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Sikh National College, Banga, Punjab


Sikh National College, Banga, Punjab
Banga (District Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawan Shahr))
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 144505

Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is also known as SN College. Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is managed by Society: Sikh Educational Society. Sikh National College, Banga Punjab was established on / in 1953.

Principal of Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is Dr. Jaspal Singh Randhawa, now Dr. Dharmjit Singh.

Sikh National College is situated in Banga of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is 260088.

Contact Person(s) of the Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is (are): Local Secretary S Surjit Singh Thaandi.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Sikh National College, Banga Punjab are 94783-06970.

email ID(s) is Sikh National College Banga Punjab

Website of Sikh National College, Banga Punjab is sncbangaonline.com.

Chairman : S Gurdev Singh Brar, IAS (Retd).
General Secretary : Col (Retd) Jasmer Singh Baala.

Contact Details of Sikh National College, Banga Punjab are : +91-1823-60031 (old no.), new no. 01823-260031

Principal: Dr. Jaspal Singh Randhawa, College House, SN College, Banga
D.O.B 4-9-1952
Res - 260088, M-94170-18184

Sikh National College, Qadian and Sikh National College, Banga are two different colleges, but both are under the same society i.e. Sikh Educational Society, Chandigarh. Visit Guru Gobind Singh Group, Chandigarh for more information

Staff members:
Prof Abid Vakkaar (HoD, Computer Dept)
Prof Harjinder Singh
Prof Harjot Singh
Davinder Kumar
Prof Pargan Singh Atwal
Prof Sohan Singh

Other colleges of Guru Gobind Singh Group (Sikh Educational Society), Chandigarh
SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh
Sikh National College, Qadian
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Sector 26, Chandigarh
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy (Sector 26), Chandigarh


Sikh National College, Banga Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
B.Sc, B.Com, B.A, B.Com, BCA
M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Maths
M.A. Punjabi
M.A. English
PG Diploma in Dress Designing and Tailoring

Approval details: Sikh National College is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)

Profile of Sikh National College

The Sikh Educational College Banga is a co-educational College, established in the year 1953. It is located on the land made available by the Gurdwara Committee administering the historic Sikh Shrine sanctified by a visit of the Sixth Guru Hargovind Sahib in 1634 AD.It is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. It has the academic streams of Humanities, Commerce and Science upto the Graduate level.

Plus 1 and Plus 2 classes are also run, which are affiliated to Punjab School Education Board. A separate Computer Section caters to modern technical instruction besides the vocational subjects of B.Sc. Electronics and B.A. in Office Management and Secretarial Course.
There are 33 teaching and 17 non-teaching staff. The college library has 32,000 books. College also subscribe to about 30 magazines and periodicals.

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Football titles for BSF, SN College
Border Security Force, Jalandhar, defeated Punjab Police 2-1 to lift the title in the club category in the 40th Principal Harbhajan Singh Memorial Football Tournament, which concluded at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, today. Besides the coveted trophy, BSF also pocketed a cash award of Rs 35, 000 while Punjab Police as runners-up received a cash prize of Rs 25, 000. In the college category, S N College, Banga, bagged the trophy and a cash prize of Rs 15, 000 defeating SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, 3-0. The Mahilpur team were awarded a cash prize of Rs 12, 000 for finishing second.

The first final was played between SN College, Banga, and SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur. Rupinder Singh of the Mahilpur college scored the first goal off a rebound from the goalkeeper, on a pass by Kulwinder. Thereafter, the Banga boys picked up pace and played football with a lot of enthusiasm. In the 21st minute, following a goal-mouth melee, Sukhjinder of Banga college equalised with a header. Thereafter, the Banga boys never looked back and dominated over the Mahilpur boys. In the 27th minute of the second half, striker Harjinder scored the second goal for the Banga team. Soon after striker Sukhjinder scored his second and the team�s third goal against the Mahilpur college. The Mahilpur team tried their best to reduce the margin but the solid defence of Banga foiled their attempts.

In the club category final, BSF prevailed over Punjab Police 2-1. The first goal was scored by Punjab Police in the third minute. Thereafter BSF launched attacks and a minute before the interval, BSF equalised . In the second half, neither team could score a goal. The golden goal rule was applied to break the deadlock. In the third minute of the second session of extra time, BSF found the match winner and lifted the trophy.

Wrestler Kartar Singh gave away the prizes. The best scorer�s award was given to Sukhjinder Singh of SN College, Banga. Special awards were also presented to Arjuna awardee Inder Singh and national football coach Sukhwinder Singh. According to veteran coach Ali Hassan, who has coached several internationals, scholarships for budding players Lakhbir Singh, Gurdip Singh, Kulwaran Singh and Mohammad Salman were also announced on the occasion.

Among those present on the occasion were Col Surinder Singh Bains,a key functionary of the SGGS Khalsa College management committee, former footballer Gurmail Singh Gill ,Mr SS Bains and other dignitaries.

Protest against lecturers termination
Teachers from Chandigarh and SN College, Banga, under the banner of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), held a dharna in front of the office of SGGS College Principal here today.

They protested against the termination of Gurpreet Kaur, lecturer in computer science of the college, and denial of legitimate dues of some teachers of SN College. Addressing the gathering, the speakers condemned the holding of interview despite the fact that the court had stayed the termination of Gurpreet Kaur and representations of the PCCTU were pending with UT Administration and the Panjab University, Dr Jagwant Singh, PCCTU general secretary, said. He said it was unfortunate that the administration and the university, who were the custodians of the Punjab-Affiliated Colleges Employees Security of Service Act and University Calender, respectively, had wilted under political pressure to become party to violation of law.

Meanwhile, the college staff has decided to start non-cooperation with the Principal in administrative work.

PSEB win title
PSEB emerged champions by defeating SN College, Banga, 6-5 via tiebreaker in the final of the 31st All-India Gurdarshan Singh Memorial Football Tournament.

Both teams failed to score in regulation time as well as extra time. In the penalty shootout, Amritpal, Sandeep, Narinder, Bhupinder, Harminder and Dalip scored for the winners, while Mandip, Sandip, Jasvir, Sukhjinder and Avninder scored for the losers. Sardool Singh, Cabinet Minister, Excise and Taxation, Punjab, gave away the prizes and announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the organising committee of the tournament.

JCT Academy triumph
SN College, Banga, thrashed Union Club, Ambala, 6-0 while favourites JCT Academy defeated Muslim Club, Malerkotla, 4-2 on the second day of the 29th All-India Gurdarshan Memorial Football Tournament at the Ripudaman college grounds here today.

In the first quarter of the match between the Banga students and the Ambala team, the former created enough openings for their strikers to make inroads into the rival territory. About 25 minutes into the match, the students struck when right-out Jatinder floated the ball to an unmarked Mandeep Singh, who headed the ball home. Thereafter, the Banga team slammed five more goals through Narinder Singh, Palwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh and Harpreet Singh. Harpreet came in as a substitute in the dying minutes of the match and scored two goals.

The contest between JCT Academy and Muslim Club, Malerkotla, turned out to be an exciting affair. JCT opened the scoring through Hardeep Singh, who flicked the ball home in a goalmouth melee.

The Malerkotla team was quick to shoot in the equaliser but soon JCT went into the lead when Kulwinders 20-yard shot found the net. Once again Muslim Cub managed to equalise through Amarinder Singh but minutes later Yadvinder Singh settled the issue in JCT�s favour.

JCT banged home their fourth goal through Parminder Singh, whose hard angular drive beat the goalkeeper. In the last match of the day, Football Academy, Hoshiarpur, rode on medio Asim�s second-half goal to beat Patiala Police by a solitary goal.


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Media coverage of Sikh National College, Banga Punjab, Punjab

Badal remembers college days

CHANDIGARH, Jan 2 — Reminiscing about his days at Sikh National College, Lahore, the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, turned a bit nostalgic during his address at the reunion programme of his alma mater at Punjab Bhavan here today.

During the programme which was organised by the old students of the college, Mr Badal, released a book on the college , "The Blossomed Bud", authored by Dr Shamsher Singh Babra, a former Adviser to the World Bank. As many as 70 former students and teachers of the college attended the programme.

"It is a golden day in my life. I am sitting with you, I am with teachers who taught me, and even in my wildest of dreams I had never contemplated that such a nice thing would happen during my lifetime," said an overwhelmed Badal. He said he would personally visit those who could not attend the reunion due to one or the other reason.

Mr Badal went on to say that facing his teachers he was still feeling as if he was a student and was still learning in the college which in spite of a short life span of nine years from 1938 to 1947 contributed a lot, particularly to the freedom struggle. Even today, there was no college of the like of Sikh National College as far as educational standards and teaching of moral values were concerned, he added saying that he remembered every bit of time he passed in the college.

"I am unfortunate in the sense that in spite of knowing that their student is the Chief Minister, none of my teachers ever turned up to me," said Mr Badal, and offered to host a dinner at his place in honour of former teachers and students of the college.

While suggesting that the Sikh National College Association should initiate plans for setting up of a college or a library in memory of their alma mater, Mr Badal said he would extend every help to realise such venture. "I am always at your beck and call, " he said.

Commenting on the state of education in the state, Mr Badal, said it was unfortunate that the education system had nothing to offer to rural students. About 70 to 80 per cent of people of rural areas were without adequate facilities. "Look at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, which was set up for farmers. It had not even a single student belonging to a farmer family of the state," he said.

Among others who spoke on the occasion included Dr Shamsher Singh Babra, Brig Avtaar Singh Mann and Mr Gurnam Singh, all former students of the college.

NRI alumnus donates Rs 5 lakh to GNDU

Johan Singh Gill of California, USA, donated Rs 5 lakh to Guru Nanak Dev University to sponsor Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial Sports Trophy, which would be awarded by the university at its annual sports function.

Gill, who is an alumnus of Sikh National College, Banga, presented the cheques for Rs 5 lakh to vice-chancellor Dr Jai Rup Singh. The VC informed him about the achievements made by the university in the field of sports at national and international level. He told Gill that GNDU was a top ranking university in sports and had created history in the inter-varsity events by winning the coveted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy for a record number of twenty times.

The university has state-of-the-art sports infrastructure like hockey astroturf, swimming pool, multi-purpose indoor gymnasium and sprawling grounds for other sports disciplines.

Mahilpur, Banga boys triumph

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur, and Sikh National College, Banga, chalked out hard-fought victories over GNNB, Narur Panchata, and Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, respectively, on the third day of the Principal Harbhajan Singh Memorial Football Tournament at Mahilpur today.

While SGGS Khalsa College prevailed over the Panchata outfit by a solitary first-half goal scored by Dona who capitalised on a pass by Amarjit in the 24th minute, the Banga boys were lucky to scrape past Lyallpur Khalsa College 7-6 via the tie breaker after the two sides were level 2-2 at the end of regulation time.

In the first match, the Mahilpur boys displayed early domination with right striker Amarjit Singh setting up a brilliant move for Dona who kicked the ball over the cross piece. Jatinder of Narur Panchata also had a narrow miss.

In the second match Harpreet of Lyallpur Khalsa College scored the first goal but the lead was neutralised by right winger Manjit Singh of Banga. Sukhjinder once again put Khalsa College ahead off a pass from the right but SN College fought back to restore parity with only two minutes to go for the long whistle.

In the tie breaker, SN College converted all five spot kicks while Lyallpur Khalsa College missed one and thus bowed out 6-7.

In the club category international Parveen Kumar scored once for Punjab Police against Kharar Football Association.

Control of Sikh institutions divides Tohra loyalists

The Tohra group is on the verge of split. A big” “fight” among supporters of late SGPC chief, Gurcharan Singh Tohra, has started. Though a tussle between certain leaders and supporters had started immediately after the death of Mr Tohra on April 1. Now it has come out in the open.

There are several reasons for the infighting but the immediate one is control of the Sikh Educational Society that runs Sikh educational institutions — two in Punjab and four in Chandigarh. Among these institutions are Sikh National College at Banga near Nawanshahr and Sikh National College at Qadian in Gurdaspur district besides four institutions in Chandigarh — a Guru Gobind Singh College for boys and girls, a pharmacy college and a school with the same name.

Election of the president of the society is to be held tomorrow at Chandigarh. Earlier Mr Tohra was its president. He had delegated his power to the Vice-President of the society, Mr Gurdev Singh Brar, a former IAS Officer, to run its routine affairs. Mr Brar has proposed that since Mr Tohra has passed away, it would be appropriate to elect a new President. He is of the view that powers were delegated to him by Mr Tohra and these only could be used till he was alive.

Sources told The Tribune today that Mr Tohra’s supporters were divided in two factions over the election of the President. One group is led by former Principal Bharpur Singh, who is the secretary of the Society. He is a candidate for the office of the president. The other group is led by Mr Kirpal Singh Libra, a former Akali MLA, from Sirhind. Mr Libra, a close confidant of Mr Tohra, is also candidate for the office of the President of the Society.

Mr Bharpur Singh, who was also very close to Mr Tohra, has been associated with the administrative control over the institutions run by the society. He is backed by Mr Mehar Singh Bala, Mr Karnail Singh Doad and others. Mr Kirpal Singh Libra is said to be backed by Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhour, General Secretary of the SGPC and Mr Maheshinder Singh Grewal.

According to sources, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President of the SAD, has extended his patronage to the Libra group. In fact, Mr Bharpur Singh group has never accepted Mr Parkash Singh Badal as its leader. This group always remained close to Mr Tohra but against Mr Badal. Mr Mehar Singh Bala, told The Tribune today that he and his other associates had serious ideological differences with Mr Badal. “We have never accepted him as our leader”, he added.

Sources said that Mr Harmel Singh Tohra and Mr Sukhdev Singh Bharpur, today approached Mr Bharpur Singh to ask to pospone the election to elect the President tomorrow. However, Mr Bharpur Singh refused to oblige them. Then there was talk of sharing offices of the Society. But Mr Bharpur Singh did not agree to this also. He said that politicians should have nothing to do with the society which was set up with the purpose of spreading education.

There are 78 members of the society. Among them are former Vice-Chancellors such as Mr Khem Singh Gill, Mr J.S. Grewal, and three former judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court- Justice Harbans Singh, Justice K.S. Tiwana and Justice H.S. Rai. As many as 10 members of the SGPC are also part of the society and have the right to vote. Apart from this there educationists, doctors and others who are members of the society.

BSF lift football trophy

BSF Jalandhar defeated Punjab Police, Jalandhar 2-1 in a tough final match of the 6th Shaheet Sardar Bhagat Singh Memorial Football Tournament, which concluded today at Sikh National College, Bangal, Nawanshahr, to lift the “Jarnail Singh (Arjuna awardee) Memorial Running Trophy” and cash prize worth Rs 1 lakh. The runners-up Punjab Police, Jalandhar, were awarded the cash prize of Rs. 50000.

BSF, Jalandhar, were leading by 1-0 in the first half by virtue of the goal scored by Raghuvir Singh by penalty kick in the 30th minute of the match. Parminder Singh of Punjab Police scored the equaliser in the 7th minute of the second half. Afterwards, both teams could not score any goal in the stipulated time. Santosh Khujur of BSF scored a field goal in the fag end of the golden goal period to win the title for his team.

While JCT, Phawara, was awarded with the Fairplay Trophy, Deepak Kumar of BSF, Jalandhar, Anwar of Punjab Police, Jalandhar, Jatinder Singh of Sikh National Sports Club, Banga, Baljinder Singh of JCT, Phagwara were adjudged best player, best Defender, best Scorer and Best Goalkeeper of the tournament, respectively.

Besides, I.M. Vijayan, Arjuna awardee, Mr Gian Singh Dhadwad, former BSF coach, Mr Kirpal Singh, foorball coach, Mr Inder Singh, Arjuna awardee, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi, national football coach, Mr Balwinder Singh Rao, Mr. Satnam Singh Herian, UK based NRI, among others, were also honoured.

Tohra tells Capt to shun politics of confrontation

The SGPC chief, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, while talking with the mediapersons at Sikh National College, Charan, Kanwal, Banga, about 12 km from here today refused to answer any question regarding the allegations of corruption against the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. But he said that he, being an elderly politician, would like to advise Capt Amarinder Singh to shun politics of confrontation as ultimately it would prove harmful to the state. ‘If today Balasar farmhouse of Mr Badal is being evaluated, tomorrow the each brick of the Moti Mahal would be measured and evaluated’, quipped Mr Tohra.

Later, Mr Tohra inaugurated a seminar on the topic ‘Role of Babbar Akali movement in the National Freedom Struggle’ organised by the college. Addressing the gathering, he lauded the efforts of the college for organising the seminar, which would enable the students to have an insight into the past of the Sikh Panth.

Mr Tohra also honoured the descendants of great Babbar Akali martyrs, Karam Singh Jhinger and Master Dalip Singh Gosal, on the occasion. He announced a grant of Rs 2.50 lakh for the construction of an administrative block dedicated to the memory of Babbar Akali martyrs in the college. He laid its foundation stone also.

Mr Gurdev Singh Brar, acting president, Sikh Education Society presided over the seminar, in which, scholars from GND varsity, Amritsar, Dr Bikram Singh Ghumman, Dr Joginder Singh, Dr Sukhdev Singh Sohl, Dr S.S. Khahra, Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, SGPC member, Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, principal, among others read their papers.

Johars remarks misleading

Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, vice-president, of the Non-Government Colleges Management Federation, Punjab and Chandigarh, and Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, Principal, Sikh National College, Banga, in a joint press statement issued here today flayed the statement of the Higher Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, in which he has claimed that the government would restore 95 per cent grant-in-aid to private colleges.

They said the statement by the minister was ‘misleading’ as this year the state government has made a budgetary provision of only Rs 57.6 crore against the salary liability of Rs 108 crore under the 95 per cent deficit grant-in-aid scheme to non-government colleges. They demanded that the government should enhance budgetary provision to provide the salary grant to the non-government colleges and fulfil its commitment. It should also implement the pension and gratuity scheme for college employees as issued on December 8, 1996 as promised in its election manifesto, they demanded.

Unblossomed bud

One never forgets one s college. One never forgets one s Lahore either. The feeling of longing is all the more strong when the college in question is Sikh National College of Lahore. The old boys of the college, who are now in their seventies, treat it as a symbol of intellectual cosmopolitanism, intense patriotism and true Punjabi culture. The Association of Former Students will be holding a reunion on January 2, 1999, at Punjab Bhavan in Sector 3 here. The programme includes the release of a book on the college, Unblossomed Bud, written by Dr Shamsher Singh, a former Adviser to the World Bank, by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and announcement of stipends for needy students by the association.

The college, situated on the outskirts of Lahore near the famous Shalimar Gardens of Jahangir on the G.T. Road leading to Amritsar, was raised in 1938. Mr Niranjan Singh, a nationalist to the core and a staunch Gandhian, was its founder-Principal. He had a mission: to mould the character of students to help them become complete and productive human beings. Mr Baldev Singh, the first Defence Minister of India, was the President of the Managing Committee. Unfortunately, the institution was wiped out by the partition of Punjab in 1947 before it could celebrate its 10th birthday.

During the short existence of nine years, the college had the unique distinction of producing many prominent personalities like Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Mr Umrao Singh, Mr Iqbal Singh (Minister at the Centre), Air Vice Marshal Dilbagh Singh, singer Asa Singh Mastana, hockey wizard Balbir Singh, other high-ranking civil and military officers and political leaders. Famous Punjabi poet Mohan Singh "Mahar" and the learned translator of Guru Granth Sahib into English, Prof Gurbachan Singh Talib, were on its proud faculty.

The students of the college had reacted to the Quit India (August 1942) call enthusiastically by hoisting the Tricolour on top of the building, shouting slogans, picketing, organising rallies and distributing anti-British literature in defiance of government orders.

Seminar on Guru Granth Sahib held

A seminar dedicated to the celebrations of the 400th Parkash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib was organised at Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga, about 12 km from here today. It was organised under the aegis of the Sikh Education Society, Chandigarh.

Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, was the chief guest while Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, presided over the programme.

Mr Atwal, said the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib were not confined to Sikhs only but to the entire mankind. He stressed the need to propagate these teachings in true spirit. He lauded the efforts of the Sikh Education Society in organising seminars in educational institutions in this regard.

Prof Jagbir Singh, former professor, Delhi University, New Delhi, Dr Bikram Singh Ghumman, former Dean, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Dr Kulwant Kaur, former Principal, Gurmat College, Patiala, Dr Jaswinder Kaur Dhilon and Prof Harpal Singh presented their papers on different topics touching various aspects of Guru Granth Sahib at the seminar.


In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh.

Date of Decision: 19.3.2008

The Sikh National College, Banga. …Petitioner
State of Punjab and Another. …Respondents


Mr. R.S.Ahluwalia, Advocate for the Petitioner.
Mr. Yatinder Sharma, Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, for respondent No.1.

Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia, J.
The Sikh National College, Banga, has prayed for issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to immediately release the deficit grant-in-aid of 95% along with arrears, which is pending, so that the salaries to the employees can be disbursed by the petitioner in accordance with the Grant-in-Aid Scheme formulated by the State Government.

As per letter dated 22.12.2006 (Annexure P4) arrears to the tune of Rs.1,47,85,280/- were due till the session 2005-2006 and as per letter dated 18.7.2007 (Annexure P5), arrears increased and accumulated to Rs.2,09,85,651/- upto academic session 2006-2007. It is stated that the aforementioned amount is not being released to the petitioner by the respondents.

Learned counsel for the State, however, submits that various objections have been raised and the petitioners have not cleared the same and hence, the amount has not been paid to the petitioners.

Learned counsel for the State further submits that the State Government has imposed a cut of 10% from 21.12.2001 and as the cut has been applied to all the grant-in-aid affiliated Colleges throughout Punjab, hence, the petitioners have not been paid the amount as prayed for.

Mr. R.S.Ahluwalia, learned counsel for the petitioners has placed reliance on the judgments State of Maharashtra v. Manubhai Pragaji Vashi and Others (1995) 5 Supreme Court cases 730, Government of A.P. and Others v. G.V.K.Girls High School, (2000) 8 Supreme Court Cases 370, and State of Haryana and others v. Babita Yadav and Others (2004) 13 Supreme Court Cases 734, to
contend that the paucity of funds or financial contributions cannot be taken a ground to deny the grant-in-aid to Government recognized private colleges while extending such facility to recognized private colleges by the State.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that the case of petitioners is squarely covered by the decision in the State of Maharashtra v. Manubhai Pragaji Vashi and Others, Government of A.P. and Others v. G.V.K.Girls High School, State of Haryana and others v. Babita Yadav and Others (supra). The State Government cannot take up the ground that due to paucity of funds, it is unable to give grant-in-aid to the colleges.

In view of the above, we hold that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid as claimed by the petitioners within a period of three months, after the clearance of the objections by the petitioners.

The petitioners shall try to clear all the objections raised by the State Government within a period of one month from today.

As far as the balance 10% of the amount of grant-in-aid case is concerned, the petitioners may submit a separate representation to the respondents. The respondents are also further directed to release the grant-in-aid to the petitioners in future also in time.

The writ petition stands disposed of.

(Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia)

(Ashutosh Mohunta)



DATE OF DECISION : 15.05.2009

Pritam Singh .... PETITIONER
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and others ..... RESPONDENTS


Mr. R.S. Bains, Advocate, for the petitioner.

The petitioner, who is working as Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education in Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga, District Nawanshahar, has filed the instant petition for issuing direction to the respondents to consider his experience as Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education as a teacher as per Ordinances of Calendar of Guru Nanak Dev University. In this regard, the petitioner has submitted an
application to the Dean, College Development Council, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, through proper channel, copy of which has been annexed with the petition as Annexure P-5, but till date, no order on the same has been communicated to the petitioner.

In view of the aforesaid facts, without issuing notice of motion as it will un-necessary delay the matter, this petition is disposed of with a direction to the Dean, College Development Council, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, to take a decision on the said application (Annexure P-5), by passing a speaking order and communicate the same to the petitioner within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of the copy of
this order.


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