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DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, Punjab
Address:Outside Behri Gate
Amritsar (District Amritsar)
DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is Dr Mrs Aruna Anand, Vaneeta Garg.
DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is situated in Amritsar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Amritsar comes under Amritsar Tehsil, Amritsar District.
Fax # of DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is +91-183-541564.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is (are) : +91-183-2503300.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab are +91-94175-09222, 9530851991.
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Additional Information about DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is : Hostel Facility available.
Contact Details of DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-183-2543031, 2541564, 2559648
House No.34, Housing Board
Colony, Maqbool Road, ASR
DOB : 8-12-1950
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Number of seats in DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab is 200.
DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar Punjab runs course(s) in Education stream(s).
DAV College of Education for Women is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)
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DAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FOR WOMEN AMRITSAR Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS CWP 16442 OF 2010IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
DECIDED ON- 31.01.2011
DAV College of Education for Women,Amritsa…PETITIONER
State of Punjab and others ……RESPONDENTS
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER
Mr. Aman Chaudhary, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Asstt.A.G.Punjab for respondents.
MAHESH GROVER, J(Oral)
Learned counsel for the petitioner states that in similar situations and cases of similarly placed persons, the following directions have been given:-
Accordingly, the instant petition is disposed of with the directions that the petitioner shall present itself before the respondent no.3 on any working day between 14.2.2011 to
17.2.2011 and comply with all the formalities. The petitioner shall render all the relevant material to the respondents who upon evaluation of the same shall determine the amount due and release the same to the petitioner within a period of four weeks thereafter.
After hearing learned counsel for the parties and noticing the
fact that the controversy is similar to what was raised in the aforesaid similar petition, I deem it appropriate to dispose of the writ petition in terms of the aforesaid order.
( MAHESH GROVER)
DAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FOR WOMEN AMRITSAR Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
DAV College of Education for Women,Amritsa…PETITIONER
State of Punjab and others ……RESPONDENTS
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER
Mr. Aman Chaudhary, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Asstt.A.G.Punjab for respondents.
MAHESH GROVER, J(Oral)
Learned counsel for the petitioner states that in similar situations and cases of similarly placed persons, the following directions have been given:-
Accordingly, the instant petition is disposed of with the directions that the petitioner shall present itself before the respondent no.3 on any working day between 14.2.2011 to 17.2.2011 and comply with all the formalities. The petitioner shall render all the relevant material to the respondents who upon evaluation of the same shall determine the amount due and release the same to the petitioner within a period of four weeks thereafter.
After hearing learned counsel for the parties and noticing the fact that the controversy is similar to what was raised in the aforesaid similar petition, I deem it appropriate to dispose of the writ petition in terms of the aforesaid order.
DAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FOR WOMEN AMRITSAR Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH
Civil Writ Petition No.7718 of 2009
Date of Decision: May 21, 2009
DAV College of Education For Women, Amritsar .....PETITIONER(S)
State of Punjab and Others .....RESPONDENT(S)
HON BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA
Mr. Aman Chaudhary, 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.
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.
Profile of DAV College of Education for Women, AmritsarDAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FOR WOMEN, Amritsar was established in 1956 by the name of Saraswati Training College. The college got its present name DAV College of Education for Women in 1967. The college runs B.Ed., PGDCA(TE) and M.Ed. programme with respective intake of 200, 40 and 25 students. The B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes are recognized by the NCTE vide their communication No (F-3)PB-11/97/1924 dt 20.6.98.and No (F-3) PB-01/ M.Ed./2001/3014 dated 22.10.2001. The College is also recognized by the UGC under 2(f) and 12(b). The mission statement of the college is “Excellence in Teacher Education through Research and Innovative Practices”. The college is situated in an urban area covering a space of about 1.54 acres.
The College is run under the banner of the DAV College Management Committee, New Delhi, which has about 700 institutions across the country and abroad. The college under assessment is meant only for girls. The college comes under the category of Grants in Aid institution, affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The college also has an IGNOU Study Centre. The temporal plan of academic work has annual system of examinations. Admissions to the B.Ed. programme are on the basis of an entrance test by the State Government by assigning the responsibility to one of its universities by rotation. Admission to PGDCA (TE) are conducted purely on the basis of interviews. It is a self-financing course. Admissions to M.Ed. are based on previous record (50%), Entrance Test (25%) and Interview (25%). There are 18 lecturers, including 1 Director of Physical Education and 1 librarian. Of the 18 Lecturers, 5 have Ph.D. degree and six possess M.Phil. degree. Four of the faculty members are registered for Ph.D. degree. Among the technical and administrative staff, the college has 4 technical and 4 administrative staff. Besides, there are seven class IV employees.
The college is regular in implementing its academic programmes. The students are exposed to various experiences such as extension lectures, helping the backward students through remedial teaching and the gifted ones are groomed by assigning the challenging tasks. The students are also get adequate experience of social work and opportunities for imbibing religious values. A look at their results of the University examinations reveals that during the last three years there were 100 per cent passes with almost 80% in first division. For the 2002-03 batch the dropout rate for M.Ed. was 7.14% and there was no dropout during 2004-05.
The college is under deficit Grant-in-Aid scheme of Punjab Government. During the financial year 2003-04, the college received Rs. 15,14,000=00 as Grant-in-Aid from the State Govt.
Curriculum Design and Planning
The College has got the permission from to start Diploma in Elementary Teacher Education Course vide communication No. F. NRC/NCTE/F-7/8176 dated 14.11.2006. The college in making efforts to start Nursery Teachers’ Training programme with an intake of 50. The college prepares its own academic calendar and by and large, adheres to it. There are no foreign students in the college.
The total number of lessons delivered by a B.Ed. student is 60 which is equally divided over two teaching subjects. Of these 5 micro lessons are delivered in each teaching subject as a preparation to actual teaching practice.
Total number of days spent in schools are 10 + 30. The curriculum is prescribed by the affiliating university. In curriculum review at the university level, teachers of the college are also invited. Teachers also prepare their unit wise plans for the academic year. As regards the feedback from practicing schools, principals of these schools are invited to college functions where they also share their experience with lecturers and pupil teachers.
The college organizes community work through cleanliness derive, planting & nurturing samplings, Extension Lecturers, Jan Chetna Yatra and maintaining compost pits etc. As the curriculum development is not in the purview of the college, the feed back received through students, alumni and teachers is duly passed on to the university authorities.
Criterion II: Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
The teaching mode adopted by the teachers is generally lecture method which is occasionally clubbed with discussions, demonstrations, illustrations and questioning. The students are generally required to prepare audio-visual aids which they use during their teaching practice. The college has 10 periods, six days a week time-table. Teachers are also engaged in the pedagogic-content analysis but student teachers hardly get this opportunity before the commencement of teaching practice. The students are prepared through micro teaching lessons and simulated teaching is used as and whenever the school is not available during practice teaching. They also observe demonstration lessons and have opportunities of discussing good and weak points of delivered lessons.
Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a good building and ample infrastructural facilities. It has all the infrastructural facilities as per the requirements of the NCTE for admitting nearly 300 students in B.Ed./ M.Ed./ PGDCA. Apart from the required teaching rooms and laboratories for the students of education, the college has a computer lab to provide computer awareness to students.
The said infrastructure is maintained through grants received from the apex agencies like UGC and fees collected from the students for the purpose as building fund and the funds provided for the purpose by the college management. Efforts are made by the college to maintain the building and other infrastructure through self-service and other missionary functions as per the philosophy of the institution. Apart from the employees engaged for the purpose, students participate in organizing maintenance programme for developing moral values.
The optimal use of the infrastructure needs to be promoted. The building and the computer laboratory are used for the teaching learning purposes. The college administrative functions like preparing teacher salaries, maintaining student record or examination work etc. need to be done through computers. Much of the infrastructure can be best utilized for raising funds and providing community resources.
The college regularly organizes beautification campaigns to keep college clean and pollution free. Students under the mission and vision of self-help and self-service do all this for their personality development. Further in their house system, they are given responsibility to keep the campus and the hostel clean.
The college has a good library with 15000 books. There are sufficient number of books and journals for the students. Every year college adds to the stock of books. During sessions 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05, the library added fresh stock of 31, 96 and 140 respectively at a cost of Rs. 39,782, Rs.55,795 and Rs.2,00,080. During the same sessions the college subscribed to 20, 22 and 28 journals respectively. The library receives 22 journals in research in teacher education. In the session 2004-05 the college added 140 books to the existing stock.
. The library opens during the working hours of the college on all working days of the session. The College needs to plan and introduce computerization of the library for lending of the books, stock verification, purchase of the books etc. The library needs to have some off-line learning CDs and DVDs so as to provide awareness to the students in usage of offline digital resources.
The college has a good computer laboratory with about 11 computers and 2 printers. The software packages available are mainly MS-Windows, Visual Basic, and Foxpro. The computers are also available in the office and the room of the principal. The computer Lab functions on all the working days. The Lab sometimes functions on holidays also when awareness programmes are organized. In fact such programmes can be utilized for generating funds. The computer facility is mostly used to provide awareness to the students. Further, it is also used for the development of learning package as per the research needs. Since the college is organizing teaching learning activities, self-learning packages can be the part of the curriculum transaction. Also there is ample scope for data analysis by the computer centre for the staff carrying on research work.
The College has a psycho lab, a science lab, methods lab and an ET lab but it doesn’t have a workshop for preparing teaching aids. The psychology laboratory has tests including 11 developed by the college on its own. The ET laboratory has various software as Oracle and C++,
The college provides the health services on contract wherein private practitioners in the city are engaged on a fixed amount. The college has an emergency medical help facility for the benefit of the students.
The college has good sports facilities for various types of sports along with sports room. Playgrounds are available for playing games like badminton and Table tennis. The college shares the playground facility with the its nearby sister institution managed by the same management. The college organizes Yoga camps on its campus. However, there is scope for optimum utilization of these available sports equipment.
The college has a good hostel facility on the campus to accommodate 125 female students. There is good mess facility for the hostel students. The bathrooms have geysers and other facilities are available. The hosteliers are provided with facilities of indoor games. The hostels are clean and well maintained. Maintenance of clean hostel rooms is redeeming feature part of the institution. The college needs to have a guesthouse for visiting parents of the students.
The students participate in different functions being organized for the students in the college and outside the college. They have been winning various prizes in sports and cultural programmes. The students have been making their mark and creating an impact in different co-curricular activities sponsored by the various agencies like University.
Student Support and Progression
The College has a fairly laid out plan for student support. Being an institution that provides post
graduate programmes, it has a fairly stacked library, which is the main learning resource. Classes are held regularly and teachers are available to students during working hours. The House system is followed. Each House is assigned to a couple of teacher educators who provide personalised support to students. Inter house activities are carried out. Tutorial sessions are provided. Students take initiative in organizing the various cultural and other activities of the College. For this there are several internal units such as the students’ council, clubs and the guidance and counseling cell. These help develop leadership qualities and organizing skills in them. The principal and teachers are in continual interaction with students which gives an opportunity for discerning student needs.
Students perform well in the university examinations. Often the college appears on the merit list of the university in all its academic programmes. Several alumni have cleared the NET/SLET The College seems to have a very good liaison with the field. Several schools seek the help of the College in suggesting good teachers in various subjects from among its students. The alumni of the College have taken up teaching positions in the schools. Several of them have improved their qualifications and have taken up positions of college lecturers, principals of schools and colleges as well as have joined national institutions such as the NCERT. About three teachers in the College are its alumni. There is a Placement Cell which works for creating situation of employment for those who want it; however its functioning is more informal and sporadic.
Regular feedback sessions and friendly interactions held after each activity provides effective in ensuring smooth conduct of the programmes. Students also provide their feedback about the functioning of the College through filling up a written proforma. The College reports that several internal facilities could be improved on the basis of student feedback. The students expressed great satisfaction in the way the college functions . They feel secure and supported by the teacher. Even the Alumni reiterate this feeling of security and good will . However , other significant observations from the Alumni are; the new teachers need better reading habits beyond the examination requirements; despite the good ambience the students feel regulated rather having a sense of freedom though no specific aspect can be spelt out. There might be too much emphasis in discipline in the form of strict norms.
Organisation and Management
The College is under the administrative authority of the local DAV Committee. The regular functioning of the College is well streamlined with clear allocation of responsibilities to teachers and students. The student council, clubs, tutorial groups, houses all have teacher involvement. The norms for academic and administrative functioning are followed.
The College is well provided for in respect of infrastructure. The College attempts to optimize the use of available facilities through multiple use of the infrastructure, adequate documentation of all activities and liaison with parents, community, schools, the GND university and other professional agencies. The College also tries to provide a professional exposure to students and teachers by organizing regional, national and hosting international seminars and conferences.
The College derives effective support from the office in prompt announcements, data gathering, documentation, accounting as well as organizational support in the every day functioning. The academic calendar is prepared at the beginning of the year and is followed regularly. Prospectus is published every year. Hostel facility is provided on campus itself. Annual report, annual college magazine are brought out. The management is quite considerate to the staff. Overalll working environment in the College is encouraging. There is camaraderie among students, teachers and the management. Teachers are encouraged to contribute articles in professional journals as well as present papers at seminars.
The College is on the grant-in-aid from the Government of Punjab. The budgeting and auditing procedures seem to be regular and correct. The DAVMC is well provided for and so any facility required is made available.
The D A V College of Education for Women , Amritsar is a part of large philanthropic organization which has institutions all over the Country and abroad. The ideals of the organization do run through the individual institution. The management has put down very strict rules for itself; that no member of the management committee would directly or indirectly should not draw any kind of befit from the organization. The overall management is participatory, there are representation of principals in the national management committee and of teachers in the local management committee. The management is gives free hand to the principals and the teachers get all sort of support from the management . Academic excellence is give precedence.
The College under review has a good number of staff well qualified and are also engaged in research. The teaching is taken seriously. The Principal of the College herself a researcher , gives full freedom to the staff for pursuing research. The teaching transaction though based on multiple methods somewhat lacks its true actual impact. Looking from the results point of view, the College is doing very well.
The college has good infrastructure and has recently added latest hardware for Educational Technology. It would, perhaps, will take a little more time to get the technology woven in the routine of the college activities. The teachers dealing with the equipment require a little more time to get acquainted with the technology. We can fore see a better use of technology in practicing and improving the teaching skills.
STAT OF PUNJAB APPELLANT VERSUS JAGJIT SINGH and OTHERS Criminal Appeal No 654 DBA of 1997IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA
Date of Decision: February 01,2008
STAT OF PUNJAB .....APPELLANT
JAGJIT SINGH and OTHERS .....RESPONDENTS
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE UMA NATH SINGH
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE A.N.JINDAL
Ms.Gurveen H.Singh, Addl.A.G, Punjab.
Mr. Vinod Ghai, Advocate.
Challenge in this appeal is to the judgment dated 05.02.97 passed by Additional Sessions Judge,
Amritsar acquitting the accused respondents (hereinafter referred to as the respondents) of the charges under Sections 304-B and 498-A IPC.
The prosecution case in brief is that Jasprit Kaur and Avtar Singh were bound in marital tie on 26.12.93 at Amritsar. Despite sufficient dowry given to the respondents at the time of marriage, they had been maltreating, taunting and pressurising her for bringing more dowry. Jasprit Kaur had informed her father and other family
members about their lust and demand of Rs.1,00,000/-.
Despite the advise and counseling made by Baba Charan Singh (go-between in the marriage) the accused did not desist from their demands.
On the evening of 17.03.95 at about 5/6 PM when Jasprit Kaur visited her parental house in a frightened and depressed condition and informed that the respondents were pressing her to bring the money for purchase of the new house. She also vomited out her miseries to the complainant.
The complainant and his wife consoled the deceased and sent her back to the house of the accused. Persuaded by the parents, she alongwith her son, who was born on 25.12.94,
returned to her in-laws house. It has been further explained by him that even at the birth of the child the complainant had spent sufficient amount but still the respondents were not satisfied.
On 18.03.1995 at about 3.30 PM on receipt of
information through Baba Charan Singh about the death of Jasprit Kaur by strangulation at the hands of the respondents, they went to the house of the respondents and saw the dead body of Jasprit Kaur hanging with a ceiling fan with a piece of cloth around her neck. Only Raminder Kaur, the mother of Jagjit Singh was present in the house.
He further disclosed that her daughter had stangulated herself being fed up with the harassment by the respondents.
On the aforesaid statement made by the complainant before SI Avtar Singh endorsement Ex. PA/2 was made at 5.15 PM at Chowk Lachhmansar, Amritsar on the basis of which FIR Ex. PA/1 was recorded at Police Station 'C' Division Amritsar at 5.30 PM.
It may be clarified that the complainant has been residing at H.No.2009, Gali Arorian Wali, Pipal Wala Vehra, Hall Bazar, Amritsar whereas the accused was residing in Gali Mannawali Chowk Chhati Khui, Amritsar.
After despatching the ruqa, Ex. PA, ASI Avtar Singh alongwith complainant reached the top floor of the house and found the dead body hanging with a ceiling fan by means of a parna. He got the dead body photographed. After removing the dead body, the parna P2 was taken into possession vide recovery memo Ex. PD. He also took into possession one stool dressing table sheet P1 vide recovery memo Ex. PC; conducted the inquest proceedings Ex. PE; prepared the rough site plan Ex. PM and despatched the dead body for post
mortem examination vide memo Ex. PJ which was conducted on 19.03.95. Doctor handed over the clothes: i.e. her shirt and salwar which was taken into possession vide memo Ex.PN. The accused were absconding, later on, on the arrest of the accused and on completion of investigation the challan was presented against them.
Consequently, they were charged under Sections 304-B, 498-A IPC to which they pleaded not guilty
and opted for trial. The prosecution in its evidence examined ASI Sarbjit Singh(PW1) recorded formal FIR Ex. PA/1 on the basis of the Statement Ex.PA of the complainant.
Sapan Das(PW2) deposed that he was the owner of the plot measuring 100 square yards situated in the Urban Estate of Amritsar, regarding which the accused Gurmukh Singh had entered into an agreement Ex.PB for purchase by him. He has further, deposed that he had received a sum of Rs. 15,000/- by way of earnest money and total sale consideration was Rs.1,50,000/-. The agreement was executed on 08.02.05 and sale deed was to be executed by 08.05.05. Avtar Singh(PW3) complainant has reiterated the allegations as set up by him in the FIR. He disclosed that the marriage took place on 26.12.93 and her daughter committed suicide on 17.03.95. He is also a witness to disclose the atrocities committed by the accused upon the
deceased and also for the demand of Rs.1,00,000/- set up by them. He has gone on to state that her daughter informed him about 20 days of her marriage that the accused were mal-treating her on account of inadequate dowry; he had also informed Baba Charan Singh but there was no fruitful outcome of the efforts rather the deceased informed him that there was no change in their behaviour and they had also expressed dissatisfaction over the articles given to them, on
the birth ceremony of his son. He also stated that 17.03.95 after receipt of the information about killing of Jasprit Kaur at 3.30 PM he alongwith his family members rushed to the house of the accused. He noticed that none except Raminder
Kaur was present in the house whereas the body of the Jasprit Kaur was hanging with the ceiling fan on the 3rd floor of the house. Inderjit Singh(PW4), brother of the deceased also corroborated the version of the complainant in all
material particulars. H.C Sarwan Singh(PW5), Constable Lubhaya Ram(PW6), HC Lakhwinder Singh(PW7) are the formal witnesses, Sanjiv Kumar(PW9) took the photographs Ex. P3 to P10 of the dead body hanging over the ceiling fan.
SI Avtar Singh(PW10) is the Investigating Officer.
When examined under Section 313 Cr. P.C, they denied all the incriminating circumstances appearing against them, however, they admitted the factum regarding marriage. Jagjit Singh, accused further, submitted his written statement that he was running a shop in Pink Plaza, Amritsar and had sufficient income being an income tax
assessee. His father and two brothers were running tea shop at Dhab Wasti Ram, Amritsar. He was residing separate from the other accused. He never mal-treated his wife nor demanded any dowry articles from her. She died on account
of some psychological reasons known to her. On the day of occurrence on receipt of the message regarding the death of Jasprit Kaur, he came to the house and found her hanging.
He informed the complainant and the police.
The accused Gurmukh Singh in his written statement u/s 313 Cr.P.C submitted that he along with his wife and 2 sons were living on the ground floor whereas Jagjit Singh was living on 3rd floor of this rented house. He blatantly denied the allegations. He also stated that Jagjit Singh was separate in mess lodging and business from him.
He had received the message regarding the death of the Jasprit Kaur at his shop. According to Raminder Kaur, Jasprit Kaur had gone upstairs after handing over the child to her; when she did not turn up, she went upstairs and found her hanging, thereafter, she informed her husband and son immediately who came home and informed the parents of the deceased.
During defence, prosecution examined Tejwant Singh of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar(DW1) according to him Jasprit Kaur had cleared her MA-II Examination in Philosophy in the year 1991, Harjit Singh, Clerk(DW2) Shri Guru Ram Dass Higher Secondary School, Chowk Chhatti Khui, Amritsar proved that deceased was
admitted in 6th standard in the said school on 08.04.78 and she remained there upto 31.03.84, Roshan Lal(DW3) deposed that Gurmukh Singh was a tenant in his shop situated at Bazar Hansli, Amritsar and was doing business of tea trading. His son Arvinder Singh was also working with
Gurmukh Singh. He has proved copy of the rent note Ex, D1 in this regard, Harmesh Kumar(DW4), Assistant of the office of the Income Tax, Amritsar deposed that Gurmukh Singh had given unsecured loan to M/s Arora Rice and General
Mills, Amritsar, Krishan Kumar(DW5) from the office of L.I.C deposed that the accused Jagjit Singh purchased an Insurance Policy for Rs.70,000/- on 28.11.90 wherein he had
nominated his mother Raminder Kaur but he later on appointed deceased as his nominee on 09.05.94, Constable Karnail Singh(DW6) could not be examined, Shashi Pal Kohli, Superintendent(DW7), BBK, DAV College for women, Amritsar proved detailed marks card of T.D.C Part III Examination of the deceased for the year 1986-87, Constable Hakam Singh(DW8) proved the proceedings under Section
174 Cr.P.C. The trial Court while holding that there was no sufficient evidence to prove cruelty or harassment of the deceased in connection with demand of dowry and that the accused were affluent with money and question of demanding
Rs.1,00,000 did not arise, acquitted the accused and also that Gurmukh Singh; his wife and two children were staying on the ground floor whereas Jagjit Singh was residing at 3rd floor, there was no independent corroboration to the prosecution version much less Baba Charan Singh was not
produced and acquitted the accused of the charges framed against them. Hence this appeal by the State.
Arguments heard. Record perused.
Before sitting to determine whether the evidence led by the prosecution has been appreciated in the right perspective, it would be essential to reproduce some established facts on the record which are that the marriage between Jasprit Kaur and Jagjit Singh took place on 26.12.93. Out of the wedlock, she gave birth to a son on 26.12.94. The deceased was hail and hearty at the time of
marriage. No documents or prescription slip have been brought to fore in order to establish if the deceased was suffering from any psychiatric or other mental ailment before or after the marriage. The deceased died in other than normal circumstances at the house of the accused within one year and 3 months of the marriage. She was found hanging with a ceiling fan in the room occupied by Jagjit Singh on the top floor i.e 3rd floor of the house whereas Gurmukh Singh and his wife Raminder Kaur along with their two other sons were staying on the ground floor of the same house.
In order to establish the dowry death the
prosecution has to prove:-
i. Death of a women is caused by any burns or
bodily injury or occurs otherwise then under normal circumstances.
ii.Death occurred within 7 years of marriage.
iii.Soon before death bride was subjected to cruelty or harassment by her husband or any relatives of her husband.
iv.Harassment and cruelty was in connection with the demand for dowry.
After the above factors are established the presumption under Section 113-B of The Indian Evidence Act 1872 would come into play, however, it is rebuttable presumption and the onus to rebut the presumption shifts on the accused. Similar observations were made by the Apex Court in case State of Karnataka vs. M.V.Manjunathegowda and Anr. 2003 (1) RCR (Crl) 543. Without entering into controversy over the 1st and 2nd ingredient as referred to above, being already established and admitted on the file, we are essentially to deliberate over the most important and significant aspect that as to whether the deceased was harassed in connection with demand of dowry. In order to prove the demand of dowry, the prosecution has not lagged behind while examining two star witnesses namely Avtar
Singh(PW3) and Inderjit Singh(PW4) besides some documentary evidence. Since the offence of cruelty in connection with demand of dowry develops within the four walls of the house which is known and remains confined to the knowledge of either the family of the complainant or the
For the reasons that the marriage ties may not break and family repute may not put to peril the strained ties of the couple are not allowed to go out. As such no independent corroboration to such evidence is expected.
Avtar Singh(PW3) and Inderjit Singh(PW4) being father and brother of the deceased and being well acquainted with happenings going on in the family have tore out their abdomen while depicting in their statements that the accused were not satisfied with the articles of dowry given to them at
the time of marriage and also at the birth of the child. They were insisting upon to bring more dowry. Despite the persuasions made by them through Baba Charan Singh, they did not change their behaviour. The fact regarding mal-treatment was informed by their daughter from time to time.
It has also been testified by them that Jasprit Kaur
informed them about demands of Rs.1,00,000 by the accused for purchase of the house. While disclosing about a specific instance, which came to occur immediately before the occurrence, they testified that on 17.03.95 Jasprit Kaur after coming to their house disclosed about demand of Rs.1,00,000 by her in laws but they, by persuading her, sent her back, ultimately, she ended her life on the next date i.e. 18.03.95.
What better instance regarding the cruelty on account of dowry one day prior to the occurrence at the hands of the accused could ever be established.
Prosecution has also tried to establish this demand of dowry by way of proving an agreement deed Ex.PB for purchase of a house for a sum of Rs.1,50,000/- by Gurmukh Singh from Sapan Dass(PW2). Agreement reveals that it was executed on 08.02.95 and the sale deed was to be executed on 08.05.95. Sapan Dass while appearing in the witness box has proved the aforesaid agreement. The death of Jasprit Kaur took place during this period of 08.02.95 and
08.05.95, i.e on 18.03.95. From the agreement Ex. PB at least one inference could be drawn that the family required money for purchase of a plot from Sapan Dass. The accused has not led any evidence to prove that if the said agreement was performed by them. Had they performed the agreement then it could be said that they had ready money with them for performance of the same and there was no necessity to raise the demand from the deceased. No such contradictions and discrepancies which may excite this Court to dub their statements as interested and concocted one, has been pointed
out. As such, no reason could be contributed to discard the same on account of their relationship with the deceased. The trial court while disbelieving the testimony of these witnesses
have made the following observations in para No.21 of the judgment which read as under:-
“To prove allegation of cruelty and harassment against the accused the prosecution has depended upon the statement of Avtar Singh(PW3) and Inderjit Singh(PW4),father and brother of the deceased. They both have stated
that the accused started mal-treating Jasprit Kaur as they had felt that she had brought less dowry at the time of her marriage. No specific instance of
demand of dowry or cash amount by the accused has been alleged or proved by the prosecution. It has only been brought on record that Jasprit Kaur had informed her father and other family members that accused wanted to purchase a new house, therefore, they had been demanding Rs.1,00,000/- from her.
Strictly speaking this demand, if any, will not constitute the demand in
connection with dowry but the most important thing is to be seen is as to whether such a demand was ever made by the accused from Jasprit Kaur and she informed about it to the
complainant for appreciating this aspect of the matter, we have to see that it is the case of the prosecution itself that when earlier the accused had felt that Jasprit Kaur had brought less dowry
then the matter was reported to Baba Charan Singh a go between of the marriage of the deceased with the accused Jagjit Singh. Suffice it to say that Baba Charan Singh although he had as per the prosecution case earlier interfered in the matter and advised and counselled the accused and it was he who informed about the news of the death of the deceased yet he was not
produced in the witness box. Although he was not only material witness but also a star witness to prove the factum of cruelty towards the deceased on the part of the accused otherwise also the
demand of Rs.1,00,000/- for purchase of the house by the accused although not proved beyond all reasonable doubts, yet the same appears to be without any basis.”
The trial court, further observed that since the party was affluent with money, therefore, the demand of dowry of Rs. 1,00,000/- could not be said to be genuine one.
In this regard, it may be observed that the witness Avtar Singh(PW3) and Inderjit Singh(PW4) have specifically stated that Jasprit Kaur had been informing them about the atrocities committed by the accused upon her. They even informed Baba Charan Singh about the same, they also insisted upon the demand of Rs.1,00,000/- and sent the
deceased to her parental house. It may also be observed that before they could talk to the accused regarding the specific demand of Rs.1,00,000/- the incident took place. As regards
non examination of Baba Charan Singh it would be suffice to observe that he may have his own speculations for not entering into the witness box. His inclination towards the accused compelled the prosecution to give him up. In any case non examination of Baba Charan Singh is not fatal to the prosecution case as he being the person hailing from the area of the accused could not purchase enmity by deposing against them.
Specific instance of dowry has been alleged by the complainant, therefore, this allegation regarding demand of Rs.1,00,000 is short of any concoction and exaggeration. As regards the other contention that demand of dowry of
Rs.1,00,000/- for purchase of the house cannot be treated as demand of dowry we are constrained to hold that the accused having some privilege over the deceased could not impose conditions upon her for her living with them. Section 304-B IPC has been introduced to penalise dowry death.
Explanation as has been added to the Section 2 of The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 as amended up-to-date defines dowry as under to interpret the dowry death which reads as under:-
“In this Act, “dowry” means any property or valuable security given or agreed to be given either directly or indirectlya) by one party to a marriage to the other party to the marriage; or b) by the parent of either party to a marriage or by any other person, to either party to the marriage or to any other person, at or before(or any time after the marriage)(in connection with the marriage of the said parties, but does not include) dower or mahr in the case of persons to whom the Muslim Personal Law(Shariat) applies.”
Dowry in the sense of expression contemplated by dowry Prohibition Act is a demand for property or valuable security having an inextricable nexus with the marriage, i.e. it is a consideration from the side of the bride's parents or relatives to the groom or his parents and/ or guardian for the agreement to wed the bride-to-be.
While interpreting the word dowry as defined in the Act the Apex Court in case State of Andhra Pradesh vs. Raj Gopal Asawa, AIR 2004 SCW 1566 observed that definition of dowry is not restricted to agreement or demand for payment of dowry before and at the marriage but also includes demands made subsequent to marriage.
Thus on overall analyses of the aforesaid
provisions it comes out that when the deceased is harassed, maltreated, tortured or otherwise met with cruelty at the hands of the husband or his relatives and conditions are put to meet with their demands for the well being of the deceased such demands may be in cash or kind could be termed as 'dowry'. Be that it may, any demand made out of the compulsion for survival or livelihood due to extreme poverty may not fall within the definition of dowry yet the person having the intention to get undue advantage of his dominance over the weaker sex and to exploit her well being places any demand of dowry then that too also covers the dowry which may be subject of penalty under The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 or the Indian Penal Code whatever the case may be.
Jasprit Kaur died within 1 year and 3 months
of the marriage while living in the house of her in laws. She was not suffering from any ailment prior to the marriage and did not attract such disease even after the marriage. Her hail and hearty body was turned into corpse within twinkling of an eye.
The said circumstances indicate that she being
compelled by the circumstances for not getting the cordial atmosphere in the family, having been misbehaved, maltreated and harassed, she could not bear with the same and while loosing all her hopes of living as a good housewife took this drastic step. To delineate, while putting yourself in the position of a prudent normal temperamental simple girl who herself wants to fulfill her dreams of a good housewife and does not like to see her poor parents economically tortured, is harassed on the basis of undue demands would find no other way except punish herself by condemning herself that all this is happening due to her birth and marriage.
Now coming to the term whether all the accused participated in the crime, it may be observed that
nevertheless vide agreement Ex.PB, a plot of 100 yards was being purchased by Gurmukh Singh(father-in-law) yet it also cannot be denied that Gurmukh Singh was living with Raminder Kaur on the ground floor whereas Jagjit Singh was
living on the 3rd floor of the same house. Avtar Singh has admitted during the cross examination that Gurmukh Singh and his wife along with 2 children were living on the ground floor where as the accused along with the deceased was living
on the 3rd floor. Since they were living in the rented house, therefore, must be hoping to construct a joint house by purchasing a separate plot. Though they were separate in residence yet they were joint in business. It has come during the cross examination of the Avtar Singh that Gurmukh Singh used to sit at the shop of the Jagjit Singh.
The rent note regarding the shop Ex. DI was in the name of Gurmukh Singh and sons i.e. joint family and it was not in the name of Gurmukh Singh alone i.e. individual.
Inderjit Singh(PW4) has also admitted that Jagjit Singh and his sister were living on the 3rd floor of the house. It is also established fact that dead body of Jasprit Kaur was recovered from the 3rd floor of the house and she had gone to commit suicide after handing over the child to Raminder Kaur. From the tenor of the FIR also, it comes out
that Jagjit Singh was living on the 3rd floor of the same rented house.
These circumstances spontaneously coming out from the evidence lead on the record reveal that Jagjit Singh was living on the top floor of the rented house whereas his parents were living on the ground floor. They wanted to have their own house and in an anxiety to perform the agreement by 08.05.95, Jagjit Singh was compelling her wife
to bring this money from her parents for due performance of the agreement and with a view to meet this demand he has been harassing and maltreating her with the background that he was also not satisfied with the articles of dowry given to him at the time of marriage and also at the time of birth of their son. As such exoneration of the accused Jagjit Singh from the commission of the crime could not be termed as a reasonable or rational view as taken by the Trial Court.
Appreciation of evidence made in this regard does not appear to be correctly made. No reasonable explanation to the death which took place in his house in other than normal circumstances has been made by him.
Therefore, there could be no possible views on appreciation of evidence but only conclusion on which could be drawn is that the accused Jagjit Singh was responsible for the death of Jasprit Kaur The separate residence of Raminder Kaur and Gurmukh Singh creates doubts over their participation in the commission of the crime. The other factor which rules out the innocence of the accused is that as per evidence Jasprit Kaur had gone to commit suicide after handing over the child in the hands of Raminder Kaur.
On account of the non appreciation of evidence
in right perspective, the impugned judgment has resulted into miscarriage of justice warranting interference at our end.
In the wake of the aforesaid discussions we
hereby partly accept the appeal maintain the impugned judgment qua the accused Raminder Kaur and Gurmukh Singh and set aside the same qua Jagjit Singh and hold him guilty under Section 304 B of the Indian Penal Code. Now coming to the quantum of sentence, while peeping into the
facts and circumstances of the case, enormity of such crime in the present day, no leniency could be extended.
However, in view of the minimum sentence as provided for the code, we find no necessity to hear the accused on the quantum of sentence.
Consequently, the accused is awarded seven years of rigorous imprisonment u/s 304-B IPC.
Copy of the judgment is forwarded to Chief Judicial Magistrate, Amritsar for compliance.
(UMA NATH SINGH)
Seminar on research in educationA state-level seminar on quality and quantity of research in teacher education was organised by the local DAV College of Education for Women in collaboration with the Punjab Chapter of the All-India Association of Educational Research here yesterday.
Dr H. S. Soch, former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, presided over the conference. Speaking on the occasion, he emphasised to promote the creation of knowledge rather than mere dissemination of knowledge through quality education and quality research.
Delivering the keynote address, Dr Pritam Singh, former Principal, Khalsa College of Education, said the quality of research had to be strengthened particularly at the higher level of education.
Earlier, Dr Aruna Anand, Principal of the college, welcomed the delegates and the participants. About 100 delegates attended the college while more than 40 papers were presented on the occasion.
Papers on human trafficking readA number of papers were presented on human trafficking, rights of HIV/AIDS patients and rights of the mentally challenged on the second day of the three-day international conference on “Human rights in the age of globalisation” being organised by DAV College of Education for women here.
Dignitaries of national and international repute, including Ms Masumeh Rezapour, Professor, Islamic University, Teheran, Ms Preity S.K. Nijhar, Centre for Comparative Criminal Justice, University of Wales, UK and Prof Theodore S. Orline, HRAP, Human Rights Advocacy programme, Utica College, USA, presented their papers.
Ms Masumeh concluded that the plight of victims of human trafficking, especially women, reminded one of the return of slavery.
Ms Nijhar in her paper discussed the ethnic component of the criminal class. She compared the criminal classes of the Victorian London with those of the criminal tribes of imperial India.
Prof Theodore said condemnation of violence of women as an international practice alone could assist in eradication of gender abuse. Many papers on honour killings in the context of Punjab and Haryana were read. Swami Nikhilanand ji from Chinmaya Mission discussed the relevance of the theme in the age of globalisation.
Dr C. Naseema, Reader in Education, University of Calicut, Kerala, said there was a need to create human rights awareness in schools and this could be started by educating the teachers on human rights.
International conference on human rights startsA three-day international conference on “human rights in the age of globalisation” was inaugurated by Justice Rajindra Nath Mittal, vice-president, DAV College Managing Committee, at the DAV College of Education for Women here today.
Dr J.S. Rajput, former director, NCERT, Dr A.K. Ambasht, Director (Technical), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mr S.K. Sharma, IG, Jalandhar Zone, were also present on the occasion.
The inaugural function was attended by dignitaries from different countries, including the USA, the UK, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, besides India.
Dr Rajput said that if people knew their rights and duties, there would be no violation of human rights. He said that teachers could play a vital role in promoting human rights education.
Justice Mittal said that the need of hour was that everyone should learn to live together as a family, irrespective of their differences.
Conference on human rights from Nov 19More than 25 delegates from all over the world, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the USA, England, Iran, Nigeria and Ghana, are likely to participate in a three-day international conference on “Human rights in the age of Globalisation” to be held at DAV College of Education for Women here from November 19.
Stating this at a press conference here on Monday, Dr Aruna Anand, director of the conference and Principal of the college, said the delegates included eminent journalists, lawyers, doctors, teachers and intellectuals.
The Principal said that the conference was being held with a view to bringing together the international community on a common platform.
National seminar on art concludesA three-day national workshop-cum-seminar, “Creative Minds in Art” concluded in the DAV College of Education for Women here today.
Mr A.R. Kohli, Governor of Mizoram, presided over the function. Renowned artists from all over the country, principals of local schools and colleges and other dignitaries of the city were the guests of the day.
The participants, including Mr A.S. Bhullar, New Delhi, Dr Ram Shabad Singh, Saharanpur, Mrs Ragini Sinha, Noida, Mr Harish Srivastava, Delhi, Dr Hemant Diwedi, Udaipur, Dr Ram Viranjan, Kurukshetra, Dr E.K. Raj, Amritsar, Dr Richa Kamboj, Dehradun, Dr Baldev Ghambir, Amritsar, Dr Jeevan Sodhi, Amritsar, Ms Manpreet Bajwa, Amritsar, Mr D.K. Nanda, Mr Sumahandra Sharma, Jaipur, Mr R. P. Srivastava, Patiala and Mr Ravinderjeet Singh, Patiala, were honoured by the chief guest.
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