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Government College for Women, Ludhiana, Punjab
Address:Rakh Bagh
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India

Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab was established on / in 1943.

Principal of Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab is Mrs Kusum Ahuja, Mrs Neelam Bhardwaj, Ms Gurminder Kaur ( Mobile 98884-88985).

Government College for Women 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.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab are 9888488985.

email ID(s) is Government College for Women Ludhiana Punjab

Website of Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab is www.gcgldh.org.

Additional Information about Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab is : NAAC B++.

Chairman : Gurminder Kaur.
General Secretary : Sumeet Brar.

Contact Details of Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab are : Telephone: +91-161-2449650, 2442744
email id: gcwldh@dataone.in


Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Sc, B.Com, M.A(Fine Arts), M.A(Music), M.A(Punjabi), PGD (Nutrition and Dietics), Vocational (Communicative English), M.Sc. (IT), PGDCA

Approval details: Government College for Women is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


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NAAC report of Khalsa College for Women

Section 1: Preface
Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana was originally established in 1958. The students’ strength which was 1800 in 1981 increased to 2400 in 1990 and is around 3800 at present. It caters to the needs of both rural and urban students of the area.
It is an affiliated urban college which follows mainly Annual System of academic work except in M.Com. course where bi-semester system is followed. The college has got UGC recognition under 2(f) and 12(B) in March 1978. The main Governing Body of the college ‘Khalsa Dewan’ also runs five other educational institutions in Ludhiana besides this college.
The college is located in the heart of the industrial city in vast area of land. It is a multi-faculty institution offering bachelor’s degree in Science (Medical and Non-Medical), Commerce, Humanities, Business Administration and Computer Application, along with Honours in six subjects. It also offers post-graduation in Commerce, Information Technology, Fine Arts, Punjabi, Political Science, History and English.

The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the Self-Study Report (SSR) for the purpose was submitted by the institution to NAAC in December 2003. A peer team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. A supplementary edition of the SSR was also presented before the peer team on 6th October 2004 by the college.

The Peer Team consisting of Prof. B. L. Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Pratapnagar, Udaipur (Rajasthan) as Chairperson; Dr. R S Shukla, Principal, Municipal P.G. College, Mussoorie & Ex-V.C.(Leave-Vacancy), Garhwal University, Uttaranchal as Member Coordinator and Prof. Vijay Laxmi, Principal, Govt. College for Women, Parade, Jammu (J&K) as member visited the college on 6th , 7th and 8th October 2004 (three days). Mr. Ganesh Hegde, Asst. Advisor NAAC has been coordinating the Peer Team visit from Bangalore.

The peer team carefully pursued and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During its visit, the Peer Team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution.

The academic, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the members of the Governing Body, Head of the institution, Faculty, Non-teaching staff, Students, Parents and Alumni of the institution.

The college has teaching strength of 143 members including 66 permanent lecturers, 71 temporary lecturers and 06 part time lecturers. Out of 143 teaching faculty; 20 are Ph.D., 31 M.Phil. and 93 has P.G. qualifications. There are 93 non-teaching staff members including 22 administrative, 29 technical and 42 class-four staff members in the college.

The college has adequate buildings & infrastructure including Class Rooms, Administrative Block, Staff Room, Common Room, Computer Centre, Spacious and well equipped Central Library, Dispensary, Sports Facilities, Four Hostels, Guest House, Workshop, Non resident center, Parking Space, Housing facilities and Canteen.

The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages:

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects

As an affiliated college of the Punjab University Chandigarh, Khalsa College for Women follows the syllabi prescribed by the University for Humanities, Sciences and Commerce faculties both at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels including the Self-finance and Honours courses.

The college offers 19 programmes: 06 UG programmes, 07 PG programmes, 01 PG Diploma and 05 Honours courses at UG level including Self Financing Courses. It follows mainly annual system of academic work except in M.Com. course where bi-semester system is followed. Along with conventional programmes, career-oriented Programme options like BBA, BCA, M.Sc.(IT) and three vocational subjects are also available to students in the college.

In the college, BCA and Vocational courses were introduced in 1994, BBA in 1998, PGDCA in 2000, M.Com. in 2001and M.Sc. (IT) in 2002 and M.A. (English) in 2004.

The College has adopted ‘learner-centric methods’ to supplement the routine lecture programme in order to fulfill its Mission & Goals.
In order to provide summer training and project work to the students of job oriented courses, the college has developed liaison with industry located in and around Ludhiana.

The Peer Team suggests that a few more career-oriented courses or programme options can be thrown open to the students. Being a premier girls’ college of the area, introducing Post Graduation in Home Science & Biotechnology like subjects may also be considered

The college teachers, who are members of the respective Boards of Studies, play a vital role in updating the syllabi and making them more relevant to the society and industry. A good number of students in various courses regularly obtain Ranks/Positions in the University examinations.

Annual academic audit is done by the University and multi-disciplinary approach is followed by different departments of the college.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation

Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana follows the norms and guidelines of Panjab University, Chandigarh for admission of students in different programmes. Usually, students are selected for admissions on the basis of their past academic records and through interviews except in certain subjects like M.A. Fine Arts, Vocational Courses, Functional English, Office Management, B.A. Computer Science and B.Sc. Computer Application where special entrance tests are conducted by the college.

The teachers take the help of audio visual aids to supplement their conventional Black Board Teaching. Similarly, extension lectures, tutorials, field trips, Quiz and Paper reading Competitions, Seminars and Group Discussions are organized to expose the students to the latest developments in various branches of knowledge.

Facility to prepare audio-visual and other teaching aids like multimedia CDs, transparencies, slides, models, charts and diagrammes etc. is available in the college for use by the faculty.

The college encourages its teachers to prepare term-wise teaching plans in the beginning of the academic session which are monitored by their respective HODs. Teachers maintain a diary of lectures delivered every day. Results of house examinations and lectures attended in each subject are intimated to parents through result cards. The full time faculty teaches about 90 per cent classes. There are both type of teaching posts in the college, the Govt. aided and the un-aided.

The college fulfills the UGC requirement of observing 180 teaching days in one calendar year. The students are regularly evaluated through monthly-tests, project-assignments, house-tests etc. It is noteworthy that a number of students in the college have won top positions in the University Examinations.

The recruitment of teachers in the college is done according to the norms and guidelines issued by the State-Government and the University. However, the college has freedom to appoint temporary lecturers and guest faculty. The college invites guest faculty in a few specialized areas in different courses and subjects.

The college also provides remedial classes to the socially disadvantaged and academically weak students. Performance appraisal of the faculty is regularly done in the college through self-appraisal reports filled by all the teachers every year and through ‘student’ feedback on teachers’.

Eighteen teachers have attended National Level, while two teachers have attended International Level Seminars/Conferences. One computer workshop was conducted for the college teachers in 2001-02 in order to increase proficiency of the teachers in computers in which 60 teachers of the college participated. During the last two years 13 teachers participated in orientation courses and 14 in refresher courses.

It is noteworthy that the academic results of the college have been very high and 64 students were in first ten university ranks for the last two academic sessions. The college has a very healthy practice of holding the Convocation annually in the college. However, more effort is required by the college to initiate and strengthen the national and international linkages for teaching and research

Criterion Ill: Research, Consultancy and Extension

Though research is not a significant activity of the college, some staff members and students involve themselves in research work. Post graduate students and BBA, BCA, PGDCA students do project work, which is supervised and evaluated by the concerned faculty. The college is not a recognized research center for Ph.D.

Some teachers in a few departments are engaged in active research by publishing research papers, articles and a few books. Four part-time research scholars - one each in the department of Home Science, Botany, Fine Arts and Punjabi are engaged in research work. During the last five years, two Ph.D. degrees were awarded to two lecturers in the department of history. No faculty has been sanctioned major or minor research projects in the past and there are no on-going research projects as well.

The Management and the Principal encourage the teachers to take up the research as integral part of their activity in teaching and learning process. Out of 143 teachers in 2003-04, twenty have acquired Ph.D. and thirty-one are M. Phil., while some others are registered for research degrees.

The college encourages its teachers to avail the faculty improvement programmes of the UGC. The peer team would like to suggest to the college to organize some seminars / workshops in the college as part of the faculty development programme. More effort is needed to motivate the teachers to apply for major and minor research projects from UGC and other funding agencies thus making the teachers more research oriented.

The college has both the Army and Air Wings of NCC, having 140 and 41Cadets respectively. These NCC Cadets also help in maintaining discipline in the college under the guidance of the concerned NCC officers. One NCC cadet of the college was selected for the Republic Day Parade at Delhi in 2000-01 and was adjudged the Best Cadet. She also participated in Para Sailing in the Prime Minister’s rally and was awarded a medal and a certificate.

Another cadet also participated in the Republic Day Parade at Delhi in 2001-02 and was selected as the Best Cadet for Slithering. One cadet attend “Thal Sena Camp” while another cadet won the Gold Medal in Gliding competition in Pre – Vayu Sainik Camp and has proceeded to attend Vayu Sainik Camp at Banglore in 2004.One cadet was selected for training as Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force. Three cadets participated in Trekking Camp during Sept/Oct. 2003 held at Sikkim. These cadets were awarded medals for cultural activities.

The college has three active NSS units. The NSS with its motto Service to humanity , organizes year long activities such as Blood donation camps, Medical camp, Adult education, Community development and awareness programmes on AIDS and Environment. The NSS volunteers also actively participate in the Pulse Polio-Drops programme of the State.

The college won 35 first, 30 second and 42 third prizes at the Zonal and Inter- zonal competitions of the University Youth Festival for the last three years. Efforts are being made to preserve the Punjabi heritage by the college.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources

During the past 45 years, the college has expanded its infrastructural facilities in the form of new buildings, lecture-halls and class-rooms, an open-air auditorium and underground scooter stand, central library with AC reading room, P.G. departments, housing facilities, a Bank Branch. Beautiful lawns attract visitors’ eyes in the college. The college has well-equipped laboratories for Computer Science, Science subjects, Functional English, Office Management, Home Science, Fine Arts etc. There is ample provision for safe drinking water.

There is a team of maintenance staff with an Engineer, a supervisor, a plumber, 2 electricians, 2 mesons and 6 laborour to look after the maintenance & repair of the college infrastructure. The college offers its buildings to the University & other external agencies conduct of examinations & other P.C.P. programmes/functions. Conscious effort is made to keep the campus green and pollution free.
An advisory committee has been constituted to govern and guide the College Library. The college has a spacious and well equipped library containing about 50,337 books and 60 Journals/Magazines and a book bank having 12,577 books. SOUL software has been procured recently and computerization of the library is in progress.

The library also possesses computers, Internet facility, Reprographic facility, tutorial CDs and Audio and Video cassettes. The Library remains open for more than 8 hours; from Monday to Saturday on all the working days.

The computer department has 4 high-tech labs with latest infrastructure and 80 PCs and they are operational on all the working days. All the labs are inter-connected through network. It has 4 Laser printers, 4 Inkjet printers, 4 DMPs, Scanner, Web camera, Digital camera, Multimedia projector and a number of CVT and UPS and licensed software according to the academic needs of the students. The computer labs are open for access by the students and staff during the summer and winter vacations as well. Departments of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Office and Library also have one computer each of their own.

The college has a team of four qualified technical personnel to ensure the smooth functioning of the computers and their accessories in computer labs and in other departments using computers. AMC has also been signed with the supplier to provide regular services for its maintenance.

Health services are made available to the students, teaching and non-teaching staff members in the college. The college has a contract with a Private Hospital to provide medical facilities in the college. A general free medical check-up of students is conducted by the hospital once in the year. Ambulance service is also made available by the hospital. There is a Dispensary with a medical room in the college and hospital facility in the hostel premises. One lady doctor of the hospital visits the college for one hour daily.

The college has well-maintained grounds for Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket and Kho-Kho. It also has a well equipped gymnasium having jogger, exercise cycle, conditioning set, table tannis, and equipment of power-lifting and weight-lifting.

The students of the college have performed fairly-well in Sports Competitions at the University, State & National Levels and have won a number of medals. Incentives given to outstanding sports persons include free boarding and lodging, Scholarships, Stipends and full fee concessions and hostel dues, Sports kits with spikes and warming up shoes.

They are also given Rs. 50 per head per day for diet and Rs 12 refreshment per head per day to all the players throughout the year. A cash award of Rs. 20,000 was given to one student by the managing committee for a silver medal won by her at the World Power lifting Championship held at Poland in 2003.

The college has four spacious hostel buildings with a capacity to accommodate 650 students in green surroundings. The hostels have big airy rooms with attached common bathrooms with hot water facility.

The facility of a PCO and pay-card phones is available to hostellers. Furnished common rooms with televisions and other indoor games are available for recreation of the hostellers.

Adequate electricity backup is available in the hostels through generators. Hostels have messes and dining halls, water coolers. The college library remains open till 6.30 p.m. to facilitate the hostellers. Three wardens look after the smooth functioning of hostels. There are three security guards for the security of the hostels. All necessary facilities have been made available to the hostellers by the college including medical and hospital services.

A canteen committee of teachers ensures healthy, clean and reasonably priced eatables for students. Well-equipped and spacious common room is available for girls. The college has modern parking facility, open-air theater and water tank with an automatic chlorination plant.

The college has a spacious well-equipped workshop for manufacture and repairing every kind of furniture for the college and hostels. Necessary staff is employed for the purpose by the parent body of Managing committee ‘Khalsa Dewan’. The facility of workshop, play grounds and open-air theater are however, shared by other sister institutions which are run by the ‘Khalsa Dewan’.
Besides principal’s residence in the college, it also has a working women hostel with 12 one room sets for staff members and housing facility of one room family sets for class IV employees.

The college has done very good effort for generation of resources in 2002-03 from various sources and for various purposes.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression

The students seeking admission in various courses are provided with comprehensive information regarding the college, the courses offered, eligibility criterion for admission, examination pattern, hostel facility, fee structure, rules and regulations, reservation policy, discipline norms & the financial assistance available to academically meritorious students & to the students belonging to weaker sections of the society.

The college maintains an employment cell under the charge of the placement coordinator particularly for M.Sc.(IT) students but it needs to be further strengthened by appointing a regular placement officer for personal & career guidance of all the students including the BBA, BCA, M.Sc.- IT, B.Com. and M.Com. students

The college has a very active Alumni Association. A Directory of the old students of the college is maintained. The list of prominent Alumni is very impressive.

It is satisfactory to note that the college has a very low dropout rate. The performance of the students in University Examination is commendable. The college is suggested to maintain a record of the upward academic progression of its students.

The college has a large number of subject associations, Red Cross unit, clubs & literary associations for the students in order to develop creativity & confidence among the young scholars. The students have done well in cultural activities and other extension works. The NSS units of the college have adopted village ‘SUNET’ for their extension activities.

The college also has a Dispensary with a part time doctor to attend to the routine healthcare problems of students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. Sufficient recreational/ leisure time facilities are available to students in the college

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana is governed by an educational society “KHALSA DEWAN” with its office located in the college campus. The ‘Dewan’ also runs five other educational institutions besides this college. A separate Managing Committee or Governing Body, appointed by the Dewan for each institution, is there to manage the affaire of that institution.

The Principal and elected representatives of the faculty participate in the meetings of the Dewan. Six senior members of the faculty form an advisory body to assist the Principal in decision-making. The work of each department is coordinated by its’ HOD. The staff secretary represents the staff to the Principal. The student’s council represents students.

The college has an in-built mechanism to check the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. They are made computer literate during vacations and college sent the staff for seminar-cum-workshop on Library Science Computerization.
Under the leadership of the Principal, the college has an effective internal coordinating and monitoring system. The Peer Teem had an interface with the Members of the Governing Body.

The Governing Body is very positive and extends cooperation in working of the College. An auditor appointed by the managing committee carries out internal audit on various accounts. At the end of every month income and expenditure the managing committee verifies statement of accounts.

The grievances of the students are generally sorted out through internal discussions by the tutors in the weekly tutorials though the college has established a Grievance Redressal committee. Complaint / Suggestion boxes placed at five places in the college. The college is in the process of building a cohesive, democratic and participatory organizational culture.
Concessional / free education is provided to the wards of Class III and Class IV employees studying in the institutions managed by Khalsa Dewan.

The non-teaching staff of the college is recruited from the list provided by the employment exchange. Loans to college staff from P.F. and from nationalized banks are made available.
Mobilization and management of the college finance is to be lauded.
The administrative control exercised by the Principal deserves a special mention.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices

*The college has MOU with leading organizations like Upper India Steel Mfg. Co. Ltd and Hero Cycles Ltd. And Vardhman Spinning mills for industrial training of students.

*The college has established strong linkages for the training of students with leading industrial houses. M.Sc.(IT) students attend a four month on-the-job training as part of their degree requirement in these industrial houses. Students of BBA, BCA and Functional English are also sent for training.

*The college has adopted strict internal quality checks in order to monitor the performance of the students.
Effort is made by the college to impart value-based education through yoga classes, morning assembly and prayer, organizing Akhand Path and Langar, celebration of Teej, Independence Day, Republic day etc.

*It is praiseworthy that one of the college hostels was constructed at a cost of Rs. 45 lakhs donated by one member of the college management; which also provides free boarding and lodging to orphaned students, besides other students.

*By introducing self-financing courses like BBA, BCA, M.Sc. (IT), M.Com and three vocational courses the college has strengthened the regular academic programmes.

*The college also imparts social awareness and moral education through NCC & NSS activities and extension lectures.

*The college prepares its NCC cadets for a career in the Indian Army and Air Force.
Periodical mandatory house tests, class tests, assignments and surprise tests are conducted to monitor student’s performance regularly.

*Latest managerial concepts e.g. team work; computerization and transparent policies have been adopted in the college.
Good leadership along with excellent inter personal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

*College magazine RASHMA is published yearly and newsletter KCW SPECTRUM published quarterly and an Alumni news letter also published regularly thrice a year.

*A branch of Nationalized Bank is located in the campus to provide banking facility to staff and students.
The college provides Uniform and Housing facility to its class IV employees.

*The college has ‘Internal Quality Assurance Cell’ to monitor the quality of teaching, ensure the adequacy of infrastructure and amenities and plan for improvements required.

*Gurudwara is there near the girl’s hostel where students offer prayers as part of their daily life and manage it of their own.

Section 3:

Overall Analysis

Quality Higher Education is the hallmark of NAAC. After studying the self study report and visiting Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, the Peer Team examined various academic, laboratory and other infrastructural facilities and found that the institution has been serving the society by imparting quality education.

After interacting with the faculty, the alumni, non-teaching staff and the students, the Peer Team learnt that the goals and objectives of the college are being achieved through the committed faculty which by dint of hard work, dedication and commitment has been successful in preparing the students for higher goals of life through pragmatic and consistent programme of teaching and learning. The institution has also earned a name in creating a very amiable academic environment in the campus.

The NAAC Peer Team observed the impact of the leadership qualities of the Principal in all aspects of the college and the coordinator of the committee at the college level has managed to present the college before the team in the best way.
The Peer Team is of the view that there are a number of commendable features of the College regarding the quality assurance and academic standards, which needs to be highlighted. The peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects:

*Encouragement and the support given by the Governing Body to the institution.

*The peer teem was impressed to note Vehicle / Scooter parking arrangement including a underground parking space
Well maintained beautiful lawns.

*The upkeep, facilities, maintenance etc. of hostel is praiseworthy
Computerized fee collection, salary payment, ledger etc.
Dedication and commitment of the teaching and the non-teaching staff.

Effective leadership and good human relationship resulting in efficient team work.

*Rule based transparent admission and administration policy.
Periodical mandatory house tests, class tests, assignments and surprise tests etc. to monitor student’s performance regularly.
Strict discipline is maintained in the institution.
Sufficient co-curricular activities in the institution for all round development of students.

*Facilitating aspect of the institution to promote student participation and achievement in sports and NSS / NCC activities.
Facilitating and promoting student participation in co-curricular activities, social work, community oriented work, personality development programme and cultural activities.
One of the students of the college Miss Gagan Deep Gambir secured 84th Rank in ICS exam 1996-97

*The Peer Team would like to suggest the college to consider the following:-

*Research culture/facilities need to be augmented. Effort should be made to get recognition from the university for research center.
Efforts may be made to procure more laboratory equipments.

*The college may explore little more the possibility of developing skills through OJT (On Job Training) with GO and private sector firms so that the learning become more intensive and enjoyable in the College.

*For the benefit of students having rural background, the Governing Body is advised to introduced Agriculture related Vocational / Add-on Courses such as Horticulture, Floriculture, Food Technology, Seed-Technology, Bee-Keeping and Seri-Culture.

*To keep pace with the latest developments in the field of science, management and commerce subjects, the Peer Team feels that Industrial Chemistry, Bio- Technology at UG level and M.C.A., M.B.A. and a few M.Sc. courses, M.A. in as Economics, Public administration may be introduced by the institution at PG level.

*The Peer Team suggests that a few more career-oriented courses or programme options like Fashion Designing, Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management etc. can be thrown open to the students.

*The Peer Team noted with concern that 71 temporary lecturers and 06 part time lecturers working on ad-hoc basis from session to session are adversely affecting the studies of the students. The Peer Team strongly recommends that the State Govt. / University should sanction more permanent posts.

*Mechanism of collecting feedback from students about teachers and self-appraisal of teachers themselves strengthened.
Access to computers and student support services like Placement services need to be strengthened with the appointment of a regular counselor / placement officer.

*College may try to get itself included in the scheme potential for excellence by the respective agency

*The College may its own bus / Minibus facility for the necessary extension work.

*The college may prepare itself and go for Autonomous Status in near future.

Dr. Varinder Kaur Thind
Khalsa College for Women
Civil Lines, Ludhiana
PUNJAB -141 001

Rohit Sabharwal versus Government College for Women Ludhiana


Sh. Rohit Sabharwal,
Kundan Bhawan,126,
Model Gram,


Public Information Officer,
O/o Government College for Women,
Near Bharat Nagar Chowk,


C.C. NO. 2206 of 2009


Present: -
Sh. Saurabh Gupta on behalf of Complainant.
Sh. Kuldip Singh, Associate Professor on behalf of Respondent.

The Complainant filed a complaint on 06.08.2009 that his original application dated 13.7.2009 has not been attended to.

The information sought by him is regarding “Has your office complied with the mandatory requirements of Section 4 (text closed) of The Right to Information Act 2005? If yes, please furnish the details, if no then please, furnish the reasons.”

The Respondent stated that vide their Memo No.1234, dated 31.7.2009 the Complainant has been apprised of all the difficulties being faced by the Respondent to carry out the computerization work. He asserted that huge funds and man-power is required, whereas Respondent College has not been allotted the adequate funds, as soon as the funds are provided by the Government all the record will be computerized as per provisions contained in Section 4 of RTI Act. However, the Respondent assured that if the Complainant requires any specific record maintained by the College he should specify it and it will be provided to him. A copy of this order is being sent to Secretary Higher Education, Punjab, Chandigarh to make strenuous efforts for providing funds to the College so as to enable them to comply with the provisions of RTI Act regarding computerization of record.

To come up on the next date of hearing on 2.12.2009 at 12 Noon in the Chamber.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh (Mrs. Ravi Singh)
Dated: 22.10.2009 State Information Commissioner.

CC: Secretary Higher Education, Punjab.

Sh Sarabjit Singh versus Government College for Women Ludhiana


Sh. Sarabjit Singh,
131, Model Gram,


Public Information Officer,
O/o Govt. Colleges for Women,
Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

43, Friends Colony Model
Gram, Ludhiana

Public Information Officer,
O/o Govt. Colleges for Women,
Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

C.C. No., 619 of 2008 (Along with CC No.620/2008)


Present: -
Sh. G.S.Sikkar, Complainant in person.
Prof. Kuldeep Singh, Lecturer on behalf of the Respondent.

Both the cases are similar therefore, they are clubbed together. Sh. Sarabjit Singh and G.S.Sikka filed a complaint on 25.03.2008 that their original applications dated 06.02.2008 have not been attended to.

Information sought in both the cases relates to contract entered by Government College for Women, Ludhiana for hiring building/space for conducting examination. All the questions are co-related to each other. Prof. Kuldeep Singh, Lecturer submits that all information has been provided to the complainant except one query which will be provided to him within one week. Therefore, the PIO is directed to supply the information within 15 days and to file compliance report in the Commission on the next date of hearing, along with a copy of the receipt of the information by the applicant as well as a copy of the information supplied for record of the Court.
The next date of hearing is 29.09.2008 at 2:30 P.M.

(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 18.08.2008

Sh KK Tandon versus Government College for Women Ludhiana

SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Sh. K.K.Tandon
54-B, Moti Nagar,

Public Information Officer,
O/o Govt. College for Women
Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

CC No. 719 of 2008

Sh. Bhawandeep Singh Jagga, on behalf of the Complainant.
Sh. Kuldeep Singh, Lecturer, on behalf of the Respondent.

Sh. K.K.Tandon filed a complaint on 04.04.2008 that the answers sent to him on his original application dated 13.02.2008 are incomplete. Today the rest of the information has been provided to him. Point No.7 will be sent to the complainant by registered post within 10 days. The case is hereby disposed of.

(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.


Sarabjit Singh versus Government College for Women Ludhiana


Sh. Sarabjit Singh
131, Model Gram,



Public Information Officer,
O/o Govt. College for Women,
Civil Lines, Ludhiana.


43, Friends Colony
Model Gram, Ludhiana.



Public Information Officer,
O/o Govt. College for Women
Civil Lines, Ludhiana.


C.C. No. 619 of 2008 (Along with CC No.620/2008)


Present: -
Sh. G.S. Complainant in person.
Sh. Kulbir Singh, Lecturer on behalf of the Respondent.

Today Sh. Sarabjit Singh contends that information for C.C.No.620/08 and CC No.619/08 has been providing to him and he is satisfied. Therefore, the case is hereby closed and disposed of.

(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 29.09.2008

Bhagwan Shankar versus Government College for Women Ludhiana


Sh. Bhagwan Shankar,
SLA, Govt. College for
Women, Ludhiana.


Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, Govt. College
for Women, Ludhiana.

C.C. NO. 2075 of 2007


Present: -
None on behalf of the Complainant.
mt. Preet Daman is present on behalf of the Respondent.

Sh. Bhagwan Shankar filed a complaint dated nil received in the Commission on 19.11.07 that his original application dated 5.10.07 has not been attended to. Information sought by him is regarding fight against injustice.

Today Smt. Preet Daman, Sr. Lecturer in English/APIO is present. A letter dated 14.11.07 has been received in the Commission on 20.11.07 by the complainant which states that the information sought has been supplied by the PRO i.e. Principal Govt. College for Women, Ludhiana and he wishes to withdraw the case. Therefore, the case is hereby dismissed.
(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
Dated 31.03.2008



Date of Decision: 8.5.2009

Prof.Gurinder Kaur and another.... Petitioners
through Shri Naresh Ghai (Lt.Col.Retd.), Advocate.
Mrs.Anjali Bhawra and others. ....... Respondents through Nemo.


1. Whether Reporters of Local Newspapers may be allowed to see the judgment?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

Mahesh Grover,J.
This petition under Section 11 of the Contempt of Courts Act,1971 (for short, `the Act') has been preferred by the petitioners for initiating contempt proceedings against the respondents for willful disobedience of order dated 5.8.2008 passed in C.W.P. No.15413 of 2007 for forcibly taking back the amount paid to them after eight months.

The petitioners have averred that the above said writ petition was filed by them along with five others with a prayer that the respondents therein be directed to give them the benefit of their ad hoc service while considering the grant of senior scale/ selection grade as per letter dated 25.12.1998 issued by the University Grant Commission. It was further averred that the benefit in accordance with letter dated 25.12.1998 had already been given to the similarly situated employees. At the relevant time, the petitioners were working as Lecturers in Government College for Women, Ludhiana.

The said writ petition came up for hearing before a Division Bench along with two other writ petitions on 5.8.2008 and after considering the matter, the respondents therein were directed to give the benefit as
claimed by the petitioners within seven days. Pursuant to the order dated 5.8.2008, the requisite relief was granted to the petitioners as was informed by the State Counsel on 22.8.2008 on which the date, that petition was disposed of as having become infructuous.

In the instant petition, it has been alleged that on 1.5.2009, the petitioners received the orders (collectively marked as Annexure P2) from the Director of Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab (respondent no.2) informing them that their case for award of senior/ selection grade by counting ad hoc service as per letter dated 25.12.1998 has been rejected. It has further been alleged that Principal, Government College for Women,Ludhiana (respondent no.3) has issued memos dated 4.5.2009 to them and is pressuring to pay by 8.5.2009 not only Rs.1,46,724/- and Rs.1,31,167/- respectively paid to them pursuant to the orders of the Court, but also asking them to pay Rs.62690/- and Rs.56215/- which amounts are said to be T.D.S. The petitioners have averred that by issuing letters dated 1.5.2009 and 4.5.2009, respondent nos. 2 and 3 have made them liable for contempt of the Court and, therefore, they should be proceeded against accordingly.

I have heard the learned counsel for the petitioners and have perused the paper-book.

Concededly, the petitioners were granted the requisite benefit pursuant to order dated 5.8.2008 passed in the writ petition filed by them.

A perusal of Annexure P2 reveals that the matter with regard to grant of benefit of senior/selection grade to those Lecturers who had served on ad hoc basis before their joining on regular basis, by giving the benefit of that period, came up for consideration before respondent no.2 and on examination of the service books of the petitioners, it transpired that the whole ad hoc service of petitioner no.1 was not continuous and she had only worked for seven months and eighteen days, whereas the period of
continuous ad hoc service of petitioner no.2 was only seven days. It is evident that the circular on the basis of which prayer for grant of benefit was made contemplated that the benefit can be granted only to those who had rendered one year ad hoc service without break prior to the regular appointment. It is, in these circumstances, that the orders have been passed by respondent no.2.

Without venturing upon the question as to whether the said orders are justified or not, it will be suffice to say that a fresh cause of action has accrued to the petitioners after passing of those orders and if they feel aggrieved, then they may avail themselves of the appropriate remedy under the law, but under no circumstance, it can be said that there is any violation of this Court's order so as to warrant initiation of proceedings against the respondents under the Act.

On the basis of the above discussion, it is held that there is no merit in this petition and the same is dismissed.

( Mahesh Grover )



COCP No. 34 of 2009

Date of decision:- 16.11.2009.

Dr. B.M. Sarwal (s/o S.S. Sarwal) Lecturer, S.C.D. Govt. College, Ludhiana
1. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, Deptt. Of Higher Education, Govt. of
Punjab, Mini Secretariat, Chandigarh-160009.

2. Sh. Jaspal Singh, Special Secretary with additional charge of Director
Public Instruction (Colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh-17. ...Respondents


None for the petitioner.
Mr. S.S. Sahu, AAG Punjab.

For order see COCP No. 2175 of 2008 titled Harnek Singh v. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary and another, decided on 16.11.2009.

( Rakesh Kumar Garg )



COCP No.1465 of 2009 (O and M)

Date of decision: 7.9.2009

Darshan Singh ......Petitioner(s)
Karanbir Singh Sidhu and ors. ......Respondent(s)


Mr. G.S Chahal, Advocate for the petitioner.

Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
CM No.19176-CII of 2009
Application is allowed subject to all just exceptions. Additional affidavit of the petitioner is taken on record.

CM No.18853-CII of 2009
Application is allowed subject to all just exceptions.

COCP No.1465 of 2009
The grievance of the petitioner in this case is that despite the directions passed by this Court in CWP No.3824 of 2005, respondents No.1 and 2 have replaced the petitioner by another part-time lecturer namely, Gurvinder Kaur daughter of Sukhwinder Singh.

Vide order dated 13.8.2009, learned counsel for the petitioner had sought short adjournment to file an additional affidavit in support of his argument.

An additional affidavit dated 13.8.2009 has been filed by the petitioner wherein the petitioner has specifically stated that the new candidate i.e. Gurvinder Kaur had worked in this College during the session 2007-2008 only and during this period, the petitioner was also working. Since, admittedly, the new candidate was working with the Government College of Women, Ludhiana, it cannot be stated that the petitioner has been replaced by a new candidate and directions passed by this Court in CWP No.3824 of 2005 have been contravened.

Accordingly, I find no merit in this petition.


The petitioner shall be at liberty to seek any other appropriate remedy available to her in accordance with law.


Ludhiana girl Mishika tops BA Final exams

Ludhiana: City girl Mishika has topped in the Bachelors of Arts (BA) Final year exams. Two other girls from the city have also topped in BSc and B.Com exams.Mishika from the Government College for Women (GCW) is at the first position, Hina from Khalsa College took the second rank, and Pallavi from GCW and Karamjit Kaur from Ramgarhia Girls College are tied at the third position. The result of city’s other colleges are as follows: GCW’s Mishika Arora scored 82.08, Pallavi Koda 81.08, and Ashima 80.04.SCD Government College for Boys’ Sourav Goyal scored 71.25, Nitin Malhotra 70.54, and Ramandeep Sharma 69.Arya College’s Ruchika secured 70.06, Sona Dhir 70, and Amardeep Kaur 69. Khalsa College for Women’s Hina scored 81.03, Sukhwinder Kaur and Amardeep Kaur 74.95, and Baljeet Kaur 74.45.Guru Nanak Girls College’s Shaina Chima secured 78.71 and Navdeep Kaur 75.92. Guru Nanak Khalsa College’s Taranjot Kaur scored 80.62, Deep Kamal 79.37, and Rajdeep Kaur 75.25. SDP College for Women’s Geeta secured 75.25, Divya 74.1, and Renu 73.6. Ramgarhia Girls College’s Karamjot Kaur scored 81.08 and Kamalpreet 74.95. Master Tara Singh College’s Rajni secured 79.16, Navdeep Kaur 76.46, and Gurinder Kaur 76.25. DD Jain College’s Kritika secured 74.29, Shampi Gupta 73.21, and Priyanka 72.29.

Class XI admission: Colleges release cut-off list

Ludhiana: Government College for Women (GCW) has announced the cut-off list for admission in class XI medical and non-medical streams. The cut-off for non-medical stream is 86 percent while for the medical stream it is 95 percent. The minimum requirement for admission in medical stream is 80.5 percent.Both the streams have 40 seats each and last date of admission is June 27.On the other hand, the admission procedure has started in the SCD Government College for Boys and Arya College. Interestingly, the number of applications received for admission in class XI this year is far less than the seats available in both of these colleges.Arya College principal Dr. TL Joshi told all the applicants have been allowed to take admission and the procedure will continue for some more time.

Massive response to BCA, BBA courses in Ludhiana colleges

Ludhiana: After B.Com, BCA (Bachelors in Computer Application) and BBA (Bachelors in Business Administration) seem to be hot choices amongst the students. The two government colleges in Ludhiana have received large response to the two courses.Long queues were witnessed for admission in both colleges on Tuesday, the last day for applications to be submitted.The Government College for Women had to delay the closing of the counters, owing to the long queue.SCD Government College is offering a BBA course for the first time and for the 40 seats available, it has received 511 applications. And for 40 seats in BCA, 850 forms have been submitted.

However, in science courses the response has been cold. For BSC medical, only 79 forms have been received for the 160 seats available.The counseling for the graduation courses will begin from July 11.

Summary: Government College for Women, Ludhiana Punjab website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.