pension and those who started as work-charged
employees and their services regularised subequently and the others is not based on any intelligible criteria. And therefore is not sustainable at law. After the services of a work-charged employee have been regularised he is a public servant like any other servant. To deprive him of the pension is not only unjust and inequitable but is hit by the vice of arbitrariness and for these reasons the provisions of sub-rule (ii) of rule 3.17 of the Rules have to be struck down being violative of Article 14 of
the Constitution.”

In view of the above this writ petition is partly allowed to the extent that the work-charged services rendered by the husbands of the petitioners shall be counted for the purposes of computing family pension.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

RAM DAYAL AND ORS Versus STATE OF HARYANA CRIMINAL APPEAL 589-SB OF 1996

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

DECIDED ON : 28-11-2007

Beni ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

Present:
Mr.Bipan Ghai, Advocate, for the petitioner
Ms.Shalini Atri,AAG, Haryana

MAHESH GROVER, J (ORAL)
On 13-06-1993, an incident took place in which Kishan Pal lost his life. Initially, he was admitted to B.K.Hospital in Fardiabad, and thereafter moved to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi. The police who had got information while on the way to the hospital at Delhi met Raj Palcomplainant who made a statement that they were 8 brothers and his brother Kishan Pal and Brahm Chand had been residing in House No.1 B WH/29 NIT Faridabad and they were engaged in the business of dairy farming. His another brother Rajbir who was residing at Sanjay Colony in Sector 23,Faridabad had come to meet his brother Kishan Pal. On a date prior to the occurrence i.e. on 12-06-1993 at about 7-30 pm.

Jagat Singh who is also engaged in the same business came to the dairy of Kishan Pal and asked him as to why he was attracting his customers and affecting his business adversely. On the day of the occurrence, the complainant and his brother Kishan Pal milked the buffaloes and thereafter Kishan Pal went from the dairly to supply the milk at about 7AM while the complainant went for a walk.

When he reached the park ,there he saw Kishan Pal who was about to take a turn in the street and then Jagat Singh, Satish, Lal Chand and Beni accused intercepted him. All the four persons were armed with lathis in their hands. Jagat Singh asked the other accused to kill Kishan Pal.

Beni, the present appellant is said to have given a lathi blow on the head of Kishan Pal from behind, as a result of which, he fell down. The complainant reached his brother and raised a noise whereupon Satishaccused gave lathi blow on his person. Thereafter, the complainant snatched the lathi of Lal Chand accused and he caused injuries to the aggressors. On hearing the noise, Jai Pal and Rajbir also came to the spot and thereupon the accused are said to have run away.

Kishan Pal was taken to B.K.Hospital by Rajbir in an
unconcious state. He was referred to Safderjang Hospital in Delhi but instead he was taken to Jeewan Hospital, Delhi where he died due to the injury suffered by him. The post mortem was conducted in B.K.Hospital in Faridabad where the body was brought back.

The FIR was registered and the police completed its
investigative process and submitted a challan against all the four persons prima facie finding their complexity in the said offence. The trial Court before whom the matter was committed after the submission of challan, charged all of them under the provisions of Sections 302/323/34 IPC.

All the accused persons pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

The prosecution examined 10 witnesses to bring home the guilt of the appellant.

All the accused persons denied the allegations while recording their statements under Section 313 Cr.P.C.

Jagat Singh, Satish and Lal Chand took up common defence that it was a false case and Lal Chand was not present at the spot while Beni pleaded that a false case was registered and further stated that in fact, buffaloes were purchased by Jagat Singh and Rajbir from Bhulli of Kaithal and Bhulli and Sultan had come to recover the price of buffaloes on 12-06-1993 in the evening. On 12-06-1993 Rajbir came to the dairy of Jagat Singh and Jagat Singh requested him to make payment of Bhulli upon which Rajbir abused Jagat Singh and then Satish gave a slap to Rajbir who went away after hurling abuses. Sat Pal was a constable in PS Sarai Khwaja and Raj Pal etc. were waiting for Satish near the ice-cream factory which was in the way which Satish used to follow.

Rajbir, Kishan Pal and Sat Pal attacked Satish with lathis when he came from the side of part of 'C' Block. He came running from the dairy and injuries were caused to him also. Jagat Singh had reached the dairy. Two injures were caused to him by the complainant party. He yielded lathi in
self defence and one injury each was caused to Kishan Pal and Rajpal. With the help of Sat Pal, a false case was registered against them. It was stated that he had suffered a fracture. Satish and Jagat also suffered multiple injuries at the hands of the complainant party but no action was taken agaisnt the complainant party.

This plea of the defence was supported only the appellant
while all the three accused replied in the negative. In support of his plea, DW1-Bhulli, DW2-Dr.V.K.Aggarwal were examined and thereafter the evidence was closed.

The trial Court came to the conclusion that the appellant
was guilty of having committed an offence under section 304-II IPC and sentenced him to undergo RI for 7 years vide orders dated 19-08-1996 which the subject matter of the present appeal.

Learned counsel for the appellant contended that the
undisputed facts on record are that there was a quarrel between the complainant and the appellant and that only one lathi blow was given on the head of the deceased which proved to be fatal. He further contended with elaborate reference to the findings recorded by the trial Court that the appellant was not the aggressor and , in fact, the incident had taken place near the dairy of the appellant and a clear finding was returned by the trial Court that the complainant party was the aggressor. The only reason for awarding conviction to the appellant was that he exceeded his right of private defence. It was further pleaded by him that the trial Court had completely overlooked the fact that the appellant had suffered 5 injuries out of which one was a fracture of leg which turned out to be grievous. He had also suffered one head injury and Satish who also belonged to his faction and is related to him, suffered 5 injuries. Jagat Singh has suffered one
injury. The deceased suffered only one injury on the head which turned out to be fatal and the complainant suffered only one injury on the head. In this view of the matter, learned counsel for the appellant contended that it cannot be said that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence . He was faced with an aggressive group of people. It was but natural for him to react. On the strength of this, it was pleaded that the appellant was entitled
to acquittal.

On the other hand, learned counsel for the State contended that the conviction and sentence is perfectly in order as the deceased had suffered a fatal blow on the head which according to him was largely unprovoked.

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

The trial Court while examining the evidence had clearly
returned a finding that the place of occurrence is in close proximity to the dairy which is run by the appellant and further went on to hold that it was complainant and his brother-Kishan Pal who were the aggressors. It was also a conceded case that the appellant had suffered injuries at the hands of the complainant party which included a fracture. The testimony of PW9- Dr.A.K.Gupta reveals the following injuries on the person of the appellant, Satish and Jagat respectively :-

1. Lacerated wound 2.5x0.5 cm muscle deep on right parietal region. Bleeding was present.

2. Reddish contusion 20 cm x 4.0 (20.00 cm x 4.0 cm) on
left scapular region of back.

3. Reddish contusion 20.0x4.0cm on right scapular region
of back.

4. Diffused swelling on lateral aspect of left ankel joint,
accompanied by a reddish contusion 5.0x2.0 cm on it.

5. Reddish contusion 1.0x2.0 cm on posterior aspect of
left shoulder joint. x-ray examination was advised in respect of injuries Nos. 2, 3 and 4. Said injuries were kept under observation. All the injuries were said to be caused with a blunt weapon and wtihin proper duration of 24 hours.

Injuries on the person of Satish Kumar
1- Reddish contusion 15.0 cm x 2.0 cm on posterior aspect
of left fore-arm in its upper third part. Movements were
restricted and painful. X-ray examination was advised.

2- Diffused swelling on the left fore-arm in its lower third part accompanied by reddish contuison 2.5x2.5 cm. X-ray
examination was advised.

3- Reddish contusion 8.0x2.0 cm on medial aspect of right
knee.

4- Reddish contusion 8.0x5.0 cm on lateral aspect of left
knee.

5- Reddish abrasion 3.0 x 2.5 cm on front of right fore-arm.

Injuries on the person of Jagat Singh 1- A reddish contusion 10.0 x 5.0 cm on palmer aspect of left hand. X-ray examination was advised.

It was stated to be caused by blunt weapon within
duration of 24 hours.

Having regard to the aforesaid, the learned trial Court was
required to test the plea of self -defence in the backdrop of the injuries which largely reflected the intent and threat of the aggressors. A person who is faced with a threat perception is entitled to react in order to save himself.

Whether the reaction and the consequent action taken by such a person is in excess of his right of self defence would be a matter of fact to be established and inferred from the evidence on record.

Concededly the appellant had suffered numerous injuries
at the hands of his aggressors and had also suffered fracture. One lathi blow was attributed to him which proved to be fatal. In the melee which follows in a group violence where a person is subjected to extreme aggression, the reaction which follows from the victim is spontaneous and is never measured. The intent at that time is to ward off the aggressor and to preserve oneself which is a natural instinct inherent in every living being.

The intention is never to cause violence but violence to offer defence by which is more of a defensive mechanism unleached as a reflex measure to preserve one's own existence. The consequent death of deceased Kishan Pal was more as a will of the Providence rather than willing and intending injury of the appellant.

In this view of the matter, it cannot be said conclusively that the appellant had exceeded his right of self-defence.

Rather it has been held to the contrary to say that he was very much within his right of defence and was not liable.

This appeal is accordingly accepted and the appellant is acquitted of the charge against him.

[Mahesh Grover]
Judge

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 17531 OF 2007

DECIDED ON : 02-04-2008

K.S.Gill and another ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.J.V.Yadav, Advocate, for the petitioners
Mr.Yatinder Sharma, DAG, Punjab

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
The petitioners joined the services of respondent No.3-
College on 07-07-1969 and 09-08-1971 respectively and retired on 28-02- 2003 and 31-08-2004 as Lecturers. They have prayed that directions be issued to the respondents to release their retiral dues which also include leave encashment, payment of arrears on acount of revision of pay-scales with effect from 01-01-1996, payment of dues of allowances such as DA, HRA,Medical Allowance at par with the employees of the Punjab Government and other retiral dues. Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that this case is squarely covered by the decision rendered in CWP 3583 of 2007 in K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others on 17-12- 2007 wherein the same issues were involved and which relates to the same college.

We have perused the impugned judgement and are of the
considered opinion that this case is squarely covered by the aforementioned judgement.

In view of the above, we allow this writ petition in the same
terms as that of K.C.Sharma's case (supra) In case the payments are not made to the petitioners in terms of the directions issued in K.C.Sharma's case, then the respondents shall be liable to pay interest @ 6% per annum to the petitioner.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

CWP 16955 of 2007

Present:
Mr.M.S.Sidhu, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.P.K.Khurana, Advocate, for the respondent- University
Reply on behalf of respondent has been filed in Court today.

The same is taken on record.

A perusal of the reply shows that the petitioner has the
alternative remedy of challenging the decision of the committee by filing an appeal under Rule 20 of Part II Chapter 10 of Volume III, Calender of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar before the Vice Chancellor.

As the aforementioned remedy is available to the petitioner, therefore, he may challenge in the order impugned in this case before the Vice Chancellor. The delay in filing the appeal shall be condoned in case the appeal is filed within one month from today.

Disposed of.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16491 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Sikander Singh ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.B.S.Mittal, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Yatinder Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.R.S.Rai, Senior Advocate, with Ms.Meenakshi Dogra, Advocate, for respondent No.5

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the
respondents to release the pension, gratuity, leave encashment and other remaining retiral benefits. The petitioner retired from service of Municipal Council, Maur, Tehsil Talwandi Sabo, district Bathinda on 30-06-2007. As
he has not been paid his retiral dues, hence he has filed this writ petition.

Learned counsel for respondent No.5 submits that the petitioner has been paid a sum of Rs.2,50,000 and the remaining amount would be paid to him in due course of time as the Municipal Council is going through financial crunch.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we dispose of this writ petition with a direction to respondent No.5 to pay the entire retiral dues of the petitioner to him within a period of 4 months from today. In the meantime, we direct the State of Punjab to release grants to Municipal
Council, Maur, expeditiously so that Municipal Council could discharge its liability towards its retired employees.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CIVIL WRIT PETITION 16887 OF 2007

DATE OF DECISION : 02-04-2008

Dr.Gurmohan Singh Ahluwalia ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH
AHLUWALIA

Present:
Mr.G.P.Singh, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Jatyender Sharma, DAG, Punjab
Mr.Sandeep Arora, Advocate, for respondents 3 and 4

ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA, J (ORAL)
Reply has been filed on behalf of respondents 3 and 4
today in Court which is taken on record.

The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the
respondents to pay him the gratuity, leave encashment and remaining part of provident fund ,arrears of salary of revised pay scales and corresponding increase of GPF, DA, HRA,Medical Allowance and other dues in accordance with law.

The petitioner after serving in Gujrawala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana,for about 37 years retired on 31-05-2007.

However, he has not been granted the full retiral dues as mentioned above .

Reply on behalf of respondents 3 and 4 has been filed and it has been averred that the petitioner has been paid the entire gratuity. It is further averred that as far as payment of other retiral dues is concerned as the College is a privately aided college to the extent of 95% , hence as long as the State of Punjab does not release grants to them, they are unable to pay to the petitioner.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that as far as an employee is concerned, he is to be paid his retiral dues of the College who may claim the amount paid to the employee from the State Government. Reliance in this regard is placed upon K.C.Sharma versus State of Punjab and others decided on 17-12- 2007 in CWP 3583 of 2007 which squarely covers the controversy involved in the present case.

In view of the above, we allow this petition in the same terms as in K.C.Sharma's case (supra).

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT CHANDIGARH

CRIMINAL MISC NO. 9672-M OF 2008

DECIDED ON : 15-04-2008

Sanjay Kumar ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr.Sanjiv Gupta, Advocate, for the petitioner

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
The allegation against the petitioner is that he used unfair
means in the examination of secondary education conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling. He permitted someone else to appear on his behalf to take the examination. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that Surinder Kumar who had appeared in place of the petitioner in the examination has already been granted regular bail.

Considering the allegations against the petitioner that he had engaged someone else to appear in the examination on his behalf, I do not consider it to be a fit case for the grant of pre-arrest bail.

This petition is dismissed.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

Crl Misc 48537-M of 2007
Mr.Navneet Chhokar, Advocate, for the petitioners
Mr.Vikas Chaudhary, AAG, Haryana Heard learned counsel for the parties.

On the last date of hearing, it was not disputed that offence under Section 452 IPC only was non-bailable. Accordingly, the petitioners were directed to appear before the Investigating Officer and if they did so, the arrest was ordered to be stayed.

Learned counsel for the State has referred to the order dated 03-10-2007 passed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge and submitted that it has been held therein that the accused-applicants in furtherance of their common intention caused grievous injuries which attracted the provisions of Section 326 IPC. The injury was caused after committing house trespassing.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has submitted that section 326 IPC is not made out and it is a bonafide mistake which has been recorded in the order of the learned Additional Sessions Judge.

Learned counsel for the State has referred to the medical
opinion in respect of the injured Hakam who has received injury on his ear with a farsa. The same is attributed to Rehman-petitioner No.5. It is submitted that it has been opined that the injury is grievous to life rather than dangerous to life. A reference has also been made to zimni No.7 dated 30-08-2007 wherein the offence under Section 326 IPC has been added.

Learned counsel for the petitioner, however, is resolute that in the police papers, the, offence under Section 326 IPC has not been mentioned. He has referred to the head note of the order dated 01-08-2007 (Annexure P-2) to contend that section 326 IPC is not mentioned in the head
note. Besides, he has referred to the report submitted on 19-09-2007 and has submitted that section 326 IPC is not mentioned in the head note.

A perusal of the said report, however, shows that it has been filed along with the remand papers and it is mentioned therein that farsa with which injury on the ear of Hakam Singh was caused, is to be recovered. Besides it is mentioned that Nisar and Hakam produced x-ray reports which were obtained from Delhi. After obtaining information of doctor, Section 326 IPC has also been made out. Therefore, it is evident that the role attributed to the petitioners is not only under Section 452 IPC but is also that under Section 326 IPC. It is on account of the injury caused by Rehman-petitioner No.5 on the person of Hakam on his ear that the offence under Section 326 IPC has been added.

Learned counsel for the petitioner at this stage has referred to another report wherein some information was sought on 10-09- 2007. It is submitted that in the head note of the said application, offence under Section 326 IPC has not been mentioned.

It may be noticed that in the order dated 03-10-2007 passed by the learned Sessions Judge, it is clearly mentioned that the accusedapplicants in furtherance of their common intention caused grievous injury which attracted the provisions of section 326 IPC. The zimni dated 30-08- 2007 shows the addition of the offence under section 326 IPC.

Learned counsel then submits that at the most, Rehmanpetitioner No.5 may not be entitled to the grant of anticipatory bail.

After going through the record , it may be noticed that all the accused are alleged to have entered the house of the complainant and caused injuries. Ismail-petitioner No.1,Ibrahim-petitioner No.2,Tofiq-petitioner No.3,Abdul-petitioner No.4 were all carrying lathis in their hands and came to the house of Hakam and Nasir. Rehman-petitioner No.5 who was holding a farsa, gave the blow on the ear of Hakam which started bleeding.

Thereafter, Ismail-petitioner No.1 holding a lathi, hit on the left land of Farukh, Ibrahim-petitioner No.2 gave slaps and fist blows. Abdul-petitioner No.4 caught Nisar and threw him down. All this happened in the house of the complainant.

In the circumstances, no ground for anticipatory bail is made out.

Criminal Miscellaneous Petition is accordingly dismissed.

[S.S.Saron]
Judge

CWP 7008 of 2008

Present:
Mr.A.P.Bhandari, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.Anil Malhotra, Advocate, for respondent No.1
Ms.Alka Chatrath, Advocate, for respondent No.2

The petitioner has prayed that directions be issued to the
respondents to add internal assessment numbers of the petitioner for B.Sc. Course for the session April, 2007 as the same have not been included in the result card of the petitioner. Internal assessment of the petitioner for B.Sc.II
was submitted by respondent No.2-College wherein he was given zero marks in all the papers. The University obviously was of the opinion that there has been some mistake on the part of respondent No.2 in giving zero
marks to the petitioner in the internal assessment. Even respondent No.2 realised that some mistake has been committed. Hence, the College wrote to the University that as per the internal assessment of the petitioner, the petitioner has got the following marks :-

Chemistry 12 Maths 12 Physics 7 English 8 Necessary corrections were made while computing the internal assessment of the petitioner. Thereafter, after a lot of deliberations between the University and the College, the University has agreed that the petitioner has secured the aforementioned marks. However, the learned counsel for
the University submits that rules do not provide for change of the internal assessment of the petitioner at such a belated stage. In this regard, reference --2--
has been made to para 27 (ii)(iii) of the Senate proceedings decision dated 04-09-2005.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, it is clear that the mistake was on the part of respondent No.2 in conveying wrong marks of the petitioner with regard to his internal assessment. The petitioner has secured 39 marks in the subjects of chemistry, maths, physics and english
whereas the College informed the University that he had secured zero marks.

In view of the fact that mistake was on the part of the College and not on the part of the petitioner, therefore, we direct respondent No.1- University to give the benefit of the internal assessment to the petitioner and give him the corrected mark sheet.

Copy of the order be given dasti.

In view of the above, this petition is allowed.

[Ashutosh Mohunta]
Judge

[T.P.S.Mann]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT
CHANDIGARH

CRIMINAL W. P. NO.389 OF 2008

DECIDED ON : 08-05-08

Kuldeep Singh ....Petitioners
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr.Hemender Goswami, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.A.S.Brar, DAG, Punjab
Mr.Vikram Singh, Advocate, for the complainant

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
As per directions of this Court, Karamjit Kaur, the alleged
detenue is present in Court in person. She states that she is living with her parents of her own free will and has not been kept by them in illegal custody.

In view of the statement made by the complainant, learned
counsel for the petitioner wishes to withdraw this petition in order to enable him to avail alternative remedy available to him under law.

Dismissed as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CRIMINAL MISC M-4111 OF 2008

DECIDED ON : 08-05-08

Raj Devi ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents


CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr.Deepak Arora, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.J.S.Bhullar, AAG, Punjab

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that he may be
permitted to withdraw this petition as there are certain typographical errors, with liberty to file a fresh one on the same cause of action.

Dismissed as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CRIMINAL MISC 37056-M OF 2003

DECIDED ON : 08-05-08

Jagsir Singh and another ....Petitioners
Versus
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
None for the petitioners
Mr.J.S.Bhullar, AAG, Punjab

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
Learned counsel for the State submits that the petitioners in the present case have been acquitted on 03-02-2007.

Accordingly, the present petition is dismissed as infructuous.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CRL MISC 50508-M OF 2007

DECIDED ON : 08-05-08

Suman Sharma ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Punjab ....Respondent

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL

Present:
Mr.Deepak Nayyar, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr.A.S.Brar, DAG, Punjab

RAJESH BINDAL, J (ORAL)
Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner in the present case has been falsely implicated for the reasons that her husband may be involved in the case otherwise her husband had left the matrimonial home in the year 2001. If he had dealt with complainant party for sending them to abroad, she has no concern with that. She is living with her two minor children. Affidavit to the effect that whereabouts of her husband are not known since 2001 and also that he does not own any property, has already been filed with the police. The petitioner was declared proclaimed offender as the petitioner was not in the knowledge of the proceedings against her.

Petitioner is directed to appear before the Courts below on or before 15-05-2008 and submit her bail bonds to the satisfaction of the trial Court.

The petition is disposed of.

[Rajesh Bindal]
Judge

IN THE PUNJAB and HARYANA HIGH COURT AT CHANDIGARH

CRL REVISION NO. 1936 OF 2007

DECIDED ON : 30-10-2007

Ram Dayal and others ....Petitioners
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent AND

CRL REVISION NO. 1804 OF 2007 DECIDED ON :30-10-2007

Anand ....Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana ....Respondent

CORAM :
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE S.S.SARON

Present:
Mr.Lalit Goyal, Advocate, for Mr.Mandeep S Malik, Advocate, for the petitioners-Ram Dayal,Joginder and Vijender
Mr.T.P.Singh, Advocate, for the petitioner-Anand
Mr.Vikas Chaudhary, AAG, Haryana

S.S.SARON, J (ORAL)
This order shall dispose of Criminal Revision No. 1936 of 2007 and Crl Revision No. 1804 of 2007 as these arise out of the same judgement and order dated 15-09-2007 passed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge, Panipat.

In terms of the said order dated 15-09-2007 passed by the
learned Additional Sessions Judge,Panipat, the appeal of the petitioners Ram Dayal,Joginder and Vijender in Criminal Revision No. 1936 of 2007 and petitioner Anand in Crl Revision No. 1804 of 2007 against the judgement and order dated 19-01-2006 passed by the learned JMIC, Panipat has been dismissed.

FIR in the case was registered on 03-05-2006. On receipt of information from the Civil Hospital,Samalkha regarding admission of the injured Attar Singh,Iqbal,Bala, and Shakuntla. Head Constable Ranbir Singh went to Civil Hospital Samalkha where the doctor concerned opined that all the aforesaid injured were not fit to make the statements. On 04-05- 1996,Head Constable Ranbir Singh recorded the statement of complainantinjured Attar Singh.

It was inter alia stated that he had a pit in the pond of the village and on 03-05-1995 at about 8 am,Ram Dayal and his two sons Joginder and Naresh were digging the earth and as his wife Mam Kaur asked them not to do so, so a verbal altercation took place between Ram Dayal and Mam Kaur wife of the complainant. At about 11 am on the same date, when he along with his son Iqbal,daughter Bala and wife Mam Kaur and his brother Sumer's wife Shakuntla were present in the house, in the meanwhile, accused Ram Dayal and Anand along with other accused
namely Joginder,Bijender and Naresh son of Rama Dayal arrived there having jelly,lathi,gandasi and sariya etc.in their hands and in furtherance of their common intention, they entered his house and accused Ram Dayal exhorted the other co-accused to teach the complainant and his family members a lesson for not allowing him to dig the earth from the land.

Thereafter, accused Ram Dayal inflicted a jelly blow on the hand of the complainant, accused Joginder inflicted a gandasi blow on the head of Iqbal,accused Naresh inflicted a lathi blow on the person of Shakuntla and accused Naresh also inflicted a lathi blow on the head of Bala. Their
Shrieks attracted Maman and Ram Kishan to the place of occurrence,but inspite of that accused Joginder inflicted a gandasi blow on the person of the complainant on the left hand of the complainant,accused Naresh inflicted blow at his back and accused Anand inflicted a sariya blow on the
mouth of the complainant and they also inflicted injuries on the person of his son Iqbal, wife Mam Kaur , daughter Bala and his brother's wife Shakuntla. With great difficulty, they were rescued from the clutches of the accused by said Maman and Ram Kishan and thereafter, all the accused
went away from the place of occurrence and all the injured were brought to Civil Hospital, Samalkha for medical treatment.

On the basis of these allegations, FIR was registered under Sections 148/323/324/325/149/452 IPC . Challan in the case was filed and the learned JMIC vide his judgement and order dated 17-01-2006 found the accused Ram Dayal,Joginder,Vijender and Anand to be guilty for the offences under Sections 323/324/325/452 read with Section 34 IPC. They have been sentenced vide subsequent order dated 19-01-2006. The main sentence that has been passed against the convicts is to undergo RI for one year and a fine of Rs.500/-each for the offence under Section 325 read with Section 34 IPC. In default of payment of fine, the accused are to further undergo RI for one month. The appeal against the order has been dismissed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge,Panipat, vide order dated 16-09- 2007.

Mr.T.P.Singh,learned counsel for the petitioner-Anand and
Mr.Lalit Goyal, learned counsel for petitioners Ram Dayal,Joginder and Vijender have submitted that there are as many as 10 discrepancies in the prosecution case besides the Investigating Officer Head Constable Ranbir Singh has not been examined. In the alternative, it is submitted that petitioners are the first offenders and they be considered for release on probation.

Learned State counsel has submitted that the prosecution has proved its case in all respects. It is submitted that the discrepancies pointed out by the learned counsel for the petitioners have been fully explained and considered by the learned Additional Sessions Judge besides it is submitted that non-examination of the Investigating Officer is not such a serious circumstance so as to vitiate the trial.

It is also submitted that keeping in view the role attributed to the petitioners, the sentence that has been imposed is commensurate with the gravity of the offence.

I have given my thoughtful consideration to the contentions of the learned counsel for the parties.

It may be noticed that the learned Additional Sessions Judge in his impugned order dated 15-09-2007 has considered all the discrepancies which were pointed out by the defence counsel. It was observed that all the 10 contradictions that have been submitted by the defence were considered.

After consideration, it was observed that the alleged contradictions by no stretch of imagination could be construed to be material. Such type of discrepancies are bound to appear in the statements of the prosecution witnesses as they appeared in Court after passage of considerable time.

They are not expected to narrate a parrot like version in the Court coupled with the fact that the cross-examination is an unequal dual between rustic and refined lawyer. In fact, these types of minor discrepancies are the hallmark of the truthfulness and the genuineness of the prosecution version and thus on account of these aforesaid minor discrepancies, no fault can be found with the prosecution version.

After going through the orders, I find that there is no infirmity in the order passed by the learned Additional Sessions Judge. As regards the non-examination of the Investigating Officer Head Constable Ranbir Singh, it was observed that non-examination of the Investigating Officer in a hurt case is not at all fatal because first of all he is not an eye witness to the occurrence besides all the documents which had been prepared by the Investigating Officer had been duly proved by the other witnesses and thus no prejudice has been caused to the accused on account of non-examination of the Investigating Officer.

There is nothing on record to show that nonexamination
of Head Constable Ranbir Singh had in any manner vitiated the trial of the case. Learned counsel for the petitioner-Anand has, however, submitted that the injury attributed to the said petitioner is minor in nature and even otherwise he is not shown to be a relative of the other co-accused Ram Dayal, Joginder and Vijender. In this regard, it may be appropriately noticed that the presence of Anand in the occurrence is duly established. In fact, it has come on record that Anand inflicted a sariya blow on the mouth of the complainant and Attar Singh in his deposition as PW9 has substantiated the contents of his statement recorded on 04-05-1996 which was made before Constable Ram Singh. Attar Singh has stated in his statement Exhibit PW9/A that Anand had inflicted a saria blow on his mouth. His statement in this regard is corroborated by Iqbal,PW3, another eye witness to the occurrence. Therefore, it cannot be said that the role of Anand-petitioner in Criminal Revision No. 1804 of 2007 is in any manner less than the other convicts.The question of release on probation in the facts and circumstances of the case does not arise as it has been established that the petitioner had entered the house of the victims and caused injuries.

Dr.Raj Kumar, PW2 has deposed that he examined Attar Singh and found six injuries on his person. Injuries Nos. 3 and 4 had been caused with the sharp edged weapon whereas injury No.5 has been caused with a pointed weapon. The said doctor also found 4 injuries on the person of Iqbal son of Attar Singh. Injury No.1 has been caused by sharp edged weapon whereas remaining injuries have been caused by blunt weapon. Shakuntla wife of Sumer was also examined and two injuries were found on her person.

Injury No.2 was simple in nature and injury No.1 had been caused with a sharp edged weapon. The medical examination of Bala revealed that one injury had been caused on her person with a blunt weapon and was kept
under observation. Dr.Sham Wadhwa, PW6 deposed that he radiologically examined Shakuntla wife of Sumer.

However, no fracture was seen. The radiological examination of Bala daughter of Attar Singh showed no fracture. The radiological examination of Attar Singh showed fracture of acromiam process of left scapula. The nature of injuries that have been caused and also the injuries inflicted on women in the house of the complainant, would show that the petitioners had committed a heineous crime. All the prosecution witnesses have proved the case against the petitioners. In the circumstances, their conviction and sentenced recorded by the learned Additional Sessions Judge, Panipat,calls for non-interference by this Court in exercise of its revisional jurisdiction.

Accordingly both the above mentioned Criminal Revisions
Nos. 1804 and 1936 of 2007 are dismissed.

{S.S.Saron}
Judge

PU diamond jubilee youth festival

The diamond jubilee youth festival of Panjab University was inaugurated today at SCD Government College. The opening ceremony was held at Sahir Auditorium with the lighting of a ceremonial lamp by principal Malkiat Singh, accompanied by vice-principal Mohinder Singh and Jasbir Kaur Makkar, organising secretary of cultural committee of the college. This was followed by the a welcome song.

On the first day of the festival, competitions of music and fine arts were held. In the items of music, 150 participants took part in various categories that included group song, group shabad, folk song, geet, ghazal and items of orchestra. The results of the competitions were as follows:

Group Shabad: Guru Nanak National College, Doraha came first, SCD College second and GGN Khalsa College third. In the group song, SCD College was first, GNN College, Doraha, second and GGN Khalsa College third. In geet/ghazal, SCD College was first, Gobindgarh Public College, Alour second and GNN College, Doraha, and AS College, Khanna, remained third. In folk-song, SCD College first, AS College Khanna second and GNN, Doraha, third.


Govt College, SGGS Khalsa College taste victory

Government College, Sector 11, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sector 26, won their respective matches in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket (Men) A- Division Tournament at PU grounds and DAV College, Sector 10 here today.

SGGS college thrashed GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, by 140 runs while Government College-11, defeated Government College, Sector 46, by 93 runs.

In the match between SGGS college and GGN Khalsa, SGGS bat first and made 326 for 7 in 50 overs.

The fine half centuries by Anupam Gambhir (89), Himmat (68 n o) and Gaurav (53) played key roles in consolidating the team’s position.

In reply, GGN college was bundled for 186 in 36.4 overs. Amandeep played defiant knock of 77 runs. For SGGS, Surinder was wrecker-in-chief with 5 for 27 whereas for GGN, Sukhminder took 3 for 57 followed by Parminder, who claimed 2 for 61.

In the second match, riding high on the century of Hanish Guretia (125), Government College-11, gave the target of 232 to Government College-46. The other notable contributor was Daksh Sharma with his 73 runs. Devesh took 5 wickets for 40.

Chasing the target, Government College-46, could make only 138 in 46 overs. Vikramjeet (4 for 25) was the highest wicket taker for Government College-11.


GGN Khalsa college organises Science Fair

The Science Fair 2006 was organized here today by the Young Scientists’ Association of GGN Khalsa College. Sixty participants of different institutes, college and schools took part in the fair which consisted of a recitation, quiz and poster-making competitions. These competitions were based on a variety of topics, such as drug abuse, foods and nutrition, transport and communication, industry and environmental protection etc.

The fair was inaugurated by Mr Harminder Singh, Joint Secretary of Khalsa Educational Council . Prof Prithipal Singh Kapur, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, appreciated the initiative of the members of the Young Scientists’ Association.

Birpal and Anila from BCM College of Education stood first in the quiz competition, Karmandeep and Biran Rajdev of DAV Public School (second) and students from GNI Public School and SCD Govt College came third.

In the recitation contest, Sukhdeep Kaur BCM College of Education stood first, Purba Dhawan, BCM Senior Secondary School (second )while Vipondeep Kaur of GHG Khalsa College of Education, Guru Sar Sudhar got third and Karan of GNT Public School bagged the special prize.

Prize winners of poster-making contest were Tejinderpal Singh of GGN Khalsa College of Pharmacy- first, Liya Handa of BCM College of Education second and Charag Jain of DAV Public School got third prize. Deepjot of Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Women won the special prize.

Dr Balbir Singh Pannu of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr S S Rath of GADVASU, Dr SS Sethi and Prof R.K.Chabra helped in judging the prize winners. The Principal, Tarlochan Singh thanked the participants and encouraged the organisers to continue in their endeavour.

NSUI forms unit in GGN Khalsa College

28The National Students Union of India (NSUI) organised a programme today at the Congress Bhavan to announce the unit for GGN Khalsa College for the session 2006-07. The unit was announced by Mr Jaspreet Singh Ahluwalia, president NSUI, Ludhiana.

On this occasion, Mr Amritpal Shori, Senior vice-president, Ludhiana, Mr Rajneesh Kumar, vice-president, Ludhiana, Mr Mandeep Singh Sangowalia, former president, GGN Khalsa College, Mr Rajwinder Singh Khawajke, president, Government College, Ludhiana, Mr Sarwan Singh Boparai, president, PAU, Ludhiana, were also present on this occasion.

Mr Jaspreet Singh Ahluwalia, president, NSUI, Ludhiana, in his address said Mr Kamaldeep Singh Khehra has been appointed as the president, Amritpal Singh Jhajj as the senior vice-president, Mr Jatinder Singh as the vice-president, Jimmy Deol as general secretary, Raju Ayali as joint secretary and Avi Jawaddi, Ravinder Grewal and Sukha Sandhu as executive members and Gurmohan Nahal as the Media Advisor.



Book release

Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, released Humanism in Indian English Fiction, compiled and edited by Dr T.S. Anand, Head Postgraduate Department of English of GGN Khalsa College, at an enclave of intellectuals, researchers, teachers and students of English literature here yesterday. Prof L.S. Bedi, Ms Sushminderjit Kaur and Ms Hargunjot Kaur were associates in the academic venture. The book published by M/s Creative Books, New Delhi, comprised select seminar papers presented at the UGC-sponsored national seminar on the same subject, organised by the college in March 2005.

The dignitaries were welcomed by the chief guest. Dr Anand highlighted the lead role played by the PG Department of English of the college. He said it was the third time that they had not only organised a national seminar but also published select papers of the seminar in book form. It was a unique achievement of the department.

Earlier in the day, Dr S.P. Singh inaugurated painting exhibition of Sardar I.S. Raja. all paintings reflected Sikh ethos, culture and history.


PU sails into last four of badminton tourney

Hosts Panjab University Campus (PUC) today rallied to beat GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, by three matches to nil and sailed in the last four of the men’s section of the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Tournament being held at the PU Gymnasium Hall.

In another match of the men’s section, Government College, Talwara, got the better of Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, 3-0. In two matches in women’s section played today, GGS Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpur, downed NINE PGI, Chandigarh, by 2-0 while SGHRS, Chabbewal, defeated Malwa College, Samrala 2-0.

Results:

Men’s section: PUC beat GGN Khalsa, Ludhiana 3-0 (Gurjeet Singh beat Navdeep 15-1,15-3; Vinay beat Harpreet Singh 15-0,15-5; Gurjeet and Pratik beat Navdeep and Sharanjeet Singh 15-1,15-2. Government College, Talwara, b eat GCM, Sector 11, Chandigarh 3-0 (Davinder beat Harish 15-8,15-3; Arun beat Gaurav 15-3,15-0; Davinder and Arun beat Harish and Jaspal 15-4,15-3.

Women’s section:

GGS Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpur, beat National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI, 2-0 (Harpreet Kaur beat Ravneet Kaur 11-0,11-2; Harpreet and Maninder Kaur beat Ravneet and Jyotinder 15-0,15-2). SGHRS, Chabbewal, beat Malwa College, Samrala, 2-0 (Rajwinder Kaur beat Ramanjit Kaur 11-0,11-0; Rajwinder and Satvir beat Ramanjit and Baldeep 15-0,15-1).


Excellent results

With the declarations of results of MA-I (History) of Panjab University, Guru Nanak Girls College has once again established its premier position as one of the leading colleges of the city.

The college boasts of 100 per cent pass percentage with five university positions in top 10 positions of the university. Six students got first division. College Principal Dr (Ms) Charanjit Mahal congratulated the students and staff on the stupendous success.

Amanpreet Kaur stood fourth in the university by scoring 252 marks, Harinder Kaur stood fifth, Rupinder Kaur bagged sixth position while Amarjit Kaur and Vandana Dhir bagged seventh and eighth positions, respectively, in the university.

GGN Khalsa College BSc students excel: Students of BSc classes brought laurels to GGN Khalsa College. Rahul Arora from BSc II year stood first among boys in Ludhiana district and bagged ninth position in the university by scoring 85.8 per cent. In BSc III year three students namely Jaswinder, Deepak Dubey and Anoop Mishra scored more than 80 per cent marks while 27 students bagged Ist division out of 53 students.

Special scholarships: On the occasion of third anniversary of Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management, the institute has announced special scholarships for the students of fashion technology, hotel management and tourism streams.

Ivanna institute affiliated to PTU, Jalandhar, offers professional diploma, BSc degree, PG diploma and MSc degree in fashion technology, hotel management and tourism.

The institute will organise a scholarship test on July 17 through which two students of undergraduate programmes and one of postgraduate programme will be awarded the scholarships.


GGN College M.A. Eng students excel

The students of the Postgraduate Department of English of GGN Khalsa College here have done exceedingly well in the result of MA English Part II declared yesterday. Pass per centage is the 100 per cent.

Students of the department have secured three first divisions with Sumedha Bhandari getting 3rd place in M.A. English Part II. Satvir Singh and Harsimrat Kaur also figure in the top 10 students of Punjab University. Dr. T.S. Anand, Head of the Department, congratulated the students on their success.


Sur Sanjh echoes at GGN Khalsa College

“Sur-Sanjh”, an inter-college competition in “geet”, “lok geet”, “kissa kav”, “Sufi kav” and “veer kav” was held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, here today.

Participations from a various colleges vied with one another for various titles. Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, Chairman, Ludhiana Improvement Trust, presided over the function and lighted the lamp. Principal Gurdip Singh welcomed the guests and exhorted the participants to channel their energies in constructive and meaningful activities.

Results of various contests: “Vaar”: GGN Khalsa College Ludhiana-1. “Sufi kav”: Gurmit Singh of SCD Government College, Ludhiana-1, Deep Singh of Government College, Rara Sahib-2.

Folk song: Gurtej Akhtar of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Model Town-1, Jagpreet Singh of GGN Khalsa College-2, Malkeet Singh of SCD Government College-3.

“Kissa kav”: Rupinder Kaur of Malwa Khalsa College, Bondli Samrala-1, Manpreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana-2, Bhagwan Singh of Government College, Sidhsar-3. “Geet”: Inderjit Singh of Government College, Rara Sahib.



Inter college fest concludes

A two-day inter-college cultural festival being organised at Khalsa College for Women concluded here today. Contests for music items including singing “vaar” and six fine arts contests, including life sketching, clay modelling, composition, still life painting, poster making and landscape were held today.

While students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women clinched the overall trophy in music, the trophy for fine arts events went to Government College for Women.

Renu Sharma and Jaspreet from Khalsa College for Women and Jaspreet won Bhagat Puran Singh Award, sponsored by Babli Singh, an artist.

The contests for “kissa” singing based on the love stories of Sassi-Punnu, Heer and Mirza won applause. Dr Kuljit Shelly, former Dean, Delhi University, presided. Ms Varinder Thind and members of the college managing committee were present on the occasion.

Vaar (group): GGN Khalsa College 1, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women 2, Mata Ganga College for Women, Kotan 3, and Khalsa College for Women (consolation).

Vaar (individual): Lakhwinder Singh from GGN Khalsa College 1, Mandeep from Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women 2, Jaspreet from Khalsa College for Women 3, and Harpreet from Mata Ganga College for Women, Kotan (consolation).

Kissa gyan: Manpreet from Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women 1, Sonia from Mata Ganga College for Women, Kotan, and Parampreet from Khalsa College for Women 3, and Rupinder from Guru Hargobind College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd (consolation).

Life sketching (for MA classes): Varinder from Khalsa College for Women 1, Supreet from Government College for Women 2, and Geetika Goel from Khalsa College for Women 3.

Life sketching (for BA classes): Prabhjot from Government College for Women 1, Parminder from Government College for Women 2, and Anu from Khalsa College for Women 3.

Clay modelling: Renu from Khalsa College for Women 1, Ishpreet from Khalsa College for Women 2, and Shikha from Government College for Women 3.

Composition: Monika from Government College for Women 1, Puja Bajaj from Khalsa College for Women 2, and Geetika Goel from Khalsa College for Women 3.

Poster-making: Puja Talwar from Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women 1, Harsimran from Government College for Women 2, and Amandeep from Khalsa College for Women 3.

Landscape: Poonam from Khalsa College for Women 1, Jaspreet from Khalsa College for Women 2, and Nidhi from Government College for Women 3.

Still life painting: Varinder from Government College for Women 1, Navpreet from Ramgarhia Girls’ College 2, and Kulbir from Khalsa College for Women 3.



Lecture on goods shipment

The Department of Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures of GGN Khalsa College organised a lecture on “Shipping scenario in international business and export logistics” here yesterday.

The guest speakers were Mr Veerain Prabhakar, branch manager, Transworld Shipping Services, and Mr Amarjit Singh, executive, Exports Department, Vardhaman Group. Prof Parneet Singh, coordinator, introduced the speakers to the audience.

Mr Prabhakar discussed the role of shipping lines, containerisation, freight determination, agency business, seaports and inland container depots operational in export and import business. Various commercial documents used in the shipment of goods like invoice, packing list, bill of lading, letter of credit, GR and ARE forms were also discussed with the students.

Mr Prabhakar also briefed the students about the growing job opportunities in the shipping industry and assured to provide the same in future. He asked the students to visit the dry port of Ludhiana, ports of Nhava Sheva, Mumbai, and Mundra in Gujarat for better understanding of shipping operations.

Mr Amarjit Singh spoke on export logistics, covering the importance of shipment by sea in exports and role of customs house agents, and clearing and forwarding agents in exports. Multimedia aids were used to make the lecture lively and interesting for the students.



Lectures on diet, pregnancy held

The Department of Home Science, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, organised extension lectures on “Pregnancy and birth process” and “Importance of balanced diet” here today.

Dr Vaneet Kaur, Reader, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, informed students about signs of pregnancy, discomforts during pregnancy and ways to combat these. She also tried to dispel various myths followed during the prenatal period.

Ms Ruma Singh, Senior Dietician, CMC, spoke on the importance of a balanced diet and consumption of meals, especially breakfast, for the adolescents. She discussed nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating women. She also talked about the wrong food habits adopted by school and college students.

Students actively participated in the question-answer round. Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal, and Ms Ritu Sood, Head of the Department of Home Science of the college thanked the guest faculty for bringing about awareness among the students.

Meanwhile, the Commerce Department of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women organised a seminar here today. The topics of seminar were “Liberalisation”, “Information technology industry” and “Knowledge economy”. Dr Anita Nayyar, Head of the Department, GGN Khalsa College, discussed different challenges and the growing relevance of marketing in India and various strategies being adopted for liberalisation. Mr Parneet Singh, lecturer in GGN Khalsa College, discussed the potential of IT industry in India.



Contests mark Basant festival

A two-day ‘literary and cultural bonanza’ was held at MTSM College here yesterday. A number of colleges and schools, including Ramgarhia College, SCD Government College, the GN Khalsa College for Women, GGN Khalsa College for Boys, MTSM College, A.S. College (Khanna), the Government College for Women, Kamla Lohtiya, S.D. College, the Khalsa College for Women, BVM School, Sargodha National Public School and Sargodha Khalsa School, participated in various competitions like web development, cartooning, tabla, folk dance, quiz and histrionics.

In her welcome address, Principal of MTSM College Madanjit Kaur Sahota while highlighting the importance of such competitions exhorted students to spread Punjabi culture everywhere. The Basant festival is also being celebrated.

Mr Nitin, Mr L.S. Bedi, Prof Manjit Singh Kewal, Prof Manjit Singh, Dr S.N. Sharma, Mr Rajinder Raji and Dr Kirpal Singh were the judges of the today s competitions.

The Basant festival, along with cultural activities, seemed to be in full swing as audience enjoyed folk dances spellbound. Colourful dresses of the students gave a colourful look to the college campus which was tastefully decorated.

Mr S. Chatopadhya, DIG, was the chief guest. He gave away the prizes to the winners. Mrs Chatopadhya was also present on the occasion.

Results of various competitions are as follows :

Quiz contest: Harmeet Kaur, Deepika and Harpreet of MTSM College for Women 1; Rohit Singh Bedi, Vishal Gupta and Navdeep Kaur of SCD Government College 2; and Nitika, Glaxy and Veena of the A.S. College for Women 3.

Web development (inter-college): Isha and Neelam of MTSM College 1; Kunal and Sidharth of KLSD College 2; and Taruna and Preeti of Ramgarhia College 3; inter-school (one participant): Daisy Goyal of BVM Senior Secondary School 1.

Cartooning (individual): Jasmine Jawanda of GCW 1; Preety Devgan of GCW 2; and Poonam of KCW 3. Consolation prize : Auneet Singh of Sargodha National Public Senior Secondary School.

Folk dance: The MTSM College for Women 1; and Sargodha School 2. Individual (inter-college) : Rachna 1; and Surbha 2. (inter-school) : Gagandeep 1; and Harpreet 2.

Tabla (inter-college): Jaspal Singh of the GGN College for Boys 1; Vinit of the SCD College for Boys 2; and Amandeep Kaur of the MTSM College for Women and Kirandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women 3. Consolation prize : Gurpal Singh of SCD College and Sohrab Singh of the Ramgarhia College for Women. (inter-school) : special prize : Jayant of BVM Senior Secondary School 1. Certificate of appreciation for Kumar.

Histrionics: Deepshika of MTSM College 1; Nitin Nayyar of GGN Khalsa College 2; and Kuljinder of Ramgarhia Girls College 3.



Womens college holds contests

Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women organised various inter-college and inter-school competitions yesterday on its premises. The results of the events were declared here today.

In mock conference, MTSM College for Women stood first. In the individual category, Deepshikha of MTSMC for Women came first, Nitin of GGN Khalsa College stood second while Jyotsna of MTSMC came third. The consolation prize was won by Deepak of Kamla Lohtia SD College.

In on the spot programming, Manpreet Kaur and Poonamdeep Kaur of Ramgarhia College for Women came first, Neelam Goyal and Tejwinder Kaur of MTSMC for Women stood second, and Gagan Goyal and Hitesh Sharma of Kamla Lohtia SD College were declared third.

In the model-making competition, MTSM College for Women was first, and Sant Kartar Singh Kamalwale School, Salem Tabri, stood second.

In the advertisement writing contest (inter-college), Nera Arora of Khalsa College, Civil Lines, came first, and Neha Jain of MTSM College for Women came second. In the inter-school competition, Rajni of BVM School came first, and Prince Sharma of Sanatan Vidya Mandir was declared second.

In the embroidery contest (inter-college), Manpreet of Guru Nanak Khalsa College was first, Amarjeet Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa College was second and Pawanpreet of Government College for Women came third.

In the inter-school embroidery competition, Nisha of Sargodha School came first and Paramjeet of Government High School came second.

In the inter-college rangoli, Divya of Khalsa College was declared first, Chetna of Ramgarhia College was second, and Gurpreet of Government College was third. The consolation prize was won by Ekta of MTSMC for women. In the inter-school rangoli competition, Sonia of SVM School was first and Manisha of BVM School was second.

In inter-college salad-making competition, Manisha Jain of GCW was first, Neha Ahuja of GCW came second and Salony of Ramgarhia College was declared third. In the inter-school competition, Kavita of SVM School stood first and Deepika of SVM School came second.

In the inter-college pudding competition, Tejinder Kaur of MTSMC for Women won the first prize, Sakshi of Government College for Women came second and Karn Kanchan of MTSMC for Women was third. In the inter-school pudding competition, Isha of SVM School came first.

In collage-making competition, Dalwinderjit Kaur of Ramgarhia College came first, Manpreet Kaur of Mata Ganga Khalsa College, Kottan, came second while Gaganpreet Dhami of Government College for Women was declared third.

In portrait drawing, Varinder of Government College for Women came first, Anu of Khalsa College for Women was second and Pardip Kaur of MTSMC for Women came third. The consolation prize was won by Jaspreet Kaur of Ramgarhia College. Special encouragement prize was won by Ajay of SVM School.

In poetry recitation(inter-college), Amandeep Kaur Dua of Government Girls College came first, Vaishali of MTSMC for Women was second and Jasica Sareen of Arya College for Women came third.

In creative writing contest (intercollege), Pavitarjit Kaur of Khalsa College for Women was first, Malika Goraya of MTSM College for Women came second. In the short story competition, Jagjot Kaur of Government College for Women was first, Ravdeep Garcha of Khalsa College came second.

In essay writing competition, Dipti of MTSMC for Women was declared first and Arjna Nayyar of Ramgarhia Girls College came second.

In the inter-school story writing competition, Sarabjit of SVM School came first. In the essay writing competition, Manjot Kaur of Sargodha Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School came first.

In vaar singing (inter-college), GGN Khalsa College for Boys came first, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women was declared second and MTSMC For Women and Mata Ganga Girls College, Kottan, was declared third. In the inter-school vaar singing competition, Ramgarhia Girls School was declared first.

In the geet (inter-college) competition, Amarpreet of SCD College for Boys came first, Sarabjit Kaur of MTMCM for Women was second, Harpreet Kaur of Khalsa College for Women and Jagjit Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women were declared third. The consolation prize was bagged by Jagpreet Singh of GGN College for Boys.

In the inter-school geet competition, Kumar of BVM Senior Secondary School came first, Magandeep Kaur of Sargodha Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School was declared second, and Amandeep Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School came third.

In folk song category (inter-school), Amit Sharma of SDM Senior Secondary School was first, Karuna of BVM Senior Secondary School came second, and Rimple of Sargodha Senior Secondary School got the third position.The consolation prize was won by Kanwaljit Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School.

In the folk song competition (inter-college), Gurwinder Singh of GGN was first, Gurmeet Singh of SCD stood second, and Sarabjit Kaur of MTS College for Women and Harpreet Kaur of Khalsa College for Women shared the third prize. The consolation prize was given to Gulrez Akhtar of GK College for Women.

In the ghazal competition (inter-college), Monica of MTSM College for Women came first, Heemani of KCW came second, and Liza of GK College for Women stood third. The consolation prize was won by Yogesh Sharma of GGNK for Boys.



150 take part in bodybuilding meet

To commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the GGN Khalsa College for Boys, Civil Lines, the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding Association (LABA) organised one-day Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Meet on the college campus today in which more than 150 participants in different weight categories took part.

Dr Sharad Chauhan, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr Gurdeep Singh, Principal of the GGN Khalsa College, Mr Rajinder Singh Gill, head of the Department, of Sports of the college, Mr Vijay Kumar Chopra from Jalandhar, an international judge and general sectretary, Punjab Bodybuilding Association, (PBA), Dr Deepak Prashar, vice-president, PBA, Mr P P Khullar and Mr Ravi Prashar, president and general secretary, respectively, of the LABA were also present on the occasion.

Results: (junior) below 55 kg — Puneet Jain 1, Ravi Kumar 2, Mukesh Sharma 3, Jatin 4; 50 to 60 kg — Anoop Kumar 1, Monu 2, Kuldeep Singh 3, Gurpreet Singh 4; 60 to 65 kg — Avtar Singh 1, Surinder Kumar 2, Gursewak Singh 3, Prabhjot Singh 4; 65 to 70 kg — Baljinder Singh 1, Rajwinder Singh 2, Jimmy Sharma 3, Umesh Kumar 4; and above 70 kg — Swaraj Sharma 1, Swaranjit Singh 2, Sharnjit Singh 3, Ranjodh Singh 4.

Senior: below 55 kg — Amit Mehta 1, Mukesh Sharma 2, Jatin 3, Rajinder Singh 4; 55 to 60 kg — Roshish Khera 1, Anoop Kumar 2, Monu 3, Bunty Bedi 4; 60 to 65 kg — Mohammed Samir 1, Vicky 2, Harjinder Singh 3; Avtar Singh 4; 65 to 70 kg — Rahul Sharma 1, Baljinder Singh 2, Raja 3, Rajwinder Singh 4; 70 to 75 kg — Jatinder 1, Amandeep Singh 2, Yash Arora 3, Ranjodh Singh 4; and 75 to 85 kg — Swaraj Sharma 1, Te4jinder Singh 2, Amandeep Singh 3, Surinder Sharma 4.



Move against physical science students decried

Members of the Panjab College Science Teachers Association at a meeting held here on Wednesday condemned the reported move of marginalising candidates of physical sciences from getting sizeable shares in the UPSC and state service commissions by the lobby of social sciences people. The members said that it was highly unjustified to discriminate against the best and most intelligent section of society, including engineers, doctors and scientists.

The meeting was attended by Prof Mahavir Singh (President of the association), GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, Prof Barinderjit Singh Birdi, Prof Jagmohan Singh, Malwa College, Bondali (Samrala ), Prof Deepak Chopra, Govt College, Ludhiana, Prof Inderjit Singh, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, Prof Parveen Sharma, Arya College, L udhiana, Prof R. P. Singh, GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana.



Mohit, Varun take SD College into final

SD Government College, Ludhiana, recorded a six-wicket victory over GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, to enter the final of the Panjab University ‘A’ Division Inter-College Cricket Tournament being played at the GTB National College, Dakha, near here, today. In the final, slated for tomorrow, they take on last year’s division champions, Arya College, Ludhiana.

SD Government College won the toss and invited GGN Khalsa College to bat. They were all out for 181 in 43.2 overs. Mandeep Singh top scord with 41 runs followed by Nazim Hussein and Navdeep Singh who contributed 24 and 22 runs, respectively.

For SD Government College, Mohit Mangal was the most successful bowler who claimed four wickets for 21 runs while Sukhwant and Varun took two wickets each.

SD Government College batsmen surpassed their opponent’s total in the 36th overs after losing four wickets. Varun Gupta remained unbeaten on 86 which came off 103 balls, laced with 12 boundaries. Salil Kaushal made 41 while Karan Puri contributed 31 runs.

Mandeep Singh, Sandeep, Babbar Kailey and Gagan of Khalsa College chipped in with one wicket each.



GGN Khalsa College enter semifinals

GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, demolished DM College, Moga, by eight wickets to secure a berth in the semifinal of the Panjab University ‘A’ Inter-College Cricket Tournament being played at the GTB National College, Dakha, near here, today.

Batting first, DM College scored 97 runs in 30 overs. Only two batsmen Sandeep Singh (19) and Sukhdeep Singh (14) could reach the double-figure mark. For GGN Khalsa College, Bobby Kailey was the main wicket-taker, grabbing four wickets for 13 runs followed by Jaspreet Singh and Vikramjeet Singh, who scalped two victims each.

GGN Khalsa College made the required runs in the 17th over after losing two wickets. Navdeep and Mandeep Singh contributed 35 and 21 runs, respectively. Harpal Singh of Moga college claimed one wicket for 25 runs.



No Principal in four city colleges

The new academic session has begun, but at least four city colleges — Arya College for Boys, GGN Khalsa College, Devki Devi Jain Girls’ College and Guru Nanak Girls’ College, Model Town — still do not have a Principal at the helm. They have senior most teachers acting as Principal.

“Administration of colleges can improve only if there are confirmed Principals at the helm, as the students and staff tend to be lax otherwise,” says a retired lecturer on the condition of anonymity. Managements find acting principals more easy to control, more so in colleges where groupism in the management makes it difficult for it to reach a consensus on appointing the Principal.

In Arya College, Mr V.K. Meha, was removed from the post of Principal as he was not favoured by a group. The other group appointed Mr M.M. Sharma the Principal, but he was also removed due to factionalism. Presently, Mr Jiwan Ahuja is the Acting Principal of the college.

The Management of Guru Nanak Girls’ College has two strong factions one led by Mr Gurbir Singh, son of late Chief Minister Gurnam Singh, and the other led by Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal. The stronger faction presently is that of Mr Gurbir Singh. Ms Charanjit Mahal, Acting Principal, is the chosen candidate of this faction.

In GGN Khalsa College, too, the management is divided into two groups. One group favours the candidature of Mr T.S. Anand as Principal, while the other supports Mr Amarjit Singh Dua, although he does not belong to the college. Since no consensus has been reached, Mr Dua has been appointed Dean College development Council in Guru Nanak Dev University. Mr Gurbir Singh is the Acting Principal of the college.

In Devki Devi Jain College, a Principal was appointed, but she soon had to retire so Ms Kamla Jain is now the Acting Principal.

All these colleges advertise the post of the principal from time to time, but, somehow, never find a suitable candidate. Every time, a request is made to the university to allow the Acting Principals to continue.

For a better administration of college affairs, the university wants regular Principals with Ph.D degrees and five years of teaching experience to be appointed.



Commerce all time favourite in city colleges

With almost all seats for BCom and MCom filled in colleges affiliated to Panjab University, commerce stream seems to be the most preferred among college-going students here.

All 30 seats to MCom have been filled in Khalsa College for Women, GGN Khalsa College and SCD Government College. With two days still left for admissions, nearly 27 seats out of the total 30 have been filled at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and 26 have been occupied in Arya College.

Even BCom has received a very good response as all 210 seats have been filled in Kamla Lohtia SD College. Even Khalsa College for Women has filled all 120 seats. GGN Khalsa College has also managed to fill its 140 seats and nearly 56 seats have been filled in Guru Nanak Girls College.

In contrast, basic courses such as BA, BSc and MA have found few takers compared to the previous year. For BSc, GGN Khalsa College has been able to take only 40 students. Nearly 102 admissions have been held in Guru Nanak Girls College. In Khalsa College for Women, medical group has received a feeble response while 150 seats have been filled for the non-medical group.

For BA, Kamla Lohtia SD College has admitted just 65 students. GGN Khalsa College has taken 150 students while last year 400 students had joined the course. The response, however, is better in girls colleges as Khalsa College for Women has already taken more than 300 students and 203 students have taken admission in Guru Nanak Girls College till date.

Courses such as MA have found good response only in government colleges. All other colleges have admitted very few students. Only five students have taken admission in MA Punjabi in GGN Khalsa College and 16 have joined Guru Nanak Girls College for the same course. Nearly 10 students have joined MA each in history and political science in Arya College. Just 13 students have applied for MA economics in Kamla Lohtia College. While only 16 students have taken admission to MA English in GGN Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women has received 128 applications against 40 seats for the same course.

It is not just these basic courses, even technical courses have received very poor response. Just six students have taken admission to PGDCA which has 30 seats in GGN Khalsa College, 10 each have been filled in Guru Nanak Girls College and Kamla Lohtia SD College and 13 seats have been occupied in Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women.

Even MSc (IT) has not had a very good response. Kamla Lohtia SD College has received just four applications, though not even a single seat has been filled. Six seats out of the total 30 have been occupied in Arya College. However, two girls colleges including Ramgarhia Girls College and Khalsa College for Women have been able to fill all 30 seats.

Similarly, BCA and BBA have also not had a good response in Panjab University colleges. Just 12 out of the total 40 seats for BBA have been filled in Kamla Lohtia SD College and 21 have been occupied for BCA. Similarly, 18 students have taken admission to BCA in Guru Nanak Girls College. In contrast, all 40 seats have been occupied in Khalsa College for Women for both BBA as well as BCA.



Students get degrees

Graduate and postgraduate students of Ramgarhia Girls’ College and GGN Khalsa College were awarded degrees at the annual convocations held here today. At Ramgarhia Girls’ College, 189 students were awarded degrees. These included 93 students from BCom, 51 from BCA, 12 from BBA, 13 from MA (music) and 20 from BA (English) and Punjabi (honours). Besides, 32 students from the college were given college colours and merit certificates.

On the occasion, several retired principals and academics were also honoured. These included Ms Kuldip Kaur from the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Mr Kuldip Singh from GGN Khalsa College, Mr V.K. Mehta from Arya College and Ms Harinder Kaur Dhillon from the Khalsa College for Women.

Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, was the chief guest. He said he had urged the NCERT authorities to include a topic on five minority groups in the syllabus from next year. He also told the college principals to make the courses job-oriented. Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal of the host college, gave away prizes to students.

A convocation was also held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College where graduate and postgraduate students were given degrees. Mr Tarlochan Singh was the chief guest here too. Mr Gurdip Singh, Principal, and Mr Kuldip Singh, Director, congratulated the students.




Colleges await PUs nod to start diploma courses

Most city colleges are awaiting a written approval from Panjab University to begin new professional graduate and postgraduate courses. They had applied for these courses about three months back.

Several procedural bottlenecks, like sending applications to the university for desired subjects, setting up of adequate infrastructure, inspection by university teams and seeking written permission for starting admissions have proved to be hurdles for starting the courses. While some of the colleges are still in the process of getting the inspection done, others are waiting for a written sanction.

The university had decided to start 17 vocational courses from this year with an aim to add variety and help students become self-reliant. These included graduate or postgraduate courses in chemical analysis of food, marketing management, personnel management, management of public enterprises, labour laws, taxation, refrigeration and air conditioning, international trade, foreign languages, health, family welfare and population studies, clinical laboratory techniques, forensic sciences and criminology, and maintenance and servicing of electrical and electronic instruments.

Ramgarhia Girls’ College had sought a permission for a postgraduate diploma in marketing management, Guru Nanak Girls’ College at Model Town had applied for a PG diploma in chemical analysis of food and a PG diploma in personnel management and labour welfare, and AS College at Khanna and GGN Khalsa College at Civil Lines for a PG diploma in international trade.

Ms Jasbir Kaur, acting Principal, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, said the college had set up adequate infrastructure, appointed the faculty and even got the inspection done, but no written approval had yet been received.

She said the university had informed the college that the course had been approved of and a written sanction would be dispatched soon. The college authorities were ,however, still waiting to advertise for the course and start the admission process.

Similarly, Mr Gurdip Singh, officiating Principal, GGN Khalsa College, said that an inspection team from the university had visited the college four days back. He said that the team had found the infrastructure up to the mark but he was awaiting for orders in black and white.

Mr Gurdip Singh said the college had earlier applied for three postgraduate diploma courses in international trade, marketing management and maintenance of electrical and electronic instruments, but the application was rejected as the last date was over. He requested again, following which the university approved of one course

However, Mr Tarsem Bahia, Principal of the AS College in Khanna, said he had received the sanction to start PG diploma in international trade for which they had already advertised.

Ms Charanjit Mahal from Guru Nanak Girls’ College also said that she had received written approval for two PG courses . While only B.Sc students with chemistry as one of the subjects could apply for the PG diploma in chemical analysis of food, graduates in all streams could send their applications for the PG diploma course in personnel management and labour welfare, for which the last date was August 24.



Demand for students body poll gains momentum

With Municipal Committee, SGPC and panchayat elections to be held soon, the student community too is becoming restless to have elections for their bodies.

Encouraged by the coming into power of new government in the state, the students are now once again raising the demand of removing the ban on student elections. A few days back the ABVP demanded that elections should be held in colleges as was the practice earlier. The students also are feeling left out as they have no say in the administration of the college much to their annoyance.

This correspondent spoke to some of the students of GGN Khalsa College. Gagan Deep, Kanwardeep, Inderdeep, and Sachin Vashist, all students of final year BA said: “Of course election to the students body is a must specially when elections to every post are being held. We think the democratic process of election to students body should start at the earliest. Our selected representatives will be able to interact with the college management. Through dialogue a number of problems of students like improvement in the basic infrastructure of the college can be brought out. The toilets and canteens are in deplorable state. The elected students will work for the welfare of the students. Moreover, the students learn to exercise their choice during elections and learn practically how our country runs. Several of the established political leaders had started their career as ‘student leaders’ only. Once the students have their say, they can make the authorities look into their problems. With the students helping the authorities in running the administration, the colleges will function smoothly. “Give us responsibility. Don’t always mistrust us,” they said.

Students of Government College for Boys also felt that elections to student body are a must. Tanuj said, “Why are we deprived of freedom of choosing our leaders Without our leaders we cannot put forth our demands for the authorities always turn deaf ear to our demands.” Shiv Bhandari said, “Some of the teaching faculty members are autocratic and the students are afraid of victimisation, so they keep quiet but simmering nonetheless. But with our own student body working for our interests, we will be a force to reckon with”.

Puneet Jindal said in spite of many complaints against the poor infrastructure of the college nothing had been done. “We sit on broken benches in stuffy rooms without fans. We are sure that if we had a students body, these complaints would have been taken care of. We are treated like dirt. Even if we want to know whether the next day is a holiday we are never told. Students Council can not only help in running the administration of the college but also in maintaining discipline by keeping an eye on the mischievious students. We demand annual elections. Last year we went on strike but had to give up after one day”.

Mr Gurdip Singh Sobti, Principal of GGN Khalsa College, was, however not very enthusiastic about Student Council elections. He said the students generally elected leaders who were not good in studies. Hence their endeavour was always to disrupt studies by organising strikes over petty reasons leading to non-completion of courses.

He said the students made many rival splinter groups which were often involved in clashes resulting in violence. He added that at times the students also made unreasonable demands.

The system adopted by us of picking intelligent and talented students that head different bodies like cultural, sports and class representatives is doing well. It is called Central Students’ Council. We are functioning amicably. The council had some problems regarding payment of fee in a lumpsum. We told them that the students could pay in instalments. We have devised a criterion of selecting students for the council. So the students accept the council members as the college is selecting very judiciously. I am against election of student council.”

Kamalesh Garg, in charge, Evening College at Government College for Boys, however, expressed diametrically opposite views. She said, “Elections for students body should be held annually. The posts that they hold will inculcate responsibility in them. Moreover, they would be groomed to shoulder responsibilities in future. Learning to shoulder the responsibilities of college administration would ultimately prepare them for higher demanding jobs that they will get later on. Besides, the students will gain practical knowledge of a democratic set up. They will become aware of their duties. The students’ formative years are spent in college. During this period, they can learn both theoretical as well as practical problems faced in leadership. If they are guided well, the students also know their good and bad points and won’t go on strikes unnecessarily. Let us repose our confidence in our younger generation.”



Dec exams likely to be postponed

Uncertainty hangs over the smooth conduct of mid-term examinations in the Panjab University colleges, following the one week ‘‘ceasework’’ call given by the Panjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union.

While the colleges had set the date of examination in the first week, the examination were likely to be postponed in these colleges as the teachers refused to perform their duties. The senior teachers even told the college administrations that they would not allow the ad hoc staff to conduct the examination in their abscence.

With the Principals’ Federation, Non-government College Managements’ Federation and Non-teaching Employees’ Unions, were likely to join the teachers in the call, the probability of postponement of the examination had increased even more. A meeting of the four groups under the banner of ‘‘joint action committee’’ would be held tomorrow to decide over the fate of the examination.

Since the local colleges were closed on November 17 on account of the National Games, the dates were announced to the students before that time. December 3 was announced as the date of commencement of examination at most of the colleges, including Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women and Ramgarhia Girls’ College, the examination were scheduled to begin from December 4 at Guru Nanak Girls’ College, from December 5 at GGN Khalsa College and no date of examination had still been announced at Arya College.

Since the holidays from November 17 were announced all of a sudden, the question papers set and submitted by the subject teachers in all colleges by November 12 carried questions from the syllabus that was to be covered in next 15 days. The teachers had been demanding that they be allowed to re-set the question papers or the examination be re-scheduled with a gap of 15 days.

Commenting on the likelihood of the postponement of the examination, Prof K.B.S. Sodhi, president of the union, said that since the principals, managements and non-teaching employees had already conveyed us their support, the examination were likely to be postponed. He said that the union was raising such demands which were in favour of all groups. Four major common demands included implementation of the pension-cum-gratuity scheme, revision of grant-in-aid to the colleges, review of posts after 1981 and covering unaided colleges in the grant-in-aid scheme, he said.

Professor Sodhi further said that the college authorities could not depute the ad hoc staff for conducting examination as such teachers were ‘‘inexperienced’’ for the purpose.

Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, said that even though there were chances that the examination would be postponed, she could not declare the same before the meeting of the joint action committee to be held tomorrow.

Meanwhile, an action plan for holding protest rallies at Ludhiana had been finalised by the district president of the PCCTU, Mr Kuldip Singh. On December 4, all teachers would assemble at GGN Khalsa College, march towards the residence of Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Minister of Technical Education, and submit a memorandum. On December 5, teachers would asemble outside the Mini Secretariat and submit memorndum to the Deputy Commissioner. On December 6, teachers would assemble outside Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, and proceed towards the residence of Mr Charanjit S. Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha. A rally would be held outside his office and memorandum would be submitted. On December 7, teachers would gather outside at Devki Devi Jain College for Girls and march towards the residence of Mr Satpal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Again from December 8 to 10, rallies would be held outside the residences of MLAs and MP.



PU Youth Festival Zone B concludes

On the concluding day of the Panjab University Youth Festival Ludhiana Zone B, Arya College, Ludhiana, bagged the first position in Shabad Gayan competition. Kamla Lotia, SD College, Ludhiana, stood second and AS College for Women stood third.

In group song contest, AS College for Women got the first position, GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, stood second and Kamla Lotia SD College, Ludhiana, got third position .

In war singing , AS College for Women, Khanna, bagged first prize, GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, stood second while Arya College, Ludhiana, bagged third position.



Talent search contest at GGN Khalsa College

A talent search competition was organised at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, here today. Poetry recitation, choreography, solo dance, bhangra, mono-acting and modelling contests were held on the occasion. Folk singing and light classical music contests were widely appreciated.

BA students presented a skit, “Jaali Doctor”, depicting the decline in moral values of doctors.

In the modelling contest, Jagpreet Grewal was declared Mr Fresher, Kamalpreet Kaur clinched the Ms Fresher title, Ashu Makkar was adjudged Mr GGN and the best singer prize went to Jagpreet Singh.

Mr Gian Singh Mann, former Principal of SCD Government College, was the chief guest.


Cricket Academy beat Khalsa College

A fine allround display by Harry (45 runs and 3 for 22) and useful innings by Amrit Pal (45) and Jasdeep Singh (31) helped the Nursery of Cricket Academy beat GGN Khalsa College by 22 runs in an exhibition cricket match played at the GGN Khalsa College ground here today.

Batting first, the Nursery of Cricket Academy were all out for 202 runs. GGN Khalsa College’s innings, despite Gurmeet Singh’s 57 and Rubel’s 23 folded at 180 runs, falling short of the target by 23 runs.

Brief scores: Nursery of Cricket Academy 202 all out (Harry 45, Amrit Pal 45, Jasdeep Singh 31, Channa 3 for 40 and Rubel 2 for 28). GGN Khalsa College 180 all out (Gurmeet Singh 57, Rubel 23, Daman 3 for 30, Vijay Pal 3 for 35 and Harry 3 for 22).

Inter-school Match: Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary School prevailed over BCM Arya Senior Scondary School by 7 runs in an inter-school cricket match played at BCM School ground here yesterday.

Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary School won the toss and elected to bat first. They made 210 for 7 in the stipulated 25 overs with main contributions coming through Amrit Pal 75 which included one six and 10 boundaries. Gurdish Singh contributed 52 runs. For BCM School Shekhar grabbed three wickets conceding 41 runs.

In reply, BCM Senior Secondary School were all out for 203 after 20 overs. Sunny made 62, Shekhar and Ravi too batted well contributing 42 and 23 runs, respectively. The main wicket takers for Baba Isher Singh Senior Secondary School were Parambir Singh 3 for 27, Sukhmeet 2 for 12 and Puneet 2 for 31.


Colleges or education stores!

With local colleges getting affiliated to more than one university for different courses, these colleges appear to have become departmental stores for education.

A variety of courses being offered at these colleges would be run from a few small rooms, or by partitioning the existing ones. The additional cost for setting up infrastructure and faculty is minimal as the authorities of different colleges have decided to share their staff and other resources.

Majority of colleges seem to be introducing new courses out of mere competition, and seemed to be casual about maintaining proper infrastructure. Even the universities granting affiliation for different courses seemed to have become more lax regarding the norms required to be maintained by the colleges. As a result, most of them lack adequate infrastructure and have got underpaid and unqualified staff.

Students also seem to be a confused lot as they are unable to decide about the right options. Besides, they have to cope up with clash of last dates for submission of admission forms, dates of counselling at various universities and colleges and dates of entrance tests.

At Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, there are three centres for different courses being run by Panjab University (PU), Punjab Technical University (PTU), and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The entire building which was initially being used for a few courses of PU has now become a conglomeration for various courses offered by the three universities. The college offers BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BCA and BBA from PU; BBA and BCA from PTU; and BA, B.Sc, B.Com, MA, M.Sc, MCA, MBA, and other diploma courses in health and nutrition as well as nurses training course from IGNOU.

GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, apart from courses of PU is also an approved centre for 25 courses through distant education programme being conducted by Kurukshetra University. Four rooms built with UGC grant for PU students are now being used as GGN Institute of Pharmacy for Diploma in Pharmacy from PTU.

Besides, it seems that the college authorities are saving additional expenses on appointing new faculty. An English teacher, receiving salary from PU, is also working as in charge of GGNIMT, a PTU centre. Also, a Punjabi teacher of the college is now the in charge of the distant education programme of PTU.

Similarly, Khalsa College for Women, has created a separate unit for PTU courses on the same campus.

Commenting on the situation, Mr Rajinder Bhandari, lecturer, Arya College, said the colleges had created a lot of confusion and were minting money in the process. “The colleges seem to have lost their goal of maintaining consistency and commitment. The authorities need to plan and arrange for a course before actually applying for it. The students are the real sufferers who shell out huge sums and are not even sure about their employment after the course, he said.

Similar were the views of Prof K.B.S. Sothi, president, Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union, who said the colleges were going in for an unhealthy competition and had forgotten their role.



Colleges to have more vocational courses

Four city colleges are likely to have additional vocational courses for BA students from the coming session. The courses will be UGC-supported and conducted with minimal fee charges. The number of seats for the existing vocational courses conducted by the colleges is also expected to be increased this year.

This was decided at a meeting of college principals, lecturers, subject experts and educationists from the UGC. The meting was presided over by its joint secretary, Dr Gurbaksh Singh, at the UGC office in New Delhi. Four city colleges which participated in the meeting included GGN Khalsa College, the SDP College for Women, the Ramgarhia College for Women and the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town.

Each of the four colleges had applied for one additional vocational course other than those being already conducted by them. GGN Khalsa College had applied for vocation course in foreign trade practices and procedures, the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women had sent application for functional English and both SDP College for Women and Ramgarhia College for Women had applied for vocational course in computer applications.

Giving this information, Mr L.S. Bedi, coordinator, Department of Vocational Studies, GGN Khalsa College, said that applications for new courses forwarded by all four colleges were accepted by the UGC experts.

He said the recommendations had been sent to the standing committee on vocational studies, UGC, for the final consent which would come out within a fortnight.

Giving details of the meeting, Mr Bedi said all four colleges submitted annual performance reports of the existing courses conducted by them to the UGC experts.

The reports gave complete details of number of students, classes conducted, on-the-job training and even job placements of the students. He further said that in their recommendations, the UGC experts had stated that the number of seats of the existing courses be increased from 30 to 40.

Mr Bedi said that he was getting a good response from the three existing vocational courses in advertising, sales management and sales promotion, all of which are UGC supported. Another course in computer applications being conducted by the college without UGC assistance was also getting good response. He said that personal contacts with city industrialists and help from career and counselling centre at the college was helping students in seeking employment.

Optimistic about getting recommendations for a new vocation course in computer applications, Ms S. Verma, Principal, SDP College for Women, said that the course would help the students acquire computer education at minimal charges in comparison to the rates in private centres of the city.

Ms Verma said that the existing vocational course in functional Hindi was beneficial to the students as they were being taken for training in various media, including Doordarshan, All India Radio and various newspapers. Several students were also taking training in banks and LIC offices and recently two girls of the college were recruited in the LIC office after they took on-the-job training from its local office, she said.



Academic scenario in the city

THE academia of the city is worth taking notice of. It is difficult to count the names of the colleges here on the fingers of both hands. Another round is necessitated. Like the ancient Greek city of Athens, Ludhiana cannot boast of a Plato or an Aristotle. Still the academies here are no less renowned than the proverbial Greek academy. The subjects taught in the colleges are mind-boggling as the bug of IT (information technology) has bitten almost all institutions. Now there is no end as every end has a new beginning.

At the postgraduate level, the colleges in the city are vying with one another in a mood of healthy competition. Nearly two decades ago when I joined the local Government College on my transfer from Kapurthala, it was the only co-educational institution in the city where English was taught at the postgraduate level. On their part, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women (Gujjarkhan campus) and SDP College for Girls (Daresi Ground) were meeting the needs of only the girls for gaining postgraduate degrees in English literature.

Now there is a heartening news that GGN Khalsa College has started co-educational classes of MA English from the current session. Earlier, the boys who could not get admission here used to go to GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar, Gurusar Sadhar for their M.A. English degrees. This college where I happened to be for five years from 1987 in 1992 is indeed an oasis in a desert. In its own unobtrusive way, GHG Khalsa College is a passport to foreign lands. Moreover, postgraduation in English has always been the realisation of a dream for many a student. Paradoxically, the knowledge of English has been gaining considerable importance in the academic world in the recent years.

Chaucer believed in “the more, the merrier.” So does GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana. I wanted to know from Principal Kuldip Singh as to why such a decision, though welcome, has been taken at this stage. Is it because he has soft corner in his heart for this subject as he himself is professor of English “Not exactly, to be honest. It is in fact the result of the pressure of the present times. English is almost an Indian language now. The Indian English literature has created ripples in the still waters of the literature in the Indianian languages. Above all, we have a very competent staff for teaching postgraduate classes and the candidates have also given us a good response.”

Teaching English to postgraduate classes, as I know, is quite thrilling. But the primary need is of good students, otherwise the teacher cannot give his best to the class. What has Prof. T.S. Anand, the coordinator, to say on this issue “We have admitted such candidates as are genuinely interested in the study of this subject. Still for whetting their interest, we shall form selective groups of 10 students each to help them make up their deficiencies. In the case of science graduates, we shall hold weekly seminars wherein indepth study of the various aspects of literature would be undertaken. Our emphasis would be to enable our students to articulate their viewpoints without any inhibition.”

There are more than a dozen colleges in Ludhiana where education is being imparted at the postgraduate level in a number of disciplines. In some colleges, such as Govt. College (Boys) and Khalsa College for Women (Civil Lines) five to seven subjects are being taught for the degrees of MA, MSc. and M.Com. Still there are some other courses of study, such as MBA, public administration, sociology and law, which the local colleges have not been able to introduce for lack of means. Research work after postgraduation is non-existent in this megacity.

In view of this academic scenario, there is need for the establishment of University Regional Centre in Ludhiana which would also meet the academic demands of the towns on the periphery of this city. Moreover, this step would rejuvenate the Panjab University Extension Library, which at present is starving for lack of funds.





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